Burbage plans for Summer of Love 50

The Burbage Summer of Love 50 programme Next year’s Summer of Love 50 programme is looking good!

We had a gathering of interested parties recently and firmed up our plans for an exciting series of events from April to September…

April: Flowers in the Rain

Decorated and planted welly boots and other containers around Burbage, filled with spring flowers. Anyone can take part and there will be painting and planting parties for schools, groups and the public during April.

May: A Groovy Kind of Love

Reusing and upcycling old vinyl records to make art displays, sculptures, clocks and other crafty items. We’ll also host an evening of 60s music.

June: Penny Lane Treasure Hunt

A fun family treasure hunt around Burbage finding clues and exploring our lanes and jitties. We’ll link this with a geocaching trail including the Jitty Bug Walk and wildlife areas as a permanent asset for the people of Burbage.

July: Strawberry Fields Hippy Picnic

A free family picnic in a Burbage open space. Bring goodies to eat and share, and a musical instrument if you have one. Dress optional.

August: Diamonds in the Sky KiteFest

Make a flower-power themed kite (or buy one and decorate it) to bring to a kite-flying day. We’ll organise kite-making workshops and provide plans if you want to make your own.

September: Blackberry Way Forage Walk

Guided walks to find blackberries and other edible fruit, nuts, berries and plants.

Kids’ Art and Craft Exhibition

During the summer we will also organise a travelling art and craft exhibition to showcase children’s creativity in various venues around Burbage.

Summer Yarnbomb

The Burbage Yarnbomb Project will organise a summer yarnbomb with a hippy-era flavour bringing colourful flower power all over Burbage.

These events are in addition to our usual activities so we’ll have something for everyone from January to December. Everything we do is free but donations are always welcome and there may be a small charge for materials for some activities.

The aims of Summer of Love 50 are:

1. Have fun.

2. Reaffirm the power of love, hope and optimism.

3. Save the world.

All these events will happen in Burbage but everyone is welcome to join in, and if anyone wants to organise similar hippy/flower power themed events in other areas we’ll be delighted to share ideas.

We need lots more people to help make all this happen so please let us know if you’re interested ūüôā

Make a star for the Burbage Nativity Walk 2016

Crocheted stars for Burbage Nativity WalkBurbage yarnbombers are making a trail of stars for the route of the Nativity Walk in the village on Sunday 4 December.

If you can knit or crochet why not make a star – any colour, size or shape will be just right. This crochet pattern is nice and simple! Please bring your stars to 8 Featherston Drive by Saturday 26 November.

20161112_072401The Nativity Walk is organised by Burbage Methodist Church and Burbage Churches Together. Places are limited and booking is essential. You can book your place on Facebook or email breardon@ntlworld.com


Poppy yarnbombing 2016

20161103_185439We’re inviting you to knit or crochet poppies to be placed around Burbage from Sunday 6 November until Remembrance Day, Sunday 13 November.

Please either bring your poppies to me at 8 Featherston Drive or put them up in your own area.

Some patterns

Feel free to use whatever pattern you like, but here are some suggestions:

59-61-poppies¬†This is the popular Woman’s Own pattern with knitted and crochet versions .

poppy-patterns A simple one-piece pattern for a knitted curly  poppy.