Stable projects are somewhat different from other community projects because they are considered in some way fundamental to the development of empathy.
The Qultura Core community is currently working to develop six different stable community projects which will form the basis of the Qultura Core community in the local community of Battersea and Nine Elms. Please note that all stable projects should present a very clear benefit to the local community as a whole but which can be focussed towards certain members of the community.
While the ROSE Community Library is complete with hundreds of books across different genres we still need a few people to help maintain and run the library and we are considering expanding the project into a new library as it's so popular with people. There's also different ways of developing on the community library. For example we could have reading groups for children, or have volunteers read books to elderly people in the community who have dementia so as to slow the progress of dementia and stimulate conversations.
Throughout lockdown we have also been developing Qultura Fringe through script readings via Zoom and we are still looking to develop the Qultura Fringe community with people interested in acting, whether they are professional actors or not. We are currently working on a series of comedies, many parodying lockdown and if interested we'd be glad to hear from you.
We're also looking to get our newer community projects off the ground and up and running, in particular Project Zero where we are already working with local Job Centres looking to find ways of making life easier for Universal Credit claimants. We are also developing an extensive library of online resources for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims, appeals and tribunals and we would like to open up our first drop in centre and start a culture of chaperoning those who have to attend PIP assessments. Another community project we'd like to have up and running is the Human Library Project events.
Then you have the other projects of Cooking for Community and Qultura Street. We have not discounted the possibility of organizing a Christmas dinner for the community through Cooking for Community and we would like to have some kind of strategy or proposal in place for Qultura Street by the time winter comes. Please bear in mind that someone in London loses their home and ends up on the street every 2 hours. This is why we're considering the possibility of creating a winter shelter - bearing in mind that 770 or so people froze to death on the streets in the winter of 2018 and 2019.
The central meeting point for the Qultura community is the Community Message Boards. Nothing is fixed or set in stone, there's plenty of possibilities, plenty of opportunities, and change is always possible simply because together we can make that change happen.
The ROSE Community Library, situated at the ROSE Community Centre, was developed in 2019 by Charmaine Bourton, who is a retired librarian and professional actress. This community library is our first completed project and prior to lockdown our most popular community project. The library will reopen shortly after the ROSE reopens.Learn more
So you understand a library is where you can borrow a book, right? So how about borrowing another human being? The Human Library Project is a series of events where you meet with other people from the community and spend a couple of hours getting to know one another. We plan to start Human Library Project events from the autumn of 2020.Learn more
Qultura Fringe is our developing performing arts community set up for anyone who is interested in the performing arts, theatre, film making, acting and drama workshops. Together we're working to bring the Fringe back to Nine Elms and Battersea working with Circle Village West, the Duchess Belle and the ROSE Community Centre.Learn more
There's not much point in developing a community, any sort of a community, but especially an empathy based community, if there is no means of community support within that community. This is what Qultura Fallback is all about, making sure that nobody is made destitute or left starving, isolated, vulnerable, struggling or suffering.Learn more
Thanks to both COVID-19 and Brexit change is inevitable - but what sort of change? What sort of change would you prefer? Do you want change that is forced upon you by those in authority or would you prefer change with you come up with together with other people in your community? There's never been a better time for cultural change.Learn more
Qultura was set up at the request of a group of people who were street homeless. Back when we started there were just 42,000 homeless people in the UK. Today there's over 330,000. In London every 2 hours someone loses their home and is thrown out onto the street. If anyone needs empathy, then surely it's the homeless.Learn more