Testing Times

Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum (THIFF) would like to invite you to an online 2020 Inter Faith Week Event, ‘Testing Times’ – an information giving event for all faiths and communities in the borough. We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Janet Daby MP, Shadow Minister for Faith, Women & Equalities.

Testing Times
Time: 12-2pm
Date: Thursday 12 November
Place: Online, via Zoom.

This Inter Faith Week will be very different to the ones that we are used to, although we cannot meet together in person, we can still mark Inter Faith Week online. Nobody could have predicted how much life would change due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this year we will be focusing on the importance of keeping Tower Hamlets communities informed and up to date on important issues such as health, funding and resources, along with recognising the fantastic support that is offered by faith communities themselves.
Come along and find out:

• What resources are available to faith and community groups?
• What is the coronavirus guidance for Tower Hamlets right now?
• How are the police working to ensure communities are safe?
• What are local faith groups doing to offer support to the community?

Confirmed speakers
• Janet Daby MP, Shadow Minister for Faith, Women & Equalities
• Peter Okali, CEO of THCVS (Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Services)
• Chief Inspector Pete Shaw, HQ & Covid Lead Central East BCU (Hackney & Tower Hamlets)
• Polly Ashmore, Public Health Speciality Registrar, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
• Local faith leaders (more tbc) Dilowar Khan, Executive Director, East London Mosque.

Faith continues to be a vital part of the borough’s response to the coronavirus, so please come along and stand together with us for Inter Faith Week 2020 – you can register your free spaces(s) by clicking the button below:

Light Up a Life 2020

Click below to make a dedication in memory of your loved one on our virtual tree.

The annual Light up a Life service is a special time to remember and celebrate the lives of those who are gone but not forgotten.
This year, to keep everyone safe and follow the guidelines, we will be broadcasting the service via our website and social media pages.

It will still be a multi-faith service at the Hospice with music and readings as well as time for quiet reflection, and the most poignant part of the evening will be when we switch on the lights of the Remembrance Tree, with each twinkling light symbolising the life of a loved one.

ELBA Halloween Party

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With Halloween 🎃 fast approaching, and uncertainties remaining regarding social distancing/lockdown, East London Business Association, ELBA, would like to invite you to an online social event. Some people will dress up costumes/face paint/masks and join them remotely for a fun hosted by their volunteers on Zoom: Expect quizzes and activities galore.

When? A day before halloween: Friday 30th October, 3.30pm – 5pm

Where? Join on Zoom, in the comfort of your own home.

If you are interested click the button below and leave a message

Free online singing sessions

Shapeshifter Productions are running free sing-a-long sessions for older and isolated people during the pandemic.

Shapeshifter Productions are running free sing-a-long sessions that are keeping older and isolated people singing through the pandemic. Released every Monday, the sessions feature celebrity guest performers and a range of popular and favourite songs. Each session comes with on-screen lyrics and is accessible via an online app and also as downloadable links and mp3s.

Among the celebrities lined up to take part in the second series of the Sessions are KT Tunstall, Brian McFadden, Chris Difford, Alfie Boe, Hollyoaks actress Twinnie, Merrill Osmond and Basil Brush. They perform a range of well-known songs like ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘Moon River’.

The app is here, and you find out more about the sessions by clicking here or by calling 020 7097 1409.

If you have any issues accessing these sessions or need help with the technology required, please email: Violaine@shapeshifter-productions.com.