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In the summer of 2016 a group from Newham went to Bavaria to join young people from across the world at an International Falcon Movement (IFM-SEI) Camp.  The social education programme was excellent and we all picked up good ideas for the International Woodcraft Camp of 2010: No Bread, No Techno.

Widening participation and increasing diversity are key aims for Newham Woodcraft. In 2016, we run an ambitious Solidarity Project in pursuit of this.  here.

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On February 25th 1994, a gunman opened fire inside the Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron. He killed 29 praying people and injured a further 125 before he was himself killed.  The response of the Israeli military, since then, has been to clear sections of central Hebron, prohibiting Palestinians from walking down their main streets. Newham and Waltham Forest are supporting the international #OpenShuhadaSt campaign with their pop-up checkpoint in Stratford E15. Follow them on @abondbeteeenus.

Check out the short film they made following their visit to the Occupied Territories of Palestine, August 2015.
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Irene Poole has kindly offered to share her experience of Woodcraft Folk which spans over 8 decades.

This two hour event is at BBs on Hampton Rd, on Saturday 12th Sept 2015, from 7-9pm.

There will be refreshments on offer including Rene’s favourite tipple – cider.

Admission is free but we’ll welcome donations on the night.

To find out more and to book your ticket use the Eventbrite button below.

Eventbrite - An Evening with Irene Poole

As part of a project looking at youth detention in the UK, Europe and internationally Newham and Waltham Forest DFs alongside DOST have created a short animated piece.

Thanks to Polly, Dan and Ollie from Adobe Youth Voices for their support and input throughout this section of the project.

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Bookings are in full flow for the popular district camp. This year the theme is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) a reminder for us to take it easy on camp and enjoy the simple things in life (and camping)

Download the booking form using the following link debden 2015 booking form  and return it to your group leader filled in with your deposit or payment in full.

 

Our 2014 accounts are ready to view

View treasurers report for 2014 presented at  Newham WCF AGM 7th March 2015 Treasurers Report 2014

View the accounts for 2014 accounts 2014 presented to Newham WCF AGM 7th March 2015

 

In early 2014 Woodgrange Rodsloch Pioneers took a look backwards over 80 years of Woodcraft history and interviewed Irene Poole who was one of the first members in 1934.This film is part of a trio of films that the Newham Woodcraft groups made to celebrate 80 years of Newham Woodcraft and was funded through the Lottery.

Oh and they had a wonderful time dressing up too…

 

 

The venturers and DFs worked throughout 2014 capturing aspects of Woodcraft life in Newham and exploring what it means to be a Woodcrafter – watch the film.

 

Our birthday party is only hours away and all 200 ticketrs for the event have been allocated.

You can no longer book via The Event Brite system but if you want to cancel your ticket or see if we can squeeze you in contact Suzannah on suzannahjwalker@gmail.com and she’ll try to help.

The night will be marvellous – we have films created by the young people who worked with local film maker and editor Rayna Nadeem, live music from Rags Rudi (two of whom were Newham Woodcraft Folk members) a ceilidh set from the Muckers  and outstanding performances from our young people. Stratford circus will be providing the bar. If you want food come early as when it’s gone it’s gone…

Thanks to the Awards for All and Let’s Get the Party started for jointly funding this open event.