14 Apr

Battle Hill & Linskill Community Development Grapevine Newsletter – 14 April 2023

Big smiles in The Shed last week as volunteers helped people make their very own planters. Here’s what they had to say about it….

“Practical and friendly and enjoyable”
“Thank you. Excellent work shop”
“A chance to try something different without having to fork out lots of money on tools and materials and with the guidance of those who know what they are doing” 
“You learn as you make. Brilliant team effort and the people very helpful”

Watch out for more Shedders workshops throughout the year.


KEEP LEARNING – Coronation Flower Display
In recognising King Charles’ love of nature, Amy is back with another floristry workshop focussing on foliage and natural decorative accessories that will look great on your table!

Always popular and at a great price, make sure you secure your place now!

Coronation Flower Arranging


Join Handmade by Nature as they demonstrate how to make cold press soap, plus have a go at pouring and decorating your own!

There is a charge of £14.50 per person for this session, which is payable in advance. The cost includes tea/coffee, your hand poured soap PLUS one that the tutor made earlier.

Soap Making


KEEP LEARNING – Cross Stitch Workshop
Join Jennifer from ‘Trouvaille Stitch Kits’ for this two-hour cross stitch workshop, perfect for all levels, with no experience needed.

Learn the basics of cross stitch, tips to make stitching easier, and how to do two other types of stitches commonly used within cross stitch designs (straight stitches and French knots) while designing and creating their own personalised piece.

All materials and instructions are provided, and we will even throw in a cuppa or two!

Cross Stitch


In 1961, 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. 

There is no cost to booking is essential.

engAGE opportunities are funded for people aged 55+

Film Club


TAKE NOTICE – Art Appreciation
Last few places
Meet us at The Discovery Museum for a guided tour of the textiles store.

engAGE opportunities are funded for people aged 55+

Art Appreciation


If you have been tidying up your gardens and have any spare modules/trays and plant pots the Upcycle Gardeners would be very grateful if you could drop them off at reception please! They are also collecting large yogurt pots too.

Lucy, David, Charly and Janice
Your Community Development Team


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