TOWARDS A BETTER WAY OF WORKING LIFE // DECEMBER 2020
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27.11.20


The end of lockdown is in sight. And while it may be a different kind of Christmas season from the one it was last year, there are still many ways to make the most of work and life. And to do it together - even when we’re apart. Here are just a few of them:
 

WORK

It’s a big month for female founders with so many events coming up, it feels like, well, Christmas. Found & Flourish is hosting panels on protecting your mental health and financial wellbeing, while Hustle & Heels is offering a free session for underrepresented entrepreneurs on pitching products and services

Iconic couples’ therapist Esther Perel’s new podcast How’s Work? unpacks the baggage we bring to our professional relationships - whether in-person or remotely.


COMMUNITY

Shoreditch gallery, Autograph, is running regular online events, exploring how photography can shed light on issues of inclusion, rights, disability and what it means to be part of a community.

In the latest episode of TATE podcast series The Art Of..., black female and non-binary folk talk about how art and creativity can be used as a force for healing. (Featuring ARC’s very own Community Coordinator, Nina Franco). 


CITY

For a rural break in your own backyard, check out this article on where to feel like you’re in the countryside in London

Hot off the press, it’s the post-lockdown restrictions. Get ready to support your local pubs and restaurants with some hearty dining out. Doing the right thing tastes great.


Picture: Disability and Visibility, Ways on being.

HOW TO // STAY FOCUSED 

If you thought pottering was the opposite of focus, we have news - it is in fact a form of moving meditation and a way to bring order to your restless mind


HOW TO // STRUCTURE YOUR DAY 

It can be harder than ever to get up and get going in December. Why not start the day with a free weekday Zhineng Qigong session at 8am with the College of Medicine? (Yes, that’s the actual College of Medicine). 

HOW TO // GET AWAY FROM WORK

Join the Hands Up Foundation for their first virtual carol concert on 2 December as they Sing For Syria

HOW TO // SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBOURS

This year’s 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign began on 25 November. Mark it by making a donation to - or volunteering at - wonderful Clapton-based organisation Sistah Space

The Roundchapel in Clapton offers free meals and social contact to vulnerable adults. It has been an invaluable source of support for many during the pandemic. Unable to rely on their usual fundraising revenue through events, they are grateful for any and all donations

GET IN LINE

If you struggle to work from home, don’t worry - our sunny, covid-secure workplace stays open both in and out of lockdown. A peaceful shared space with great coffee and WiFi. There are just a few places left - so sign up to our waiting list to be first through the door.