The Orb Space

The Orb Space is a place to meet, learn and make friends. We are funded by Southwark's Neighbourhood Fund and The Corporation of London and offer free, or very low-cost classes, community projects and just simply a space to sit quietly with a cup of tea.

We are so happy to be able to begin sessions again, safely and with social distancing in place.

Confirmed dates to follow very soon, in the meantime please email Alanna on orb@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk if you're interested in attending or would like further information.

Baby Massage - FREE to Southwark Residents

A short course to help parents and carers to massage their babies and aid bonding.

Creative Writing For Well-Being

No experience necessary! But if you love writing, or are curious to try your hand at it then come along to experiment in a friendly and supportive group, with an outstanding tutor.

African Drumming

Come and join Master Drummer Jahdia and learn the wonderful and therapeutic art of Djembe drumming. Suitable for both absolute beginners and returners, this class allows you to be both physical whilst being seated - perfect post lockdown!

Adult Storytelling and Local History

History talks, memory sharing and stories with a Southwark and City of London slant.

Community Garden

We are looking for volunteers to help us design and plant our currently slightly unlovely terrace here at The Settlement. If you have some spare time and even slightly green fingers we'd love to hear from you!

Cook & Eat

If you'd like to learn how to prepare nutritious and flavour packed food on a budget, please sign up for this class. We will talk about organising shopping lists, where to find food bargains and, best of all, prepare and eat a fantastic lunch together. This is aimed at those aren't confident in the kitchen