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Burning the Clocks Event – Brighton 21st December 2015
Woodcraft groups from all over Brighton and Hove, came together for this Annual Lantern Parade, which has been held for the last 22 years to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new.
Brighton Folk member Dr Annabella Pollen will be giving a number of talks in the next couple of months on the Kibbo Kift - to which members are very welcome!
Hands In 2016
Hands In was created in 2011 by young members of the TREE Steering Group. The idea was simple, as a movement we would all try to engage in similar activities to celebrate our shared values at a similar time of year. Hands In has seen groups across the UK participate in quilt making, geocaching and poetry writing.
In 2016, Woodcraft Folk would like groups to build on the many 90th anniversary celebrations by exploring Woodcraft Folk’s heritage and discussing aspirations for its future as part of the Hands In month.
From its beginnings in 1925 to today, Woodcraft Folk has always been dedicated to growing the confidence and social awareness of young people. Support from the Youth United Foundation’s Social Action Fund has enabled Woodcraft Folk’s most ambitious programme of growth for a generation, making 2015 not just a year for reflecting on the organisation’s past, but also looking forward to its future.
Would you like to undertake a PhD on Woodcraft Folk?
The University of Brighton is inviting applications for funded PhD studentship topics to commence in September 2016.
Ninetieth anniversary celebrations continued in style last week when Greater London Assembly member Fiona Twycross hosted a Woodcraft Folk reception at City Hall.
Swyddog Ieuenctid, y Gymuned a Bywyd Gwyllt - Cyfnod Mamolaeth
Mae Gwerin y Coed yn chwilio am Swyddog Ieuenctid, y Gymuned a Bywyd Gwyllt rhan amser dros gyfnod mamolaeth, ar gyfer project sy’n gweithio gyda phlant a phobl ifanc wedi’i leoli yng Ngwaith Powdwr Penrhyndeudraeth. Cynorthwyo pobl ifanc yr ardal a’r cymunedau cyfagos i greu perthynas â threftadaeth a dyfodol safle Gwaith Powdwr yw prif nod y gwaith. Cytuneb 11 mis yw’r swydd hon, yn gweithio 21 awr yr wythnos, 60% o wythnos llawn amser, ar gyflog o £23,155 pro rata.
Obituary for Peter Sharp – Woodcraft Folk
Born 21.04.1920- Died 22.10.2015
Woodcraft Folk members are welcome to attend a talk on the Kibbo Kift to be given by Dr Annebella Pollen (Brighton Central and Hove Woodcraft District) on Saturday 28 November at University College London.
The talk, which complements Annebella’s Kibbo Kift exhibition currently at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, is free to attend and is part of the Public History Discussion Group held at UCL (Institute of Archaeology). Doors open at 11am for refreshments and the talk begins at 11.30am prompt.
Sustaining existing groups is one of Woodcraft Folk’s strategic priorities, to support this activity the Development team have recently asked all groups and Districts to complete a sustainability survey, looking at the key areas that we believe impact on group sustainability:
• The people you need
• Being part of the Folk
• Staying safe
• Publicity and outreach
• Programme planning