for all the family
Friday 6th December 3-6pm
Christmas Lights Switch On
(with Charlotte’s Shining Star)
Meet Mother & Father Xmas
(free selection box for each child)
Christmas Crafts & activities
Tombola (all proceeds going to Christie’s Hospital)
Festive Food & Drinks
Free social evening
Thursday 5th December 6-9pm
Proctors Youth Centre, Hulme St
Meet your neighbours
Meet your TARA committee
Bedroom tax meeting
Leaf St meeting
Potluck supper (bring food to share)
Come along and meet find out who your neighbours are and what is going on on the estate.
Support, solidarity and supper!
trick or treat?!
join us on the spooky
dress in your scariest & make lots of noise
@ 5.15 pm Tenants Office 26A Humberstone Avenue
warm up with
buffet & drinks at the end
in the Tenants Office
please bring veggie finger food if you can
do you want to be a scare? make a pumpkin?
can you decorate the Tenants Office from 4.30pm? can you help to tidy up? any offers please phone 226 3999 or post a note to 26A Humberstone
Please find the latest TARA minutes here:
MINUTES OCTOBER 2013
Residents from the Redbricks have put up notices to encourage cyclists and pedestrians using the crossings under the Mancunian Way, to stay safe.
Since the keen cycler Jaye Bloomfield was killed on 3rd August 2013 crossing the sliproad at the Gaythorne roundabout, next to the Redbricks, there has been a Critical Mass in commemoration, and residents, Hulme Community Garden Centre and friends and family put flowers and notes up. A ghost bike has been installed too – here’s a photo. Road markings have been repainted and traffic is being measured too.
Clearly more needs to be done – it’s the vehicle drivers that speed round the corner way too fast and straight through the red lights who are at fault, not people for crossing out of Hulme.
Hulme Community Garden Centre and City South Manchester have completed a series of sessions on Letsby with volunteers and residents throughout the year.
There are now 4 small planters on Letsby Avenue middle room ready to be planted and residents of Bentley House can now get free plants, and bulbs, of their choice from HCGC to be planted in the 4 planters.
Just ask at HCGC shop once you have made your choice. Happy growing!
Hulme Street is almost finished, and we’ll be having an event to celebrate the reclaiming of a commuter car-park covered in broken glass, to a people-focussed space for the residents of the Redbricks, and everyone who passes through the new Hulme Street park: community art work, edibles for both humans and animals, herbs and medicinal plants, habitats and adult fitness and play areas.
The launch event will be on Saturday 14th September 2pm-6pm. Everyone will be receiving a leaflet about it, through their door, over the next week or so, so folks not on Shout will also get this information. There will be loads of good stuff going on including:
Pedal-powered fruit smoothies
Solar powered DJ rig
Container/balcony gardening packs
Giant Jenga & Connect 4 made from sustainable wood
Bentley Bike Club
DIY starter packs
UHC will be officially ‘opening’ their birdhouses!
…and lots more!
Hulme Street is a tenant-led project that’s been made possible through external fundraising and money from City South, so they will also have an information stall at the event.
Do let us know if you’d like to organise an activity and/or help out on the day. What we’re also missing is a stall about recycling and upcycling so if anyone is keen and knowledgeable or knows someone who is, please let us know as it’d be great to promote recycling and upcycling on the estate. Also, any budding musicians out there, do let us know if you’d like to play as we’d like some live music alongside the DJs.
Hulme Street is almost finished, and we’ll be having a party to celebrate the reclaiming of a commuter car-park covered in broken glass, to a people-focussed space for the Residents of the Redbricks, and everyone who passes through the new Hulme Street park – community art work, edibles for both humans and animals, herbs and medicinal plants, habitats and adult fitness and play areas.
Please get in touch if you want to perform something, organise games or whatever you think makes the Hulme Street launch a proper party. It’s going to be on Saturday 14 Sept. Procters is booked in case of bad weather. Please get in touch with Cathy at ihulahoopmanchester__@__gmail.com [remove the underlines _ to send email] by mid-August so she can plan the programme. Please forward this message to anybody who might be interested
Next Tuesday 30th July there’ll be a People’s Kitchen, at 6:30pm.
If the weather is fine, it’ll be near the climbing frame in the Leaf Street community garden, and if wet inside and just outside the TARA office, behind the bike shed on Humberstone Avenue.
People’s Kitchen started here in 1998 and was a weekly meal that brought people together, creating connections, helping communication, and the sharing of ideas and the building of trust. It was accessible to all – vegan food can be eaten whatever restrictions you have from your ethics or religion; and at £1.50 for a main adult meal. Different cooks took on preparing each week, and any extra money raised went to a charitable or good cause of their choosing. When we started having to pay for the venue some fund-raising was done to cover the costs of the back-room of the ex-pub, but this soon ran out and the A-Fe-We became a less suitable venue. Since then it has been held sporadically here and there. Volunteers are welcome to help on the night, or offer to run one another time.
If you can help with any aspect of cooking, serving, clearing up etc. please get in touch with Steve, via TARA or see the shout email list for his contact.
Also, it would be pretty groovy if different groups from around the estate had any publicity stuff to give out, for them to bring it along.