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Fantastic Spring Clean effort

Many thanks to all of the litter pickers who came up to Blaen Bran on Sunday and helped to fill 32 bags of rubbish and assorted nonsense. A special thanks to Henllys Beavers who (we think) picked up the most. Special mention for Thom Board of Keep Wales Tidy for providing top class support once again. Great to see some new faces  – hopefully see you at our next pick up (maybe in 4/6 weeks?)

Also a shout out for Sue’s soup -at least I think that’s what it was!!

Without such support Blaen Bran wouldn’t be the same place.

 

Event cancelled – Sunday 4th March

Unfortunately the following event is cancelled due to snow warnings.

Why not join us for a woodland spring clean up, followed by a cuppa and welsh cake (maybe some soup too)

Meeting at the log circle where bags and litter picks will be available.

This even t is coordinated with Keep Wales Tidy and Torfaen CBC’s Spring Clean-Up Campaign.

 

Christmas Event – Teas in the Trees and Craftivities

More details on our Christmas gathering (open to everyone).

December 3 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

If you are planning on coming and making/decorating something it may be an idea to please let us know so you’re not disappointed if all the materials have been used.

Some will be ready made to buy too.

If you would like to place an order please contact Susie Sue on Facebook

We’ll also have:

  •  leaf mandelas  (patterns working with natural materials
  • pebble painting
  • a drumming demo
  • making things from willow
  • clay sculpting
  • porcelain ginger bread shapes decorating

and lots of different activities around the fire (bread making/toasting etc)

As well as the usual – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and other goodies.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear

Halloween Party


Plenty of fun and games and goey things and dancing (and the children can join in too if they like. Free to existing friends of Blaen Bran members but non member children can join up for £2 (to become a child friend of Blaen Bran) which will last a year and include access to other children’s events happening in the coming year.
There will be a limit to the amount of places so it will be a case of first come first served. I’d also appreciate it if people are definitely coming to let me know so I can get enough icky silly stuff in 🙂 children must be accompanied and supervised at all times. Fancy dress and other fun things to be confirmed later.

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