Spring newsletter

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Volunteer day!

Could you spare a few hours and help Cafe Connect get ready for it's breakfast launch? We'll be clearing the garden, doing bits of DIY and generally have a Spring clean, lunch and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!


Jonathan Fowler

"I see my expertise as being mainly as a facilitator; supporting everyone to work well together, to appreciate the very different things we all bring to our work, and to challenge ourselves to give the best we can. Our work is about listening to people in the communities we work with. We listen out for voices that wouldn't otherwise be heard. And we support the people we work with to be at the heart of the changes they want to see. We need to be doing this within the team too, if we're going to reach out to the wider community." 

"I bring experience as a group therapist to my work. This experience includes ten years in a specialised secure clinic working with psychiatric patients deemed too complex and intractable to work with in other psychiatric hospitals. Prior to that I'd worked in community (arts) organisations (since 1983) and for the last fifteen years I've largely worked to give people with lived experience a voice in the services that work with them - mainly mental health service users and services working with people with 'complex needs'. I know the value of lived experience, and my own experiences of being homeless, of alcohol and substance misuse, and of requiring mental health support in my late teens and early twenties are part of what steers my work."

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17th February Re-Psycle (Music Jam)


Re-Psycle are an amazing group of musicians who made great music using instruments they've made from junk. Bring your own pots, pans, spoons or other spontaneous instruments to join them in a jamming session!
We'll also be serving great homemade food & drinks.

Poster for Re-Psycle Event on 17th February

Re-Psycle Facebook Feed

Link to FaceBook event page

Fun with junk for the lot older children, i.e adults 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

We loved working with Paul today! "Like" this post if you'd be interested in a Wednesday night adult session of music and junk instruments this winter

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Just been making some not so new wheel drums with coloured packing tape, they taste as good as they sound 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Recycle your heart beat ... See MoreSee Less

Find your pulse with a Free BPM session

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Resonating news with RePsycle Junk Band. Check it out ! ... See MoreSee Less

Litterarti and Twin Wave CIC presents: RePsycle Junk Band. Audience Participatory Drumming and Percussion Sessions using Junk instruments. Great fun for all ages at festivals and community events!
Resonate with the objects, resonate with the music and with each other.

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Went to tidy up some streets today and added some sound cleansing with junk instruments 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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4th February Volunteer Day

Would you like to help improve & maintain a community building?

On Saturday 4th February there will be a full day of volunteering from 10.30am. Join us for the whole day, or just for a couple of hours. We will be making small repairs, fitting new shelving, sanding, painting etc. Great if you've got strong building or decorating skills. But everyone is welcome who is willing to roll up their sleeves.


There's work needed to further improve Café Connect and help us complete the meeting rooms upstairs - getting them ready to open.

We'll provide a delicious lunch and drinks...

Contact us if you'd like to find out more. Or just come along to our 4th February Volunteer Day


Our new website is now up and running

It has taken us some time. But here it is! Our new website is now up and running.

We hope to be able to use this new site to keep all our members, supporters and friends better informed.  Here, you can catch up with the latest news, find out about events, read about all our projectsbook a room at our hub on St Mark’s Road, and much, much more.

Please take a look around, and give us some feedback (and/or sign up for newsletters).

Don’t forget to follow us on FaceBook and Twitter too.