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Challenging London Poverty: Teaching Green and #EatYourPumpkin 

October 19th, 2022

The RJ4All Rotherhithe Community Centre, 30 Plough Way, London SE16 2LJ
Delivering teaching methods & eco practices through art and education for adult learners

In partnership with London Challenge Poverty Week

Background to the event and Challenging London Poverty Week 2022 

As part of our Erasmus-funded RADIAL project, we are pleased to be holding this event during London Challenge Poverty Week. RADIAL aims to challenge poverty through the empowerment of marginalised groups using the power of recycled art and restorative justice. RJ4All has a long history of developing tools for integration and healing using Gavrielides’ concept of restorative justice art.


This year, London Challenge Poverty Week 2022 (LCPW) will take place from Monday 17th October, the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, through to Sunday 23rd October. Throughout this week and the month of October, Londoners will have the chance to take part in a wealth of activities and campaigns that raise awareness of the reality of the experience of poverty in our city, while simultaneously celebrating the work and innovative measures that are being taken to challenge it, allowing for an opportunity to exchange strategies and strengthen our response.   


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RJ4All is proud to be part of the London Challenge Poverty. To review what we did for London Challenge Poverty Week 2021 click here

How can you get involved with Teaching Green?

Here at RJ4All, we are using LCPW to expose and challenge poverty, while creating a positive narrative that demonstrates an insight into our community-based approach to tackling the exclusion experienced by some members of the community.

In particular, “Disadvantaged Learners” include migrants, refugees and minorities who lack inclusion into UK social benefits. Reducing their exclusion is not only a basic human right to dignity and respect, but will also allow for a more representative, diverse and stronger workforce.

If you believe you can make a change for London’s poverty, then join us on the 19th October 2022 for our event: Teaching Green, where will visit the themes of the human challenge of poverty, alongside the environmental challenges that society must also confront.

Calling those interested in the Food Movement, our after work friends and involving kids in the conversation…

How can you get involved with #EatYourPumpkin?

With great thanks to a partnership with Hubbub, we are delighted to announce the parallel workshop  “Eat Your Pumpkin”, centred on the worrying fact that ” 14.5 million pumpkins are expected to be left uneaten this Halloween, in the UK alone!”.

Expect a pumpkin and food-related workshop on the Slow Food Movement, featuring creative recipes for salvaging your pumpkins’ insides throughout day.

Additionally, please join us – kids included – from 3pm onwards for a fun afternoon filled with activities including pumpkin carving and a pumpkin treasure hunt for anyone who wants to take part!

CPD Certification & Freebies!

Those who attend the event will receive a link to take the RADIAL e-course, through which they will gain for free a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certificate.

RJ4All is proud to offer this event for free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for free. During the event we will also be donating clothing, shoes and much much more!

Donations are encouraged to allow us to continue delivering our charitable mission!


10:00 – 10:30: Registration, coffee and cookies

10:30 – 11:00: Opening by RJ4All Founder & Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides

11:00 – 11:30: Presentation of the RADIAL project by RJ4All  Centre Manager, Yvonne Shearer

11:30 – 12:00: Keynote speech by Outreach Manager for 4in10 London’s Child Poverty Network, UK

12:00 – 12:30: Coffee break and snacks

12:30 – 13:15: Workshop 1:  Environmental education values

13:15 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 14:45: Workshop 2: Recycled fashion & free clothing

14:45 – 15:30: Workshop 3: Reusing materials to create art (hand on activity)

15:00 – 17:00: Activities including: Pumpkin carving,  Pumpkin Treasure Hunt ; £1 raffle to win fantastic prizes, and more…!


RJ4All is pleased to offer a limited amount of bursaries to international participants. These will be offered on a first-come basis and provided that the following conditions are met:

Conditions for the bursary:

    • Bursary up to €200; no receipts needed; boarding passes will be requested; payment to be made after the event
    • Only for non-UK based participants who have registered with the event.
    • Sign in and out of the event – Full Attendance.
    • Deadline for applying: 11 October 2022.

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