Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 40 April 2004

Burngreave Celebrates Learning

Adult Learners’ Week: Saturday 15th–22nd May

Festival of Learning – Saturday 15th May


Inside and outside the Furnival on Verdon Street

Children’s workshops at the Cornerstone Centre and at St James’ Church, making musical instruments and carnival decorations.

“Music snakes” with live bands will act as walking buses from the two centres to Verdon Street. Families can join in the fun along the way.

Route 1: St James’ Church > Abbeyfield Road > Burngreave Road > Christchurch Road > Nottingham Street > Rock Street > Verdon Street.

Route 2: Cornerstone Centre > Sedan Street > Lyons Road > Ellesmere Road > Thorpe Road > Bressingham Road > Burngreave Road > Brunswick Road > Spital Street > Verdon Street.

From 11am
At Verdon Street there will be live music playing, food, sports activities for all the family and craft stalls.

Try some of the free workshops and taster sessions in crafts, singing, local history, aromatherapy, creative writing and making an art installation.

You can also pick up your copy of the Burngreave Learner with all the learning opportunities for the summer and autumn inside.

For more information contact BCLC on 279 4960.


Down.Courses, workshops and taster sessions


Courses, workshops and taster sessions

Textiles Workshops
Tuesday 18th May 1–3pm:
Dip Dying and Applique
Thursday 20th May 1–3pm:
Dip Dying and Batik
At St James’, Scott Road.
Call 245 9684 for details.

Craft Skills Exchange
Monday 17th May knitting crochet and craft with candles and cans.

Silver Surfers’ Day
Friday 21st May,10am–12.30pm or 1.30–4pm. IT software advice for the over 50s. Also, share hand and machine patch working skills.
Recycling Matters, 127 Spital Hill.
275 8985 for details.

Introduction To Urban Permaculture Design
Friday 14th May 6–9pm,
Saturday 15th May 9am–4pm,
Sunday 16th May 10.30am–2pm
The course is free and will include discussions, videos, group work and practical outdoor sessions.
Contact Saleema on 275 8985.

Community Sports Leadership Award Taster
Thursday 20th May 6.30–8.30pm
At Verdon Recreation Centre
Everyone aged 16+ and interested in sports leadership welcome. No experience necessary. Free.
Contact Katy on 0790 993 6381.


At Firth Park Community Arts College

Taster sessions
15th–22nd May
Printmaking, batik, computers, health, fitness, hair, beauty, henna and nail art.

Family Learning Day
Saturday 22nd May
A day with taster sessions: arts and crafts, literacy, numeracy, languages, digital photography, henna painting, computers and woodwork.

Call Zaidah Ahmed on 257 6238.

At St Catherine’s and Firs Hill Schools

Helping your child with Maths
Monday 17th–Thursday 20th May 6.00–7.30pm

Firs Hill Arts Tasters
Monday 17th May 9.15am–11.15am
and 12.45–2.45pm

Firs Hill K’nex Challenge
Tuesday 18th May 12–2pm
Parents and children can have a go at building a tower learning engineering skills.

St Catherine’s Play workshop
Wednesday 19th May 9.15–11.15am
Find out how playing with your child can help with routines, expressing themselves and do better at school.

Firs Hill Balance of Good Health
Friday 21st May 12.30–2.45pm
Plan a healthy meal on a budget with Saduf Khan from SureStart.

Firs Hill school Women’s Day Celebration
Sunday 23rd May 11.00am–3.00pm
Activities will include Arabic dancing, aromatherapy and herbalism, massage, healthy foods from different cultures, nail art, facials, hair braiding and a fashion show. Open to women learners from Byron Wood, Pye Bank, Fir Vale and Parkwood High schools.

For more information contact Rashida Hassanali on 0777 358 3699.

Creative Images workshop– Trees
Saturday 22nd May 10am–4pm
Abbeyfield Stables Project.
Guided walk with expert tuition from local artists in photography and painting. Materials and lunch provided, bring your own camera if you can. Cost: £5 returnable deposit unwaged/£10 waged.
Contact: 244 0353.

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