On the evening of 22nd June Haywood Road Green hosted the 2019 Silent Disco. This event completely sold out and was a huge success. With a selection of the finest DJs throughout the evening playing a huge variety of music, everybody was up dancing as the sun set, and with a choice of 3 DJs at any one time, there was always something decent to listen to. Have a look at the selection of photos below, with more on our Facebook page…
Our third Great Get Together in memory of MP Jo Cox took place on the Green on the afternoon of June 22nd. Several hundred people attended over the day and we saw many happy children enjoying the bouncy castle, sports equipment and dance displays… and many happy grown ups enjoying the community bar and great weather.
Special thanks to Val Holland, our caretaker and vice-Treasurer at Haywood Road Community Centre, and her daughters Annabelle and Imogen, for all their efforts in organising the event.
It’s just £53 for the whole course with a £10 deposit to confirm a place.
Contact Detzi Simpson on 07944 570551 to reserve a place.
HEALING DRUM & INSPIRED GUIDED MEDITATIONEVENING
Monday 13th May from 7:00-8:30pm.
All are welcome and people can come with or without drum or percussion instruments and drum, play, sit and soak up the vibrations.
The idea is that this is a completely liberating session where the intention people set along with the sound and the essence of the drums and percussion helps them to zone out, zone in, meditate, relax, recharge and, in doing so, heal. The last half hour of the session is much quieter and is a guided meditation to light meditation music, the theme of which arises through the state of meditation and energy in the room.
£5 per person, paid in advance (or £7 on the night).
June 22nd 2019 sees the return of the hugely popular Silent Disco on Haywood Road Green. Over half the tickets have already been sold so get yours quickly if you don’t want to miss out! Click here to book your tickets.
Gedling Borough Council have recently issued a press release with the news that WREN have agreed to provide £70,000 towards the new park on Haywood Road Green, and Gedling Borough Council will provide an additional £50,000.
On Saturday September 1st, the centre hosted Mapperley Artists’ annual exhibition. Over 100 pictures from 15 artists were on display and the variety of subject matter and styles was impressive. We look forward to the exhibition returning next year and if you are a budding artist yourself, Mapperley Artists meet at Haywood Road Community Centre every Thursday afternoon 1.30 – 4pm and new members are welcome.
Sunset Cinema Club returned to the Green for outdoor screenings of Romeo and Juliet (July 6th) and La La Land (July 7th). These evenings are always brilliant and the showing of Romeo and Juliet was preceded by a performance by local choir Sing it Bold. HRCA ran the bar as always and took over £150 across the weekend. Thanks to Nicky, Paul, Val and Julie for volunteering and to Louise and Paul from Sunset Cinema for their ongoing support of the Green. Next showings are The Goonies (August 10th) and The Greatest Showman (August 11th) and you can buy tickets at https://sunsetcinemaclub.co.uk/
On July 1st, Haywood Road hosted the Health and Fitness Zone as part of the Porchester Festival. Activities were held on the Green and in the Community Centre and included Yoga, Tai-chi, Taekwondo and Pilates. There were also lots of stalls from local groups, a bouncy castle, a child-friendly mini-Silent Disco, some stylish Henna hand painting and a dance display from Studio 3. Well done to Val and her daughters for organising it all and thanks to everyone who helped out or came along to support it – including our local MP Vernon Coaker, pictured below with Val.
On Saturday June 30th, we held our second Silent Disco on Haywood Road Green and it was a huge success. The event completely sold out and over a hundred young and old ravers strutted their stuff until midnight. Many thanks to all the DJs and volunteers who made it happen and it WILL be an annual event – next time, we are planning for an even bigger crowd! Photos below…