Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Migration Matters Event

Migration Matters have been working with some of our learners. Here's another chance to catch up with them.
Poster advertising Migration Matters Community Celebration, 1 - 3.30pm Saturday 6 June at Darnall Library

Photos from Last Saturday's Women's celebration Event in Darnall

These are some of the pictures taken at last Saturday's women's celebration event in Darnall, sponsored by Awards For All and the Meadowhall Centre, which was postponed because of bad weather in March. Unfortunately, data protection rules limit the sort of pictures we can make available on the blog.
Photo collage 1

Photo Collage 2

Photo Collage 3

Photo Montage from our latest Women's Celebration Event on Monday 7 May in Tinsley

These are some of the pictures taken at the women's celebration event in Tinsley, sponsored by Awards For All and the Meadowhall Centre, which was postponed because of bad weather in March. Unfortunately, data protection rules limit how many of our pictures we can make available on the blog.
children making posters about safeguarding from abuse
Designing Safeguarding posters

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Mendi

The Romano Jilo Dancers in action
The Romano Jilo Dancers

The Together Women Stand
The Together Women stand


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Local Women Nominated for Centenary Award

The nominees posing with the two ward councillors in front of the bust of Queen Victoria at the Town Hall
The six nominees from Darnall for the Women's Centenary Award, posing in front of the bust of Queen Victoria at the Town Hall with Councillor Mary Lea (far left) and Councillor Zahira Naz (to the right of the bust)
These are the six local women who were nominated by Councillors Mary Lea and Zahira Naz for the Centenary Women’s Award which was created to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote.

  1. Lindsay Boot and Jackie Naylor, both of Darnall and teaching assistants at Phillimore School, were nominated for collecting an impressive £250,000 to regenerate the nearby Phillimore Park
  2. Sylvia Hamilton was Chair of the Friends of High Hazels Park for many years and, as Chair of Darnall Forum, brought much needed European funding into Darnall.
  3. Halima Mohamed has been working with the African Women’s Health Group for nearly 20 years. She has encouraged local women to learn how to speak English. She has been empowering women to do things for themselves and supporting them to educate themselves by  improving skills and learning new skills. She has helped women improve their social and mental health by offering various skills and training. She has supported 100’s of women to increase their confidence through her advocacy work over the past 20 years. 
  4. Ferzana has been organising trips for women in Darnall and Tinsley for years. A lot of women would never an opportunity to travel to the beach or go shopping in Bradford, for lots of difference reasons ranging from low income to having no transport, but thanks to Ferzana hundreds of women and children every year get to travel to different places.
  5. Reema Al-khayat is very active within the Darnall community and has been involved in many different organisations and projects: 
  • Chevin Housing Association
  • Anti-Social Behaviour group, 
  • The regeneration group
  • Darnall Forum 
  • Volunteer at Handsworth Grange Community School 
  • Volunteer Arabic teacher at High Hazel Community Centre 
  • Volunteer at Darnall Well Being
  • Website Development Consultation

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Darnall Post Office is Under New Ownership

We were proud to reopen the post office in August 2010, after it had been closed for almost a year. We ran it for more than seven years, until yesterday afternoon, when we transferred ownership to a new locally owned business venture. We wish the new owners well.

We would have loved to go on running the post office but funding pressures have meant that we needed to recover as much as we could of the money we sank into it when the post office first reopened.

Friday, 2 March 2018

International Women's Day Celebration in Tinsley


Although the Darnall event has had to be postponed because of the bad weather, the Tinsley International Women's Day celebration is going ahead as planned.

Tinsley International Women's Day event 10 - 5 March 24 at Tinsley Tingas

Darnall Post Office and Darnall Forum are OPEN for business again

Please note that we have returned to our normal opening hours after yesterday's closure, which was caused by the bad weather. 

If you have a class at the Forum your tutor will let you know if it is not going ahead.