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Your February Update

Before Christmas is forgotten and Easter is upon us thought we’d have a catch up….

2012 saw the end of another brilliant fun packed year for us, here are a few of the things we got up to:

THE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF THE TRAILER! Someone pinched our trailer but fortunately, after some a reward was offered, we managed to retrieve it. We decided to give it a makeover in celebration of its return, and hopefully to deter any light-fingered culprits in the future. The trailer is now a lovely shade of pink; if you see us out and about, give us a wave.


Trip to Salts Mill.


Sunday 9th December: hoping to find a bit of artistic inspiration a bus load of us set of to Salts Mill, at Saltaire near Bradford. I think we were all initially impressed with the size and grandeur of the building, which was trimmed with Christmas decorations, we were even treated when a Bradford choir sang carols for us.








Christmas Sing For Your Supper.


This get together was thought of a bit last minute, so not all of the songs on our play list were exactly what we expected, some of them were quite fast and some played a lot slower, but we upped our volume to drown out the imperfections. Pie and peas was a welcome reward for singing ourselves hoarse.




Let’s Party its Christmas! With guest star Mr. Blobby! Everyone enjoyed themselves at the party, I know Mr.

Blobby did (think he got drunk). The raffle was extremely

successful, thanks to David W. who managed to sell £112 worth of tickets, this will help fund more outings in the future. Looks like a job for life there, David. Well done to all our students who received certificates and trophies, and many, many thanks to the staff team and volunteers for all their hard work throughout the year. We couldn’t do all this without them.

Panto vs Cinema.

It was Jack and the Beanstalk at Burnley Mechanics vs Tintin at the Ace Centre in Nelson.

Both groups had a great time, we just escaped getting soaked at the Panto as we were at the back and we gave Tintin a standing ovation. The Muppets are on in June, so watch this space!



News After a slow start the Kitchen Club has galloped off and become a roaring success, so much so we have now had to start a class on Tuesdays as well currently running from 10am till 2pm. Once word got around how much fun it was attendance figures doubled. The time for both kitchen clubs may be altering shortly to accommodate growth in other classes, advance notice will be given of this as and when it happens.



Grand opening of Bikingham Palace.

The Bike club has been squashed into their small workshop and with more students wanting to attend plus bikes, plus tools, space was getting to be a problem, so we hope we’ve found the answer. Getting the caravan on site was a bit tricky but it was delivered, towed in and sited in its spot. We spent the next couple of weeks stripping it out, much to everyone’s disgust; they wanted it to stay a caravan. But once the work benches were in place and the tools moved in, it quickly began to look like a workshop.


Friday 25th January saw the opening of the Upcycle Bike Club’s new premises. It was Mel’s birthday, so she became our celebrity guest presiding over the ceremony, we had a bottle of (bubbly) wine to launch it and Mel cut the ribbon on the entrance.



FOOT-TAPPERS CLUB. Our new dance club had its first session this week. New tutor Jo took us through our paces with a chance to learn some new steps and practise some old ones. We did some line dancing, a bit of Salsa and dosey-doed through a Barn dance. Join in or sit and dance for gentle exercise to music. It’s happening every Thursday 6-7.30pm. £3 per session.


2013… so what does it hold? Well there’s plenty to look forward to: A new portacabin, Wood furniture restoration, a film club. Watch this space……

STRANGE SIGHTING….. A strange creature was photographed lurking around the gardens, does anyone recognise it???




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