Following the distribution of small grants from the HOP Pot, there’s a range of activities taking place all over the city.
The Florrie held a community open day on 7th October, and attracted a large number of older residents from across the city and from local care homes despite torrential rain. HOP partners from Sing Me Merseyside provided entertainment, and Artisan Collective created a mini craft fair in the Grand Hall. As a result of the kickstart provided by the HOP Pot, the Florrie will be holding regular coffee mornings in their heritage resource centre, themed around arts and local history.
St Leonards Community Centre have made the first of two cultural visits using HOP Pot funding. 43 people from the Poppies Group took part in a trip to Dunham Massey, and the group will be visiting St George’s Hall later this month.
Chaturangan have delivered the first of two events at the Millennium Centre in West Derby. The second event is coming up on 25th November at 1.30pm – contact us if you would like more details.
There are two remaining MDI 50 Moves taster sessions taking place on Wednesday 5th and 12th November at 24 Hope Street.
Pagoda Centre are running new activities – Chinese knot making craft sessions and tai chi tasters for beginners are running every Tuesday afternoon between now and Christmas – open to all but particularly suitable for older people.
This is just a tiny fraction of the activity which will be taking place over the winter and we’ll keep you posted as new activities are coming up.