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Jubilee Run Walk Scoot

JUBILEE RUN WALK SCOOT

A special Jubilee "Run, Walk, Scoot" event will be taking place this year on Sunday 26th June 2022. The event starts anytime from 12 noon and finishes by 2pm.

There are also two route options available this year. The Queen Route, which visits five community venues and the Elizabeth Route, which also requires participants to visit The Alton School on Danebury Avenue and Heathmere Primary School on Alton Road.

Those taking part are invited to start wherever they like, pick up a stamp at each of the venues marked on the route selected, and finish at the Pop-up Outdoor Gallery on Danebury Avenue.  

Routes are not marshalled and entrants are responsible for their own safety. Fancy dress is optional.

Entrants taking the Queen Route are required to visit the following venues (in no particular order):

  • Alton Community Hall, Bessborough Road
  • Alton Activity Centre, Harbridge Avenue
  • Roehampton Methodist Hall, Minstead Gardens
  • Focus Hall, Minstead Gardens

Entrants taking the Elizabeth Route are required to visit the following venues (in no particular order):

  • Alton Community Hall, Bessborough Road
  • Alton Activity Centre, Harbridge Avenue
  • Roehampton Methodist Hall, Minstead Gardens
  • Focus Hall, Minstead Gardens
  • The Alton School, Danebury Avenue
  • Heathmere Primary School, Alton Road

ALL entrants finish at the Pop-up Outdoor Gallery on Danebury Avenue.

 

Family Arts & Crafts Workshops

FAMILY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS

View our spring/summer programme of family arts & crafts workshops.

All family arts & crafts activities are free and will take place at the Alton Arts Hub, 6 Portswood Place SW15 4ED. No booking is required.

TIMETABLE

  • Wednesday 23 March, 3-4.30pm - Mother's Day Card Making
  • Tuesday 5 April, 2-3.30pm - Spring Crafting
  • Tuesday 12 April, 2-3.30pm - Easter Crafting
  • Monday 30 May, 2-3.30pm - Jubilee Crafting
  • Tuesday 31 May, 2-3.30pm - Jubilee Crafting
  • Thursday 16 June, 3-4.30pm - Father's Day Card Making

Crown and flag making workshop

CROWN & FLAG MAKING WORKSHOP

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, the Alton Regen Team invites you to join a crown and flag making workshop at The Alton Arts Hub, 6 Portswood Place SW15 4ED.

The workshop will take place on Monday 30th May 2022, from 2pm - 3.30pm.

There's no need to book.

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MAKE JEWELLERY FIT FOR A QUEEN!

MAKE JEWELLERY FIT FOR A QUEEN!

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, the Alton Regen Team invites you to make some jewellery fit for a queen!

Come along to The Alton Arts Hub, 6 Portswood Place SW15 4ED on Tuesday 31st May 2022. The jewellery making session will take place from 2pm-3.30pm.

There's no need to book.

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PLANT FOR THE JUBILEE

PLANT FOR THE JUBILEE

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, the Alton Regen Team invites you to plant some red, white and blue crucus bulbs and make decorative plant tins to take home.

The planting session will take place on Wednesday 1st June 2022. Meet at 2pm by the Mural on Harbridge Avenue. All tools will be provided.

No booking required.

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Roehampton Community Shed

ROEHAMPTON COMMUNITY SHED OPENS IN PORTSWOOD PLACE

Roehampton Community Shed is now operating in its new location at 5 Portswood Place.

After being forced to closed during the pandemic, a lengthy planning application process and several months of collaboration between the Shed team, Age UK and the Regeneration Team to redecorate the former takeaway shop unit, we were delighted to see the Shed operating fully again in its bigger and brighter premises.

On opening event on 6th December 2021 was a fantastic opportunity for the Shed to showcase some of the amazing community projects they had been working hard on in the previous months, including hedgehog houses which were desperately needed as Winter approached, and dexterity boards which are used by the Physio Team at Queen Mary's Hospital to help patients exercise their hands.

You can find out more about Roehampton Community Shed here. You can also watch a video of the Shed Opening here.

Children

Children "lend a hand" in creating Fontley Way hoarding

Children from the neighbouring Alton Community Playschool had 'a hand' in creating the colourful design for a vibrant new hoarding installed around the Fontley Way development site.

The children, aged between two and four, spent a fun, messy morning painting handprints which were incorporated in the final design of the hoarding which spans 40 metres and will enhance the area prior to and during construction.

The site, which was previously the home of the One O'Clock Club, has been boarded up whilst work on the plans for the development of 14 new affordable homes progresses. Planning permission was obtained in September 2020 and the team is currently in the final stage of the design process for the building, which will lead to the start of construction."

Panel of Art

Pop-up Panel of Art on Danebury Avenue

Disused window panels are being put to creative use by local artists and schools to create a pop-up art gallery on Danebury Avenue. The large window panels were destined for landfill until they were donated by one of Wandsworth Council's major works contractors. Estate Art are curating the Panel of Art exhibition with support from the Community Engagement & Cultural Co-ordinator Jo Baxter and the Alton regeneration team.

Jo Baxter explains: "More than 20 large window panels were donated to Lynne, the founder of Estate Art, and she is priming them and distributing them to professional artists, amateur art enthusiasts and schools to create pictures that will feature in the pop-up gallery."  

Hoardings are being put in place around the old Co-op and chemist's at the entrance to Danebury Avenue, which are currently empty. The hoardings will be painted white to take on the appearance of a gallery wall. The panels produced for Estate Art will then be professionally and securely hung on the hoarding to provide a massive outdoor gallery. Panel of Art will be available for everyone to enjoy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The gallery will remain in situ for an estimated six months. Opening day will be 5 July 2021, to coincide with the start of Roehampton Community Week. There is a concert planned to celebrate the opening.