Sewing workshop – September

As part of a year-long programme of events to celebrate 70 years of the Redbricks…

Join in with these FREE sewing workshops running once per month until December. The sessions are open to all Rebricks residents, whatever your age or sewing ability.

Bring along a garment, a project or an idea and workshop hosts Stitched Up will help you bring them to fruition! If you’re already a skilled sewist, why not come along for a chat and a cuppa – and maybe share some skills with your neighbours?

Sessions run from 2-4m at the Tenant’s Office on Sundays: 3rd Sept, 1st Oct, 5th Nov and 3rd Dec.

Got any questions about the sessions? Contact Stitched Up on hello@stitchedup.coop or 0161 881 7141

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Calendar for 2nd season of Celebrate, The Redbricks’ 70th birthday

Welcome to the second season of events and activities, specially organised by volunteer residents for the 70th birthday celebrations of our estate, The Redbricks, AKA Bentley House

More information and links will be added to the calendar below when confirmed. Please keep checking back

  • 3rd September: sewing and clothes repairs workshop, 2-4pm, TARA office.  More info
  • 17th September: World Meal, 1-4pm, Procter’s Centre, Hulme Street.  More info
  • 1st October: sewing and clothes repairs workshop, 2-4pm, TARA office.  More info
  • 15th October: craft and costume making workshop, plus pumpkin carving, specially for community Halloween celebration, 1-4pm, TARA office.  More info
  • 30th October: beginners computer and internet skills workshop, 5:30-7:30, TARA office.  More info
  • 31st October: Halloween trick or treat adventure walk, and food.  Meet at 5:15pm to set off from the TARA office.  More info
  • 5th November: sewing and clothes repairs workshop, 2-4pm, TARA office.  More info
  • 6th November: introduction to work skills, 10-11:30, TARA office
  • 11th November: film and food night, 7-10:30pm, Hulme Hippodrome & Hulme Garden Centre, Preston Street. More info
  • 18th November: fire & music finale and feast, 6-8pm, Hulme Street.  More info
  • 27th November: beginners computer and internet skills workshop, 5:30-7:30, TARA office.  More info
  • 3rd December: sewing and clothes repairs workshop, 2-4pm, TARA office.  More info

Other regular events:

  • 2/3rd September, 7/8th October, 4/5th November, 2/3rd December – The Bentley Exchange, bring what you don’t want and take what you do.  More info
  • 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December – Tenants & Residents Assocation meetings, all welcome.  More info
  • And look out for the date of our Winter Feast, sometime late December.

 

Cost: all events are free, except for meals which may be by donation or at a low cost. 

Venue note: the TARA office is the tenants and residents association office on Humberstone Avenue, along the path by the outdoor bike-shed.

Thanks to the Big Lottery for financial support, plus Age-Friendly Moss Side and Hulme, Unicorn Grocery and We Stand Together.  Thanks to One Manchester for printing.  Thanks for workshops and events to the Redbricks Intranet Collective, The Works, Stitched Up, Walk the Plank and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners.

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Can you cook? Exciting community meal coming soon…

Can you cook for the World Meal on The Redbricks?

We’re looking for all kinds of food to celebrate the cultural diversity of residents.

It’ll be a fabulous community meal full of neighbours from around the world, and just round the corner.

Please get in touch soon

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Summer Celebrate! 70 years of the Redbricks event, Saturday 8th July

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Redbricks Flags Project: Flag-Making Workshop #2 (note date change!)

Join your neighbours in designing a set of six big flags to represent  and celebrate our vibrant community here on the Redbricks! Once ready, the flags will be installed at the end of each street in time for our 70th Birthday Celebration in July. There are loads of opportunities to get involved, whether you’d like to put forward some ideas, help bring them together to create the final designs, or get involved with the making of the flags using hand and machine sewing, painting and printing.

Flag Making Workshop #2, Thursday 29th June 6-8:30pm
at the TARA office on Humberstone Ave

Come along and help make the flags on Thusday 29th June (please note the date change)
At this two-hour workshop we’ll be using a variety of techniques to create the six flags, including working with stencils, painting, printmaking, cutting, sewing by hand and machine.

Everyone is welcome – please do come along and get stuck in. Whatever your age or ability, there’ll be something you can do to help – we’ll teach you everything you need to know! Feel free to bring friends and family, the more the merrier. Hot drinks and biscuits will be on hand too.

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Summer Celebrate event – 8th July – Call out for performers!

Hi-de-hi neighbours,
As many of you may already know, it’s the Celebrate the Redbricks 70th Anniversary street party on our estate on Saturday 8th July. There will be food, music, games and mucho merriment, but to make it in to the corker that it should be, your estate needs… YOU!!
We’re currently on the hunt for performers – Bands, singers, musicians, poets, comics and DJs. 
If you’d like to be involved please send an email to: celebrate-summer@redbricks.org
Everyone is welcome. Let’s celebrate!

 

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Redbricks Flags Project: Flag-Making Workshop #1


Join your neighbours in designing a set of six big flags to represent  and celebrate our vibrant community here on the Redbricks! Once ready, the flags will be installed at the end of each street in time for our 70th Birthday Celebration in July. There are loads of opportunities to get involved, whether you’d like to put forward some ideas, help bring them together to create the final designs, or get involved with the making of the flags using hand and machine sewing, painting and printing.

Flag Making Workshop #1, Sunday 18th June 2-4pm
at the TARA office on Humberstone Ave

Come along and help make the flags on Sunday 18th June.
At this two-hour workshop we’ll be using a variety of techniques to create the six flags, including working with stencils, painting, printmaking, cutting, sewing by hand and machine.

Everyone is welcome – please do come along and get stuck in. Whatever your age or ability, there’ll be something you can do to help – we’ll teach you everything you need to know! Feel free to bring friends and family, the ore the merrier. Hot drinks and biscuits will be on hand too.

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Redbricks Flags Project: Flag Design Workshop


Join your neighbours in designing a set of six big flags to represent  and celebrate our vibrant community here on the Redbricks! Once ready, the flags will be installed at the end of each street in time for our 70th Birthday Celebration in July. There are loads of opportunities to get involved, whether you’d like to put forward some ideas, help bring them together to create the final designs, or get involved with the making of the flags using hand and machine sewing, painting and printing.

Flag Design Workshop, Sunday 4th June 2-4pm
at the TARA office on Humberstone Ave

Come along and help design the flags on Sunday 4th June!
At this two-hour workshop we’ll be taking everyone’s ideas submitted via the Residents’ Survey, and bringing them all together to create our final designs for the six flags. The workshop will involve idea sharing, discussions, drawing, collage and (if we get to that point) using design software to put our designs together.

Everyone is welcome – please do come along and share your ideas. We’ll have hot drinks and biscuits too!

 

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More bike-sheds for #TheRedbricks, more (tight-timescale) consultation

Two more bike-sheds are set to get installed on The Redbricks soon.  City South Manchester received funding, and consulted neighbouring (to the proposed locations) residents in July 2016.  Due to the delays in TfGM funding, and the unfortunate short TfGM timescale, City South are asking for more feedback, by tomorrow.

The letters put through the doors of neighbouring flats in the last week can be seen here.

CSM are seeking funding and installing these thanks to residents working with them over the last decade, to successfully increase needed bike storage on the estate.

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Celebrate the Redbricks summer event

Hello there lovely neighbours,

It’s planning time for the Celebrate the Redbricks summer event on our estate on Saturday 8th July, so this shout is to see if anyone or everyone would like to be involved?

There will be food, music and mucho merriment, but to make it in to the corker that it should be, your estate needs… YOU!!

The programme is set to run between 2pm – midnight and we’ll need a heap of hands with:

  • Setting up/de-rigging, from tent rigging to decor to the PA. Come to think of it, we’ll need those things to begin with, so if you can assist with lending things, it’d be greatly appreciated. If you have sound mixing experience, yippee! And if you love tidying up, you will be duly adored.
  • Workshops for big kids or small kids that people might want to run in the afternoon.
  • Performers – Bands, singers, musicians, poets, comics, walkabout or circus artists and DJs.

If you’d like to be involved, in any capacity, please send an email to:
celebrate-summer@redbricks.org
Everyone is welcome. Let’s celebrate!

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