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September E-Newsletter

11/09/2013

THIS MONTH

HIDE AND SEEK AT THE FREUD MUSEUM

5th - 29th SEPTEMBER

20 MARESFIELDS GARDENS, LONDON, NW3 5SX

The Freud Museum is hosting a new Kids Company exhibition between the 5th to 29th September. Hide and Seek' is a unique exhibition showcasing works by children from Kids following experiences trauma and neglect. The museum is open 12:00-17:00 and one adult standard ticket is 6, concession available full details here.

Our founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh says Children who have been relentlessly harmed become preoccupied with survival. The child turns into an illusionist, disappearing, hiding bad memories and maybe making up good ones to keep hope alive. Please come and seek, and maybe find, these poignant treasures.

BoCONCEPT SIT LESS, PLAY MORE' AUCTION

6-10PM THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER

158 TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, W1T 7NH

Our lovely friends at BoConcept have asked 11 designers to redesign their iconic Imola chair to be auctioned off in aid of Kids Company. Designers incude: Nina Campbell, Camilla Batmanghelidjh, Timorous Beasties, Melanie Porter, Davide Bianchi, Krishnan Meetoo, Andrew Archer - Conceptual Evolution, Studio 180 degrees, Ella Doran, James Harrison, Louis Henri.

For a chance to own one of these unique pieces please RSVP to Carly Keeler or email Suzie Curran for more information.

MOLECULES OF HAPPINESS: WHY LOVE MATTERS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

26TH SEPTEMBER

SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING

This year, Kids Company's annual conference is being hosted in partnership with LSE. On Thursday 26th September we will launch LSE's research into Kids Company's model of work and discuss what really makes a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

For the full programme please click here. The event is free and open to the general public but registration is required. To register for the conference please click here.

Further research will be presented by UCL's Dept of Risk and Resilience, who partnered with Kids Company's innovative Peace of Mind programme, the Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London.

These findings are likely to shape and inform debate on youth disaffection, child and adolescent mental health, education and youth violence for years to come.

KIDS COMPANY CUP

6.30 - 10PM FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

DOCKLANDS POWERLEAGE, CROSSHARBOUR

Are you a keen footballer, with the dazzling skills of Lionel Messi? Would your company five a side team give Brazil a run for their money? You can prove your worth by entering a team in Kids Company's inaugural five a side tournament, being held in Crossharbour this September. Team spaces are filling up fast and there are currently only two remaining!

A donation of 500 is requested to enter the tournament. Please email matthew.tilling@kidsco.org.uk to request a registration form.

COMING SOON

GLADRAGS AND HANGBAGS FASHION SALE

11TH - 13TH OCTOBER

TRUMAN BREWERY, BRICK LANE

Our annual Designer Fashion Sale will be taking place once again! This year it will be held on the 11th 13th October at the Truman Brewery, just off Brick Lane, London.

Stay tuned for more information.

DATE FOR THE DIARY

CYCLE SAIGON TO SIEMREAP

08 NOVEMBER - 17 NOVEMBER

VIETNAM - CAMBODIA

We have a limited number of spaces still available on Kids Company's inaugural cycling challenge - 350km from Vietnam to Cambodia. This unusual and challenging expedition will take you from the bustling city life of Saigon to the magnificent Angkor Wat via the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, Cambodian village life and many dirt tracks.

Registration Fee: 300 Minimum Sponsorship: 2000

(Costs NOT included: flights, insurance (circa 30) and kit that needs to be purchased.)

For more information email and to sign up for this once in a lifetime opportunity, please contact chloe.hill@kidsco.org.uk

IN THE PRESS

CAMILA IN STYLIST

Stylist have featured a candid collection of interviews with modern day campaigners, including our very own Camila Batmanghelidjh, celebrating 50 years since Martin Luther King's famous speech. You can read the full interview here.

CHILDREN SERVICES IN CRISIS - THE GUARDIAN

Camila speaks to The Guardian about the mounting tension between a forgotten generation and a government shrinking welfare support to cope with recession. For the full article click here.
LINK: http://www.kidsco.org.uk/media/2013/september-e-newsletter-3...
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