Bath Bomb Science Workshop

Bath Bomb Science Workshop with Fiona from Fun Fizz is coming to Garvagh Community Building on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 2pm to 4pm for children aged 8+.
Discover why bath bombs fizz with fun science experiments.
Design your own unique bath bomb
Wrap up your creations to take home as a gift for family or friends.
The cost of the workshop is £4 per child – booking essential. For further details or to book a place contact Claire on 02829557325, pm via facebook or email administrator@gadda.co.uk.

Martina Mullan – Make up Workshop

The Make Up Workshop is returning to the Garvagh Community Building(GADDA centre) on Saturday 30th September – starting at 11am until 2pm – investment £20….This is a very relaxed morning/afternoon where you can take along your own make up and learn some tricks of the make up world……come along and see how to perfect a natural make up look (the less is more look…without the massive eyebrow trend) and then how to apply a night time/smokey look which will have you all ready for the Christmas party scene!! 🎄🎄Booking is essential as numbers per workshop are limited – so please get in touch via Facebook or ring/text Martina on 07845342029!!!💄💄

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama will be recommencing tomorrow
Saturday 16th September 2017
9am to 1pm
Speech and Drama is held on Saturday mornings and the children are taught in small groups. Children will have the opportunity to work towards exams and participate in local festivals. For further details please contact Rita McVeigh on 02870832061

Garvagh People’s Forest – Beginners Walking Group

Thank you to everyone who turned up to the Beginners’ Walking Group information meeting yesterday – it was lovely to meet you all.
With the support of Garvagh Community Walking Group, the Beginners Walking Group will commence on Thursday 21st September 2017 at 9.30am meeting in Garvagh Community Building and will make our way to Garvagh Forest where over the Autumn we will walk on different trails around the forest. Walks will be suitable for all those wishing to begin gentle walking and will finish with refreshments at the end of each walk back in Garvagh Community Building. Everyone Welcome. For further information contact Claire Millar or Karin Eyben on 02829557325 Big Lottery Fund NI #garvaghpeoplesforest.

Garvagh Young Farmer’s Club

First meeting of Garvagh YFC will take place on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 8pm in Garvagh Community Building (GADDA).

Get in touch with Garvagh YFC for more details

Facebook – @garvaghyoungfarmers

Telephone – 07512024916

Garvagh People’s Forest Project – Beginners Walking Group

A Beginners Forest Walking Group is starting up this autumn organised by Garvagh Community Walking Group and Garvagh People’s Forest Project. Come along on Thursday 14th September @10.00 am to hear more and do contact Claire or Karin if you would like more information. Tel: 07966 202184 or administrator@gadda.co.uk.

 

Making Local Woods Work – Networking Event

Sat 23 September 2017
10:30 – 16:30 BST

Location
Garvagh People’s Forest
6 Forest Road
Garvagh, County Londonderry BT51 5EF

Description
Making Local Woods Work – Networking Event
Everybody involved in community woods is warmly invited to join us for a unique opportunity to connect and learn with other people and woodland projects. This event is open to anyone running or setting up a woodland social enterprise.
The event is set in the inspiring location of Garvagh People’s Forest – providing an opportunity for tailored, in-depth conversation on the topics most important to you.
Topics discussed would include:
* Guided tour of Garvagh People’s Forest
* Relationships with land owners and managing agents
* Woodland social enterprises – business models and community structures
* Well-being programmes in a woodland setting
* Woodland conservation and protection
* Community and member engagement
Format: The event will take place mostly outdoors around a fire. There will be a shared lunch and a chance to walk, talk and listen. This is networking event for woodland projects, rather than a family fun day. However there will be some child friendly activities (such as a treasure hunt and making dens) supervised by experienced volunteers. Please wear waterproof coats and shoes for damp ground. If it rains hard, we will move undercover.
Access: There is a car park 200 meters from the meeting, and a road that come within 100 meters. Wide, rough paths are suitable for buggies but not wheelchairs (sorry).
The draft Programme is as follows:
10.00 Arrival, registration and refreshments at Garvagh Development Trust, 85 Main Street BT51 5AB.
10.30 Welcome and introductions. Who is here? What experience do we bring? What do we want from today?
11.00 Guided tour of Garvagh People’s Forest exploring the site and its activities.
12.00 Other stories: From Down to Earth’s woodland and green burial site, Cloughmills Incredible Edible and more. Questions, answers and discussion of key themes. Facilitated by Gill McNeill / James Orr from Down to Earth. Or treasure hunt activity.
12.45 Hot lunch.
13.45 Workshop: Practical story telling. Facilitated by Karin from Garvagh Development Trust. Or making dens in the beechwood.
14.45 Workshop: Behind the scenes of woodland social enterprise: Examples of ownership, management, membership, community engagement and models of income generation. Or making dens in the beechwood.
16.00 Tea and cake. What have we made or found today? What have we gained from the event? What do we want more of?
Plus information on Making Local Woods Work national conference, 20-21 October in Cumbernauld, Scotland – and other announcements.
16.30 Depart
For more information:
* on the event, contact event organiser and facilitator, Jo Bird jo@cbc.coop 07970075704
* on Making Local Woods Work programme, contact Megan.McFarlane@plunkett.co.uk 01993 810730 or Norman.Dandy@plunkett.co.uk

Booking your place: If you would like to attend this event, please book your place through www.garvagh.eventbrite.co.uk . Booking before Monday 18 September makes sure your food and other needs will be met. Overnight accomodation is available separately at gortinglen.co.uk
Thank you: This event is free because it is supported by Making Local Woods Work: a BIG Lottery fund project led by the Plunkett Foundation. The event also celebrates the European Day of Sustainable Communities http://www.ecolise.eu/?page_id=1252 .

The Brickx Club North Coast

Due to the success of the summer scheme we are delighted to announce that The Brickx Club North Coast will be back again in September for a term time weekly club commencing on Saturday 16th September 2017 and running weekly to Saturday 14th October 2017 from 10am to 11am. The class is for children aged 5 to 11 and the cost for the five weeks is £20 per child.
If you are interested in booking a place please contact Claire on 028 2955 7325, email administrator@gadda.co.uk or PM via facebook – Booking is essential as places limited .

CHRISTMAS THEMED JUMPING CLAY WORKSHOP

Children aged 5+
Saturday 16TH December 2017
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £4 per child

Come along and discover the wonderful creative world of Jumping Clay where anything is possible. Jumping Clay is created from a polymer base; scented with jasmine it’s completely non-toxic, and if left in the open air will dry naturally without the need for baking in an oven.
Booking Essential

10TH ANNUAL GARVAGH CRAFT FAIR

Friday 26th November 2016
7pm to 9pm
Admission £3.00 to incl seasonal refreshments
With Christmas on the horizon, a craft fair in Garvagh will present an opportunity to see and buy some unique gifts.
The Garvagh Craft Fair organised by Garvagh and District Development Association and now in its 10th year will build on the success of previous years having over 25 stalls exhibiting many eye catching and creative crafts.
Visitors to the fair will be spoilt for choice for delightful presents such as felt, beaded, glass and resin jewellery, scented and decorative candles, Christmas crafts, floral art, ceramics, willow crafts, glass, handmade cards, photography, wood crafts, jams and chutneys, and various others. The Hampsey Harp School will provide the background music.. If you are interested in booking a stall please contact Claire on 02829557325

 

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN JUMPING CLAY WORKSHOP

Children aged 5+
Saturday 21st October 2017
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £4 per child

Come along and discover the wonderful creative world of Jumping Clay where anything is possible. Jumping Clay is created from a polymer base; scented with jasmine it’s completely non-toxic, and if left in the open air will dry naturally without the need for baking in an oven.
Booking Essential

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Friday 29th September 2017
10am to 12noon

Come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat at
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning…..
Everyone welcome
Admission £3.00 all proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
If anyone would like to help please contact Ann Clyde on 02829558217

SPEECH AND DRAMA

Every Saturday morning commencing on Saturday 16th September 2017
9am to 1pm
Speech and Drama is held on Saturday mornings and the children are taught in small groups. Children will have the opportunity to work towards exams and participate in local festivals. For further details please contact Rita McVeigh on 02870832061

DIAMOND CLUB

Wednesday 13th September 2017
Over 50s club
2.30pm
Over 50s club which meet every 2nd Wednesday.
New Members Welcome.

 

ART CLASS

Adults
Monday 11th September 2017
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £50.00 for 12weeks
Under the guidance of local working artist Louie Winward come along and enjoy this 12 week class. Suitable for all abilities. Booking Essential

 

THE BRICKX CLUB SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMP

‘Take it off the shelf, break it up and make it your own@

Children aged 5+
Monday 14th August to Wednesday 16th August 2017
10.00am to 11.30am
Cost: £12.00 per child

The Brickx Club is a creative brick building and social activity club for girls and boys aged 5-12years. At the workshop there will be a series of themes and challenges to allow the children to use their imagination and creativity while interacting with other children. There will be mountains of LEGO® so all your child needs is to bring their imagination and creativity.

POP UP SUPPER CLUB WITH PAULA MCINTYRE

Thursday 10th August 2017 @ 7pm
In The Pantry
3 courses – £30
This event is ticket only – to book a place or for
more information please contact Claire on 02829557325

 

SONGBIRD CERAMICS

Children aged 7+
Monday 7th August 2017 to Friday 11th August 2017
10am to 12noon
Cost: £20.00 per child for week

The theme of this Pottery workshop is ‘Summertime in Garvagh’
The focus will be geometric shapes – constructing the shapes using handbuilding techniques, slabwork, coiling and pinch – individually decorating the pieces with imprint and incision, symbolic to Garvagh ( eg the Clock Tower, Garvagh Forest, the Pyramid, Agivey River etc.). In addition we will create individual animal sculptures. Finally a visit from the Potters wheel for the final day!!
Booking Essential.

 

WORDS IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL

Family Festival in Garvagh Forest
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August 2016

Delighted to announce Garvagh People’s Forest “Words in the Woods Festival”. During the Festival we will be running a ‘Drop In’ Space in Garvagh Community Building to hear more about the project, there will be artists, musicians and mime artists on the streets, and we will be holding our first Stone Soup Gathering (booking essential) culminating with our ‘Fairytales in the Forest’ event. See flyer for further details. Hope to see you at something and please spread the word!

JUST JEMIMA WORKSHOP

Children aged 6+
Thursday 3rd August and Friday 4th August 2017
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost £8 per child for 2 classes

Come along and take part in an exciting mixed media ‘Just Jemima’ Summer workshop bringing creativity to you.
Booking Essential