Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Westbourne Summer Festival 2014

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Westbourne Festival Summer 2013The Westbourne Summer Festival is back on Sunday 22nd of June 1pm – 5pm.

After last summer’s beach party, we are moving even closer to the water for this year’s day of fun.

Since Westbourne Green is currently occupied by the Thames Water’s works, the festival will be taking place next to the canal.

Local resident Sara Hamid has been appointed as a Events Coordinator by Paddington Development Trust, and will be very busy over the next months to ensure this year’s festival will be one to remember. Sarah will be working alongside local residents and community organization, as well as City West Homes.

Expect plenty of fun activities for the whole family, sport activities, bouncy castle, musical performances and plenty more!

Eggs..traordinary Easter Party

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Over 130 people attended Westbourne Park Family Centre’s Early Years Easter Party on April 10th .

Our normally spacious hall was jammed packed with excited and chatty children and adults.  Creative activities, a dance and movement session, the Easter story and food and drink were shared with a small Easter egg given to every child.

People from all and no faith backgrounds were able to mix, socialise and learn about the Easter Story in a relaxed and fun environment.

Westbourne Park Family Centre provides a warm welcome to children and their parent carers of 0-4 years old every Tues – Friday from 10.00am-12.00pm during school terms.  There is a toy library with 300 toys to play and borrow on Tuesday and Friday, a creative session with a dance workshop on Wednesday and a general play session on Thursday.  The drop in sessions cost £1 to attend and is open to all.

WPFC logoWe are located in the downstairs hall of Westbourne Park Baptist Church which is accessed next to the entrance of the Children’s library on Porchester Road.

Email: info@westbourneparkfamilycentre.org.uk Tel: 020 7727 6019 for more information

It’s going to be Wacky, Christmassy Fun! At the Westbourne Meet-Up this month!!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013
When? Wednesday 11th December
Time? 6.00 – 8.30pm
Where? The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road

September Westbourne Meet Up– was simply magical! Hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum. Residents of all ages gathered over food and drink and discussed key issues in the area with updates from the community. They also had the chance to enjoy a special magic show put on by the Magic Circle.

Don’t miss this months’s event, as we have plenty in store for you! Free food, drink, and some mince pies! Local news, socialising and live performance from STUART FROBISHER – Sing songs like you’ve never heard before! Including songs about apple tree seed, hope for the future, living the moment and arguing. Yes, arguing! EVERY MINUTE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. It’s definitely one not to be missed.

Just make sure you come prepared to laugh your heart out! If we don’t see you, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Paddington Development Trust and Westbourne Forum.

A Message from the Westbourne Councillors…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Westbourne Lights 2013Following positive feedback from last year, Westbourne’s local councillors have again used their ward budget to provide Christmas lights to help brighten up Harrow Road between the canal and Bourne Terrace.

Please do give us ideas for other schemes to support with our ward budget.

Wishing all Westbourne Residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cllrs Adam Hug, David Boothroyd and Papya Qureshi.

Last week’s Westbourne Meet-Up…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Make sure you don’t miss the next one in November!

Westbourne Meet-Up September 2013 collage

Free Summer Play @ Meanwhile Gardens

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Free Summer Play @ Meanwhile Gardens

Family Centre Celebrated in Style

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Family Centre - Blowing out candles.Westbourne Park Family Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 16th May 2013 at Westbourne Park Baptist Church.

Well over 200 people attended the celebrations; parents, children, young people and staff from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations.

Family Centre - making stuff with adultThere were lots of activities for all ages to keep everyone engaged and occupied but most importantly there was a wonderful atmosphere as people from all walks of life came together and enjoying sharing the occasion with each other.

Family Centre - making stuff groupIn the more formal part of the celebration, current and former users of the Family Centre spoke, explaining how the centre has played a significant part in their lives and to the community as a whole.

Family Centre - presentationTen young people received certificates acknowledging over 1,200 hours of volunteering.

As people left, young and old alike received a party bag full of goodies and the special anniversary cake that had been made for the occasion.

Sun, Sand and Success at Westbourne Summer Festival

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The Beach at the Westbourne Summer Festival 2013With temperatures of 30 degrees, ice cream at the ready and a real, yes real sandy beach, the Westbourne Summer Festival held on Sunday 7th July, was an event enjoyed by many members of the local community.

The afternoon hosted by Chris Paradox brought together a number of organisations such as Westbourne Family Centre and Westminster Adult Education Services who pitched information stalls whilst children enjoyed face painting and time in the bouncy castle during an afternoon of entertainment and fun for all the family.

The festival also saw a host of local talent take to the stage from the likes of youth choir Lyric Voices to rock n’ roll from bands Scud Penguin and Crash Report who brought the afternoon to a close in style. The talent didn’t end there though, as the festival also had amazing food on offer from the classics of burgers and ice cream (not together obviously!) from JS catering to the exotic flavours of West African Cuisine.

All in all, the event which saw Westbourne Green transformed into ‘Costa Del Westbourne’ for the day was a great success, bringing a variety of fun filled activities to the area and a real feel -good factor to the local community.

Youth Services at the Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Youth Club graffitti style logoMonday at Stowe Community Centre is for young people with learning disabilities who are transitioning into adult life and independent living. One of the main focuses is integration into the community. Stowe enables interaction with other youths from all walks of life and provides a great base for socializing for the teens.

Activities in the Stowe Community Centre have opened facilities and classes to youths, enabling them to use the gym, take part in Zumba classes, and spend time with IT equipment. The centre also has more specialised studios for specific projects giving users the chance to try out different activities such as music production, costume making, t-shirt printing and photography to name a few, increasing their skills and broadening their horizons.

The service is free of charge and runs every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30pm. Transport to and from home may be available depending on individual circumstances. It’s also available every Thursday and Friday during Holiday and Half Term.

• Who can access

Youth services can be accessed by any young person aged between 13 and 20 who has a learning disability.

• How to access the service

Applications to access the youth services can be made directly to the Team Manager by young people themselves (aged 13-20) or through referral from family, schools or internal and external professionals such as Westminster Youth Referral Group.

• Contact details

If you would like to find out more about any of the Youth Services please contact Nicola Griffiths on 07581101524 or ngriffiths@wspld.org