Thanks to a grant from Good Things Foundation you can improve your digital skills at Giroscope! We are running FREE supervised sessions in our training room where you can improve your CV, do job searching, learn how to use emails, discover spreadsheets and a host of other digital skills. You can learn at your pace and open up a world of possibilities. Sessions take place on Monday 10-12 and 1-3, Tuesday 12.30-2.30, Thursday 9-12 and Friday 12.30-2.30.
Call by the office to find out more!
Thanks to grants from War Memorials Trust and The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, the wonderful artistry of Barley Studio and the skills of Master Stonemason Andrew Gommersall, the First World War Memorial Window at the former St. Matthew’s church has finally returned, conserved and restored to its former glory!
We have made a short film which looks at the Giroscope Projects outside of housing. We look at the Gardening Project, the Bicycle Project, the Furniture Project, the St. Matthew’s Project, and the I.T. Project explaining a little more about why we do them and the benefits they bring to the volunteers that work on them. You can see the film here.
Thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund work is nearing completion on our community kitchen in Coltman St.
This grant will allow tenants and volunteers to learn about cooking on a budget, planning menus and food preparation and safety under the expert guidance of a local artisan baker. But more importantly we can all cook the food together and enjoy the food together! The name of the project is Social Food and Wholesome Eating and we are aiming to get cooking in the next few weeks!
Thanks to grants from War Memorials Trust and The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass work has begun on the conservation and restoration of the First World War Memorial Window of the former St. Matthew’s church which Giroscope purchased late last year.
The work is being carried out at the renowned Barley Studio near York under the guidance of glass conservator Alison Gilchrist, working with glass painters Charlotte Roden and Anne-Catherine Perreau and glaziers Daniel Thomas and Aurélie Haugeard. Their skills are quite remarkable, with new glass being made to replace lost pieces, and repainted to match the near 100 year old original.
We are looking to reinstate the window back at St. Matthew’s towards the end of the summer/early autumn if all goes to plan! You can see more images from the conservation here.
We are pleased to announce that as of today, 31st October 2018, Giroscope are now the owners of the former St Matthew’s church on Boulevard. We have lots of plans for this iconic local building and look forward to sharing them in the coming months with the local community.