Apply for funding now: ‘Join the Docks’ summer festival

Apply for funding now: ‘Join the Docks’ summer festival

Join the Docks this summer, and discover somewhere different! From July until September, everyone is invited to explore the area’s beautiful water, parks, venues, and outside spaces through three months of special events. Spanning 4km of London’s historic docklands, this curated cultural programme will nurture connections between neighbours, Londoners, and the communities that make up this part of Newham, East London. Want to get involved? If you’re an individual, community group or arts organisation, apply now for a small grant of up to £5,000 or flagship event funding of up to £50,000. Existing events and new activities are both eligible. From dance performances and poetry readings to film screenings and beatboxing classes, the festival team are interested in receiving applications from the widest range of organisations. For more information and to apply for funding, drop the festival team a line at jointhedocks@london.gov.uk or visit:  Join the Docks ...
Sunday Movie Club at the Sunborn

Sunday Movie Club at the Sunborn

Join the most famous movie club in London for ‘The Best of British’ – Traditional Afternoon Tea with Laurent Perrier Tasting and a Movie for only £50pp at The Sunborn London superyacht hotel in the Royal Victoria Dock The Sunday Movie Club at the Sunborn London is unique and well known as one of the best in London. Over the summer they will be running a unique Sunday Afternoon Tea offering with Laurent Perrier Tasting followed by a screening of one of the most classic and well known British  movies of all time. Book in advance and explore the delights of the Sunborn London this summer with views over Canary Wharf and the Docklands  Sunday Movie...

Predator Adventures

STATEMENT FROM RODMA On 28 January RoDMA gave one months’ notice to Predator Adventures to terminate its operation in the Royal Docks.  This was for various reasons, but ultimately after a year of Predator Adventures operating in the Docks it became clear that the negative impact of their operation on RoDMA, other licensed water users and residents far outweighed the positives.  Following termination, this gave them up until the 28th of February to either honour bookings for the month or reimburse customers. It is now apparent that Predator Adventures have ceased operating in the Docks completely, so we would advise that you do not arrive at Royal Victoria Dock for your Seabreacher experience and instead contact them on info@predatoradventures.com to discuss rebooking with them or claiming your money back. Please note that RoDMA are a separate organisation and are unable to help you with your cancelled booking or to receive reimbursement.   Many thanks, Royal Docks Management Authority Ltd....
Good Hotel booking partnership

Good Hotel booking partnership

Good Hotel has formed a partnership with Booking.com to provide an easy way to help make the world a better place – with £5 from each booking donated to the hotel’s charity partners. Good Hotel is a social business – giving back to the community is at the core of everything it does. Even when you choose to book a room other than the Good Hotel you can still do good. All you have to do is click the bespoke link. Best rates are guaranteed and it works exactly like the normal Booking.com site, except for the fact that Booking.com will make a charitable donation on your behalf. For further information visit the Good Hotel booking...
Royal Docks Adventure activity days for Summer ’18

Royal Docks Adventure activity days for Summer ’18

Royal Docks Adventure is running a series of Holiday Activity Days throughout August for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who are looking to get active on the iconic waterways of East London during the school holidays. Everyone taking part will have the opportunity to try four activities during the day, depending on weather conditions. They include rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, sailing, canoeing and bell boating. The sessions take part between 8.30am and 6pm and a sandwich lunch is included in the total price of £50. An evening meal can also be arranged in advance. RDA will also throw in free parking for the day so that you can park up, drop the kids off and take the train to work. Places are being snapped up fast, so visit the RDA booking page for further...
Forgotten Stories – the colourful language of the Royal Docks

Forgotten Stories – the colourful language of the Royal Docks

Respected journalist and historian, Colin Grainger, reflects on the colourful language used by the people who lived in and around London’s Royal Docks in its heyday, taking good care not to overstep the mark… These are the phrases and sayings that have been part of life in and around the Royal Docks community since well before I was a twinkle in my mother’s eye. Much of the language originated in poverty – imagery that summed up poor lives. Many areas of London are considered to be ‘cockney’, but in truth, the old county borough of West Ham, and the sub-districts of Canning Town, Custom House, Silvertown and North Woolwich have probably the best claim. They represent the pushing out of the East End by industrialists who escaped legislation and restrictions by crossing the River Lea. The phrases and sayings we have used bring humour into play and keeps the conversation flowing – something we are really good at in our manor. Robert Barltrop, a great columnist for the Newham Recorder in the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s told me a joke that he described as a ‘Cockney life story in two sentences A girl is alone with her grandfather and tells him: “Grandad, I’m in the family way.” He replies: “Wait till you are my age darling – you’ll be in everybody’s way.” It was pure joy getting people to relate the sayings that have helped keep them alive. My nan Judith Myers used a phrase that has always stuck with me to describe déjà vu or Groundhog day, perhaps with a slight twist: “It’s the same meat, different...