Join us from 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday 18th Sept for our first CommUNITY Assembly in person at Lambeth Town Hall.

The Black Thrive Lambeth Partnership is inviting Black individuals, organisations and allies that are striving for an equal society to join our CommUNITY Assembly on 18 September 2021 for honest discussions about how together we can achieve real change for Black  communities in Lambeth. 

Lunch will be available in the afternoon and there will be information stalls as well as fun activities. 

The event will be accessible for disabled people, including wheelchair access and British sign language interpreters.

The event will comply with the latest Covid-19 safety requirements.

Morning Session (10:30am to 1pm)

Presentations and table discussions will include how we work as a CommUNITY to address the following topics:

● Social & Emotional Wellbeing: making sure that our children and young people are well supported.
Stop & Search: improving relationships and experiences.
Employment: improving employment support for people aged 18 to retirement.
Culturally appropriate mental health support and services.

Lunch served from 1pm

Afternoon Session (2pm to 4pm)

Get information, meet kindred spirits, connect and have fun.

● Information stalls.
Fun stalls and activities.
Therapeutic/wellbeing space.
Chill-out zone.

Our much anticipated CommUnity event is promising to be an afternoon you can’t afford to miss! The opportunity to meet local, kindred spirits in a relaxed and fun environment, while providing a platform to join with us to create a community where Black people thrive. 
Book now and you can enjoy the following:

Trixy Magician 

Now you see it, now you don’t… Close-up magical illusions are captivating and it’s fair to say Trixy is a specialist. This talented magician, who grew up in Lambeth, is well on his way to stardom so, we are very lucky to get him now before he blows up.We’re honoured he’s agreed to work with us, make sure you catch him on the day.
Healing Spaces 

Come and experience our Healing Spaces, somewhere for you to gather as a starting point to begin fixing the damage trauma causes. We worked with the Lambeth Redress Scheme, a compensation programme ran by Voice For Change, for victims of historic child abuse. This made us realise community trauma was a massive problem in Lambeth arising from a variety of reasons. 

For example, in 2019, we teamed up with Dr Erica McInnis, a Principal Clinical Psychologist, who teaches the practice of Emotional Emancipation Circles (EECs). Her course centred around community-defined self-help support groups designed to help to heal, and end, the trauma caused by the root cause of anti-Black racism: the centuries-old lie of white superiority and Black inferiority. Her teachings are evidence-informed, psychologically sound and culturally grounded. 

Jerusha Frimpong will be running the Healing Spaces on behalf of Black Thrive.  

Deli Jerk Centre International 

This small, family business has a big reputation for delivering quality Caribbean cuisine to the world for 20 years.They use the freshest ingredients and great, traditional cooking skills to keep taste buds happy and customers satisfied.

Maame LDN

The African print accessories business was set up by a mother and daughter duo who create African print personal and home accessories. The designs are inspired by the rich Ghanaian culture, producing items rich in symbolism, meaning and vibrant colours. They are made to brighten up your homes and lives!