II Polish Picnic in Walsall

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Come and join us at an event celebrating  Polish culture and heritage in Walsall.

The second Polish Picnic in Walsall will take place on Saturday 21st May in Caldmore Community Garden. It is organised by European Welfare Association – Polish School in Walsall, Caldmore Village Festival Group and whg.

There will be plenty of activities for families, games and competitions for children, exhibitions and music performances. DJ Marshal will play at 3pm, followed by a celebrated blues rock band Whisky as the highlight of the day.

Students of Polish School in Walsall will present their talents in Poland’s Got Talent competition and exhibit their works in Family Gallery of Art. Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club will show martial arts techniques learnt by their adepts.

Caldmore Community Garden is a space for all communities of Walsall where they can grow their own fruit and veg, and take part in activities and events bringing together diverse cultures of Caldmore. The second Polish Picnic in Walsall aims to share Polish cultural traditions, delicious food and fantastic music with the wider community.

Come and celebrate with us one of the cultures that form the multicultural tapestry of Walsall.

The Picnic is held under the auspices of Polish Embassy in London and Federation of Poles in the United Kingdom. It is organised in partnership with Walsall Council, whg and Caldmore Village Festival Group, and sponsored by “Mazowsze” bakery and “Polskie Lany”.

Free entry!

Programme

13.00- 13.30 Official opening and welcome

13.30- 14.30 Poland’s Got Talent music competition

14.30 -14.45 Walsall Modern Ju-Jitsu Club – martial arts

14.45- 15.00 Cake eating competition

15.00- 15.45 DJ Marshal

15.45- 16.00 Poland’s Got Talent – results

16.00- 18.00 Live music – rock and blues band “Whisky”

 

Address: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH

More information: http://www.facebook.com/events/124147394656834/

Photos from the Official Opening of Caldmore Community House

Photos from the official opening of Caldmore Community House, with the Mayor Councillor Angela Underhill doing the honours on the 31st of March 2016.

Thank you to all our partners, funders and sponsors – Walsall Council, whg, Caldmoreaccord, South Staffs Water, British Gas, Wates, Morrisons, National Grid, PH Jones, Galliford Try, Sanctuary Housing, Ibstock, and Asda – we could not have done it without you!

The Grand Opening of Caldmore Community House

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After a lot of hard work on behalf of volunteers and local companies and organisations, the Community House in Caldmore Community Garden is finally ready to launch!

 

Come and join us for the Grand Opening on Saturday 2nd April at 12.30pm. 

 

There will be a concert of Good Traditions, guided tours of the House at 1.30 and 3pm, arts and crafts, garden activities for children, free bouncy castle and pizzas made in our own earth oven.

 

Everyone is welcome.

 

The project would not have happened without the help of Walsall Council, whg, Caldmoreaccord, Morrisons, Wates, British Gas, National Grid, South Staffs Water, PH Jones, Ibstock and Scaffold Erection Services.

 

Address: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH

 

Spring Open Day in the Garden – this Saturday, 12-4pm

Spring Open Day
Caldmore Community Garden is getting ready for the growing season! Come and join us for our Spring Open Day this Saturday, 12th March, 12-4pm. 
Activities will include  Easter Egg Hunt at 1pm, sowing a wild flower meadow, planting hanging baskets, looking for signs of spring in the garden, as well as plenty of opportunities to help both for adults and for children.
There will be food and hot and cold drinks, so why don’t you come for lunch, too? See you on Saturday!
Address: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH

Carols in the Garden this Saturday

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As every year, we would like to invite everybody to Carols in the Garden – a Christmas Carols concert performed by Bath Street Band, an opportunity to sing along and share festive spirit with others – in the best place of all!

There will be mince pies and mulled apple juice and good company, everyone is welcome.

Saturday, 19 December, 5pm.

Please bring a torch or a lantern.

Caldmore Fires

Caldmore FiresJoin us on Saturday 7th November for Caldmore Fires – a lantern procession, shadow theatre, fireworks display and a bonfire at Caldmore Community Garden.

The event will start at 5pm.

We will meet at Caldmore Green and then walk with lanterns to the garden for the rest of the programme.

Please bring a torch:-)

The event is funded by Creative Black Country and Awards for All.

Eid Open Day at Caldmore Community Garden

eid-smallCome and join us for the Eid Open Day this Saturday (19th September 2015) for some intercultural education, family fun and of course food!

As with the previous days around Easter and Vaisakhi, we will be focusing on another religious celebration – Eid Al-Adha. There will be Islam-related arts and crafts, mendhi, food stalls and a quiz about Islam, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the diverse communities of Caldmore.

Join us between 12-4pm in the community garden at Carless Street, WS1 4BY – everyone is welcome.

The event is organised with the help of Abu Bakr Girls School, Aisha mosque and Near Neighbours funding.

Please Vote for Caldmore Community Oasis

Caldmore Community Garden

has been shortlisted to win a share of the £400,00 M&S Energy Community Energy Fund.
You can help us by registering on the site and voting.
See more information about our bid and vote for us here.

The project that finishes at the top of each leaderboard will receive the funding.
Please help us – Vote for Caldmore Community Oasis!

Caldmore Community Garden was established in 2011 to create a space to be used for recreation, food growing, workshops for all age groups, training and education in horticulture, as well as community events. The garden was developed on a piece of derelict land leased to the Caldmore Village Festival Group by a local housing provider – Walsall Housing Group (whg).

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Since then the garden has gained several raised beds for vegetable and herb growing, a polytunnel, an orchard, and a stage area for community performances.

It is run entirely by local community volunteers supported by local organisations. The garden has evolved from a small group to a project involving the whole community. Among volunteers we have people of English, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian and Polish origin.

A derelict building adjacent and later incorporated into the garden – Caldmore Community House – will be a space open to the whole community.

Installing solar panels will enable us to generate free energy for the House and to raise funds to invest in the House, the Garden, and other community projects – in you!

Help us to fulfil this dream and vote for this project to give Caldmore some positive, green energy!

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