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Christams Market 3rd December 2011

Posted by St Werburghs - 23/11/11 12:42PM - 0 Comments - news
Saturday, 3rd December 2011 10.30 am - 4.30 pm Community Christmas Market at St Werburghs Centre

Join us for a festive feast of all things creative - buy original arts and crafts from the best local artists and makers. We have over 30 stalls booked filled with personal, handmade and unique gifts for your family and friends.

On sale:

• Paintings, Photography, prints, stained glass & ceramics
• Handmade clothing and home accessories
• Natural, organic and fair trade skincare products
• Gift cards
• Fair-trade gifts
• Toys
• Indian and Tibetan gifts, Fused glass jewellery.

Yes, all of that and even more!

* Live performance by Rauken Dance and singing
* Cafe with homemade food and cakes
* Children activities

For more information please contact Goska on 0117 955 1351 or e-mail her on office@stwerburghs.org.uk




Community Centre helps local residents discover the value of food from pasture to plate

Posted by St Werburghs - 22/09/11 12:21PM - 0 Comments - news


Bristol residents can discover the life cycle and value of food by learning how to grow and then cook their own fruit, vegetables and herbs with a free cooking and gardening course.

The Raking and Baking project run by the St Werburghs Community Centre.

Goska Ong, St Werburghs Centre manager, says: “The project is a great way for the people of Bristol to learn more about the origin of their food and some important life skills. Growing your own fresh vegetables and fruit is relatively simple and cheap, and learning how to make the most of this healthy food is obviously a big benefit.”

At the gardening sessions people learn how to manage a small garden using permaculture principles. The workshops include sessions on container growing, composting, sowing seeds, companion planting and harvesting. As well as gardening for food production there are also culinary and medicinal herb gardens.

The cooking sessions will focus on how to cook fresh, healthy and well-balanced meals and how to use the surplus of crops to last all year by making chutneys, cordials and jams. We will also run sessions on international cuisine which will include Italian, West Indian, Japanese, Somali and varied Asian cuisine.

“The best thing is that this isn’t something you need lots of specialist equipment for necessarily”, continues Goska. “People can learn the basics then take away what they’ve learned and do it at home. You don’t even need a garden; a window box can be used to grow fresh herbs.”

Raking and Baking is part of the St Werburghs Community Centre Outdoor Spaces project. The project aims to transform the area around the Centre into a garden for anyone in the community and further afield to use and enjoy. The project had a kick-start thanks to Stokes Croft-based Teleperformance raising money to build benches and flowerbeds for the front garden.

However, we are eager to find more sponsors and volunteers to help us with various elements of the Outdoor Spaces project such as a sensory garden and secure bike parking. If you would find this interesting or have any questions please get in touch. Contact: Goska Ong, Centre Manager at St Werburghs Community Centre on 0117 955 1351 or e-mail office@stwerburghs.org.uk

For more information please contact Goska Ong on 0117 955 1351 or office@stwerburghs.org.uk.

A full list of term dates and course topics are available on the projects page of the St Werburghs Centre website http://www.stwerburghs.org.uk/projects.php



St Werburghs Centre Launch Affordable Film Screenings

Posted by St Werburghs - 22/09/11 12:09PM - 0 Comments - news
St Weburghs Centre, serving the communities of East Bristol since the 1970's is established as the longest running Community Centre in Bristol. One reason for the long-term sustainability has been the close relationship the Centre has to its visitors and service users.
St Werburghs Centre recently compiled a visitors survey and we have listened to our visitors requests for film screenings that are affordable, and diverse. We are pleased to announce that at St Werburghs Centre we have scheduled some brilliant evenings, starting at the end of September and hopefully continuing through to Spring 2012, supported by Africa Eye, Encounters and Cineme. With future contributions from Unchosen. All involved are locally-based organisations recognised for their outstanding support for aspiring film makers. St Werburghs Centre are grateful for this support and look forward to the fantastic treats in store.
The film screenings are not-for-profit, and all ticket sales are at subsidised rates. All sales generated cover the cost of administration hours.

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Friday 30th September:
Africa Eye will be hosting "Mbira Mbira Spirit of the People" with an introduction from director Simon Bright

Songs in Zimbabwean are a beautiful way to give social messages. The history of Zimbabwe's War of Independence and subsequent development is told by some of the country's best musicians from farmer’s choirs to popular stars.

[Africa Eye are screening films in conjunction with their film festival which will be taking place at the Watershed on 28th-30th November
African films from an African perspective:
Afrika Eye Film Festival showcases films that tell stories told by African and diaspora voices. Bringing together local African and Afro-Caribbean communities with international figures in film, music, and dance, Africa Eye aims to offer an insight into African culture both on and beyond the screen.]http://afrikaeye2010.blogspot.com

Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Tickets cost £2.00 on the door
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
*We recommend over 16's due to content (parental discretion)
Bar and refreshments open all evening
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Friday 7th October
Encounters Film Festival
Encounters will be screening “Family Friendly” short films as part of their touring program, in association with the Encounters film festival, taking place at the Watershed on 16th-20th November
Encounters 2011 Trailer, Dir A Production, UK, 2011

Graffitiger: Dir Libor Pixa, Czech Republic, 2010
Grafittiger is a witty and a slighty melancholic story of a lonely grafitti-tiger, whose home-place are the walls and facades of Prague buildings
Training Day, Sam Hoare, UK, 2011
Johnny is a young boy training with his grandfather for the biggest competition in the sleepy seaside town that they live in.
Tooth Fairy Affair
Dir Izabela Melamed, Bulgaria 2011
In a plot to scam the tooth fairy, a mischievous boy gets both more and less than he bargained for.
Grand Prix
Dir: Marc iba & Anna Solanes, Spain 2011
Clodles sky. Vehicles on the grid. Bias, Ivan and Hector take their places. This is about to start! Ready, steady...
Hop the Twig
Dir: Kyle Rideout, Canada, 2010
When little Audrey's potted plant dies, the tot's deepest fears take over her widly growing imagination. Classic animation meets a classically told childs fable.
Das Haus (the House)
Dir:David Buob, Germany, 2011
The dream of the little girl is to care for her grandmother, but hthe aunt and the mother do not let her do so.
Angelinho
Dir: Maryna Schchipak, Germany, 201
Angelinho is a cautious Guardian Angel...His best efforts only make thethrill-happy cyclist, for whom he is responsible, more and more adventurous.
Flight at the Museum
Dir Demitri Delinikolas, Greece 2010,
A Shadow Theater Figure flies inside the Museum of Greek Civilization, and teases the night guard with the help of other exhibits.
Maiy Listonosz (Little Postman)
Dir: Dorota Kobeila, Poland, 2011
Little Postman set to Chopins Revolutionary Etude is the world's first painting animation in 3D telling a touching story setin World War II.
The Girl with the World in her Hair.
Dir: Debbie Howard Cohen, United Kingdom, 2011
Using real footage and animation, this is a charming tale of a young girl and her efforts to feel good about her exceptional crowning glory.
Nokia “Dot”
Dir: Sumo Science, United Kingdom. 2010
Dot is a tiny 9mm girl who wakes up in a magical, magnified world to discover her surroundings are caving in around her...
Das Tub
Dir James Cunningham, New Zealand, 2010
Lost in the frozen depths of the Atlantic a German U-boat crew find themselves on a colliion course with objects stranger than they can fathom.

[Encounters Bristol International Film Festival is the umbrella festival for Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters which together presents one of the world's best-known showcases and meeting points for new and established international short film and animation talent.]

http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/
Tickets £2.00 on the door
Suitable for all audiences
Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
All ages welcome (under 16s must be supervised by a responsible adult)
Bar and refreshments open all evening



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Friday 28th October
Africa Eye presents a program of three short films

ONE EVENING IN JULY (Tunisia) /As an elderly beautician prepares a bride
for her wedding, the young woman realises she doesn't want to get married. /

UNO'S WORLD (Namibia) /A glamorous schoolgirl finds out her boyfriend
is a diamond smuggler. But she is already pregnant. /

HANGTIME (Nigeria) /A poor basketball player will do almost anything to
get hold of a pair of trainers to make the team. /

Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Tickets cost £2.00 on the door
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
*We recommend over 16's due to content (parental discretion)
Bar and refreshments open all evening
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Friday 4th November: Tony Video

Tony will be showing footage in relation to global rights issues in particular focusing on regime changes in Iran, Q&A/debate after and Tony will be introducing the film and talking about how it was made, and the dangers cameramen experience whilst capturing such harrowing footage.
Strictly over 18s only.
Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Tickets price TBC on the door
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351

Bar and refreshments open all evening


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Friday 11th November

"CineMe 8" - Short Film Showcase.

CineMe presents a 2 hour showcase of short films made by independent filmmakers.

The night will include screening animations, documentaries, drama and music videos, with some of the filmmakers introducing their work.

There will also be a discussion and presentation of the new CineMe website, which will allow users to upload their films and interact with other creatives and like-minded people.


Tickets can be purchased on the night for £5.00, or can be bought in advance at http://cineme8.eventbrite.com

For more information on CineMe Films please visit our website at www.cinemefilms.com

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.


Tickets £5.00 on the door
Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
*We recommend over 16's due to content (parental discretion)
Bar and refreshments open all evening
Cineme: http://www.facebook.com/groups/26484548311

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Friday 18th November
Africa Eye presents:

A CLOSE UP ON BINTOU (Burkina Faso) /Bintou sets up a small business to
earn school fees for her daughter. Her husband tries to stop her, but
Bintou is determined. /

RICHES (Zimbabwe) /A teacher leaves apartheid South Africa for rural
Zimbabwe. But she finds it's not so easy to fit into the peaceful life
she's chosen. /

RAYA (South Africa) /A young woman drug dealer leaves prison with her
baby. How will she fit back into society? /

Tickets £2.00 on the door
Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
*We recommend over 16's due to content (parental discretion)
Bar and refreshments open all evening

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Friday 25th November
Encounters presents: "The Children's Jury"
details tbc

Tickets £2.00 on the door
Doors open at 6:30pm and film starts at 7;30pm
Reserve tickets by emailing Jenna: jenna@stwerburghs.org.uk or calling 0117 955 1351
All ages welcome (under 16s must be supervised)
Bar and refreshments open all evening



Raking & Baking

Posted by St Werburghs - 23/08/11 08:16AM - 0 Comments - news, projects
We are now fully booked for our Raking and Baking course which is under-way. If you applied but were not successful this time around, we have added you to our waiting list. You may be contacted if somebody drops out of the course.

It is 1 day a week – Tuesdays, 10 am to 3 pm (excluding school holidays) and the exact dates are listed below.

Places are limited so please contact us soon for the enrolment form.

Autumn Season – 7 weeks, 6th of September – 18th of October
Winter Season – 7 weeks, 1st of November – 13th of December
Winter break – 9 weeks
Early Spring Season – 6 weeks, 21st of February – 27th of March
Spring Season – 7 weeks, 17th of April – 29th of May
Summer Season – 6 weeks, 12th of June – 17th of July 2011

At the gardening sessions you will learn how to manage a small garden and how to plan it using permaculture principles. The workshops will include sessions on container growing, composting, sowing seeds, companion planting and harvesting. As well as gardening for food production we will create a culinary and medicinal herb garden.

The cooking sessions will focus on how to cook fresh, healthy and well-balanced meals and how to use the surplus of crops to last all year by making chutneys, cordials and jams. We will also run sessions on international cuisine which will include Italian, West Indian, Japanese, Somali and varied Asian cuisine.

For more information please contact me on 0117 955 1351 or e-mail Mail me!

Topics which will be covered in the first two terms:

Gardening sessions for Autumn Term
 Build a raised bed and low plastic cover for winter protection
 Composting, worm farms, plant feed/fertiliser, compos teas/bio brews
 Winter salad sowings and harvesting (throughout autumn and winter terms)
 Winter vegetable growing (several sessions throughout both terms including autumn onion sets, planting garlic and sowing winter beans)
 Green manures and mulches
 Harvesting and storing herbs for cooking and home remedies
 Protection for over-wintering vegetables
Wildlife needs in the winter garden

Cooking sessions for Autumn Term:
 Jam and cordial making
 Chutneys and preserves
 Apple pressing and pasteurising
 Harvest food celebrations for Autumn Equinox
 Bottling vegetables and using unripe produce
 Home baking- sweet treats for colder months
 Pumpkin carving, Hallowe’en and Samhain celebration food
 Traditional Diwali celebration foods

Gardening sessions for Winter Term:
 Seed ordering and storage
 Sprouting and indoor windowsill gardening
 Soft fruit and fruit trees- planting, pruning and training (several sessions)
 Tool maintenance and greenhouse and garden preparation for Spring
 Vegetable planting forcing for early crops
 Compost and soil care in cold months
 Permaculture Principles for planning your own garden

Cooking sessions for Winter Term:
 Mexican food and Day of the Dead treats
 Traditional Eid celebration food
 Home remedies, food for winter health
 Winter soups and stews
 Bread and savoury baking
 Traditional Hanukkah celebration food
 Traditional Christmas/winter solstice party celebration food from around the world


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Werbuzz Community Garden Project

Our new exciting project is all about creating a buzz in the Centre, and outside!

We would like to transform our car park into a community garden, play and event space for everyone!

Imagine lush greenery, kids interacting and learning about plants and bugs, and some lovely seating in the sun!

 

Have you got any ideas or comments? Please get in touch and share them with us! Mike and Elise, architects at Nash Partnership are helping us with some designs. 

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St Werburghs Centre is recruiting volunteers to help us with various and exciting projects – Picnic in the Park, film-making, bike repair project, photography & writing community newsletter, photography & co-ordination for new Community Centre's website, organising workshops and events and general administration, reception or care-taking tasks.

The Management Committee and Staff of the St Werburghs Centre are fully committed to the recruitment and support of volunteers within our organisation.
We hold the belief that volunteers can provide a variety of skills and experience that would not otherwise be available. We also recognise that volunteers require satisfying work and personal development and will seek to help our volunteers to meet these needs.
To find out more please download our Volunteer Policy.

If you would like to get involved and make a difference in your community please contact Goska Ong on 0117 955 1351 or e-mail director@stwerburghs.org.uk
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