Friday, 22 February 2013

Half Term at the Hub

The week started like any other with coffee times and crafting groups. We had a well decorated alley after a birthday party at the weekend where Sparkly Sonia was in charge of entertainment.

My Lottie has been my constant half-term companion and has been a great help as always this week.

We had a great time at Sonia's Spangle Wagon on Tuesday making masks for an imaginary masked ball.

Wednesdays knitting group was lovely with old faces popping in as it was half term. Lauren's family baking session of Exeter baking Club was delicious! All the regular baking club members made a batch of biscuit dough and all Wednesday's bakers went home with a plate of decorated biccies - except for Lottie and me. We ate some of ours and shared the rest with the people upstairs who must have been tortured by the smell of freshly baked biscuits all afternoon.

Thursday marked the start of Animated Exeter's Time Winders so we have rockets, lasers and mirrors in the hub. It's all part of an exciting week in Exeter which culminates in a celebration in Belmont Park called The Riddles Finale.

From Radio Exe's summary of Animated Exeter's Events...

Time Winders – join the fun in a participatory game through the streets of Exeter. Inspired by Animated Exeter’s commissioned short story,  The Exeter Riddles, by award-winning author Philip Reeve,  Time Winders is a street game where players race against the clock to halt the destruction of Exeter's historical timeline and stabilize the heart of the city. The game has been realized by Bristol-based company, Slingshot, the brains behind the popular zombie-game 2.8 hours Later, and Igfest, Bristol’s annual pervasive game festival.
Suitable for all games lovers, Time Winders combines action, animation and theatre to create a unique story telling experience where the player controls the action. 

This morning we welcomed Monkey Music to the hub and they came in style with 40 families, lots of balloons, fabulous songs and lots of energy. I have heard such good things about Monkey Music but never been to a class. Daniele and Sonia had three sessions during their open morning. If you are interested in finding out more go to Monkey Music's website. Sonia is running classes on Friday morning's from next week.

This lunchtime Lottie and I finished the week with Magic Carpet's Crafting Group which we moved to the carpeted room next to the hub as Animated Exeter were creating their magic in the hub. We made woven flowers, badges, hairclips and greetings cards all to sell for Magic Carpet funds.

So Animated Exeter will be in the hub tomorrow afternoon and then next week we go back to our usual timetable with the addition of three new groups...

Carolyn's Women's Choir on Tuesday nights in the back room, 7-9pm.

Nina Fenner's Handmade Books workshop is on Tuesday in the hub at 7-9pm.

Monkey Music starts on Friday mornings

And coming soon...

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