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Lockdown at Derwenthorpe – craft project

Given the 3rd Lockdown the craft group are planning a small scale collective textile project: “Lockdown at Derwenthorpe”. This is likely to be a smallish scale wall hanging.

Residents are invited to make a six inch square with words or image(s) that represent lockdown at Derwenthorpe to them, made with fabric sewn, hand stitched, knitted, appliquéd or stuck on to plain material. Some of the craft group will do appliqued letters, and those of us with quilting skills will put together the completed squares and letters into a hanging, with the direction of those artistically skilled in layout and colour combinations. Packs containing a background material square and a selection of material scraps, are available for those who haven’t suitable stuff in their stash.  

If you would like to get involved in this project (please indicate if you would like either a pack of materials or guidelines) or to the join the Craft Group, please contact us by email via neigbours@derwenthorpe.co.uk.

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naturegroup

Nature Group News

We’ve got news about two new paths, and about maintenance of the public green space.

Guerrilla gardening

Many of you have started to adopt communal green spaces, planting and maintaining them. This is great, and JRHT gardening team are very happy to be supported, and also want to support us.  But they need to know who’s doing what! So if you’re already doing so, or thinking of looking after a green space near you anytime in the future, please contact Wendy (see below). Also, if you’re considering planting anything that’s perhaps a bit unusual or may need a bit of space, our gardeners are keen to advise and make sure it’s suitable and fits in with everything else around it.  So please get in touch any time by emailing Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk.

New Link Path

The new link path between Stephenson and Seebohm quarters is now in place. It connects the two sections of Derwent Way, from the Western end of St Aelred’s Way. The nature group has been happy to liaise with JRHT through the gardening team, about your safety concerns and their plans to address them. Two stainless steel bollards have already been installed, which will stop vehicle use and alert cyclists and pedestrians that they are crossing the Foss Islands cycle path, a main route. 

The area either side has has been cleared, top soil put down, and will be grass seeded. The temporary barriers, whilst not looking very pretty, are to stop people walking, cycling and driving over it, until large boulders are placed in the appropriate places.  JRHT are monitoring it, and assure us that they will add further measures if necessary. For more information on this or any other gardening or landscaping issues, contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk

Derwent Way Link Path

Path of desire

We’ve been working with the gardening team about a path of desire that has been made over the years, across the Foss Islands path from St Aelred’s Way on Seebohm to Derwent Mews on Stephenson quarter towards Metcalfe Lane end. This has now been established, and looks much better than the muddy mess it was! This is a bonus for us: the path above was always planned, but this one is in addition to the planned paths! For more information on this or any other landscaping or gardening issues, contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk

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aglow

Aglow 2020 images

photos by John Pugh

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aglow LotsOn

Count down to Derwenthorpe Aglow!

From 1st December 2020 over 60 households are brightening Derwenthorpe (and beyond) with colourful, seasonal, stained ‘glass’ windows made of card and tissue paper. They will be displayed throughout December so there’s plenty of time to see them all!

Follow the Trail Map below and take a walk around to discover all their joyful creations!

Aglow participants please print off this poster and display it in your door window, or next to your art work.

We’ve still got some starter packs available so email neighbours@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you want to join in, however it’s too late now to be included in the trail map.

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LotsOn

An Evening with the Stars

A star-studded extravaganza for Derwenthorpe’s young astronomers!

Once, on a planet close by, the people who lived in a place called Derwenthorpe, enjoyed three talks on astronomy and several star-gazing evenings. Since then the universe has grown, stars have been born and in March 2020, as part of the Great Covid-19 Lockdown, there was a surge of new interest in astronomy – especially by young people.

So, by popular request Derwenthorpe Residents’ Association -in celestial alignment with the York Astronomical Society- invites you to an evening of exciting astronomy specially aimed at young people and their families. Join us as we Zoom into space, accompanied by local expert astronomers and a chance to learn more about the stars above our own backyard.

The 40 minute programme will include:

  1. ‘Seeing Stars’ – stunning imagery by astronomers in York,
  2. Practical star-gazing in Derwenthorpe – how, where, when,
  3. How telescopes work – how to get started, cheaply,
  4. ‘The Sky at Night’ – Derwenthorpe-style,
  5. The York Observatory – only minutes away at Murton
  6. Looking to the future.

Ideal for all children between the ages of 6 and 103. An evening with the Stars will appear on a Zoom screen on a computer, smartphone or tablet at 7.00pm on Wednesday 25th November. Unlike the stars**, numbers are limited, so to obtain your free Zoom invitation contact David Friend now:

* York Astronomical Society

**Not strictly true, Ed.

The featured image above shows the Galliean moons (of Jupiter). Shot through a cheap telescope from a balcony in Derwenthorpe in May 2018.

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Quiz Bingo update

New Zoom link

Use Passcode: 473156. 😬

Another chance to play the fun family quiz with a difference!

Derwenthorpe’s Quiz Bingo

On Zoom this Friday, 13th November, 7:30 – 8:30pm.

Doors open at 7:15pm

20 players/teams limit 

First come first served!

Note, this post is an update to the earlier post, in which we used the wrong Zoom link: the link is now https://zoom.us/j/92056252478 passcode: Passcode: 473156

Please accept my apologies for any confusion this change might cause.

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LotsOn

Quiz Bingo tonight

Another chance to play the fun family quiz with a difference!

Derwenthorpe’s Quiz Bingo

On Zoom this Friday, 13th November, 7:30 – 8:30pm.

Doors open at 7:15pm

20 players/teams limit 

First come first served!

See you on Zoom at 7:15 https://zoom.us/j/94339279191?pwd=a3dLc2VWMkpkY2d1Uy9vUWZrVnJaZz09

Update: the link is now https://zoom.us/j/92056252478 Apologies for any confusion this might cause.

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Lockdown socials

While we are unable to meet in person, we’re organising Zoom socials.  Why not join us for a chat with some of your neighbours?.  Bring your own coffee!  

Here are the times, and links. Bookmark this page for future reference.

Friday at 11 a.m.  

Tuesday at 3.30 p.m

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Zoom link for Aglow workshop

Topic: Aglow Workshop

Time: Saturday Oct 24, 2020 14:00
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99445831895?pwd=T2FXTGl6blpBbjFPV1oyb0xXQXdsQT09

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More Aglow 2019 photos!