Celebrating Newsome together

Release Date: 26-Jun-2009
On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July, a number of local organisations will be hosting a celebration of Newsome and the surrounding area at Newsome High School and Sports College – and everyone’s invited to join in the celebrations.
The aim of Celebrating Newsome Together is to give people living in and around the area a chance to meet their neighbours and find out all about the good work that’s going on there.

It will celebrate the community spirit of the neighbourhood and give a chance for all the organizations who work there to tell people what they’re all doing. There’ll also be art and craft displays by local community groups and school children.

The event begins on Saturday at 10:00am, with an official opening at 10.30 by the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner.

Following the opening, there’ll be dance displays, healthy cooking demonstrations, a fashion show from the LEP charity shop, a plant swap, and a social dance. There’ll also be a chance to take part in sports activities and the local Sea Cadets will demonstrate how to rig a boat.

Wimbledon will be screened for anyone who doesn’t want to miss the ladies’ final, and light refreshments will be served all day. These are free, but donations of biscuits, tea or coffee will be gratefully received.

On Sunday, the event continues from 10.00am, and at 11.00 members of all the local churches and community groups will get together to celebrate all that’s good about the area. Local children will sing and there’ll be an anthem which has been specially composed for this occasion. There’ll also be a quiz.

The event will include an award presentation by the Mayor to the winners of a schools art competition, featuring the work of pupils at eight local schools.

Celebrating Newsome Together has been organized by the Newsome Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), which is a collaboration between St John’s Church Newsome, St Paul’s Church Armitage Bridge and Newsome South Methodist Church working with other churches, community and voluntary groups, Newsome High School and Sports College and other local schools, Newsome Community Forum, Newsome Next Generation and local businesses.

• Transport is available for people with mobility problems. If you need help to attend, please call Marine Yarde on 0796 704 1466

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