Today's market.... A pretty typical one, which means lots to interest, tempt, lots of socialising, lots to enjoy. If you haven't paid us a visit, put May 28 in your diary.
News about a new drop-in at the library.....
PRIME Cymru is one of the Prince of Wales' Charities and is currently working on the Workways+ Project, which supports people over 54 years of age, who are not on Job seekers allowance, are economically inactive and live in Powys.
Prime Cymru helps people with training, including IT training, how to use computers, tablets and phones, volunteering, including tailored work experience, employment, including CVs, applications, confidence-building and self-employment.
They offer a free service and meet with people individually at a time and public place to suit them.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jan Allen-Darby at email@example.com or phone 07983 097629.
Come to one of the drop-ins for help with:-
How to use your mobile phone, tablet or computer,
Exploring ideas and give support for your own business,
Getting back into employment,
Finding out what training is available,
Writing your CV, applications and improving interview techniques.
Come for an informal chat on any of these issues at Knighton Community Centre on:-
10th May 2018 10 am-12.30 pm
24th May 2 pm to 4 pm
7th June 10 am-12.30 pm
21st June 10 am-12.30 pm
19th July 10 am-12.30 pm
What’s on in the week ahead:
Monday May 7th : Library closed .
Tuesday May 8th : Library open 10am - 12.30pm, 3pm - 6pm
• Welsh class in Dressing room. 9.30 – 11.30 & 1.00 – 3.00pm.
• Line dancing. Main Hall. 10.15- 12.15. Just turn up or email Karen Hadley on firstname.lastname@example.org
• Action on Hearing Loss hearing aid clinic. Reynolds Room 10.30 – 12.30
• Community Café in Bar 10.00am – 12.00
• Slimming World 4.15 – 7.30 in Reynolds Room. Contact Sam on email@example.com
• Stowe and Stanage WI monthly meeting in Dressing Room. 7pm
Wed, May 9th: Library open 10am - 12.30pm
Healthy Friendships in Reynolds Room 2-4pm
Army Cadets in Reynolds Room.
Thur, May 10th: Library open 10am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 5pm
• Leg Club in Reynolds Room 9am to 12.00.
• Private meeting in bar 9.00am to 2.00pm
• EG Fitness & Dance & Musical theatre 4.30 – 6.15. Contact Emily on 07727-141440.
• Karate 6 – 8pm in Reynolds Room. 07816-926988 for more.
Fri, May 11th: Library open 2pm - 5pm
Sat, May 12th: Library open 10am - 12.30pm.
• Community Market Gardening Special in Main Hall 9.30am to 12.30pm, followed by screening of “How We Can Eat Our Landscapes” & discussion.
• Karate in Reynolds Room 10am – noon.
Sun, May 13th:
• Monthly Auction in Main Hall. Phone Neil Freeman on 07981-813325 for details.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the community centre and make it fit for this century - and to provide support for the overstretched volunteers running your centre - funding has finally been found to employ a Centre Administrator for 18 hours a week. Here's the advertisement for the post - and if you're interested, go to the new "Volunteering and employment" page on this website (Click on "more..."in the top menu) and you can download the job description and job application form.
It's been said before but your Community Centre really does need you! We need to fill various roles at the Community Centre if we are to continue to develop and you may be just the person to help keep this vital Knighton resource open for business.
After perhaps the most demanding period in the centre's history, our current Treasurer has decided to stand down. Everybody is of course very grateful to her for the sterling work she has done as our Treasurer. during a challenging period of rapid change and huge financial responsibilities. Now as we face the challenges of making the newly revamped centre pay its way and become the focus of Knighton life, the management committee is looking for a new Treasurer to take over as soon as possible. If you have previous financial experience, perhaps in a bank, or in the public sector or as an accountant or if you have been a Treasurer before or are willing to learn, please consider this essential and rewarding role. Further details are available from Sue, the current Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or committee Chairperson Karen Plant at email@example.com. It is planned to get some extra help for the Treasurer in book keeping if needed.
If you have what it takes to be a sound engineer we also have need of someone to help operate our newly acquired portable PA system. We hope in time to be able to put on more live music as a result so this should appeal to someone who loves live music.
There are lots of roles we need to fill, from gardening to basic building maintenance to serving in the café at the market. Our current and quite wonderful valiant band of volunteers is the life blood of the centre but we can only do so much to revitalise the Community Centre without YOUR help.
On May 12th the twice monthly Community Market is celebrating the arrival of spring by focusing attention on everything to do with gardening. As well as our usual selection of food and craft stalls with the emphasis on local and quality, we'll have plant stalls, tool and knife sharpening, woven willow and a children's workshop with a garden theme. The market cafe's music will even have a flowery theme! At the end of the market, there will be a screening of a talk by Pam Warhurst on the "Incredible Edible" initiative that began in Todmorden in northern England and spread all over the world. It is hoped that the film will be followed by a discussion on how the idea of using spare space in our communities to grow food can be applied in Knighton.
As usual, the market runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm, with the film and discussion following immediately afterwards.
Before last night's Borderlines Film Festival screening of In Between, we took a few minutes out to say a huge public thank you to Dave and Tom of Knighton Live Promotions, a short lived local group set up to organise live rock nights at the centre. After two gigs the group was forced to call it a day and the decision was made to donate the money raised to the Community Centre. To quote the group, "Today we handed over our remaining funds as a donation to the charity that is the wonderful Knighton Community Centre. Run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who really do put Knighton first." We say thanks to the KLP group for their handsome donation of a little over £500 - and we just wish they had been able to bring more live music to Knighton.
In the picture are, left to right, Connie and Michael, two members of our management committee, Dave Jones and Tom Pugh of KLP, and Karen Plant, management committee chairperson.
Here's news of an exciting film coming up next week. On Saturday 17th Feb (Note that it's not our normal Friday film night) we have a funny and also touching documentary about Afghanistan's most popular and prolific film director.... Salim Shaheen, though unknown outside Afghanistan (until now), has made and distributed more than a hundred movies, working on shoestring budgets, undeterred by rocket attacks, riots or religious fundamentalism. This film follows him as he films his 111th movie, colourfully blending sub-Bollywood action, comedy and lip-synced song-and-dance numbers just the way his Afghan audiences like, in locations where making movies really is a dangerous business!
As usual the film starts at 7.30pm in the Reynolds Room and entrance is just £4. And, because we really want to make this a bit of a special movie-going night, we're offering Afghan style snacks in the interval FREE OF CHARGE. We're already perfecting our boulani recipe in readiness (Google it!).
So... an at times hilarious, heartwarming and touching film about Afghanistan. Come and see "The Prince of Nothingwood" and be amazed.
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