Sunday, 25 November 2012

Kosher & Halal: A Food Celebration

The hub was a buzzy and busy place today. Emma, Rehab and a lot of other amazing helpers were phenomenal. The weather stopped people getting to the centre to help set up but they and their husbands were great...with very little notice of extra jobs to do they got the whole event rocking and rolling.

I had to be elsewhere so I opened up and left them to it returning later to find the Kosher & Halal Food Celebration in full swing. We were welcomed at the entrance to the alley by Nazima (who will be doing henna patterns at our fair on Saturday), then welcomed into hub by Oriole who made us feel at home, we had henna patterns, fabulous tasters, lots of chat and explanations, great to see the local police community support officers there too. It was a really good social event with lots of buzz and despite the weather the turnout was fabulous.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Date for your Diary

The weekend of 1st & 2nd December is going to be a goody in Exeter...
It's The Hub on the Green's Craft & Cake Fair all day on Saturday 1st Dec
Unique Boutique at the Phoenix from 11am-4pm on 1st Dec
Magdalen Road's fair from 2-8pm on Saturday 1st Dec
Then the Craft Hub's Craft Jam at The Castle on Sunday 2nd Dec as well as the market on the Cathedral Green...

Our Christmas Fair is on Saturday 1st December. If you are in town, I recommend you pop in for a cup of something and a cake. Baking Club are on this one as are Liz and Rachel :) Yummy! 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wednesday 20th November

Tomorrow at the hub...double yoga, coffee time and knitting group where I get to catch up with news and give Liz the eight new tea cosies that were dropped off this week. We have writing hub in the afternoon from 1:30-3pm which is simply a quiet time for writers to settle to their writing. Then Tai Chi in the evening. I am still on the hunt for red and green offcuts of fabric (the raggy wreaths to decorate the hub are looking fab thanks to todays wreath pixies...Arabella, Verity and Lauren) and a small amount of green pottery for Lauren's mosaic which she hopes to be ready to decorate the alley on Saturday 1st December at our Cake and Craft Fair.

 Devon Interfaith Forum is celebrating the Interfaith week this week 18 to 25 of November 2012.

For the 1st time in Devon, the Muslims & Jews societies in Exeter are holding TOGETHER a " Halal & Kosher food celebration" on 25th November 2012 in the Hub on the Green. 8 Cathedral close, Exeter, EX1 1EZ. From noon - 3 pm. Please find attached the Halal & Kosher celebration poster.

* Free entrance.
* Free taster of the Halal & Kosher food! 
* Learn more about both IMPORTANCE of Halal/ Kosher for both communities.
* Learn more about both ways of life -  similarities & differences-

Have a lovely Interfaith week Smile &  hope to see you all there!

Supported by Devon Interfaith Forum, Devon United Women, Exeter Mosque & Exeter Synagogue

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Party Time

It's been a funny time. I think everyone is cold and it puts speed and enthusiasm into a state of suspended animation. I haven't felt as whizzy in the past week as I usually do.

Last Wednesday's Baking Club was great. It was, to me, what the hub is all about. Lauren had a idea and put a huge amount of effort in to making it work. We had lots of helpers who beavered away helping children, finding things, washing up, taking things out of the oven. And then we had the families who were great fun. Great too to have a mix of familiar faces and new visitors. Apparently we had honeymooners join us on the day but I didn't realise that until after the event.

Little Gracie had her first birthday party at the hub on Saturday morning. Her mum Lou had made an incredible dinosaur cake for her. The hub seems to work really well for parties. It think it's just the right size. I remember for Lottie's 5th birthday when I had just moved back to Exeter, I hired a huge school hall and the pressure to fill it with children, food and decorations nearly finished me off. 

Just before the party, I met with Ruth McAllister from Quincy Lampshades to talk though her plans for a charity lampshade making workshop to raise funds for the CHARGE family support group in Exeter. On a Saturday in late January 2013, Ruth is holding two workshops (with 30 people in each session). It's going to be quite something and Ruth is working really hard to make the day extra special. 

Yesterday we welcomed The Poetry School back for its second monthly session. Nikkie Huddart's Yoga Babies session was really busy too (there are still spaces in her crawlers to toddlers group at 10-11am). 

Nikkie is taking part in NANO as November is National Novel Writing Month. This has spurred her to rebuild the fortnightly writing sessions that we started at the hub on alternate Wednesday afternoons. If you are taking part in NANO or are a writer who finds it difficult to find time or quiet to settle to your writing and would like to know more then email me at and I will put you in touch with Nikkie. I would love these groups to continue beyond November. There would be no cost other than donations for teas and coffees.

The choir is back today and singing away. They are performing at the Craft Hub's Christmas Jam at The Castle which is going to be a great day. In fact that weekend of 1st/2nd December is going to be quite something in Exeter. 
On Saturday 1st December we have our Christmas Craft Fair at The Hub on the Green from 10:30-4:30. 
On the same day Magdalen Road are having their fair and Unique Boutique are having there's too at The Phoenix. The Cathedral Green will also have their German Market Fair too. So keep that weekend free and come and join us for a piece of cake and cup of coffee. We will have the heating on and a place to sit and rest those tired feet....but more importantly we will have cake. And I think Baking Club's Lauren has a plan up her sleeve for the fair.