What's Happening Liverpool?
Scroll down to check out some of the latest opportunities from Liverpool's wellbeing community.
Granby Street Market...
....is held on the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 3pm, showcasing the talents, spirit and diversity of the community. It has become a much loved event for local residents as well as the wider L8 region, attracting crowds from across the city.
'The stalls range from bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and memorabilia to handmade soaps, arts and crafts. There also also food stalls, selling hot international cuisine, and home cooked health foods, from kombucha to kimchi.'
Shared Reading at The Reader in Calderstones Park
How does it work?
Shared Reading groups are open to all and free to attend.
A group of people, one of them a trained Reader Leader, reads a great novel, short story or poem aloud. We stop and talk about what we have read. There is no need for group members to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen. The idea is to create a space where people feel at ease.
For more info: https://www.thereader.org.uk/visit-calderstones/
'The Reader at Calderstones is a place unlike any other, where everyone is welcome and anyone can come to experience literature, and find and share meaning. Come and explore. Our story is still unfolding but there are already many things awaiting you. There’s a daily programme of activities and reading groups at the Mansion House, storytelling adventures at the Storybarn, food to nourish you in the Cafe and ice cream to suit all tastes in the Ice Cream Parlour. Visit us today and be part of the story.'
Age UK - Telephone Friendship
Telephone friendship services for older people. Whether you’d like to speak to someone every week, or just want to talk when the need strikes, we’re here to help. How does telephone friendship work? We have two different telephone friendship services available.
Regular telephone friendship service. We match over-60s with a friendly volunteer for a weekly chat. Our service has helped create hundreds of new friendships, and many people tell us their calls are the highlight of their week. To get started, just tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll do the rest.
A 24-hour helpline service. This is run by our partner charity, The Silver Line. It’s a free 24-hour helpline which people can call for a chat, day or night. Whatever the reason, we’re here to listen.
Who are our services for? Our services are here for people in later life who’d like to talk to someone. You don’t need to be feeling lonely (though if you are, we’d like to help), and you don’t need to live on your own. Sometimes it’s just nice to talk. To sign up for our regular telephone friendship service, where someone calls each week, you need to:
be over 60
have your own landline or mobile phone
be able to hear and be understood over the phone.
commit to a regular call at the same time each week.
For more information: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/befriending-services/sign-up-for-telephone-befriending/
Rainbow 50 Plus Community
A free befriending service for older people. We are operating online & on the phone connecting with people aged 50 years and above. Our various services include
Online Fitness Exercises
Online Health Talks
Healthy Meals delivered at door steps - open to members only. Email for a membership application form.
For more information: http://www.therainbowcommunity.org/
Connect & Move
Free dance sessions at your local library with MDI.
Are you 60+ and interested in dance, keeping fit or getting together with a group of like-minded people?
Each session will be suitable for beginners and offer a friendly welcoming environment
28th Feb - 4th April 2022
Toxteth, Norris Green, Childwall, Garston Libraries
Our first session will be led by Maxine Brown and will be taking place on 28th February at Toxteth Library from 3.00 pm-4.40 pm.
For more information on upcoming sessions, please contact your local library at 0151 233 3069
Alternatively you can book in person at your library.
South Liverpool Homes Community Investment Team
The Community Investment Team can link South Liverpool Homes (SLH) tenants with community activities and groups to improve their health and wellbeing.
'Village Voices' history workshop
Starts 10 am on Thursday 3 March 2022
Six weekly workshops to research the history of Liverpool's villages and visit each location to explore the area. Join us at Reach at 10am. To take part, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More opportunities coming soon!