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August 14th – September 5th 2021
Programme Below

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An upcoming summer programme of activities and workshops at the bus shelter on South Lodge Avenue. We’ve been listening to ideas from the community about what the bus shelter building can be turned into, and Pollards Pop–Up will test them out. A full programme of events can be found below. 

All local residents are invited to try out free workshops including pop-up cafes, local tours, health and wellbeing events, arts and crafts workshops, employment training, yoga classes and
a film screening. Refreshments include Caribbean street food, barista-style coffee and fresh juices.

If you’d like to speak to us about the pop-up, get in touch at: hello@pollardshill.space

Pop-up Programme

Launch Event

Saturday 14th August

4- 7pm

Caribbean Cafe with Free Tasters

Hosted by Jah Tasty and Unique Talent

6 - 7.30pm

Open Air Cinema on Donnelly Green

Hosted by New Horizon Film Club and Sherwood Park Hall

Launch event for the Pop-Up! Come down and get your programme, try some soul food tasters served by Jah Tasty and Unique Talent and see the pop-up space. From 6pm, a family friendly film screening will take place on Donelly green, run by New Horizons Film Club with Sherwood Park Hall. Bring a blanket!  

Week 1 
Monday 16th August
10am - 12.30pm

Local Banner Making Workshop

 

Hosted by Made in Merton

Arts and crafts workshop, using fabrics including William Morris prints to design and make a new banner for the area. Come down and celebrate local textile making history and help create a new signpost piece for Pollards Hill.   

1 - 4pm

Design Team Workshop - Library Of Things

Hosted by Design Team

If you could affordably rent out useful household things, like drills, hedge trimmers and sewing machines, what would you want to borrow? We’re asking Pollards Hill Residents to come and vote on items and find out more about the Library of Things service.

4 - 6pm

Basic Cycle Repairs and Advice

Hosted by Dr. Bike

Give your bicycle a health check up with Dr Bike! Free basic cycle repairs service, offering a check of tyres, brakes and cabling plus basic maintenance and general advice.

Tuesday 17th August
10am - 12pm

Open Yoga Session 

Hosted by Roberta and Sherwood Park Hall

Thinking about taking up Yoga? At this taster session with Roberta you can find out more about the health benefits of yoga and have a go in a beginner’s class. Meet at the Pop-Up before heading to Donelly green for the session. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring a mat if you have one. 

2 - 4.30pm

Sports Skills Session

Hosted by Joshua and Sherwood Park Hall

An Afternoon of sports training with coaches from Sherwood Park Hall. This session will either be a Sports Academy afternoon with Joshua testing different sports skills or an open Karate session (to be confirmed - check website for updates!)  

4 - 6pm

Basic Cycle Repairs and Advice

Hosted by Dr. Bike

Day 2 of Dr Bike's cycle surgery sessions! Free basic cycle repairs service, offering a check of tyres, brakes and cabling plus basic maintenance and general advice. 

Wednesday 18th August

12am - 5pm

Employment Skill Drop-In Workshops

Hosted by Head2Work (Groundworks)

On site employment and training advice and guidance aimed at those aged 18-24 (but open to all). Head2Work support on career pathways, helping you feel empowered to realise your potential and achieve your goals. Drop in for careers and CV advice with an employment specialist!

Sunday 22nd August

11am - 2pm

Fitness and Food: Personal Training & Jah Tasty Lunchtime Pop-up

Hosted by Unique Talent & Jah Tasty

Wanting to get in shape but not sure where to start? Unique Talent are on hand with a personal trainer offering advice on site and mini-sessions and on Donelly Green. From 12.30pm, the Jah Tasty pop-up will be serving up delicious and healthy Caribbean lunches which can be purchased on site. 

Week 2 
Tuesday 24th August

10am - 12pm

Design Team Workshop - Library of Things

Hosted by the Design Team

If you could affordably rent out useful household things, like drills, hedge trimmers and sewing machines, what would you want to borrow? We’re asking Pollards Hill Residents to come and vote on items and find out more about the Library of Things service.

2pm - 7pm

Building Open Evening and Afternoon Pop-Up

Hosted by the Design Team

Are you interested in taking the space on in the future to run a community focused enterprise? Come down and speak to the design team about the project, see inside the existing building and discuss your ideas with us in this workshop.

 

Opportunity for Afternoon Pop-Up - Email the Design team to set up a stall on the high street for the afternoon!

11am - 5pm

Pop-Up Shop - Treasures by Trimtastic

Hosted by Treasures by Trimtastic

Personalised and Unique gifts. Handmade crafts, jewellery and children’s LED jars, plus much more, made by Sharon Devenport.

Wednesday 25nd August

10 - 7pm

Drop in Nutritionist Session

Hosted by Unique Talent 

Want to find out more about healthy eating? Unique Talent's Nutritionist will be on site offering local people advice and training on health and wellbeing through healthy eating. Test out a Food Diary for a week and get some feedback later in the Pop-Up! Unique Talent will also be offering their Advice & Guidance service on site for local people.

11am - 1pm

Under 18s Drop-In Boxing Session

Hosted by Carneys Community

Come and safely give boxing a go in this non-contact training session with qualified trainer Giz Chu. Meet at the Pop-Up before heading to Donelly green for the session. Please wear appropriate clothing (all other equipment is provided).

Saturday 28th August - Local Event

12 - 5pm

Pollards Hill Community Fun Day at Pollards Recreation Ground

Organised by Moat Foundation, Pollards Hill Baptist Church, East Merton Primary Care Network

A local health and wellbeing event and community fun day in Pollards Hill, put on for free by some great local organisations. Check in with Moat Foundation and Pollards Hill Baptist Church for more information, or click this link to see the digital flyer. We'll have a stall at the event and look forward to seeing you there!  

Week 3 
Thursday 2nd September

8am - 4pm

Barista Cafe Pop-up

Hosted by Sherwood Park Hall

A day on site with a Barista and coffee cart, producing specialty coffee, tea, and hot drinks. Get your morning coffee on your way to work right at the bus stop or stop by during the day and get your favourite hot drink. 

9.30am - 4pm

Age UK's Advice and Guidance Service

Hosted by Age UK Merton

Local branch of nationwide charity, offering on site advice around support services for older people (including mental health support) and volunteering programmes and opportunities for local young people. Come down and speak to their team and find out more!

Friday 3rd September

9am - 12 pm

Health Consultations: Basic MOT's and Advice & Guidance

Hosted by One You Merton

A local health advisor will be on site to carry out simple health MOT’s, offer advice and guidance and direct you to relevant local healthcare services.

 

Consultations are offered via on-site bookings, half will be taken from the afternoon of the 2nd and the remainder offered on the morning of the 3rd from 8am, speak to the design team on site to book. 

 

Please note this activity is subject to late change based on ongoing healthcare policy updates.  

12.15pm - 7pm

Jah Tasty Cafe Pop-Up

Hosted by Jah Tasty & Unique Talent

A street food stall run by Jah Tasty with special menu just for the Pop-up! Offering up delicious and healthy caribbean food from midday, with informal seating and takeaway. Unique Talent will be on hand to offer their advice and guidance service during the catering pop-up and follow up with any food diary participants.

Saturday 4th September

10am - 1 pm

Open Arts and Crafts Session

Hosted by Sherwood Park Hall

If you’d like to try your hand at something creative, come along to a morning of arts based activities held at the pop up, run by art teacher Susan from Sherwood Park Hall along with the Design Team. 

2 - 3.30 pm

Mitcham Common Nature Walk

Hosted by Friends Of Mitcham Common

Join us on a walking tour through Mitcham Common, where members of the Friends of Mitcham Common will be giving us some insight into an amazing green space less than 10 minutes away from Pollards Hill. Meet at the Pop-up from 2pm, to set off at 2.30pm. 

1 - 6 pm

Open Space for Stall

Hosted by Design Team

Opportunity to set your stall on the high street for Afternoon Pop-Up - Email the Design team to set up a stall on the high street for the afternoon!

 

Pollards Pop-Up - Schedule / Workshop Notes

This programme is subject to change, back here to find the most up to date programme ahead of your visit, or freephone 0800 048 7266. You can also call or email us at hello@pollardshill.space with any questions.

 

We will be working hard to comply with social distancing guidelines and may have to limit numbers on site if some activities are very popular. We will do our best to make sure everyone can participate and apologise in advance if you have to queue or wait to take part. 

We are working in line with current government guidance around Covid-19 and ask that all participants respect the wishes of any specific operator in regards to social distancing and use of masks and sanitiser, both of which will be made freely available to participants. The programme may change if there is a change in government guidance around public events.