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Jubilee celebration at the Rainbow



Many thanks to Barnet homes who are supporting this event.

For more info 020 8441 9837 or

SWITCH at Douglas Bader Park Community Neighbourhood Day


On the 24th of march SWITCH visited Douglas Bader Park, it was a special event put on by the local housing association. The weather was perfect, as you can see in the photo above, and there was a huge turn out.

There was a BBQ, face painting and rolling base turned up with their mobile music studio.

It seems nobody wanted to miss out, so even the Mayor of Barnet joined us.

It was a great to get over to the other side of the borough and well be back there, details soon, but I’m glad to report we’ll be setting up at our home the Rainbow this Saturday. The park will be open between 2-4 pm. See you there!

First SWITCH session + Arc event


Saturday’s event was a roaring success, we’re not sure when the Rainbow was last so busy! There was a constant stream of people coming along to enjoy free coffee and take a look around the centre.

The cafe, as ever, was open and keeping the food coming. Ben’s homemade French onion soup which is served with red Leicester crouton was exceptionally popular. If you missed out don’t worry Ben is planing a chicken and crispy bacon salad for next Saturday.

The cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am till 4pm, pop in and try our fab Coffee.

But that wasn’t it with the Somali Family support group here in the morning and then the Albanian school in the afternoon there wasn’t a quiet moment.

Below is a picture of some of the girls from the Somali families group putting up their plans for the redesign of the ladies toilet.


And it doesn’t stop there! We also ran our first SkatePark session of the season. There was loads of people down between 2-4 and the level of riding ability has moved on since last year. If you are interested in joining us there is more information here