AVCT Event Information Update

On Wednesday 16th September, AVCT held an ‘Information Event’ showcasing the many activites that the trust has to offer! The event went really well and many residents enrolled on to the adult courses that were available. For anyone who could not attend; dont worry as it is not too late to enrol. There are still places avaialble on the Cooking, Music, Sewing, Face Painting and Mosaics Courses. For further information on this please contact Liz Lewis on 0151 546 5514

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Local residents share memories of Norris Green

Residents of Norris Green gathered together at Norris Green Library and Ellergreen Community Centre recently to share memories of the area. The sessions were part of AVCT and Cobalt Housing’s HOME project. The project aims to record residents’ memories of Norris Green which will then be featured in a play called Home. The play is being developed by local writer Paula Currie who working closely with the community. If you would like to be involved in the play, either as an actor or working behind the scenes, please contact Paula on 0151 546 5514

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K.A.Z (Kids Activity Zone)

K.A.Z our Children’s play area is located in the Croxteth Sports & Wellbeing centre. Ideal for your little ones to play whatever the weather, admission fee is £3.00 per child.
We can also cater for children’s parties! For more information please call our centre TODAY on 0151 548 3421

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Alt Valley’s GOT Talent!

Young people from Alt Valley’s Contemporary Youth Theatre wowed audiences with their performance of Peter Pan on Saturday 20th June.

The play was performed to a packed house at Alt Valley Skills Centre. Everyone who attended the event thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The group’s director, Lucy Brown did a fantastic job of staging the play and we are very proud of all the young people who worked so hard on the play.

We are looking forward to the next one – well done everyone!

Mean Old Captain Hook!

Mean Old Captain Hook!

Peter Pan to the Rescue!

Peter Pan to the Rescue!

AVCT Receive Grant for Norris Green Project

AVCT was recently awarded a grant from Cobalt’s Community Fund. The funding is for a project called HOME.

We aim to stage an inter-generational community based play which focuses on and celebrates Norris Green’s 90th year. The play will be set in a house in Norris Green and will tell the story of all the occupants who have lived there.

We will be conducting a series of creative writing and oral history sessions to gather stories from the residents of Norris Green.

Some of these will be included in the play!

If YOU would like to talk about your memories of Norris Green and share your stories please get in touch with Paula Currie, Sharon Lee or Stephen Turner on 546 5514.

Kids Roller Disco at Walton Sports Centre

On Friday 19th June weekly Roller Disco Sessions will begin at Walton Sports Centre!

Roller boots are supplied however children can bring their own if they wish to

ALL Parents & Carers are welcome to stay and observe their children

Each session costs £2.50
Time slots vary for different age groups – please see below

Children 11 & under: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Over 11: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Spaces are limited SO get your skates on and get your child involved!

If you would like more information please call 0151 523 3472

Learner Voice Event

On Wednesday 20th May; AVCT hosted a ‘Learner Voice Event’ at the Communiversity. The event was a celebration to exhibit some of the work produced by our learners, and to enrol new learners on to the taster sessions.

Over 40 people were in attendance, and each were amazed at what could be achieved on our five week courses. It was reported 12 new learners enrolled on the night and a further 8 visited the Communiversity the following morning to enrol.

The night was really successful. It gave people the chance to sit and talk to tutors as well as past learners about the courses. The evening culminated with a performance by AVCT adult drama group. A great night was had by all!!!

If you could not attend on the night, don’t worry you can still enrol on one of the courses, simply pop into the Communiversity or give Sharon Ross a call on 0151 546 5514. Places are still available on the Tile Mosaic Class and the Creative Writing for Beginners.

New Fund Launches for Small Community – Led Organisations

First Steps Enterprise Fund launched for community – led organisations in North West and South West of England.

Small community – led organisations based in the North West or South West of England can now apply for up to £30,000 from the new First Steps Enterprise Fund. The fund is offering loan – grant packages to charities and social enterprises working in these communities to help them grow their services and become more sustainable. The investments are the first steps towards accessing the wider social investment market and more financing options. Eligible organisations will have been operating for longer than one year but less than three years.

It is a pilot partnership between ASDA Foundation and the Social Investment Business Foundation. The fund intends to catalyse other UK corporate foundations to use their money innovatively to create social impact in communities across the country. It will complement ASDA foundation’s other programmes and will meet their aim of creating stronger and more sustainable communities.

Deadline for applications is noon 26th June 2015

For more information and to start your application visit the Social Investment Business Website

Crosby Construction land major contract in partnership with AVBN & Liverpool City Council

Following the successful partnership between Alt Valley Business Network and Liverpool City Council with their Meet the Buyer Event for the construction sector in May 2014;  one of the AVBN members ‘Crosby Construction’ was successful in landing a major contract with KIER Construction (Northern)

Bob Britton of KIER commented on the high standard of workmanship undertaken by Crosby Construction Ltd on the site at Deepdale Preston.

Crosby Construction Ltd, Managing Director Tony Dolan added “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone invoved with the Alt Valley Business Network and City Council who organised  the event last May as we secured our contract with KIER as a direct result.  We continue to build our relationship with KIER and look forward to more events of this nature.”

For more information on how YOU can become a member of the Alt Valley Business Network please email kayleighclarke@altvalley.co.uk

Good Education -The Story of the Occupation of Croxteth Comprehensive

On Friday 10th April 2015 Love Acting will be putting a play on at the Liverpool Lighthouse Theatre to showcase ‘Good Education’. The play is based on the occupation of Croxteth Comprehensive and was funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund as it features a cast of 35 people drawn from the local community. The show begins at 7:30pm, tickets cost £5.00 each and can be bought at The Communiversity.

For more information please call 0151 546 5514 and ask for Paula Currie.

See below for a preview of the show!

Good Eduction: on Vimeo