Local History Cafés are community based heritage and wellbeing get-togethers for over 50s. We work with heritage organisations to tackle social isolation and loneliness through stimulating events, shared interests & stories.
Each month groups meet for tea & cake, a heritage presentation and an activity.
Local History Café is a membership project for heritage organisations, developed by Crafting Relationships, an Arts, Heritage, Health and Wellbeing social enterprise.
The project is funded regionally by Museum Development East Midlands. Locally we are also supported by Tesco's Bags of Help scheme.
Each Local History Café session will welcome up to 10 guests. Some will use community transport and some will be able to make their own way in. We ran our first successful group from November 2017 to June 2018.
We are now recruiting a new group to start in September 2018.
While you are with us, we will talk with you about our other activities and what else might be happening in the community, especially with other heritage organisations to see if you would like us to introduce you.
There is a charge of £3 per person per month as a very small contribution towards costs. We ask for feedback during your visits so we can see how well projects work and report back to funders.
Our time each month will be spent as follows:
30 minutes – tea, cake and catching up
1 hour – heritage related presentation
30 minutes – taking part in a planned creative activity or more catching up
There is always a waiting list for Local History Cafes, so if you are not able to make one it’s important you let us know, especially if there is transport organised.
Dates and Times:
The first meeting of the new group will be on 25th September 2018 from 10.00 to 12.00. Future meetings will be on the last Tuesday of the month (except December) for 5 months.
It is essential to book a place in advance, so please contact Heather (details below) if you would like to join us.
The main contact for your Local History Café is:
Other ways to stay in touch:
Facebook group – search for Local History Café and ask to join
Twitter - @LocalHistoryCaf
Website - https://localhistorycafe.tumblr.com
E-Newsletter (with all Crafting Relationships project information) - sign up at https://www.craftingrelationships.co.uk/e-newsletter/
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Thank you for voting for our project.
Tesco's funding in place now to support our Local History Café.[More]
We have been shortlisted for a public vote by Tesco's Bags of Help. Please vote during MArch and April to help us get the necessary funding to secure the Local History Cafe for our community.[More]
We are looking for two Volunteer Project Co-ordinators, starting in February 2018, to support Local History Cafes at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough and the Sir John Moore Foundation in Appleby Magna.
Start of a new Local History Cafe group for those aged over 50. Places must be pre-booked. Please contact Heather Griffin on 07803 586805 for details.
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