News in December 2008, part 1

The Rec House is coming soon

 
An exciting project is underway to provide South West Bath with a professional music, media and dance studio.
 
Called the Rec House, the studio will offer change, skills, employment, meaning and purpose to young people.
 
The new facility will give young people opportunities to express themselves through the arts, creating projects over which they can achieve a sense of pride and ownership. It will also be used to link participants in with other local services such as sports teams and community centres.
 
The Rec House has grown out of the relationship between St Michael’s Church in Twerton and a group of local professionals in the arts and music industries. The site of the studio will be the Church Rooms at the top of Twerton High Street.
 
The loft at the Church Rooms will be converted into a music and animation workshop. Downstairs will be a room large enough for band rehearsals and dance workshops.
 

Joe, 10/12/08

Giant spider appears at Woodhouse Park

 
This week a company called Touchwood Enterprises supported children and residents to get involved in working with wood.

The activities took place in Woodhouse Park, which is located in Redland Park behind St Michael’s Junior School.
 
Residents were able to do some bark peeling and wood carving, and help to construct a giant spider!
 
The pictures show Class 7 from St Michael’s Junior School helping out, and one of the spider’s legs being fixed to it’s body.
 
The pupils from Class 7 said that it was hard to use the tools, but that it would be good to see the spider when they go past and know that they helped to make it.
 
Bath Area Play Project had two playworkers on site to give information about the new park designs.
 
The new features will include a slide built into the big earth mound, a scramble net, and a dog exclusion fence.
 

Joe, 10/12/08

Bits and pieces, 4th December

 

The Jubilee Inn

 
The Jubilee Inn at Whiteway has been closed for many weeks. Pub brewer and retailer Greene King employs an on-site caretaker for security and is looking for a landlord to run the pub.
 
Regional Manager Andy Price told Proud of Twerton: “It’s in our interests to open the pub as soon as we can.”
 

RNID sale

 
On Tuesday, the RNID Poolemead Centre at Watery Lane, Twerton, held its Christmas Sale of handmade gifts.
 
The items were made by deaf adults working in the RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf) workshop at Wells Road.
 

 
The sale was held to raise funds for the workshop. The above photo is of Zara (left) and Tony (right) who use the Poolemead Centre, running one of the stalls.
 

ABC Toddlers

 
The ABC Toddler Group that meets at the Church Rooms, is moving to Rose Cottage in Twerton High Street. But it will still run at the usual time on Mondays from 10am to 11am.
 
The Christmas Party will be on Monday 15th December and then the group will start again on Monday 12th January.
 

Joe, 04/12/08

Twerton and Southdown bazaars

 
Several local agencies have organised a Christmas Fair or Bazaar. On Saturday, it was the turn of the Carrswood Day Service in Twerton and the Methodist Centre at Southdown to hold theirs. The Twerton event was called a Fayre and there was a lot going on besides the stalls.
 
You could meet Santa in his Grotto, have a Christmas card with your photo on it made on the spot, or try your hand at indoor kurling.
 

 
The above left-hand photo is of Kyle and Courtney having a go at indoor kurling. The right-hand photo is of Tina and her children Madison and Jay running a toy and jewellery stall.
 
Later on the same day, Southdown Methodist Centre opened its Bazaar. You could meet Santa there too. There was a raffle and children’s crafts, as well as tea and cakes.
 

 
The above left-hand photo is of Stuart and Hilary with their toy stall. The right-hand photo is of folk casting an eye over the raffle prizes.
 
It was good to see so many people turn up to support these events. Most of the people were local but some were from further afield, which shows that we have things to offer people living outside our area.
 

Joe, 01/12/08

 

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