Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Respect Festival

On Monday I had a great chat with Penny who does so many fabulous things in and around Exeter. Penny has recently started her organic vegetable collection scheme at the hub and it has been so successful. Every week more and more people come on board and they all order weekly. Orders from individuals have got bigger which means one thing...Penny has happy customers and Lottie and I are two of them. I love it when someone come into the hub with an idea and within weeks it is a scheme that is up and running and working well for everyone. Thank you Penny. Now, never one to rest on her laurels, Penny will be in the alley outside the hub on Friday between 12 noon - 1:30pm (our coffee time) to show you what she is up to, answer any questions, make you a cup of tea, hand out the odd biscuit (hopefully) and hugs (if you are lucky) and share what she has created. 

Choir was in the safe and experienced hands of Sarah yesterday and the sounds coming form the hub were fabulous. When the crafters arrived we stood outside dancing. Peter will be back next week. We had new members and another new person will be starting next week so the choir is really growing. 

Yesterday Crafting was great. Sharon who worked at our cafe and community hub in Cullompton came to visit us with Lisa who runs her crafting sessions on a Tuesday. It was so lovely to see her. The group were printing their own wrapping paper. I love Tuesdays. 
I spent the evening at St Sidwells Centre at a meeting about the Exeter Respect Festival 2012. I volunteered us for bunting-making and there are lots of other opportunities to be involved either as a volunteer, a community group, a practitioner or preparing artwork/craftwork to decorate the park. I am still thinking it all through. I will talk to hub group leaders individually but if anyone would like to know more, do shout. With over 20,000 people through the 'doors' last year, most of you know all about it but if you don't then put 2nd & 3rd June in your diary and head to Belmont Park. It's a free festival and it's such good fun as well as a celebration of respect and diversity. We spent the whole weekend there last year. This year I will have to pop into Crikey It's Vintage briefly on the Saturday but then straight back to Respect. 

Today we have chocolate crispy cake and tea cakes to help us through Wednesday. 

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