News and stories

Snowed in at Lockerbrook

Monday, 19 January 2015

Plans for the Lockerbrook Management Committee (LMC) meeting go awry as adverse weather hits overnight in January.

Members of the committee at Lockerbrook woke up to beautiful white covered landscapes, freezing temperatures and

 glorious sunshine. A group had gone up a day earlier to undertake much needed maintenance at the centre but were surprised to find cars, buildings and pathways covered in a deep layer of snow after a cosy night sleeping in the cottage.

IFM-SEI camp 2016 - welcome to another world!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

 

What is an IFM-SEI camp?

IFM-SEI, Woodcraft Folk’s umbrella organisation, hosts an international camp every 5-6 years in co-operation with another IFM-SEI organisation (or two!). All IFM-SEI members are invited to come along to get stuck into a fun and engaging programme, meet new friends from across the globe and to be part of an international socialist community for a week or two.

I get it! Can you give us some examples?

New Groups Project Staff Recruitment

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Woodcraft Folk has secured grant funding to expand the New Groups Project currently running in West Yorkshire to additional areas of the UK. A number of new roles are available as part of the project team:

Woodcraft Folk 90 Year Celebrations-Burning the Clocks Parade

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

 WOODCRAFT FOLK 90 YEAR CELEBRATIONS- Brighton and Hove Woodcraft Folk make a start at the Burning the Clocks Parade celebrating the Winter Solstice, on the 21st December.

This really was too good an opportunity to be missed to raise the profile of Woodcraft Folk in a procession that has been going for 21 years in Brighton, and which Woodcraft Folk has played a significant part, right from the start.

Raise funds for Woodcraft with a new tariff from Co-op Energy

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Co-operative Energy has launched a new tariff which could save you up to £300 per year and easily raise substantial funds for Woodcraft Folk! For every Woodcraft member who switches Co-operative Energy will donate £50 to Woodcraft Folk.

The tariff is called Fair and Square March 2016 and has an average cost of £938 per year for dual fuel customers. This tariff will only be available for a limited time so you need to switch soon to make such a good saving. 

Venturer Secret Friends

Monday, 5 January 2015

In your venturer groups you should have recently received a newsletter from Venturer Committee, speaking of several things

 including Venturer Secret Friends.

Heritage Project Officer vacancy

Friday, 19 December 2014

90 years of Woodcraft Folk - Heritage Project Officer

Salary: £25,265 +£2,500 ILW
Location: SE17 London
Fixed term until 31st March 2016

If you feel you can motivate and support others to explore, record, interpret, share and celebrate the diverse history of Woodcraft Folk then we want to hear from you!

90 years of Woodcraft Folk project to launch in the New Year

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

In the New Year Woodcraft Folk will be launching a new project to reflect on its 90 year history. The project will involve opportunities for members of all ages to explore:

• The difference Woodcraft Folk has made on people’s lives, leaders and children
• How society has changed in the last 90 years – do we live in a fairer more equal world?
• Personal stories and memories through oral history recordings
• Material held at the Youth Movement archive at LSE and the National Co-operative Archive

The End of 80 Great Years

Thursday, 11 December 2014

 A Great Celebration

Folk Supply closed until January 2015

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

We'd like to advise all our members that the deadline for Folk Supply orders for this festive period has now passed. Folk Supply is now closed until the New Year for Stock take and the holidays. Any orders received will not be dispatched until the new year.

If you would still like to proceed to the Folk Supply online store please click here.

Items available in Folk Supply.

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