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Issue: 23                                                                              June 2015

Flaxivity Youth Centre

Great news - the Friends have been successful with a significant bid to the People’s Health Trust and are able to provide youth activities on Tuesday again and a wide range of community based activities over the next 2 years.

To support our youth activities we have been able to appoint RAMPED to work with us.  They are a highly qualified and experienced group who specialize in alternative sports like BMX, Skateboarding, Rollerblading & Scootering as well as the full range of more traditional youth activities.

Their three fully qualified youth workers will provide training, advice and guidance to those wishing to use the extensive ramp facilities at Flaxivity while supporting young people involved in other interests at the sessions.
We are open 6.00 – 8.00 on Tuesdays each week through to the school holidays and then will be offering other sessions over the summer along with events in the community over the next 2 years.  Age range is 10 – 16 years and there have traditionally been equal numbers of males and females in a friendly, safe and positive environment.
Alan Mosley, Friends' Chairman, said "In recent years council cuts have meant that many youth activities have been curtailed so it is particularly pleasing that the Friends have gained this funding and are able to offer these great services for young people."

The Office, Then and Now

Work to the Office and Stables at the site is progressing well, with the office in the process of being restored to it's former glory

Maltings office, around 1960

Maltings office, 2015
Once complete the office and stables will form a visitor centre for the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, which will be run by the Friends. The centre will include interpretation of the site, it's uses and stories about the people who worked here, a meeting & learning space, and research areas for the use of volunteers. 

Works are on schedule and we expect this to be ready for use by late Autumn of 2015.


Open Mic Marathon 2015

We will be hosting an Our Big Gig music event at Flaxivity Youth Centre on Saturday the 11th of July, from Midday to 6pm, bringing attention to the site and creating a celebration for local contributors!

This initiative has been funded by public donation, so thanks to all who helped us to reach the target.  We are all set to rock & roll! 

The event will be free to attend, offering 5 hours of music in an open mic format. There will be workshops in DJ skills, Synthesizers and Drumming, a bar supplied by the Dolphin pub, both meat and veggie chilli and a festival atmosphere.

Musicians please let us know if you'd like to play at this event - to book email richard

Free Summer tours 

Bookings for the Flaxmill Maltings Summer tours are going well. There are a couple of places still available for the tour on the 27th of June, and more available in July and August.

There is no charge for the tours, however you will need to register your interest at Eventbrite and print off a ticket to guarantee a place.

Monday Drum Workshops at Flaxivity

with Olugbala Kokumo!

Every Monday, 7 to 9pm

For more information contact:
Olugbala Kokumo
Author, Composer & Facilitator

The Friends are supported by:

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Email: richard@flaxmill-maltings.co.uk
Website: www.flaxmill-maltings.co.uk

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