Category Archives: Events

Indian Summer Garden Party brings together the ClementJames community

On 7th September we welcomed our friends, volunteers, donors, partners and users to celebrate another successful year at ClementJames and invited everyone to hear more about our plans for the future. A special thank you goes to Maryam and Patrick who kindly (and bravely!) addressed the community and spoke of their personal stories and experiences.

Maryam concluded, “I really like being a part of this centre and I hope to stay connected to ClementJames in the future, both for myself and my family. Me and my two little ones need this centre, and we all need to belong to a community. I have chosen the best community to be part of.”

Patrick (pictured below) then talked about his experiences taking part in Notting Hill Carnival as part of our Summer Carnival Arts programme and all the support that he’s receiving with his homework.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on this sunny September evening, thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in the new academic year!

img_4681agarden-partyCllr Robert Freeman, ClementJames CEO Clare Richards and MP Victoria Borwick enjoy a chat in the garden.

Communicate learners celebrate their achievements

Huge congratulations to all our adult students who passed their exams and achieved their learning targets this year. Everyone worked so hard throughout the year and it was wonderful to see how students supported and inspired each other.

In order to celebrate our learners’ achievements we held a graduation ceremony this week, followed by an incredibly delicious feast of international food provided by all our students.

For more photos from the day, please visit our Facebook page.

Communicate graduation

Music, Magic and Mayhem – The Aftermath

What a night! We would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who joined us last night at our fundraising evening ‘Music, Magic and Mayhem’. The event saw a variety of West End acts showing off their skills in jazz, cabaret, magic tricks and more in front of a 200 strong crowd.

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We would like to thank the stars of this incredibly entertaining show who all performed for free to help raise money for the centre: Simon Slater, Janie Dee, Issy van Randwyck, Neil Kelso, Saskia Wickham, The Spitfire Sisters and Steve Christie.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts and generosity the event raised over £9,800 and counting!