Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Annual Conference which was to be held at Swanwick Conference Centre in April. We are, however, organising an online conference details of which can be found at : Swanwick 2021: Together, with Hope on the Way | MWiB
or on the MWiB.org.uk website. All are welcome so please join us. If you would like further information please contact Credwyn Tolhurst on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the Prime Minster’s announcements last Saturday, people across Kent and Medway have reacted in different ways. Very understandably, some are very anxious about the high and rising levels of infection in our area and are relieved that tighter restrictions are now in place. Others are angry, perhaps because all their plans have been thrown into confusion, perhaps because they think that decisions should have been made earlier. Very many are upset because they will be unable to meet with close family and friends – indeed looking forward to such meeting is what has kept some of us going through these difficult times.
We are hosting a virtual art exhibition, showcasing brilliant local artists, to both support them in selling work during a difficult time and to raise funds for St Michael’s Church. Proceeds are split equally between the exhibiting artists and St Michael’s. The people of St Michael’s, along with its charity MASCOT, deliver a range of community events including monthly lunches, a pop up cafe for primary school children, a Foodbank, cooking on a budget courses, literacy, numeracy and IT courses and so much more. Sheerwater is designated as an area of high deprivation according to national statistics and is currently undergoing a regeneration project led by Woking Borough Council. We are negotiating to replace our building with a new community centre, in which we hope to exhibit artwork regularly. https://stmichaelssheerwater.org.uk/virtual-art-exhibition/