Posts from 2016-03-07

Crafty Ideas: looking forward

We have lots of exciting new ventures coming up on Pass it on Skills in the first half of this year and we are coming up to our half birthday (which we should celebrate but Im not sure how! watch this space).

 

I have applied for our second Small Sparks grant (Whitley Bay Big Local) with the hope of being able to fund some of the one off events for example, a craft workshop in association with the BBC Get Creative events on 2nd April, Whitley Bay Carnival on 28th May and I'd love to mark the World Wide Knitting in Public day which is 18th June 2016. There is also least I forget World Book Night as well on the 23rd April.

 

In the next two weeks we have three new events Origami, (March 12th at Olives) Walk and Talk (March 20th) and Make up workshops (March 19th Birth and Baby centre). It has been fantastic being able to facilitate abd support these new ideas. Particularly meaningful to me is being able to coordinate a jewellery workshop (May 21st at Papercuts)  as the materials for this session have kindly been donated to the group by a member whose mother prior to her death had enjoyed practicing the skill of making jewellery. I am hoping that people will make a donation towards this event which we can then give to the Oncology Unit at North Tyneside General Hospital. 

 

We also launched our website which we couldn't have done without Jymn's tireless dedication - thank you Jymn and got our first press release published in The Whitley Bay Guardian. 

 

All in all its been an incredibly busy and exhilarating few weeks. 

 

Thank you to everyone for making Skills a success

 

Jo

 

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