16 December 2013, 02:11
Marvin Williams is your host as London360 returns for the third show of series five – and brings you up to date with all you need to know about your capital. Let's take a look at what's coming up in this show!
The Freemasons have been the subject of wild conspiracy theories, but are they really plotting a new world order? Or they just a bunch of charitable chaps? We joined them at their White Tie Ball to find out why they are reaching out to the public to come and engage in their world, which they insist is focused on charity and community.
COMMUNITY CAFE, EAST LONDON
We pay a visit to the Hill Station Cafe in New Cross Gate. What was once a damp and derelict dumping ground, the cafe is now a community focal point and a hub for social creativity. We went down to investigate how the community café has transformed the lives of those in the area. More Information: http://www.hillstation.org.uk
A threat to London or a testament to its multiculturalism? The wearing of the niqab by Islamic women continues to dominate the capital's conversation and the debate over whether it should be banned has provoked explosive responses. Instead of rehashing the same old debate for and against the wearing of the niqab, London360 speaks directly to women wearing them. Hear why its important to them, why it doesn't mean they are segregating themselves and how they continue to interact with London's non-Muslim communities.
We're looking for vloggers across London who have something to say about our city. Our weekly vlogstar has 30 seconds to have their say and, this week, it is the turn of Sanchez Roberts. He vlogs about why he feels youth don't have a positive voice in the media due to lack of access.
LONDON MOTOR MUSEUM
London Motor Museum in Hayes is on the brink of closure after a legal dispute with the local authority. The council claims the museum's work does little for the community, but the museum denies that accusation and tells London360 how they engage with schools and community groups and make a difference to their local neighbourhood. More Information: http://www.londonmotormuseum.co.uk
Finally, we go to the Indigo2 for the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge, where 200 young performers battled to be crowned song and dance champions of 2013. Jack Petchey CBE is a businessman now involved in many charitable enterprises. He was born and brought up in the East End and his vision is of a world where young people have high aspirations; the opportunity to develop their potential; the chance to be architects of their own future; to play a full part in society and to be valued and recognised for the positive things they achieve. The Glee Club Challenge enables young people aged 11-25 in London and Essex to achieve their potential by inspiring, investing in, developing and promoting activities that increase their personal, social, emotional and physical development. London360 attended the final to see who had what it takes to impress the celebrity judges.
For information on all the stories you've seen here and more, and to get involved, go to http://www.communitychannel.org/london360 and don't forget – as usual – we have an exciting opportunity for you!
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See you next time!