Local Events In The Community
15th June - Comfrey project
|The Comfrey Project are hosting an event next week to celebrate both Refugee Week and Gateshead Volunteering Month.The event is part of Refugee Week 2019 and Gateshead Volunteering Month, to celebrate the contribution of refugees and all volunteers, as well as the rich heritage found in our community. It is also an invitation for people to see the results so far of the hard work that the volunteers of The Comfrey Project have been putting in, turning the Windmill Hills site into a community garden for all to enjoy. There will be music, dance and song from the Comfrey volunteers and local musicians/performers, including modern and traditional British performances, that you can take part, too. A multicultural photo-booth, tours of the garden, fun gardening and craft activities, and games to play on the green. And of course it would not be a Comfrey event without the delicious traditional food from around the world! For any organisation out there wishing to promote their services or volunteering opportunities currently available, please do get in touch as it is possible to hold a stall, drop off information materials and email volunteering posts for us to put up on a Volunteering Board featured at Windmill Hills|
12th June - Tyneside Crowdfunding Platform Launch
You are invited to join us as we launch Tyneside Crowd , a new Crowdfunding platform where people in the Tyneside area can collaborate on creative and innovative projects to improve and celebrate the places where they live, work and study.
When/Where: 25th of June at 5pm at the Bewick Hall at the City Library, 33 New Bridge St W, NE1 8AX
Free registration: Register here
From music festivals to art installations, guerrilla gardening to pop up markets, if you have an idea to make your place even better, we want to hear from you. Projects that can show they have local support might be able to attract additional funding of up to £5,000 from Tyneside Crowd partners.
Whether this is your first time creating a project, you're a seasoned community organiser, you're from a local business who wants to get involved or you simply want to play a part in improving your place, this event will tell you everything you need to know to get involved.
Learn more about Tyneside Crowd here
23rd May - Thropton Terrace & West Jesmond Events
Thropton Terrace Allotment Association would like to invite you all to their Annual Friends and Family Plant Sale.
The event will be held Sunday 27th May 10.00 till 14.00 all undercover so whatever the weather you will be dry.
West Jesmond Allotment Association is holding its annual Open Day and Plant Sale on Saturday 26th May from 11am to 2pm.
Alongside the Plant Sale, homemade cakes, preserves & chutneys will also be available to buy.
The site can be accessed from Forsyth Road, Highbury or Cemetery Road by the Lodge and all are welcome
5th April - Deep Adaptation, Last Ditch Attempt & Restore The Soil Events
Deep Adaptation is an art exhibition + programme of talks, screenings, workshops and events exploring how current social, political, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change and the environment, taking place at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead and other venues across Newcastle and Gateshead. Across the programme, we will be having an ongoing conversations with people, exploring different ideas, responses and possible actions. This will be community-led and non-hierarchical, building on people's experiences of living and working locally. The Springboard event at the end of the programme (Friday 18th May, 5.30 - 7.30pm) will attempt to move forward some of these ideas, working towards a statement of future intent for a more sustainable, resilient, community-led and flourishing region. It would be great to have you involved in the conversation.
Details of the full programme: https://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/deep-adaptation/
Last Ditch Attempt - a mobile seed library and starting point for a seed-sharing network, which looks at models of future resilience in growing and creating seed banks. It will be exhibited in the exhibition at the gallery in Gateshead, and they will be cycling the mobile seed library (a self built cargo trike!) to various locations in Newcastle and Gateshead, including LOT in Ouseburn. Here is some more information about the work and where they will be popping up!
Guided Walk and Podcast Recital: Restore the Soil - According to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization, we may have only 60 seasons of soil left. If we don’t care for the earth – literally, the earth we can feel between our fingers – then as a global society we will collapse, and our species will die out before our grandchildren reach old age. This podcast looks at what we can do locally as well as globally, and what better ways of living we can practice if we want to restore the soil on which we depend for our food.
13th March - Greening Wingrove Update
We’ve got a bundle of Greening Wingrove activities coming up that you might find of interest now that the snow has gone. These include vertical veg growing, litter picks, orchard tree pruning, an environmental exhibition, and a day session on bird life and ecology in Nuns Moor Park.
So, hang on to the back of your jumpers and here we go ……
(1) VERTICAL VEG RETURNS!
Kerryanne has sent out the following message about the restarting of the vertical veg growing scheme which is, of course, open to everyone who might be interested –
“Hiya Vertical Veggies,
A meeting time has been set for planning Vertical Veg activities for the coming season.
We shall meet on Thursday 15th March 6:30-8pm at
CHAT, 250 Philip Street, Arthur’s Hill.
Now we don't have the funding coming from the Lottery project, activities are really going to depend on us as a community. If you would like to be involved in any of the following activities please come along so we can start making plans about how to make sure Vertical Veg continues in 2018!
1. Get Growing Launch Event
Mr Vertical Veg will deliver seed sowing sessions and seed swaps to encourage local people in the West End to grow their own food in containers. Breaking down the barriers for people new to growing by providing them with the seeds, pots and compost as well as the skills needed to get growing.
2. Vertical Veg Buddy scheme
Buddies can fulfill up to 3 roles
(a) Grow plants for the project - we supply compost and seeds
(b) Act as mentors for beginners
(c) Run Street Meet events with Mr Vertical Veg as a mentor
(2) LITTER PICKS
Katrina has arranged the next monthly litter pick for Arthur’s Hill, but she also has details of other litter picks (such as the Monday morning litter picks in Nuns Moor Park at 10.00 am) if anyone would like to contact her –
Our next monthly litter pick is Saturday March 17th meeting at the bottom of Gainsborough grove at 11am to litter pick there and then Sidney Grove.
We’re meeting at the Time Exchange in Stanton Street to pick up equipment at 10.45 am, but if you have your own please bring it along. I will also be bringing equipment to Gainsborough, so only come to Time Exchange if you are closer to it.
All welcome children must be accompanied by an adult.
Greening Wingrove Chic
Facebook: Katrina Litter or Greening Wingrove Action on Litter”
(3) ORCHARD TREE PRUNING
There is likely to be a tree pruning session in the Community Orchard at Nuns Moor Park, organised through the Friends of the Park and the Time Exchange, on Saturday 24 March. More details will be circulated when these are finalised.
(4) BIRD LIFE AND ECOLOGY IN NUNS MOOR PARK, 7 APRIL 2018
Keith Bowey, who is well a well known expert on NorthEast bird life and ecology, will be leading a WEA session in Nuns Moor Park on Saturday 7 April 2018, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Initial details are attached, but numbers are limited due to the space available at the Pavilion in the Bike Garden, so early booking is recommended.
(5) ENVIRONMENT FAYRE, 14 APRIL 2018
The Environment Agency and its partners, Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance and Naturvation, will be holding a market stall event at the Great North Museum: Hancock to showcase environmental projects, and initiatives to improve the environment in the North East, on Wednesday 14 March from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm. The market place will be in the Exhibition Hall on the 1st Floor and entrance is free.
A list of the organisations displaying their work and interests is attached, and includes Greening Wingrove. Do come along.adn if anyone would like to help on our stall, you’d be very welcome.
Greening Wingrove CIC