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Join the Team – We’re recruiting a Volunteer Treasurer

SouthWestFest is currently looking for a new volunteer to join the Trustee team in the role of Treasurer.

Treasurer Role – Voluntary Trustee

South Westminster Community Festival – charity number 1124849, are looking for a skilled volunteer with a finance background to assist the ongoing development and secure financial management of the festival in the position of Treasure for SouthWestFest, a community and arts festival for South Westminster.

This work should take no more time then a maximum of couple of hours per week and correspondence will be mainly via email and using shared files online. You will also be expected to attend monthly Trustee meetings in Pimlico once a month in the evening and of course be invited to join us at our festival and programme of community-led events as and when you are available.

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About the festival

SouthWestFest has worked within the SW1 community for over 13 years to showcase local community organisations, we build harmonious relationships in the community and engage around 10,000 local residents a year in our festival activities enabling celebration of SW1 area and increased community connectivity.

Our aims: 1) Producing opportunities & encouraging community spirit, 2) supporting neighbourhood renewal by tackling social exclusion and promoting local services, 3) generating partnerships and collaborations between community groups.

Applications

If you are interested in becoming our Treasurer, please email our Director Jo at director@southwestfest.org with your CV and background information about yourself, your current and past work experience and what interests you about volunteering as a Treasurer. The deadline for applications is Friday the 17th of November 2017 at 5pm.

 

Community and Volunteering At Tate Britain

We’re very proud to work with the Tate Britain as a venue partner for SouthWestFest. This year Tate Curators joined us at the SouthWestFest Festival day and brought some fantastic arts workshops for everyone to try.

Shambush! and SouthWestFest also got to produce a community Art Project which was shown in the Clore Gallery on Sunday the 2nd of July, with artwork made by local children and residents!

If you are local to Tate Britain then volunteering can be a really fun way to get involved, discover art and meet new people.

Felix has lived in Pimlico since 1983, and started volunteering at Tate Britain three years ago. During that time he’s watched Pimlico grow in to a safer, greener, more diverse area and is fan of the big lovely Victorian pumping station by Grosvenor Bridge.

He has also seen changes in himself, previously having little to no interest in art he now gives tours with confidence and takes great pleasure doing so. Although hesitant at interacting with the public at first and unsure if Tate was for him he now looks forward to his shifts and all the different people he gets to meet.

“Volunteering at Tate is a really good gig, it’s fantastic!”

Room and Board – Take Part in our Tate Britain Art Project with Shambush

Shambush! bring their inspiring, interactive art installation Room and Board to SouthWestFest and Tate Britain

Shambush! return with an exciting new interactive project and are setting up home for 2 days with SouthWestFest. Taking box forts to a whole new level, joinShambush! on 1st and 2nd of July, in building a hope-filled, flamboyant, welcoming, cardboard box house. 
Festival-goers can enjoy the opportunity to get hands on with the building processand decorate their own box brick and partake in a mass display of positivity.
Unlike some, Shambush! want to build walls, but to build walls that are welcomingand showcase the good side of humanity.  They’re asking people to decorate a box with messages of positivity, for example, a few kind words about something or someone they love, or a welcoming message to those who may feel alienated, or a story about their community, or anything that one might wish for or would like to do make the world a happier place.
SouthWestFest attendees can decorate their recycled box at on Saturday 1st July (12-6pm) and see them brought together, in a great display of considerate construction, on Sunday 2nd July (2pm -6pm) at Tate Britain
Shambush! Co-founder Annie Whelan says, “We are over the moon to be working on such a fun and positive project for such a great Festival and to host part of in the Tate Britain is an honour. It’s also especially important to us to create something joyous and beautiful, and to involve as many people as possible, at a time when things aren’t all coming up roses(to put it lightly). Plus our inner child is super excited to be making a giant cardboard box house”
 
Joanna Hedges Director of SouthWestFest said: “SouthWestFest is so very excited to be working with Shambush to produce a free and fun art project for all to enjoy, at both our festival day and with one of our favourite local festival venue’s the Tate Britain. Our festival is here to celebrate the community coming together and this project really is a celebration of unity and positivity.”

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