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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Illuminated River, London



Illu­mi­nat­ed Riv­er is an ambi­tious, new pub­lic art com­mis­sion which will trans­form the cap­i­tal at night, light­ing up to 15 bridges on the Riv­er Thames. Once com­plete, it will be the longest pub­lic art project in the world, seen over 130 mil­lion times each year dur­ing its 10 year lifespan.

The bridges are being switched on in stages. The first bridges have been lit up as part of a design contest to illuminate the River Thames across London.  It is hoped the next five bridges will be illuminated by autumn 2020. Check out which bridges you can see lit up now and which ones to return to in the future. 

Free Ice Cream, London Fields - Sunday 25th August 2019

Visit Crabtree & Evelyn in London Fields for a FREE ICE CREAM: you choose... are you an Evelyn Rose or a Crabtree?

About this Event

To celebrate the launch of our new two collections: Evelyn Rose & Crabtree, we have paired up with the incredible Black Milq Ice Cream to develop two brand new, unique flavours taking inspiration from the ingredients of these two incredible scents.

Come and find us in London Fields this Bank Holiday Sunday discover the new scents and flavours!

All you need to do is follow us on Instagram @crabtreeandevelyn_london to enjoy your free, vegan ice cream on the day!

Be sure to get down early, once it's gone - it's gone!

If you can't make it down on Sunday, we're doing it all in our Islington Space (294 Upper St) on Saturday 24th August

We can't wait to see you there!!

Veterans' Hearing Support


For further information
visit the website

The Notting Hill Carnival - 6am Sunday 25th August till 10pm Monday 26th August 2019






2019 Notting Hill Carnival will begin at 6:00am Sunday 25th Aug - ends at 10:00pm 26th Monday Aug, 2019.

Celebrating the Carnival’s establishment and ongoing development; Caribbean Culture; artistic talents and creativity; enhancement of community spirit and innovative platforms embracing cultural diversity.

For the first whole day, carnival goers will enjoy a Panorama as well as a steel band music competition complete with street food and dancing.

Wimbledon Park Food and Drink Festival - Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019


This August Bank Holiday weekend we are delighted to be back at Wimbledon Park for the 6th year.

With over 45 stalls offering a wide range of food and drink including artisan bread and pastries, cheeses and charcuterie and hot food from all corners of the world, visitors will enjoy a taste adventure!

The Festival Kitchen will have a full programme of renowned chefs and food experts giving cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings. There will also be kids activities.

With an even later festival end time of 7pm on Saturday and 8pm on Sunday, a live DJ and beers, ales, cider, gin and prosecco to sample there really is something for everyone! Wimbledon Park will be THE place to be this August Bank Holiday.

Book in advance for priority access to the Festival Kitchen!

For further information, see the website or the Facebook page 


Family Lives - Advice on Exam Results


What to do if your child's exam results aren’t what you were expecting.

If the experience has been too stressful or their results were not what they hoped for, young people may feel like giving up as an immediate reaction. You may need to guide them firmly into going back to education and trying again. You do, however, have to keep a careful balance because young people sometimes have a better idea than their parents as to what is good for them. Don't push them unless it is clear it is towards something they want to do.

Plan or have an event to mark the results. Celebrate the effort that went into them and make it clear that you love, respect and value your child for who they are, independent of their achievements.

Try to separate what you might have wished for yourself at their age from what they wish for themselves now. Support them in their dreams and goals.

Whatever pose they put on, your child cares deeply about their results and about your attitudes towards them. Encourage them to talk and reassure them that you are behind them and love them whatever the results. 

Pop-Up Cinema, Guildhall Yard, London - August Bank Holiday Weekend



Fri 23 August - First Man
Sat 24 Aug August - WALL-E

Doors at 6pm, film starts at 8.45pm

Grab a deckchair and settle in for top films like Good Will Hunting, First Man and WALL-E. As well as the film there's everything you'd expect from a good outdoor cinema - food, popcorn and a fully stocked bar - and guests are also welcome to bring their own picnic. Pop Up Screens are cropping up all of the city this summer, find them in Coram's Fields, Fulham, Hammersmith, Greenwich and Hither Green plus they're popping up in Hornsey, Kingston and South Park in Parsons Green for the first time.

£15 (Adults), £9 (Children Under 10)

Visit http://www.popupscreens.co.uk for tickets


Monday, 19 August 2019

Costco Wholesale - Armed Forces Membership


Members of the Armed Forces' are eligible to apply for membership of Costco Wholesale. Your spouse or domestic partner also gets a complimentary partner card.

CLICK HERE for more information

SCISS Handbook - Updated August 2019



Service children in state schools (SCISS) was formed as a working group to look into the issues relating to English state schools providing for children whose parents serve in the armed forces. It was convened by CEAS (Children’s Education Advisory Service) in the latter part of 2003. CEAS is a UK wide Ministry of Defence (MOD) service which provides information, guidance and support to service families, schools and local authorities and, since 2010, has been part of the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP).

SCISS is now an affiliation of more than 1500 state-maintained schools in England which have children of service personnel on roll, led by a National Executive Advisory Committee made up of headteacher and local authority representatives. The group is supported by representatives from the Department for Education (DfE), DCYP, in the forms of Service Children’s Education (SCE, responsible for the provision of education to children of service personnel in a number of locations abroad), CEAS and the Directorate’s Policy Officer. The working group and its two sub-committees, for Strategy and School Improvement respectively, meet at least three times a year to advise government and to develop, through an action plan, strategies which can help schools in England to provide more effectively for the children of service personnel on their rolls.

The SCISS handbook is intended to be a supportive resource, written largely by practitioners in schools for their peers. It is intended to be interactive in the sense that it can be amended to incorporate suggestions to improve the handbook, examples of good practice from users and used to facilitate communication between schools and local authorities with similar needs. It is not a directive.

To view this updated handbook online CLICK HERE

Quest Resettlement Magazine - August/September issue now online


to view this issue online