Free Stendhal workshops to encourage community partnerships

Stendhal Festival has announced that it’s free community workshops programme is returning this month.
This year Stendhal has teamed with several local community organisations in order to facilitate the workshops which will culminate in the creation of a faerie glen at the event which takes place in Limavady on August 11 and 12.
The workshops include; Woodwork and craft for adults and kids at the Be Safe Be Well Men’s Shed in Limavady, planting and green finger workshops with the Green Shed Garden Centre at LCDI, Crocheting with the Valley Wool Skool and Row by Roe and Ceramics with McCall Gilfillin, both at the Keady Clachan on the Ringsend Road.
The workshops will run from the following dates and times:
Woodwork and Crafting at the Men’s Shed – Adult classes start on Friday June 30 at 10 – 11am – Kids classes commence Friday July 7 at 10-11am and will run alongside the adult classes in a different area in the Men’s Shed property.
The planting and green finger workshops with the LCDI Green Shed Garden Centre will take at the Stendhal Festival Site place in July – final dates to be confirmed.
The Ceramics workshops at the Keady Clachan take place on July 11th and 13th and then July 25th and 27th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
The Crocheting workshops at the Keady Clachan begin on Monday, July 3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The workshops are made possible thanks to the generous funding provided by the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Programme.
Festival Director Ross Parkhill said: “We are very thankful to the awards for all programme for helping us get our free community workshop programme up and running for 2017.
“This year we aim to bring several groups together to work on different aspects of one final project. We believe that this will strengthen links between community groups and also introduce a host of new people to those groups, strengthening each individual group in the process.
“If you are interested in any of the workshops on offer please get involved, they are a great way to learn a new skill, meet new people and play a positive role in the community, plus they are all free.
Catherine Taylor of the Be Safe Be Well Men’s Shed added: “We are really pleased to be working alongside Stendhal to deliver part of their free workshop programme for 2017.
“We are looking forward to welcoming new friends, young and old, to the Men’s Shed over the summer and look forward to seeing the finished project at the festival in August.”
To register your interest for any of the free workshops please email