Welcome to Bayanihan With Love,
Thank you so much for all you have done to keep everyone healthy and safe during the pandemic. We know you have been working really hard and some of you are very far from home and family. We are sending you these videos as a thank you for everything you are doing. We hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment below.
New Earth Theatre
Araw Gabi (Day and Night) sung by the Michael Macalintal, written by Ryan Cayabyab
Michael Macalintal started his theatre career in the original Dutch production of MISS SAIGON. He was then seen in WICKED, MAMMA MIA!, CATS, JOSEPH, EVITA and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER before moving to the UK to do the revival of MISS SAIGON. Apart from performing, he also works as a freelance chef.
#FilipinoFood4NHS was started in April 2020 in the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic by Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Filipino Food UK to give homesick Filipino NHS staff a taste of home.
New Earth Theatre has been working with Filipino artists in the UK to create these videos to accompany the care packages made by Filipino Food UK and sent out by Kanlungan as part of #FilipinoFood4NHS. To read more about the project, please go here.
Do you need advice about looking out after your mental health during this pandemic? Kanlungan offers Free Mental Health Services for Health and Social Care Workers. Please email them at [email protected]. You can also DM them at their social media handles: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Services offered: Group counselling, Individual counselling, Webinars specific to your concerns. If you or someone you know might benefit from their mental health services, please pass on this to them too. Salamat. Let us continue to look after each other.
Since 1994, Kanlungan has been a leading charity serving the Filipino community in the UK. Out of their base in Hackney, in East London, they deliver educational and professional skills training, advice on employment, housing, and social rights, cultural programmes, mental health support, as well as campaigns for migrants’ rights across the UK. Their twelve member organisations include self-help groups for domestic workers, vulnerable women, and migrants with limited immigration status, a housing association, occupational groups, and faith groups. As an organisation deeply embedded in the Filipino migrant community in the UK, Kanlungan is uniquely positioned to carry out this work, thanks to years of building trust and confidence with its users. They are often one of the only safe spaces for the most vulnerable members of the Filipino community, such as undocumented migrants and survivors of modern-day slavery, to turn to for guidance, support, and community.
To learn more about Kanlungan and their programmes please visit www.kanlungan.org.uk.
To find out more about New Earth Theatre, please visit our About page.