Events

Meetings

We meet on the second Thursday of each month (except August) at

Moordown Community Centre
21 Coronation Avenue
Moordown
Bournemouth
BH9 1TW

Tel:-  (01202) 536268

Meetings now start at  7.30 and finish by 9.30

The Centre has free parking and a cafe. See map at bottom of page.

Bourne Free 2018

For the fourth year running we are getting involved in the local Pride festival – both taking part in the parade and having a stall in the gardens. It’s quite a magnificent celebration of equality and diversity in the Bournemouth community. Read about previous years – 2017, 2016

This is on Saturday 14th July 2018. The parade starts at 11.00am, but we need to man our stall from 8.00am till 5.00pm.  Unfortunately some of our regular volunteers are committed elsewhere, so we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help out, even just for an hour or so.

Sadly we should have several cases to display that revolve around the ongoing persecution of the LGBT community in many countries.  But, if other years are to go by, this years Festival should be a blast… Come and find us on July 14th…
https://bournefree.co.uk

Street Collections

Street collections are a very strange experience – you can get to feel totally invisible without taking anything illicit! You only need turn out for an hour or two and its very much a case of the more the merrier.  They do generate valuable income (about £350 in 2014, £280 2015, £227 2016, £161 2017) and exposure.  However, after quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, this year we are just going to focus on Wareham (where traditionally they have been very generous.) If you wish to help please let us know via the contact link rather than just turning up.

Christchurch Street Collection,   not happening 2018

Bournemouth Street Collection (Square)    not happening 2018

Wareham Street Collection (High Street)  Saturday (am only) 12th May 2018 – we collected £92.35.  Read all about it here.

Spring Quiz

The Spring Quiz has been and gone – read more about what you missed here. We hope to run another quiz in the autumn.

Library Photography Exhibition

amnesty tapestry

UDHR Tapestry

This has now finished. We’ll do a post about it after our next meeting on the 10th May.

 

We are delighted to announce that the Mayor, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and Mayoress of Bournemouth will be opening our exhibition at Bournemouth Library. This will be on Tuesday 3rd April – the first day of the exhibition – at 3.15pm. The exhibition closes on 28th April.

The main focus of the exhibition is the historic plight of refugees and will feature 30 photographs taken by photographers from the Magnum agency over the past 70 years. The photographs document some of the issues surrounding refugees from the mass upheaval and displacement of the post-war years to the present-day crisis in Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan. It will also tie in with AIUK’s current “Refugees Welcome” campaign.

The exhibition will also include the Tapestry, above, created by Amnesty groups in the South depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). This was originally created to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215 and to highlight the continuing importance of the protections afforded by the UNDHR. The Tapestry spent 6 months adjacent to the Magna Carta at Salisbury cathedral. Since then it has travelled to other venues around the south.

As this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of UNDHR, we think this is a great opportunity to display the Tapestry and bring attention to the 30 articles.

If you would like to download a copy of our poster (below), please right click here. and “save image”. If you would like a professionally printed copy, please go to contact us.

 

Map of Moordown Community Centre