Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Westbourne Festival 2015 – the biggest one in the history !

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Westbourne Summer Festival took place on 7th June and was attended by over 2,000 people, which is over twice as many as in the previous years!

People of all ages came together to enjoy all that the festival had to offer – and there was plenty to choose from.

Once again the petting zoo and the bouncy castle were a huge success. The drumming circle which featured fifteen drums which festival-goers played with the guidance of teachers was a hugely popular activity and created a lovely beat as people were entering. Acrobats and balloon artists helped entertain the children and there was a range of activities that also took place on the Electrical Barge.

The visitors could also find out about local projects and services at the information stalls, and unwind in the holistic marquee with some yoga and massages. What a day it was!

We can’t wait for the next year!

Spirit of volunteering at Westbourne Festival

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Sunday 7 June saw the Westbourne Festival take place in beautiful sunshine. The festival is an annual event for Westbourne residents, and Westminster Academy has always worked closely with the organisers. This year was no exception; Ashleigh Williams and Roy Prasetyo have been involved in planning the event since the start of the year.

On the day, WA provided 15 Sixth Form volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help promote the Westbourne Forum, run the raffle, help set up and tidy away the stands, direct guests, perform live music, police the bouncy castle – and more besides!

Volunteering is a key part of our Sixth Form, and all of our students regularly give up their time to help the community, either in school or locally. I was very impressed by the enthusiasm with which students attacked their tasks, even when it came to picking up litter at the end! Though some of them were a little shy at first, they all grew in confidence as the afternoon progressed, and the organisers were very impressed and grateful for their help.

We are already looking forward to next year!

Mr Farmbrough, Senior Leader – Sixth Form

Community Champions are coming to Westbourne!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Are you interested in health and wellbeing? Do you want better services for families? A say about what goes on in your area? Would you like to gain new skills, meet new people and be helped back into employment?

If you live locally and are passionate about helping others in your community whilst accessing great training, making new friends, and improving your own knowledge and skills we would love you to join our new team starting in September.

Community Champions deliver projects and activities in their community to improve the health and wellbeing of local people such as:

  • Healthy snack stalls at local schools
  • Street parties and festivals to bring people together
  • Health walks
  • Food growing projects
  • Support for families and children at schools, nurseries and drop ins.
  • Support for older people
  • Your ideas welcome?!

In return for your commitment, energy and time (volunteering one day per week to fit round your commitments) the project offers great training opportunities with many Champions moving onto paid employment.

To find out more contact ted@pdt.org.uk or call 020 8964 8024

Westbourne Festival 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Mark Sunday 7th June in your diaries for an afternoon of fun and sun at the canalside by the Warwick Estate. As always it will be a day of entertainment run for the community by the community!

There will be something for everyone with food, live music, drumming, yoga, exotic petting zoo, family activities, raffles, face painting, bouncy castle, stalls and much more!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Westbourne Festival 2015

People Show 128: The Crypt Project

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

People Show presents show number 128: The Crypt Project in collaboration with The Paddington Development Trust, ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and The University of Roehampton featuring a choral sound piece created by Phil Minton.

Created and performed in and around the beautiful crypt of St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington, the piece will explore how rituals define our modern sense of community, and will feature contributions from local residents.

The Crypt Project promises to be a very special promenade site-specific show in a magical space that is shortly due for redevelopment.

Due to the nature of the space, please be aware that it is not accessible for people who struggle with mobility nor is it disabled friendly. Audiences must be aware that there are no toilets in the venue and are encouraged to visit a nearby cafe, pub or restaurant prior to or after the performance.

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Dates: 20, 21, 22 May 2015

TICKETS ONLY £5 ARE NOW ON SALE: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/peopleshow128

Westbourne Forum Elections

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The Westbourne Forum has recently been designated by Westminster Council, for the Westbourne Neighbourhood area, under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

This means that the Forum will have a key role in planning (ie.what does or doesn’t gets built or developed), shaping what gets decided and enabling local people to be proactive rather than just responsive to council or developer plans. We also want to continue strengthening the community through bringing people together and being a voice for all.

So we are looking for local people who want to give their time and knowledge to bringing these ideas to a reality.

On Saturday 15th November from 2-5 pm at the Stowe Centre we are holding elections for local residents, business, voluntary and community organisations to fill the 12 places available. 6 local service providers, such as schools or housing organisations, and the 3 locally elected councillors fill the other 9 places to give a total of 21.

If you would like to know more about the new forum or are interested in standing for elections please contact Monika Pawlowska on 020 7641 6631 or email Monika@pdt.org.uk

St Mary Magdelene Heritage Project

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

St Mary Magdelene Church Heritage and Arts Centre. Be Inspired community fun and consultation day Saturday 25th October 2014 at St Mary Magdelene Church, Rowington Close, Paddington, London W2 5TFPlans are afoot to open a new heritage centre of national quality at the magnificent St Mary Magdalene Church, where you will be able to discover the history of Paddington and all its communities, and enjoy arts, performance and other cultural activities.

Come along and tell us what you think about our plans so far.

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Meet the architects and activity planners and enjoy arts, performance and cultural activities for all the family.

Music and dance
Free food and refreshments.
Free face painting & Henna art
Family arts and crafts activities
Free Family Learning Make and Take workshop – inspired by tiles and patterns in the building.

This will be a day for the whole community to enjoy and come together to help shape the future of the most historic building in our area.

Help us make it central to our community life by giving us your views and suggestions on the proposals for Paddington’s new Heritage and Arts Centre at St Mary Magdalene’s Church and see the architects’ model of the new Heritage Wing.

TELL US :
what you think about the proposals
what activities you want to take place here
what you want to know about the history of Paddington and its communities
what your personal heritage means to you
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