A community arts hub and vegetable garden at the North Acton Pavilion. We will deliver classes and volunteering opportunities in gardening, cookery, arts and crafts. Residents will be provided with the facilities to grow healthy food and the skills and knowledge to create economical and tasty meals from scratch. This will be a community hub for residents of all ages to come together to co-create an exciting creative & cultural community hub with an indoor and outdoor training, eating and social space and a dedicated arts & cookery training room. The cafe will provide fresh coffee, sandwiches, cakes & pastries. There will be regular community food sharing, art exhibitions and musical events. We will work closely with local primary schools to provide gardening & cookery for children during term time and as part of our summer programme. Attend a "Plot to Pot' workshop, be a volunteer gardener or just enjoy. Together we can co-create the community space that you want.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will *reduce isolation & loneliness residents can meet indoors & outdoors to enjoy a coffee, learn art & crafts, gain gardening & culinary skills &/or become a volunteer *improve mental & physical health Residents more active, walking in the park, connecting to the earth & gardening *improve finances through donations of food & classes on cooking delicious, healthy food on a budget *increase happiness & well-being by seeing the beauty & potential of their area through knowledge & experience of growing food in & creating art for an urban environment *build skills & confidence through participation in classes and volunteering. *be an inter-generational project for residents of all ages to skill share. i.e. younger people teaching older people how to get more from their smart phone *increase pride in the environment & encourage action to improve the area. *increase a sense of belonging and connection that will contribute to a stronger community
Steps to get it done:
The Pavillion has potential to be the heart of the North Acton community and ripple out to serve the neighbouring communities throughout Acton. With funds to equip the kitchen and outdoor area we will provide educational, cultural and social events for residents of all ages and cultures. We will make everyone’s day a bit brighter by serving great food and beverages, by providing a choice of places to meet both indoor and outdoor, a wide range of learning and social activities and by beautifying the area with local art pieces and gardens. Artification has acquired the Pavillion building and an area of North Acton Playing Fields for community gardening. It has18 years experience of delivering pioneering creative arts & community development programmes. It has a solid track record of transforming spaces & empowering people. We ask the community to support us to create a vibrant community cultural hub to build community cohesion, a sense of belonging & a space to be enjoyed by all.
About the space
The Pavilion, North Acton Playing Firlds
London Borough of Ealing