GCP is managed by a committee of engaged local people who care about their community here in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets.
Chair: Sraddhapuspa /Susy Powlesland
Sraddhapuspa has been involved with Globe Community Project from the early days in 2002, when it met at the Buddhist Arts Centre in Bethnal Green. A teacher all her life, at the time she was Headteacher of an East End primary school, and also co-founded the Limehouse Project, an advice and support service for minority communities. Sraddhapuspa is deeply inspired by activities bringing people from diverse backgrounds together, and supporting people living with difficulties, as well as enriching their lives. She has an MBE for voluntary service to black and minority ethnic people in East London. Sraddhapuspa lives in Globe Town, and is also Chair and founder of the Globe Community Food Garden.
Marcella Man Hong Yuen
Marcy is a certified ACCA accountant working in the City. She got to know Globe Community Project through the London Buddhist Centre, and joined Globe Community Project in Spring 2018. Marcy manages the accounts and all aspects of finance. She used to live in Bethnal Green, loves the diversity in the community, and is excited by small charities like Globe Community Project which focus on the needs of the local community. Marcy is always enthusiastic to use her skills to help and enhance community engagement.
Stuart is originally from Essex and trained as an actor at Mountview Theatre School. He spent a few years in musicals like Annie and Aspects of Love, did some pantos, fringe theatre and even spent six months singing in Ibiza! He has spent lots of time teaching arts in schools and colleges before going into arts management where he managed the Education Department at the Blue Elephant Theatre in Southwark, started the Participation Department at Jacksons Lane from scratch and is now Arts and Wellbeing Manager at St Margaret's House in Tower Hamlets.
Anne-Marie lives in Bow and works as a Senior Associate Solicitor in central London, specialising in public law and human rights, with an emphasis on health and social care, mental capacity, disability discrimination and human rights law. She practices Buddhism and is a ‘mitra’ or ‘friend’ at the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green. Anne-Marie loves living in Tower Hamlets, and by being a trustee for Globe Community Project she hopes to offer service to her local community and put her ideals into practice. She believes Globe Community Project has the potential to respond to community needs in unique ways, and she is delighted to be serving on the committee.
Tareshvari Robinson /Tish
Tish has been practising mindfulness and meditation and teaching adults for over 25 years. She is a qualified and accredited Breathworks Mindfulness/Pain Management Trainer and ESOL/Literacy Lecturer. Tish is fascinated by the relationship between mindfulness, chronic pain, illness and wellbeing. Breathworks has informed her practice and helped her live well with chronic health issues. She feels passionate about sharing what she has learned and making mindfulness accessible to people with low incomes and literacy levels. Tish has also initiated numerous creative ESOL projects, partnering Tower Hamlets College with arts and community organisations, including The Courtauld Gallery, English National Opera, Whitechapel Gallery, Idea stores and of course Globe Community Project. She is an ordained member of Triratna Buddhist Movement.
Kate joined the committee in 2018. She brings with her twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, having worked at Penguin Books and currently serving as Publishing Director at HarperCollins Children's Books. Kate is a committed Buddhist, a ‘friend’ of the Triratna Buddhist Movement, and is delighted to be involved in the work of Globe Community Project. She is passionate about engaging in and encouraging local community cohesion, whether through organising community events in her local area, supporting the local allotment association or volunteering for charities focused on mental wellbeing and the elderly.
Eve Lear / Darsavini
Darsavini is a Trustee of Globe Community Project and is currently away on a three month retreat. More information will be made available on her return!