Sonny Hamid loves history and photography, and we're delighted he's coming to speak at our Afternoon Tea on 30 June.
Sonny's talk includes history of the area in and around Brick Lane and Spitalfields district of London's East End. The talk includes the immigrant, religious and political happenings in this area since the last 400 years.
Thanks for funding from Bluebird Care Swindon, this is a free talk.
Free tea and coffee too, with cake to buy - we look forward to seeing you!
A fundraising Jumble Sale!
With help from local Duke of Edinburgh Award students, we're fundraising for a projector for the community centre, which would be a brilliant addition.
We need jumble!! We'll post up drop off points and times soon!
In the meantime please pop the event in your diary for bargain-hunting, cake-eating and community chatting :-)
Please bring along your repairables - clothes, textiles, bric a brac, small furniture and laptops (for software) and our amazing volunteer repairers will be on hand to help you mend!
Free Shop is a chance to pass on things you no longer need and take away something you do! Please bring or take up to 5 items.
No electricals or bikes for Repair Cafe or Free Shop please.
There will be live music, and delicious cake to buy, so even if you've nothing to repair, just come along, browse Free Shop and support us, come and see the centre and have some community conversations :-)
We're joining forces with the brilliant Swindon Heritage who will offer a Guided Walk around Radnor Street Cemetery, focusing on characters from Eastcott.
This will be followed by tea and cake at Savernake Street Social Hall - with more chance to chat about all things historical!
More details nearer the time, but please pop the date in your diary!
This exciting event is part of our year long celebration of the history of the community centre and its surroundings, made possible thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Join us as we step back in time!!
A 1940s British Restaurant inspired meal, with live music.
Our menu for the lunch is a wartime affair : meat or vegetarian pies, and steamed puddings, and will be accompanied by live music by local band Royal Soul.
This event is part of our Heritage Lottery Funded year celebrating the heritage of Savernake Street Social Hall and the area around it.
This is a ticketed event, with tickets at £7.50 each.
Tickets are limited and will be available to purchase at the Repair Cafe and Free Shop on 12 November (2-5pm). We are happy to put some by for you so please ask if you'd like us to.
You are able to buy tickets for a meat or vegetarian option.
Catering is by the wonderful Olive Tree Cafe.
In the 1940s, Savernake Street Social Hall looked very different - there were Nissen Huts on site, and they functioned as a ''British Restaurant'', set up by the Ministry of Food nationally.
The British Restaurants offered cooked meals without needing to use ration vouchers, to make sure that people were eating enough.
A brand-new event for 2018!
An opportunity to get-together and meet as a community.
Whether you're new to the area or have lived here for years, come along and meet your neighbours!
Free to attend with refreshments to buy.
In honour of Fairtrade Fortnight, join us for an evening of Fairtrade wine and nibbles. Held as a fundraiser for Eastcott Community Organisation in the Savernake Street Social Hall, this fun and informative session involves sampling a range of Fairtrade wines and learning about the diverse projects that are benefitting from us drinking them!
Eco Fest 2018 will be held on 22 April 2018, to coincide with Earth Day!
As in 2016, the event will be organised by Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) and Eastcott Community Organisation, and will be a day of inspiration and information - all with an eco theme!
There's a while to go so please share your ideas of what you'd like to see happen :-)
Join local historian Frances Bevan and Swindon Suffragette event organiser Leah Bevan-Haines for a talk about Edith New and her contribution to the campaign for Votes for Women.
Sharing photographs and newspaper articles they will give an overview of the suffrage campaign starting with the suffragists in the 1860s; through to the actions of the militant suffragettes which included Edith New, and beyond to the Equal Franchise Act in 1928.
This talk is suitable for secondary school age children at their responsible adult's discretion.
Join us for an evening dedicated solely to wines from Spain's most famous region!
Following on from our Spanish wine tasting in May, there was a demand to spend more time exploring the wines of Rioja, so we'll be enjoying an evening dedicated to these wines, whilst having a comparison tasting to identify the differences in style and quality.
It promises to be an easygoing session, raising money for the Eastcott Community Organisation. Price includes a glass of cava, six amazing wines and a little tapas to nibble on.
In 1976, a high profile wine tasting event, known as The Judgement of Paris, pitted a selection of French clarets against the upcoming wineries of California. To the dismay of the French, the Californian wines won!
Now, over 40 years later, Swindon folk are invited to recreate the tension and excitement in its very own Judgement of Swindon! Raising funds for the Eastcott Community Organisation, the event involves a blind tasting of six red wines from Bordeaux and California. Let's see which side of the Atlantic will be victorious.
No wine tasting experience is necessary; everyone (over 18) is welcome to come and enjoy this informal sociable event. The price includes six glasses of red wine, plus cheese and biscuits.
To celebrate National Pinot Noir day, we will taste this glorious grape in a range of styles and price ranges, whilst raising money for the Eastcott Community Organisation.
In this relaxed and informal evening, we'll tour through the Pinot Noir vineyards in France, New Zealand, California, Chile, England and Romania to see how climate and landscapes influence the wines we drink.
Over 18s only. The price includes at least 6 glasses of wine and cheese and nibbles. All welcome - no experience necessary.
G'day mates! Come and enjoy a wine tour Down Under, sampling a range of white and red wines from different states of Australia. You'll learn about different grape varieties and how the Aussie climate and landscapes shape the wines we love.
This promises to be a relaxed event suitable for all (over 18!) for a good cause - Proceeds to "Eastcott Community Organisation"
Price includes cheese, bread and at least 6 amazing wines.
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