Rob and Victor; the value of mentoring
After Victor graduated from our second Employment Preparation Programme in August 2014, he and his mentor Rob focused on work and progression. The guidance and encouragement Victor received from Rob were instrumental in helping him on this journey, and although their official mentoring relationship ended in August 2015 they are in touch and still meet regularly.
The St Barnabas Address 2017: Charlie Dark
On Monday 1st October 2017, Charlie Dark gave the inaugural St Barnabas Address: an annual keynote on the subject of encouragement.
In a story that features his extraordinary Ghanaian mother, Tim Westwood, Malcolm McClaren and an inspiring supporting cast, Charlie weaves a compelling tale that goes from humble south London roots, on to private school, then to becoming an acclaimed record producer, DJ and latterly the creator of the mass running movement, Run Dem Crew. If you want to be uplifted, this is for you.
A chat with artist Denis Volpiana
Denis Volpiana recently exhibited his paintings in our beautiful Chapel, inviting visitors to join him in a spot of painting. Our Employment Academy participant working with our Art team caught up with him for a quick Q&A.
“It’s life Jim, but not as we know it.”
Enjoy some insightful musings from one of our wonderful members/mentors, Andrew Gerrard, after attending the Graduation ceremony of our 10th employment programme in August 2017.
The man behind the canvas
The House of St Barnabas caught up with Samuel Bassett, the artist responsible for the rather large painting in our Library Bar, titled The Great Squall.
Looking to his roots in a world clogged up with synthetic stimulus, his work has more in common with ancients carvings than contemporary culture.
Thank you but not goodbye
Our Christine Hancock has stood down after 9 years as a Trustee. She was an early champion of what the house could be and was instrumental in founding our new model.
Participants’ plat du jour
This week our Employment Academy are taking over our club menu with a week of unique dishes inspired by happy memories. Nisha, our participant and Thursday's chef, has shared the recipe to give you a little taste of what's to come this week!