Saturday, 11 July 2009

Saltaire Village Fete

We had a lovely day today at the Saltaire Village Fete. We had intended to do a drop-in workshop at the fete but in the end decided that a bit of gentle awareness raising was probably as good. So we set up a stall, sold some homemade buns, handed out some leaflets and chatted to passers by. It was fun, lots of friends from the village and children running about. The highlight I'm sure, though, was the line dancing and the belly dancing...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Every Tree Tells a Story workshop

After the success of the drop-in workshop at Cartwright Hall in May, we are holding another one at Kirkgate Studios and Workshops on Saturday 18th July. We had a lovely day at Cartwright Hall and we expect to have as much fun, if not more, at Kirkgate Studios. The photos above were taken in May by Tony O'Connell.

On the 18th, it'll start at 10.30am and finish around 12.30pm, so can come anytime between then. It's free and we'll provide all the materials. During the workshop you'll be able to put your creative skills to good use making tree-inspired decorations for our wonderful recycled tree, which will be displayed at the Arts Trail in September.

Kirkgate Studios and Workshops
BD18 3EH
01274 598928

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Caroline Street Social Club

We had a fantastic night on Friday for the fundraising event. It was absolutely buzzing and the consensus was that it fininished far too early. A little lesson in terms of organising was that we started too early and finished too early; it really should have been 9pm 'til 1am. We'll know for next time. It really filled up from about 10.30pm as people came on from the pub. The dance floor was packed and the tunes went down a storm. We had the hardcore Ska and Reggae 'til about 9.30pm and then the crowd pleasers came out after that.

The raffle was a major hit, the trick there being the choice of quirky off-beat prizes: Elvis jigsaw; plenty of vinyl, which people loved, like The Best of Bread, The Byrds plays Dylan, a double album of Beatles' Love Songs...; a retro mint sauce container...

So a very big thank you to DJ Bamboo and the Fresh Prince of Saltaire (Adam Cole) for spinning his records and to Tony for providing us with some speakers and taking his turn on the decks. And all the people who helped put it on. There was such a buzz that there has been a call for a monthly event. It sounds good to me...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Fundraising Night

The fundraising night is nearly upon us. Dj Bamboo and the Fresh Prince of Saltaire has been chasing round trying to get some powered speakers, which he's found thanks to a friend of his called Tony. Emails have gone out, posters have gone up and tickets have been sold... There's quite a buzz about it. I bumped into someone in the Post Office this morning, who was very excited, "We've found a babysitter! We're going to come!" I think there is a certain amount of intrigue as to the identity of DJ Bamboo...