June Newsletter

30 Jun 2018

We hope you've noticed the big screen that has appeared in reception and it's nothing to do with watching the football. No really. Honest.

For some time users and visitors to the House have been asking for daily information about what's on, when and where. Information screens are by far the most flexible means of conveying this sort of information  -  you see them everywhere now - but such systems are expensive. Not to be put off we designed our own low-budget system that now allows staff to update the screen remotely with the latest information and put up messages, video, slideshows, pretty much anything you can show on a screen.

Emma from Feast very kindly donated the large TV which means that the whole system cost less than a whiteboard and some pens which would have been the low-tech solution.

Elections for Trustees

There are eight vacancies for elected Trustees and you will see the notice of the election posted around the House.

Getting yourself nominated

If you would like to stand as a Trustee then please let us know by email to trustees@shrewsburyhouse.org or by leaving a note at reception. We'll get back to you with the full details of how to apply.

Are you a member?

Remember that since the last AGM anyone who uses Shrewsbury House can join as a member. It's free but you must fill in and return an application form. Only members can vote in elections for Trustees and ballot papers will only be issued to people who are on the membership list. If you haven't already done so, ask for an application form at reception.

User Survey

The results of the survey are now on our website. Printed copies will be available to read in the House very soon. Thanks once again to those who took part.

Volunteer 100 Awards

On Thursday 7th June Shrewsbury House hosted the annual Volunteer Centre Greenwich Recognition 100 Event which recognises people in the community who have given 100 hours or more of their time to volunteer. The event was attended by our new Mayor, Councillor Christine May, and was generously sponsored by local estate agents, Beaumont Gibbs.

Our very own Cressida Senkus received an award for the outstanding support she has given to Shrewsbury House over many years.

On the subject or awards..

Huge congratulations to Rose Cory who many people will know at Shrewsbury House. Rose recently retired from running millinery classes at the House after many years. She received an MBE for services to the millinery industry in the Queen's Birthday honours.

Down with the kids

That's not a call to protest just an indication that Shrewsbury House is now on Instagram (instagram.com/shrewsburyhouse/) . Temper your excitement a little as so far we have only posted one short video. Much more will follow.

Happy to help Friends of Shrewsbury Park

We are very happy to be helping with the Friends of Shrewsbury Park Festival on Sunday 8th July 12-5pm. It's not too late to enter the photography competition werfsp@gmail. Come and meet us and the Friends of Shrewsbury House and enjoy the music, arts and crafts and bric-a-brac stalls and home baking.

Watch this space - or why not fill it with colour?

Coming soon. Watercolour workshop Saturdays – watch this space to sign up for painting with Art Plumstead, in one of the’ best bedrooms’ in the house.

Events in July

Friday 13th July - It's a Comedy Ceilidh

Don't know what that is? Well neither do we exactly. The only way to find out is to come and see. Learn to wheel and reel and turn in time to the tunes, with lots of laughter with the Friends of Shrewsbury House. Bar open 6-10pm.

Friday 20th July - Quiz Night in the Bar

Hosted by Marcus Brockman. No need to book, just turn up and pay £3.00 per person if you want to take part (max. team size 5). Bar open from 6.00pm. Quiz starts at 8.00pm. Come early to get a table.

Celebrating 50 years

Fri 7th September 7.30pm (TBC. More details soon) Yellow Submarine (1968)

Showing as one of opening films for Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Screening 7.30pm. Fancy dress prizes, Bar and 60’s disco.

Fri 14th September 6.30pm (TBC. More details soon) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Classic 1968 children's film showing as part of Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival.

Fri 21st September - Jim Radford and Keith Ferris shanties and folk music in the bar

Well known local singer, song-writer and peace campaigner Jim Radford hosts an evening of traditional music.

Sat 22nd-23rd September Open House London

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. Even if you are a regular user of Shrewsbury House find out more about it's fascinating history with  guided tours by Andy Brockman. Afternoon teas at Feast Kitchen.

Friday 28th September Quiz Night hosted by PAWS

The intrepid PAWS team fresh from rowing the channel are running a special quiz night for Shrewsbury House. More details and booking arrangements to follow soon.

Sun 30th September Do You Vintage?

Vintage and collectibles fair with live music, Lindy hopping, bar and café.


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