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Rockaway Launches Creative RevolutionHERies - Free Workshops for Women in Welding, Woodwork & Metalwork!

We're so happy that Rockaway Park has been awarded a Willson Grant, which aims to provide residents in the Somer Valley with more opportunities to boost their physical and mental wellbeing. The grant supports individuals, community groups and organisations to provide free active travel, or creative, sustainable and cultural projects in the area.


Our project, Creative RevolutionHERies, will provide two sets of 6-week workshops in woodwork, metalwork and welding for young women, with the aim of supporting their wellbeing and growing their confidence through the development of new skills. The workshops will also provide a safe environment where new friendships can be built.


At the end of each workshop programme, there will be planters and benches created from reclaimed materials for the Somer Valley Greenways to encourage people to get active in the area and explore the many beautiful green spaces.


The workshops will run 10am - 3pm, on the following dates:


Group 1 - Wednesdays

3rd April, 10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May & 8th May


Group 2 - Thursdays

4th April, 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May & 9th May


All PPE and materials will be provided and a vegan lunch is included each day.


Because we anticipate that these workshops will be very popular, we've created a basic application form for women who are interested in taking part. You can either complete an online Google form (no Gmail account is needed to access) or a paper form that can either be downloaded from Our Workshops page (scroll down the page to find it) or collected in person from Rockaway's Vegan Café.


We can't wait to get started on this exciting project and aim to review and respond to all applicants by 25th March!




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