East Hand exhibition 7th - 30th October 2011:

The Boundary Women’s Project will be showcasing and selling some it's work along with other local artists at the “East Hand” exhibition taking place from the 7th – 30th October at Foreman’s Smokehouse Gallery. The opening evening will be held on the 6th of October 2011 from 6pm to 9pm with music by Water City Festival. We would love to see you at the exhibition and full details can be viewed on the exhibition invitation here.

London Councils report on the Waste Surveys:

Training of the Muslim Women’s Collective to conduct NI195 surveys was undertaken by the council’s Local Environment Teams (LETs) at no cost to the MWC. The partnership with the collective has had a number of benefits including getting residents of Tower Hamlets into paid employment. Read the full case study here - you can find us on page seven.

Blooming volunteering comes to Tower Hamlets!

Tower Hamlets is leading the UK in volunteering. A key component of the Big Society and Civil Society in Europe, volunteering is all about making a difference and Tower Hamlets and the Muslim Women’s Collective are taking centre stage in this. The Muslim Women’s Collective is delighted to announce that it is the only UK partner selected to participate in a prestigious Volunteering Programme funded by the European Union. Volunteering Blooming in Europe has successfully been awarded funding under action 2.3 of the Europe for Citizens Project.

The project sets out to -

*  Provide a platform for volunteer organisations and beneficiary communities to interact actively in events

*  To improve the quality of volunteering and the exchange of good practice

*  To foster mutual understanding between different communities

*  Develop common strategies for volunteering

Over 18 partners drawn from across the whole of the EU will be involved in developing and delivering this 18 month project, with Europe-wide dissemination of the creative products, strategies, DVDs and toolkits that will emerge as a result of this important work.

St Hilda’s Community Centre in Spitalfields Life:

Julie Begum of the Boundary Women’s Group dishes up a curry that she cooked for Spitalfields Life contributing photographer Sarah Ainslie. It was part of a collaboration between Sarah and members of the group, in which they cooked food and Sarah took pictures – and, as a consequence, both parties have enjoyed getting to know each other over some delicious meals cooked at one of the weekly meetings, that take place every Tuesday morning at the St Hilda’s Community Centre on the Boundary Estate. Read more here.

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