A round-up of our latest news and events

Successful NGS event supports Friends of the Rose Bowl

The Friends of the Rose Bowl Trustees are grateful to Liz and Jack Lambert for their long-standing support. On the 2nd June their delightful garden was filled with neighbours, past residents, local children and visitors

2019 Auction and Dinner a great success

The Trustees of the Friends of the Rose Bowl are grateful to our guests for their generous donations and pledges to support the operations of the Rose Bowl Hub.     Emily Olden, Mehmet Erdogan

Well done Trustees

The Friends of the Rose Bowl Trustees worked tirelessly to engage with our neighbours, local businesses and friends in aid of the 2019 Annual Auction and Dinner. We secured excellent prizes for the raffle and

2019 Auction Catalogue

The Trustees are very grateful to our neighbours, friends and local businesses for their generous donations in support of the 2019 Friends of the Rose Bowl Dinner and Auction on 13th March at Frederick’s, Camden

Ongoing support from the Canonbury Society

The Canonbury Society Christmas Party was held on the 7th December 2018. As usual it was very well attended. There were over 100 members and guests of all ages. The Trustees of the Friends of the

NGS Open Garden and raffle to support Friends of the Rose Bowl

The splendid sunshine on Sunday 4th June saw a record numbers of visitors to the National Garden Scheme Open Day in Alwyne Road. We are grateful to Liz and Jack Lambert, who work tirelessly to

Oswin Baker elected New Chair of Board of Trustees

Oswin Baker, was elected unanimously by the Board of Trustees as the new Chair of the Friends of the Rose Bowl.  He succeeds Jane Simmonds who worked tirelessly in this position for many years. We

With a little help from our friends- Auction Success

The 2018 Annual Dinner and Auction was a huge success. The Trustees of the Friends of the Rose Bowl (FoRB) were tireless in their efforts to engage neighbours, friends and local businesses in support of

2018 Auction catalogue

The Trustees are very grateful to our neighbours, friends and local businesses for their generous donations in support of the 2018 Friends of the Rose Bowl Auction on 7th March.   The gifts include restaurant

Canonbury Society Supports FoRB

The lively annual Canonbury Society Christmas drinks event, kindly hosted by Nina Konrad, Friends of the Rose Bowl Trustee and Jerry Norton, was very well attended. Angela Potter, FoRB Trustee, thanked the guests for their

Diane Brace remembered

In 1998, when Diane was a member of  The Canonbury Society Committee, she spoke eloquently of her concern for the disadvantaged young people in the community and the need to offer them support. That message was

Support from The Children’s House

The parents’ committee of The Children’s House share our goals to provide opportunities for local children, particularly those facing disadvantages. At their annual auction they dedicate part of the funds raised to support local charities,

The Wilderness Project

If you care about our community, creating safe spaces and providing opportunities for youth in Islington to socialise, explore and have fun, join us to have your say on the Wilderness Project. It is a

Employment opportunities for Rose Bowl Participants

The Trustees are delighted to see that Holly Coleman, who attended the Rose Bowl Youth Club, has been employed by our partner Isledon. It provides public services and manages three hubs, including the Rose Bowl

Aim Higher

Long time supporter, Mike Phoenix is embarking on a gruelling adventure to inspire the participants of the Rose Bowl Youth Club to “Aim Higher.” By climbing one of the Himalayan mountains, Mike will raise funds for workshops

Community engagement at the Summer Celebration

Judging by the beaming smiles of the children, their proud parents and the dedicated workers at the Rose Bowl Youth Club, the 2017 Summer Celebration held on the 19th August was a great success. It was a

2017 Rose Bowl Summer Celebration

The Rose Bowl will hold their annual summer celebration this Saturday, August 19th from 12 – 5pm.  All welcome.  Come along, enjoy the festivities and see what the Rose Bowl is all about! All the details

Clive Tachie explains the increase in participation at the Rose Bowl

The number of young people aged 13+ registered as users of Rose Bowl since April 2015 has recently hit 400, and now represents over 50% of the total. This is a major milestone as historically

Music Project

An exciting new music project in Islington run by young people is raising awareness of the consequences of youth violence and showing that young people can, and do, make positive  choices. The Rose Bowl Youth Club has a recording studio and offers

Locals support us at a National Gardens Scheme Open Day

We are grateful to Liz and Jack Lambert who opened their wonderful garden as part of The National Gardens Scheme and chose to give a percentage of the proceeds to The Friends of the Rose

Summer 2017 at the Rose Bowl

The team and young people at the Rose Bowl will be participating in two great events this summer.  First,the Rose Bowl will be sharing a space with Platform, Lift and Access to Sports at Go

A View from the Rose Bowl

At our recent fundraising auction, we were fortunate to be joined by Chloe Olden, one of the Rose Bowl’s original Young Advisors, and now an employee at Isledon Arts.   Chloe opened the auction proceedings at

Our 2017 Auction results are in

The Trustees have been hard at work reconciling the results from our 2017 Gala Auction and Dinner held on 1 March at Frederick’s. We are delighted to announce that we raised over £19,000 on the

2017 Annual Dinner and Auction

“This year outshone them all”   On Wednesday evening, 1st March, the Trustees of the Friends of the Rose Bowl held our annual fundraising Dinner and Gala Auction at the very popular Frederick’s restaurant. The

Rose Bowl Initiative Assistants

Read an introduction to the 2016-17 Rose Bowl Initiative Assistants, some individual case studies, a summary of the 2015-16 project and the development focus for this year. See Initiative Assistants Case Study

2017 Annual Fundraising Auction and Gala Dinner

We have set the date for this year’s Annual Dinner and Gala Auction.  Please join us on Wednesday 1 March at Frederick’s Restaurant in Camden Passage, N1.  For ticket information, please email  We look

Community events in aid of Friends of the Rose Bowl

This month, the Friends of the Rose Bowl was fortunate to receive proceeds from two local community fundraising events – the Lambert’s Open Garden on 5th June and the first North Bridge House Summer Jazz

2016 Auction Results

Thanks again to all of our supporters and local businesses who made our 2016 auction another huge success.  We raised over £19,900 in the auction proceeds and further donations were made towards the Rose Bowl’s

2015 Annual Review

2015 has been a busy year at the Rose Bowl.  Please see our 2015 Annual Review for an overview of activities. FORB Annual Review 2015

Friends of the Rose Bowl Trustees meet the Young Advisors

On the evening of 14 October, the Trustees of the Friends of the Rose Bowl had an opportunity meet this year’s cohort of Young Advisors. The Trustees were split into pairs and were able to

Running for the Rose Bowl

We are so fortunate to be supported by members of our local community with ad hoc fundraising initiatives. Just recently, Oswin Baker, one of our Trustees and Mr James Stenning, Assistant Head of North Bridge

2015 Auction Results

Many thanks to all of our supporters, attendees and local businesses that made our 2015 Auction another great success! We raised over £18,000 on the evening from the auction lots and received further donations to

Our new Partnership with Isledon

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Isledon Arts CIC, who already run two youth hubs in Islington, Platform and Lift.  They impressed us with their enterprse and enthusiasm and we know that

2014 Annual Review

Would you like to see what happened at the Rose Bowl last year? Have a browse through our 2014 Annual Review. Annual Review 2014