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We’ve moved!


As some of you may know we have been in the process of moving to a larger purpose built centre for the best part of a year. On Monday 29th July it eventually happened! (With the help of many hardworking volunteers and a big van)

We have moved from our premises in Matchborough Centre to the Matchborough East Community Centre.


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Reason to celebrate at Your Ideas!

For those who haven’t been hearing every 2 minutes on our twitter (@your_ideas), we have been successful with our Big Lottery Reaching Communities bid!!! This is to develop the Spectrum club – our work with young people with Aspergers Syndrome for the next 5 years and we are so pleased. Continue reading

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Introducing our WIG group, not to be confused with WAG’s!

At Your Ideas Redditch, WIG stands for the With It Group, a name aptly chosen by it’s members. This group meets fortnightly and is for locals aged 50+ and is a great opportunity to get together, have a laugh and enjoy some good homemade cake and a nice cuppa!

Our members tell us they enjoy the diverse activities on offer and how the sessions make them feel young.

Take a look at our slideshow to see some of the activities our group have got up to since they started…

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Love Your Community this Valentines day!

Happy Valentines Day from all at Your Ideas Redditch!

Our theme is Love your community and here are some helpful tips on how to improve your community love life.

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Your Ideas weekly digest!

Another busy week at Your Ideas, not uncommon the week before half term though! Apologies for the lack of posts.

So here is a quick round up of what has happened at the project…

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Lights, camera, action!

On Friday we transformed our lounge room into a film set to record interviews with young people for our Health Improvement Fund short films. We are looking to document young peoples opinions on sexual health and relationships in the digital story format. Chris Bradley the film maker was excellent as always and we can’t wait to see the edited versions.

The final products will be shown in schools and youth establishments as an SRE resource made by young people, for young people.

Here are a few sneaky pics, including some of the lads striking some poses in front of the backdrop – they just couldn’t help themselves!

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About Me – Daniel Vipond.

We would like to introduce you to some of our amazing members who help make Your Ideas Redditch great! Dan was more than happy to be the first to give it a go and give you an incite into our project from his point of view. Enjoy 🙂

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Children in Need funding, one year later..

It was a year ago when we received our Children in Need funding to run and develop our awesome Spectrum Club project, (a youth club exclusively for young people diagnosed on the autistic spectrum) time has flown by!

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Your Ideas Redditch blog feature

We have been featured in a photography challenge blog, check it out! 🙂

S.L.Grigg - Author

I set myself a new challenge as part of my ROW80 goals for this round, the challenge was:

Photography – Approach 1 stranger, photograph them and blog about it – another challenge, to get me out of the house and meeting people – should be interesting! hopefully one a week, but not sure yet – still a new idea!

Now that I have my theme ‘Community’ I am heading out each week to find someone new to photograph and write about, here is this weeks subject…

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Another busy week at Your Ideas…

Another week has passed and the centre is rapidly filling up with new artwork, the youngsters are just churning it out! Our recycling theme is really taking off and is saving the planet/our bank balance too 😉

Our Art Attack inspired Croc is now complete and is being displayed in our window in Matchborough Centre, Redditch.

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Want to know more about Your Ideas?

To find out more information on Your Ideas Youth & Community Project check out our full website at http://www.yourideas.org.uk/

There you can find out more about our projects, groups and our lovely centre 🙂

We are also on Twitter http://twitter.com/Your_ideas

And Facebook! http://facebook.com/yourideas

Thanks for following and checking us out 🙂
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When Art Attacks at Your Ideas Redditch

One of our regular members came in last week inspired by something he had seen created on Art Attack. We left him to his own devices and pointed him in the direction of resources he would ask for every now and then, until he came up with this beauty! It just needs some last finishing touches and it will be complete, and a welcome addition to the Your Ideas Redditch project.

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Using tiny pieces to create masterpieces.

Our Art Club have started work on their mosaic project by recycling old canvasses using wallpaper paste, random scraps of paper, old cds and glitter to produce mini masterpieces.

These pieces are now on display in our window at the Your Ideas Redditch headquarters in Matchborough. We will be updating the window display often to showcase the work the art club are creating so please pop by and check it out 🙂

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You wood’nt believe what we made on Tuesday…

Tuesday showed the return of our Arrow Vale Students and the challenge of creating wooden garden items. The first challenge was a wooden plant holder which was a success!

The next challenge was to make a miniature garden chair/plant holder but unfortunately the nails were too short and the wood too thick which was a recipe for disaster 😦 Below shows the aftermath of the groups efforts…

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Saving the planet, one cardboard creature at a time..

Today we got cracking with the first recycling project of the year, with the help of one enthusiastic but bored young man. What started as an innocent conversation, ended in a 2 hour Art Attack style craft session. Here are the fruits of our labour!

Just need to paint them and find a way of fixing them to our ever expanding wall mural now, will post a pic when I figure out how :).

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