5K Fun Run in Garvagh Forest

You might not feel like it tonight but here’s something to look forward to on 12th May in the middle of the bluebells and the beginning of Spring. Great family event to begin getting fit for.

For further information please contact Garvagh Community Building on 02829557325, Via Garvagh Community Building’s facebook page or email garvaghpeoplesforest@gmail.com

Crochet Classes

Come along to this 6 week crochet workshop suitable for all abilities and become hooked!  Class commences on Saturday 14th April 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Garvagh Community Building.  Cost £30 per person for 6weeks.  Materials required 7mm crochet hook and some chunky/DK wool.  For further information and to book a place please contact 02829557325, Garvagh Community Building Facebook page or email garvaghpeoplesforest@gmail.com.

Just Jemima

Teenage Make up Morning

Teenage Make up Morning with Martina Mullan make up artist on Saturday 20th January 2018 from 11am to 2pm in Garvagh Community Building.
Teenagers love to experiment with make up …. this workshop is aimed at younger “Makeup Enthusiasts” in an effort to help them achieve the correct skills to apply cosmetics.
One fun-filled workshop learning how to perfect your makeup:
Create a perfect foundation base
How to apply concealers correctly
Tips on Contouring and Highlighting
Applying natural/smokey eye makeup
Perfecting the perfect pout
Please feel free to bring alone your own makeup bag/products if you wish.
Booking is essential cost of workshop is £4 per person
To book a place please contact Claire on 02829557325, via facebook or email administrator@gadda.co.uk

Garvagh Christmas Tree Festival

CHRISTMAS EVENT: Christmas Tree Festival 2017
This is set to be a wonderful event in support of Cancer Research UK.

Garvagh Committee for Cancer Research UK invite you and your friends to a Christmas Tree Festival in Garvagh Community Building, 85 Main Street, Garvagh BT51 5AB.  The event will be opened on Friday 1st December 2017 by Maurice Bradley MLA at 4pm.  Festival opening hours are Friday 1st December 2017 4pm to 9.30pm , Saturday 2nd December 2017 11am to 9pm and Monday 4th December 2017 11am to 9pm.  Voluntary donations – all proceeds to CRUK.  Refreshments will be served.


Anyone fancy a go at ‘unplugged woodworking ‘? Even better, learning about it in a forest! I’m teaming up with the wonderful folks at Garvagh people’s forest to run a five week course where you can learn how to use old school hand tools to make things from reclaimed wood. We’ll learn about the tools, basic woodworking techniques, and lots of ideas for recycling wood. Projects will include making phone stands, a bench, and hazel walking sticks.
If you would be interested, more details are on the flyer.

5 week course every Saturday commencing on Saturday 20th January and running until Saturday 17th February 2017  from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Booking is essential.  To book a place please contact Claire on 02829557325 or email administrator@gadda.co.uk.  The cost of the 5 week course is £20.00

Garvagh’s Winter Lantern Walk

#GarvaghPeoplesForest Garvagh’s Winter Lantern Walk on Thursday 21st December from 6.30-8.00 pm. Booking is essential. For further information or to book a place please contact Claire on 02829557325 or email administrator@gadda.co.uk

The Brickx Club Christmas Workshop

The Brickx Club North Coast is feeling very festive and has organised a one off Christmassy Lego Building workshop on Friday 15th November 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Garvagh Community Building …… cost £4 per child which includes a small gift and a special visit from Santa….. but shhhhhh…. It’s a secret 😀🎄 Booking is essential for this workshop as places are limited – to book a place please contact Claire on 02829557325, via facebook or email administrator@gadda.co.uk Big Lottery Fund NI Garvagh Community Building

Martina Mullan Make up Artist

Due to the demand for Make Up Applications over the Christmas period….Martina will be available on the following Saturdays (11th, 18th & 25th (Fully Booked) of November from 3pm – and 2nd, 9th & 16th December
Fully Booked) in Garvagh Community Building
Make up application £20….if you would like to book please contact Martina directly on 07845342029 or via Facebook….🎄🎄💄💄💄

Christmas Switch on

Garvagh – Village Plan

Community Drop in Event

An Updated Village Plan for Garvagh

Tuesday 7th November 2017

3pm to 8pm

at Garvagh Community Building, 85 Main Street, Garvagh

Feel free to drop in anytime

Everyone Welcome

The Brickx Club

Exciting News……. Brickx Club is coming back for another 5 weeks on Saturday 18th November 2017 from 10am to 11am. To book a place please get in touch with Claire at 028 2955 7325. Let’s keep on building!

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

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

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 .