Body & Soul is founded and launches in its first home: The Royal Homoeopathic Hospital.
Body & Soul partners The Body Shop in launching pin badges throughout the UK stores. The profile of the organisation and of HIV in the UK is raised significantly with a presence in a mainstream national retailer.
Launch of ‘Spirit of Youth’ – the first ever film made by young people living with and affected by HIV in the UK. Aiming to challenge stigma and reach out to young people living in isolation, ‘Spirit of Youth’ highlights the importance of peer support and is accompanied by an activity book for use in schools and youth groups.
‘Still I Rise’, a three-day series of concerts is held at the Jazz Café in aid of Body & Soul featuring a diverse selection of artists including Courtney Pine, Terry Callier and Juliet Roberts.
‘Spirit’ event for young people is hosted by Body & Soul at Café de Paris.
Teen Spirit hosts ‘Do the Right Thing’, a seminar on disclosure to children and young people living with HIV, facilitated by young people, psychologists and HIV experts, it was attended by over 100 healthcare professionals. Logo designed by Jamie Hewlett.
Body & Soul launches ‘BaSe Aware’, a group for 10-12 year olds who are aware of how they or a family member are affected by HIV. This group is the first of its kind in the UK.
The Young Vic and Body & Soul host a gala performance of Hamlet. It was attended by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, Hugh Laurie, Jude Law and Joseph Fiennes.
Annmarie Byrne, Trustee of Body & Soul awarded the Golden Jubilee Unsung Hero Award.
Cherie Blair hosts a reception at 10 Downing Street in honour and recognition of the work of Body & Soul.
After 3 years of searching, Body & Soul secures a beautiful new home at Rosebery Avenue, the challenge was now to raise the funds to refit and refurbish the building.
Body & Soul launches ‘a smile is a gift’ campaign, aimed at combating the stigma surrounding people living with and affected by HIV. The campaign includes a viral ad, a text donation number, endorsement of a series of high profile celebrities and ‘The Big Smile’ day in Trafalgar Square.
In partnership with creative agency Quiet Storm, Body & Soul releases a viral ad aimed at dispelling myths around how HIV is transmitted.
The culmination of the ‘smile is a gift’ campaign was the star-studded concert at Camden’s KOKO, headlined by Scissor Sisters and hosted by Ben Elton.
Scissor Sisters take to the stage at KOKO
After much determination and dedication, Body & Soul moves into its newly renovated, purpose-built home in Rosebery Avenue. Dame Anita Roddick opens our new home with energy, love and words of wisdom.
Patron Dame Anita Roddick dies, this huge loss continues to be felt by everyone at Body & Soul. Anita was a bright light, truly turning lives around, her spirit lives on in all those whose lives were touched by her.
Body & Soul and Orange Rockcorp join forces, raising awareness of volunteering, as well as HIV and young people.
Body & Soul wins MTV Staying Alive Award for extraordinary achievement in HIV prevention.
Body & Soul transforms the building into an interactive experience for all guests, showcasing the amazing work that is carried out week in week out. Laura White (X Factor) blessed us with her beautiful voice as an extra treat.
A 16 week leadership programme is launched, further investing in our volunteers, the people that make what we do possible.
Sony Singstar and Body & Soul bring Take That to the stage.
Body & Soul launch an exciting pilot project with St George’s Hospital NHS Trust. The aim is to support young adult patients who are not accessing peer support to engage with mentors within clinic and ultimately begin to think about making positive changes in their lives as a result of the intervention.
Teen Spirit and Bold Creative launch 3 graphic novels, focussing on medication, relationships and peer support.
Body & Soul celebrates all things creative in an evening of music, poetry, film and photography.
Body & Soul hosts ‘VoiceStorm’ at the Roundhouse, Camden. Headlined by Patron, Annie Lennox, and featuring performances from Melanie C, Alice Russell, The Ting Tings and Lauren Pritchard, and appearances by Edith Bowman, Dame Kelly Holmes and Kelly Osbourne.
Body & Soul wins the prestigious ‘GSK Impact Award’ in recognition of excellence in our work and commitment to improving the quality of human life and making a real difference to the health of the community
Body & Soul launches ‘Life in my Shoes’, aimed at 14-21 year olds, it is the first youth-led UK campaign aimed at tackling the stigma that surrounds HIV in the UK.
On World AIDS Day 2011 Body & Soul hosted an event at City Hall to launch the centrepiece to the Life in my Shoes campaign - the film Undefeated. As well as screening the trailer, speakers included Body & Soul patron Annie Lennox, Health and Youth Opportunities Advisor to the Mayor Pam Chesters, Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes and Life in my Shoes Creative Director Tudor Payne.
Body & Soul's Director Emma Colyer is awarded an MBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours list for her services to people living with HIV
Body & Soul attends the International AIDS Conference 2012 in Washington, DC with a group of Life in my Shoes ambassadors, to promote the organisation, the Life in my Shoes campaign and the central film "Undefeated" at its booth in the global village
Body & Soul premieres its first short film, Undefeated, on the 16th birthday of the organisation at the Curzon in Mayfair.
In May 2013, Body & Soul lost an active member, committed volunteer, trusted mentor, friend and trustee. Since first coming to the BaSe group at the age of 10, M illuminated Body & Soul.
Everyone at Body & Soul leaves an impression but M’s light shone into every corner. He spoke up for Body & Soul publicly with an insight and perception rarely seen in someone of his age. His impact on everyone who met him was profound, but his impact on Body & Soul was as powerful. He has left a genuine and lasting impression on Body & Soul. In June 2013 The Lembassy Apprenticeship was established in his memory and the first apprentice embarked on the year-long scheme which builds on M’s legacy of resilience, talent and drive. The spoken word piece below was written in memory of M and in celebration of his life.
Remembering M : Spoken Word Download