We suspended most onsite activities due to the Scottish Government Lockdown, we are now concentrating on getting our outdoor activities running again before usage of our buildings slowly starts.
The only exception to this is emergency bike repairs and maintenance for essential workers’ bikes. Please make an appointment for these needs via 07591 882 779 or ActiveTravel@bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk so we can keep the number of folk onsite at a time to a minimum.
For now we still have online Zoom sessions more details on getting involved with what we are doing here.
Our staff will mostly still be working from home, looking for ways in which we can help our community.
You can contact us via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Cooking on a Budget courses continue Monday evenings. Carmen’s Spanish theme has finished and Eric has taken over with a Peruvian themed block. Join Eric live on YouTube 6:30-7:30pm on our YouTube channel
Our Wednesday afternoon Zoom drop-in Arts classes
Our Art & Crafts group run by tutor Gill Curran have recently developed into a collective embroidery project, working on what will eventually become a collection of highly appealing and colourful pieces, inspired by, and based on, the drawings of children. The aim is that the pieces will be mounted in our events room and displayed for an exhibition as soon as we are able. If you want to join in email email@example.com
The same group of avid sewing folk will also be working towards creating and embroidering a panel for the Craigmillar Tapestry project, in conjunction with the artist Andrew Crummy (who people may know of through the Great Tapestry of Scotland). This is a large-scale project with several panels already completed by local community groups in and around Craigmillar. For more details of this fabulous project click on the following link: Craigmillar Tapestry | Facebook
Some of our exercise based activities have been able to restart outdoors:
Family Bike Rides where Leanne will guide you on mostly traffic free paths for approx 2 hours including lots of breaks. Rides leave from Bridgend Farmhouse 2pm every other Friday starting 16th April. Bikes and helmets can be included if you don't have your own. Rides are all around 8 miles and mostly flat so all levels of experience can join. Children need to be able to ride a bike, places are limited to 8.
Book by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07706674108
Another Walking with Nature Block with Stephanie Whitelaw is nearly complete. The series will conclude with a ‘Pilgrim’s Walk’ on the Thursday 22nd April [World Earth Day] – hopefully in person.
Email Stephanie on email@example.com to sign up.
Coming soon - a new Walking Group for adults
Led by trained Health Walk leaders, this will be short (about 1 hour), local walks, (Covid guidelines allow outdoor exercise groups.) See https://fb.watch/4a-PKrss_A/ for more info about health walks.
To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07706674108
Our bike shop will be available most afternoons but only for emergency repairs on the bicycles of key workers.
This is on an appointment only basis, call 07591 882 779 or 07710 110 257 to make an appointment.
Our staff continue to work from home, and always looking for ways in which we can help our community through this difficult time. Suggestions welcome. You can contact us via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wanted to make your own rug? You can learn a new skill for free courtesy of a partnership project we are doing with the SHRUB Coop for a new series of workshops. Join us for three Wednesday evening sessions at 6-7pm on March 17th, 24th, and 31st to learn how to make a rag rug.
We’ll send you everything you need and a cup of tea on us!
Your pack will include: tapestry needle, string, teabag, and scrap fabric (optional*). All you need is a pair of sharp scissors. These will be online zoom events lasting 1 hour each. There will be no pressure to have cameras or microphones turned on. If there are any concerns about accessibility, please email: Zoe.Murdoch@bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk
If you have plenty of fabric you can use at home already please choose a no fabric ticket If you would like to rescue some fabric from the SHRUB swapshop then please choose a 'with fabric" ticket.
Book your free place here.
Postcards from Lockdown life - Bridgend Farmhouse Community Art project - now extended...
Bridgend Farmhouse would like to document this strange time in our history with you help.
As part of a community art project, we are inviting you to fill in a blank postcard with a drawing, collage, story, poem, photo, painting, sewing, knitting or any other piece of work which describes lockdown to you. It can be a photo of a cake you made, a painting of the view from your window, a facemask idea, anything at all which shows your lockdown experience. This is a project for everyone.
Blank stamped postcards are being sent out locally to shops and community resources but if you would like to request one please email email@example.com and we can send you one.
The postcards will be used as part of an online exhibition at Bridgend.
Please send in your postcards to arrive by March 31st.
We are all apart, but all connected. Lockdown affects everyone in different ways, we’d love to see your story.
Coming Soon – new Walking Group
Short (about 1 hour), local walks, led by trained Health Walk leaders.
To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07706674108
(Covid guidelines allow outdoor exercise groups.)