Autumn Newsletter

Autumn has finally arrived - the most beautiful time of year in London (in my opinion!) The leaves on trees are turning golden brown, the light is shifting, days are getting shorter and there's a certain magic in the air.

Autumn has always been a time for change, and for renewal and I'm excited to announce a new programme of events, wanderings and workshops to enable you to make the most of this wondrous season.

I've got lots of exciting things planned over the next few months, including a nighttime wandering around South Kensington's sacred gems, the launch of my new 'Create your own Wandering' workshops, and inspiring Citizens of London talks. Read on below to find out more!

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Hiring!

Living London is seeking a Project Intern to help develop partnerships and assist in the planning and delivery of projects, events, workshops and wanderings across London. 

The role is for up to 2 days a week for 3 months (starting October), with opportunities for additional paid work within the organisation.

Job role

  • liaise with existing partners, and identify ways in which these can be developed

  • identify and develop new partnerships with community groups, start-ups, hostels and hotels, colleges and Universities.

  • foster community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives

  • document Living London events and walks, through photography, writing and/ or film

  • updating the Living London mailing list

  • develop a social media strategy and set goals to increase brand awareness, sales and increase engagement

  • manage and facilitate social media communities by responding to social media posts and developing discussion

Person Specification:

  • A passion for exploring London and connecting with communities

  • Trustworthy, personable, committed and reliable

  • Lateral thinker and ability to solve problems

  • Good communication skills

  • Positive attitude. Must have a sense of humour!

Desired:

  • Experience working with diverse communities

  • Have reasonable knowledge of the geography of London

  • A flair for creativity, an eye for visuals

  • South London based

Benefits:

  • Free and exclusive access to numerous hidden gems and attractions

  • Exciting, varied and hands-on programme of work

  • Opportunity to develop skills in the areas of research, delivery, partnerships, community engagement and marketing

  • Meet lots of interesting Londoners and form meaningful connections

  • Flexible working hours

  • Travel and lunch paid

To apply send a copy of your CV along with a few lines about why you would be well suited for the role to Saira at livinglon@gmail.com. Deadline 26th September, 12pm.

 

Living London Blog

Over the years I’ve stumbled upon a myriad of awe inspiring places across London- within these places I’ve often met extraordinary people with stories both unique and inspiring. I set up the Living London blog (which initially started out as a book I began writing in 2013) to share the everyday explorations, experiences, encounters and imaginings that make up my London, the city I love and I live.

The original Living London blog is made up of a collection of over a thousand London places, photographs, stories, descriptions and poems- and it's growing still. Often I'll add newly discovered places and stories (London is inexhaustible). The blog is designed to inform and to inspire. The best way to use it is to click EXPLORE—& to see where you end up! 

NOTE: London is a rapidly changing city and as such many of the places I’ve written about may no longer exist/ or be accessible to the public. Please make sure you check before setting out! Also, I’ve had to re-visit lots of the places I’ve written about to take photos (visuals are so important & tell half the story) so the descriptions may not fully match the images. This is a work in progress! Finally it took me a lot of time, energy and effort to create this resource, so please use it, spread it and share your own London explorations by using the #LivingLondon hashtag and tagging @livinglon on your wanderings! 

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