Looking Up! in New Cross Learning Feb 28

new interior and lightbox 1bJoin us to celebrate the major works that have been going on at New Cross Learning. Thanks to all who contributed to Artmongers’ Kickstarter campaign last year, plus other contributions from Lewisham Council and a local trust, much has been happening inside the library. There are now two lightboxes with amazing artworks by local artists, an entirely new ceiling, new carpet and everything has been redecorated for a bright, fresh feel. The new computers (also thanks to a grant) are installed and thinks are kicking off.

Come and join us to celebrate this fantastic achievement.

4pm-7pm Saturday Feb 28

Creative writing for kids, for adults and Film clubs!

Three new fantastic events at New Cross Learning in January/ February

Regular film club for adults every Wednesday, from 7pm, (the children’s film club is at 4pm each Wednesday): starts on 4 Feb

Adults’ writing workshop Saturday 31 January, 3pm-6pm with Different Skies

Half term creative writing and storytelling workshop, Thursday 19 Feb, 11am-12.30pm (for 7-10 year olds) Storytellingsmall

Writing workshops for 13-18 year olds, IT/ CV training, and a celebration of New Cross Learning’s new look

Our three top events in Jan/Feb 2015:

We have  writing workshops for 13-19 year olds at New Cross Learning on Tuesdays for 6 weeks from 20th January.

There’s an IT and CV clinic on 10th February. 

And we’re celebrating New Cross Learning’s fantastic new look, thanks to many of your generous donations. Come and see the lightboxes and beautifully painted new walls and ceiling on Saturday 28th February.

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Bold Backers Feedback

sculpture 11Last month we invited all our Bold Backers to join us for a celebratory supper and a chance to hear all their feedback about what we have been doing so far at Bold Vision plus their ideas for where we should focus our attention next.

Among the many ideas (summarised here Bold Backers 2014 Report on your feedback) we realise a few things need clarifying to everybody

  • Bold Vision is an umbrella charity supporting the Hill Station, New Cross Learning, Common Growth and other local community projects like Grow Wild from time to time
  • Almost all community activities are run on a voluntary basis, the projects and Bold Vision are constantly seeking funding to maintain activities
  • We welcome new members onto the Bold Vision management team – contact  boldvisionmail@gmail.com to find out more or get involved
  • If you have a fundraising idea or know someone who might be interested in being a Bold Backer please also get in touch

A terrific year at New X Learning!

I recently attended the New Cross Learning AGM and have to say those people go from strength to strength. The diversity, inclusion and sheer stamina of the team is remarkable.

Over the Christmas holidays they will be taking a well earned break, but work won’t stop at the library. Thanks to a maintenance grant from Lewisham Council the ceiling will be replaced, doors repalightbox 2 2014ired and the whole place will get a fresh new look by the time the decorators are done. All the perfect compliment to the second Lightbox Art that was completed by Jess and co this week. The picture gives you some idea but pop in to see it for yourself. And if you’re not already a registered user signing up is a great way to support them too.

NXL Highlights 2013/14

Oct 13        Black History Month Black Panther magazines draw 2 ex-Panthers from the States for an ad-hock discussion and meeting

Nov 13       Big Book Sale plus The Auction proves to be a quick way to make money, attract more users with an increase in issue numbers

Dec 13        2nd AGM and Xmas Fayre. Kathy and Gill remain Co-Chairs as agreed at the AGM.

Jan 14        Workshops commence for the Chinese New Year, the year of the Horse. More Chinese participate this year.

Feb 14        LGBT month is celebrated with a showing of Broke Back Mountain, the first of our Pop-Up Cinema shows

Mar 14      Basic Skills IT Training course starts that is aimed the Silver Surfers. A most moving evening hosting 13 Palestinian women who told us about life in their country and what faces them every day. John Kirk’s performance of Private Peaceful brought tears to our eyes.

Apr 14        Ewan McColl remembered from a 50 year old recording with Travelling People brought to us by Mark Brown of Goldsmiths’. Another successful partnership with New Cross Free Film Festival brings famous director, Ken Loach to NXL.

May 14      Joined with Dig to help with Tomato Fest seeding Managed to sell some new books. 25 kids sat still in a cartoon graphics workshop.

June 14      Patchwork workshops and Gypsy recognition as the Roma Festival is held here at NXL.

July 14        The Lease is signed and big thanks go out to the Bold Vision Backers, especially Catherine and John who never gave up on us.

Aug 14       Mystery walks and picnics were even more popular this year. A brilliant trip down river to see the Poppies at the Tower brought a diverse group of people together.

Sept 14      Party in the Park was a promotional success with over 5000 people grooving to Punk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae Blues and Folk music all day long. NXL hosted all the meetings, allowed the bank account to be used and did the printing i.e. put New Cross on the map.

New X Learning Auction 7pm Nov 28

annual fundraising auction

Dozens of amazing lots. Do yourself a favour and get some Christmas shopping done at the New X Learning auction while meeting your friends at your local Hill Station and helping New X Learning raise money to provide a much needed free volunteer run library and learning centre in New Cross. Click for catalogue NXLAUCTIONCATALOGUE 2014

 

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