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The Hub community building in Combe Down is celebrating its first birthday with a day of free activities on Saturday 9 November.

The Hub is at the heart of the Foxhill, Mulberry Park and Combe Down community. It was delivered by Curo, the area’s largest housing association, as part of their 700 homes development at Mulberry Park.

Manager of The Hub, Lizzie Irvine, said, “We’re having a special birthday party with a day of free activities. It’s a big thank you to the community for their fantastic support during our first year.

“The Hub is a community space where people come together to have fun and try new things. We’ve really gone from strength to strength in one year and it’s the community who’ve helped us make The Hub a real success.”

The first birthday party has been organised by The Hub and local arts organisation Made in Foxhill, who’re responsible for bringing arts activities for all ages to the area.

There will be a special performance from Dragon Bird theatre company. The renowned theatre group performed at The Hub’s opening last year and are bringing back their props, puppets, songs, dances, bubbles, costumes and parachutes.

A professional animator will be holding free animation workshops throughout the day. There will also be craft activities, stalls, an exhibition of photography by Foxhill’s Happy Snappers and a birthday cake!

Lizzie added, “We’ve got so much happening at The Hub, with activities and classes for all residents, young and old. If you haven’t visited us before, our birthday celebration is the perfect time to come along and see what we have for you.”

10am-3pm (drop-in) The Animation Workshop

Work with a professional animator and discover the magical world of stop motion
animation. Ages 5+

10.30am & 1.30pm DragonBird Theatre – The Elephant’s Child

An interactive theatre performance and play session. These shows are created for 0-5 years but can be enjoyed by the whole family. Apply in advance for your FREE TICKETS to the DragonBird Theatre at The Hub’s reception or by clicking here

10am-3pm (drop-in) Cartooning with the SillyScribbler

Join in with some silly scribbling! Learn how to use simple shapes to create your very own cartoon characters. So, whether it’s a funny face or a weird creature –
come along and make your own artwork. Ages 5+

10am-3pm (drop-in) Organic Bread Monster Making

Make your own monsters using organic dough. Take home, bake and impress your family. Ages 5+

10am-3pm (drop-in) Felty Happy Creatures

Make your own Felty ‘madeinfoxhill’ Fox and other creepy crawly creatures to take home and keep. Ages 5+

10am-3pm Foxhill Happy Snappers Exhibition
Come and meet our resident photography group, the Foxhill Happy Snappers and see their fascinating new exhibition that’s inspired by Foxhill and the surrounding areas.

10am-3pm Artisan Fair
Local artists will be selling jam, Christmas presents and decorations, cards, toys, baby clothes, artwork and jewellery.

11.30am – 12.30pm Pop-up Choir

Come and enjoy some singing with the ‘pop-up choir’. Everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of singing experience or age.

12.45pm Mulberry Park Educate Together performance

Come along and watch a special performance by the children of The Hub’s neighbouring school, Mulberry Park Educate Together.