St Werburghs Art Trail
Posted by St Werburghs - 18/04/13 7:52am - 0 Comments - news, opportunities, projects
The St Werburghs Arts Trail 2013 will be on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September.
Registrations for artists and perfomers,is available here.
Volunteers are also needed to help organise and run the trail this year, and in particular someone to take over the website (either in its current form or a new design).
Please contact Lucy at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this opportunity to get involved in a great community event.
Posted by St Werburghs - 17/01/13 1:41pm - 0 Comments - projects
St Werburghs Community Centre is hosting four Community Organisers that work within Easton, St Werburghs, St Pauls and St Phillips. You may have met them already, they are visiting people to find out what residents would like to see happen in their local area.
The Community Organisers programme will create a new home-grown movement of community organising for the 21st century, grown directly from the strengths, concerns and hopes of communities across the country.
The Community Organisers programme is delivered by Locality, the UK's leading network for community-led organisations.
The role of a community organiser is to help residents, groups, associations and businesses in their area to develop their power to act together for the common good and take action to tackle local issues which are important to them.
You can talk to them about activities that you would like to attend, any problems arising in the area, or any suggestions you may have to improve community engagement in your area. The team will be going door to door to meet everyone.
Information and contact details of the Community Organisers can be found in the "Meet the Team"
section on this website.
To find out more about the project click here.
Sita Trust Update
Posted by St Werburghs - 20/12/12 9:58am - 0 Comments - news, projects
Our Outdoor Spaces project has been developing over the last few months with the new addition of planters, benches and a pond, built by the Bristol Wood Recycling Project and funded by Arise Cabot Circus Fund as well as by donations from Airbus, KPMG and Burgess Salmon.
Part of the funding will contribute to a new security system of cameras around the car park, gardens and entrance to the building.
A large groups of volunteers from KPMG and Burgess and Salmon assisted with moving over three tons of compost, sanding and varnishing the new benches and re-planting. The planters will be used in the new year for growing vegetables as part of the Raking and Baking project.
During the spring of 2012 our railings, war memorial and brick wall were also restored and re-painted, with some areas of railing removed for greater access. This was funded by SITA Environmental Trust.
CCTV has now been installed on the outdoor grounds of St Werburghs Centre, with great thanks to Airbus for donating money towards the Outdoor Spaces project.
St Werburghs Centre always welcome volunteer help towards developing the outdoor spaces. Please get in touch if you are an individual or business looking to get involved in a team building day.
Raking & Baking
Posted by St Werburghs - 23/08/11 8:16am - 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