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The Edward Woods Community Centre offers a range of activities and services for all ages and flexible spaces for hire. Working with local organisations and training providers the centre offers advice, information, support and training. 

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For immediate release

BEYOND WORDS EXHIBITIONS   supporting the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

These people have lost everything and the whole experience, what they have seen, heard and breathed in simply cannot be fully imagined by anyone who was not involved. There are no words that can fully describe this disaster this is why I would like the exhibition to be called Beyond Words. Diana Dias-Leao.

On the 14th of June, the Grenfell Tower burnt fiercely for many hours. Lives were lost. Lives were changed irrevocably.

Diana Dias-Leao is a glass artist who was moved so much by what she saw unfolding before her at the Grenfell Tower that she was compelled to act. Not just to sit and talk but to do something.  Putting the call out to other artists and photographers, Eleonora Oleotto, a PhotoAid Photographer who uses photography to help people came forward after documenting the disaster.

Diana has been given space in two galleriesin Faroe Road and Masbro Road to hold exhibitions of glass and photography works donated by artists to be sold in order to raise as much money as possible for the Grenfell Tower survivors. The Faroe Road space has been generously donated by ACAVA.

Diana is offering her glass dresses to be sold from an exhibition and all the money raised would go to the Grenfell Tower Fund. Glass works are created with the use of furnace or kiln both involving intense heat and fire these creations could resemble ice crystals, cool iridescent frosty works that sparkle and glitter to change the image entirely from mayhem to magic.

Eleonora Oleotto uses therapeutic photography in her practice to help people and other professionals like coaches and psychologists, she recently joined PhotoAid Global who is supporting the project. The 14th of June was a difficult and intense day for me too. I helped volunteers sort items and then felt the need to walk into the area to see and feel what other people were going through. It took me some hours before being able to start taking pictures. There was Silence. A deep Silence. Our eyes talked to each other. Our hands helped each other. There was a big and deep sense of humanity. As it should be always in our lives.

This is a wonderful and generous thing Diana is doing to help the families of the Grenfell Tower, and it is characteristic of Eleonora to be compelled to act with empathy and love. PhotoAid put Eleonora who we knew was creating her own project together with Diana and we are supporting them where we can. The Private Views are open, will we see you there? Dr Vanessa Champion, founder of PhotoAid Global.


Faroe Road

OPEN 10th November 4th December 2017 11am 7pm

Please join us for the PRIVATE VIEW 10th NOVEMBER 5pm 8pm

Masbro Road

OPEN 6th 15th December 2017

Mon Fri 9am 9pm, Sat 9am 1pm, Sun CLOSED

Please join us for the PRIVATE VIEW 8th DECEMBER 6pm 9pm



For more information on the exhibition itself and images please contact: Diana Dias-Leao This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on Diana please see:

For Eleonora Oleotto


ACAVA has been working with our diverse and creative community for twenty years, providing free and affordable art activities for local people in partnership with the NHS, schools and other local community organisations. We have two community spaces within Notting Dale ward, one purpose built studio at our main offices, Blechynden St and a project/ exhibition space at the former children’s centre on Maxilla Walk.

Since the Grenfell fire we have been in discussion with many other local like-minded organisations and individuals about how we can best support the local community in its healing and recovery. We are already extending existing projects to meet demand, and have identified our privileged position as an organisation with two dedicated creative community spaces as an asset we can use. Our ‘Flourish Maxilla’ programme has offered artist led family workshops throughout the summer holidays, and will continue to during school holidays for the next year at least. We are also working with Latimer Community Art Therapy (LCAT) and from September are providing a fully funded programme of formal art therapy to local people delivered by fully qualified, state registered Art Psychotherapists. Our partnership with NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group will continue with the provision of a two year programme of Art for Wellbeing projects, alongside a programme of walking and photography projects in partnership with the Venture Centre and RBKC Public Health. To make a donation to ACAVA’s Grenfell Response please call our offices on 0208 960 5015. All donations will go directly to the delivery of activities for local people.

PhotoAid  Our Mission - PhotoAid Global celebrates photojournalism which inspires understanding and action through visual documentary. Covering human and animal rights & environmental awareness.  PhotoAid Services: Photography and Video, Educational Programmes, Donate Cameras, agent Opportunities to photographers, give talks and workshops, give advice to people travelling or aiding charities with photography, curate exhibitions, print sales and books. Our Founder, Dr Vanessa Champion, is a former London newspaper Editor, published writer, international art and photography judge, and documentary photographer. She is also Director of Dragonfly Communications, based in the UK and Director of ARGENTA Fine Art.     make@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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What's on at EDWARD WOODS


Under 5’s

Children & young people







Creche – only for those attending training on site






Tabernacle school sports

School circus class (to 27/11)

Little Foxes(P)






About the boys (27/11-18/12) free

Healthy Hearts (by appointment) free

Dancemix (women only) £2

Yoga (£)

Table tennis (£)







Stay & Learn

Baby clinic free

 (7/11 & 5/12)






Family sports free

Little Foxes (P) fr.5/9-12/12

Street Dancefree

Taekwondo (£)









Community Champs Coffee morning (

Badminton (£)

Bengali Women’s group

Mindfullness  free

Taekwondo (£)

Young people’s AA Step programme

Potters House church free









Family sports free

Tabernacle school sports

Little foxes (P)

Taekwondo (£)







Line Dancing for over 50’s £1

Senior Citizens Lunch club (£)

What the tech?

Community kitchen fr.22/11

Boxfit for women £2








Stay & Learn





Girls youth club free

Multi sports free











Yoga (23/30 Nov, 7 Dec) free

Family Legal Advice (23/11) free

ESOL course free

DeafPlus (ends 16/11) free

Strictly Ballroom over 50’s £3

Iraqi women’s group

Ward Councillor surgery(9/11 & 7/12)

Mind Body Yoga £2

Thai Boxing (£)






Taekwondo (£)





Table Tennis (£)

Somali Women’s group free

Zumba fitness £2

Taekwondo (£)





Drama therapy



Sunday 5-9

Table Tennis (£)

Living Church of God free

Central Gurdwara


What are you doing for half term?

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Come celebrate Eid Lunch with us.  Please call to book 02027 605 0800.  Small donation suggested. See you there!

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500 Families and children enjoyed the Masbro Summer Party with performers, bouncy castle, music and fancy dress competitions plus healthy eating and Caribbean food zones plus T. Shirt and felt making workshops, face painting and hundreds of balloons a great time was had by all.


The Masbro Children's Centre Team.   You will be greatly missed at Masbro.

Thank you Jennifer Devane and Vallon Leitao for all your hard work and service!

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Masbro proud to take part at the Wormholt & White City Big Local Community Festival! 


Big thank you to all the Masbro Facepainting team – an outstanding job as always!


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Masbro ESOL class visited the Victoria and Albert Museum to look at the beautiful crafts and works of art. It inspired the students and they want to visit more places like this in London.

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Keep fit at the Masbro

Develop your strength, endurance, speed, agility, flexibility and self defence.

Boxing is one of the most effective forms of cross-training available. It combines aerobic and anaerobic workouts and enhances your senses, including coordination, balance, timing and strength. It can even reduce stress and give a massive boost to your self-confidence.

Boxing and kickboxing classes. For more information contact Max Wallace. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Mobile 07713 077569





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Would you like to develop new skills and work experience.?
Meet people and have fun?
We are looking for volunteers to join our team!
Addison Community Champions . Find out what's in it for you! Phone Barbara 07921 404873, or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Well done Barbara and Jacquie! 

Carol's Organic Kitchen 


International Women’s Day - Special thanks to Barbara Shelton, Project Manager of United Partnership Group, Melanie Knox, Head of Community Partnership, Hammersmith United Charities and Jacqueline Boyce, Centre Manager at Edward Woods Community Centre, as I had the pleasure of adding value by means of providing organic food, juices and natural body products.

See more on Carol's Organic Kitchen Blog

blog3a....Once everyone arrived at Charecroft Hall and was settled Barbara opened the event based on the theme ‘Breaking Bread’ where each person brought along bread representing their country of origin. It was amazing to see taste and smell some of the many textures and varieties including, Eritrean, Jewish and South American among others that were heartily enjoyed by all with oils, spreads and dips.



Saturdays 11am to 12 noon Vital Energy Dance Class
African Latin dance class fused with Martial Arts, Dynamic, Fun, Beneficial.  Highly motivating, buzzing and friendly class. All levels of fitness welcome.
 You will feel energised & revitalised and all with a smile. 
Contact Olga 07779129834 or visit for more  information.


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Confident Parent Happy Child Reunion 

The first Confident Parent Happy Child Programme, held on 1st December was a great success. Over 25 parents, children and professionals came to share their experiences of attending parenting courses over the last two years. After a hearty lunch the group settled into a short workshops sharing their reflections of the courses they attended and ideas to shape the future of the Programme. Notably a number were keen to have a monthly drop-in support group to review parenting strategies and touch base with friends -watch this space.
Three parents gave encouraging and at times moving testimonies of their journeys with the CPHC to round up a very inspiration afternoon. Many thanks to all who attended and …look out for next year’s date.


Staff at Masbro Centre celebrating London Living Wage

we are proud to be LLW Employer since 2014

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London Living Wage