Reaching out to the community at ‘The Furnival’
Cellar Space is one of many projects that are running out of our charity ‘The Furnival’. The Furnival is based on Verdon Street in Burngreave and we are proud to work in such a diverse and multicultural area. Here is a look at who we support:
Creative English @ The Furnival
If you venture to The Furnival on Verdon Street for Creative English sessions you will have an opportunity to get creative while making friends, improving English language and having fun as you learn. Different topics are covered each week using games, role play and puppets, so you may be acting out making an appointment at your GP surgery, ringing the emergency services or talking to teachers at a parents’ evening. You are also likely to be joining in a song together, new words to well known tunes, or making models of different types of housing with play dough. We have also designed clothes and made samples, learning about different styles and accessories. Whatever it is, there is plenty of laughter and you will be made very welcome. Refreshments are served at the end of each class when there is more time to chat and make new friends whilst enjoying a hot drink and cake.
Classes are held on Mondays and Fridays 10-12 at The Furnival, 199 Verdon Street.
All classes are for women only, just come along!
For more information about activities at The Furnival contact Julie on 0114 2727497 or email Julie@thefurnival.org.uk
Dementia? Welcome! Café:
The “Dementia? Welcome! Café” is a place to go, make friends and have fun, whether you live in your own home, or in a Care Home, and it has been open at The Furnival every Wednesday for eight years.
The Café has recruited volunteers and hosted training on Dementia and practical skills. Volunteers visit local Care Homes, and join in with Open Days.
Cook and Eat:
Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association holds monthly Cook and Eat sessions in the café. These sessions aim to build confidence in the kitchen, preparing new recipes, learning new skills and how to cook more healthily, as well as being an opportunity to meet new friends.
This support group meets in the café every Tuesday and offers support and a chance to relax for those with caring commitments in the Somali community.
If you would like more information on any of the groups above or would like to rent out our newly refurbished cafe space please contact
Julie Walsh on 0114 2727497.