On the 17th June we ran a workshop on zoom led by one of the Friends of St Mark’s. There were just 6 places and it was open to anyone to book onto. Three people came along – one from Stoke on Trent, one from Scotland and one from London.
Everyone was interested in the heritage and culture as well as the craft and design. We talked about our ideas for making our own paper cut windows, and we all had a go. People said they learned a lot, it was “relaxing” and they had a chance to know a bit about Stoke area and want to learn more about the Potteries.
You can download a guide to help you make a stained glass window from card and tissue paper – click on the link below.
send in a 1 minute video to say who you are nominating and why you want to say thank you to them
Everyone who is put forward for a thank you will be recognised. It it not a competition.
James Davies has volunteered to help you tell your story about the person you want to thank and why.
James says “Hello, my background is in journalism. If you’re looking for a little help or inspiration with putting your thoughts into words, I’m your guy. Whether it’s through words, pictures, or video, I’m here to help you tell your story the way you want it to be told”.
Please ask for help when you contact us to nominate someone.
At the event we will –
watch videos and hear stories about the people we are celebrating.
be entertained by performances of music and poetry.
The event is organised by 1000 Lives Network, All the Small Things CiC, Expert Citizens CiC and VOICES of Stoke, with support from VAST.
We aim to:
bring people together to reflect on, share and learn from each other’s experience,
increase diversity and inclusion, connections, peer support, volunteering opportunities.
celebrate everything volunteers have done in the city particularly over the past 12 months
The event is for anyone interested in volunteering or community action in North Staffordshire.
Please book your place and invite other people to come. Don’t forget to tell the people you nominate for a thank you!
At the end of the event we participated in a Got It Want It activity which can be seen below :
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Please join us for our next event on Wednesday 24th of March from 10am to 12.30pm on Zoom. This event is about digital skills, inclusion and engagement.
Are you helping people in your community to cope with Coronavirus?
Have you felt stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed?
Have you been juggling work? volunteering? furlough? homeschooling? supporting and caring for others?
Then you are amazing and need to be recognised and valued for your kindness.
We have now been experiencing the pandemic for 12 months and all that it brings.
Thanks to a grant from the Local Connections Fund we are running two creative wellbeing workshops for community helpers and a celebration event to say a big thank you to people from community groups, charities, individual volunteers and kind neighbours.
The COVID Community Helpers Creative Wellbeing Workshops are on
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 from 10.30am till 12.30pm
Friday 12th March 2021 from 10.30am till 12.30pm
At the workshops will focus on our own self care … a time of reflection, relaxation and restoration for our mental and emotional well being. Each session will include a hands-on creative activity. We will post out the materials to you before the session, once you have booked on.
We also have funding for Celebration event on the 24th March from 1-4pm.
The event will include
time to reflect on what we have learned from our experience of community helping in the pandemic
a big thank you to community helpers in North Staffordshire
We will email you with information and the link to join the online sessions on Zoom.
All the Small Things CiC is a Social Action Hub. We have signed up to the Community Action Response for COVID-19.
We are working in partnership with the Community Organisers Local Organising Group to facilitate regular peer support sessions. We are working with local partner organisations to make sure people know where to get support and how to make a difference in their communities.
As a Social Action Hub we bring people taking social action together to help us all to share experiences and learn together. One of the ways we do this is with Peer Mentoring. Peer Mentoring Groups last up to two hours when we:
have time to meet each other
hear what we are all doing in our communities,
talk about concerns and questions we would like help with
suggest places we can go for guidance, advice and more support
If you have any questions please email Penny or Sarah:
Thank You for all of the hard work you are doing in your workplaces and communities at this time.