All posts by Helen Holmes

The Tool Shed: coming soon

We’re setting up a garden tool lending library with Forest Recycling Project. The Tool Shed will be just off Priory Court, and we’re looking for donations of second hand tools. Do you have a neglected spade or an unloved trowel? Or even a mattock or a sickle? They could find a new lease of life at The Tool Shed.

There’s a full list of the things we need on FRP’s website and if you have things to donate you can either drop them at the FRP workshop on Bakers Avenue on Tuesday or Friday mornings, or email tools@frpuk.org to arrange another time. Donated tools need to be safe and in working order. Thank you!

Please also email tools@frpuk.org if you’d like to find out about joining or volunteering with The Tool Shed.

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Introducing the newest member of the Big Local team

This week we’re very excited to be welcoming Lara to the William Morris Big Local team. Lara is our brand new Youth Opportunities Coordinator and will be shaping our youth programme and getting young people involved in Big Local. Lara is a musician and a has a background in theatre and the arts, as well has having worked as a session leader for the Bristol Old Vic and a youth supporter at the Roundhouse. If you’ve got any brilliant plans that involve local young people, Lara is the person to speak to!

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Decorate your windows for Ramadan

Local artist, and William Morris Big Local partnership member, Rezia Wahid has come up with the great idea of putting a picture of a mosque in your window during Ramadan.

Rezia says, “One of the most important parts of Ramadan is the tarawee (night) prayer, which is traditionally performed in mosques. This will be immensely missed by those who observe it.”

Putting a mosque in your window is a small way of marking Ramadan, while visits to an actual mosque are not possible. Rezia has created a template for you to download, which can be coloured in or cut out, and otherwise decorated. The one above was designed by Rezia’s talented daughter, Halima.

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