April 2017

Ditch the Stabilisers

  • April 21, 2017
  • 12:00 am

My Journey organised another FREE cycling course at St.James’ Park for young children aged 3 years and up.

Easter EGGStravORGANza

  • April 17, 2017
  • 12:00 am

FoSJP organ‑ised a special Easter Monday EGGStravORGANza event atSt.James’ Park, with fairground organs, steam traction engine rides, a children’s roundabout, swingboats, a bouncy castle, and more, and an Easter Egg Trail which ran over the whole Easter Weekend.

Weekly Couch to 5k Sessions

  • April 5, 2017
  • 12:00 am

Following the success of two earlier such courses from January to March 2017, Active Nation! organised another FREE 10‑week beginner’s course in running, starting from Wednesday 5th April, in St.James’ Park.

March 2017

February 2017

Boot Camp Session

  • February 16, 2017
  • 12:00 am

As part of the ParkLives Healthy Living initiative, Active Nation! organised a FREE Boot Camp fun workout session at St.James’ Park.

Dementia Friends – Information Session

  • February 13, 2017
  • 12:00 am
Dementia Friends - Information Session FoSJP is pleased to support a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia. Pam Robinson, a local Dementia Friends Champion volunteer, ran a FREE "Dementia Friends" Information Session in the ParkLife Community Room.

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

First Aid Course

  • October 19, 2016
  • 12:00 am

FoSJP organised a fully‑accredited one‑day First Aid Course, leading to a 3‑year certificate, at the ParkLife Community Room on Wednesday 19th October.

Shirley Local History Group – Autumn 2016 Public History Talk #1

  • October 2, 2016
  • 12:00 am

Shirley Local History Group – Autumn 2016 Public History Talk #1 “The Shirley Asylum and the Barlow & Ellyett Homes” Speaker: Madge Heath (FoSJP History Research Group) Madge shared the intriguing story which she has uncovered from her research into the Barlow & Ellyett Homes in Church Street, near St.James’ Park.

September 2016

August 2016

Hampshire Open Studios 2016

  • August 26, 2016
  • 12:00 am

The first exhibition of a diverse group of 8 local artists, showcasing an exciting range of paintings in varied styles, subjects, and media, was held in the ParkLife Community Room over the Summer Bank Holiday weekend.

ParkLife Café’s 5th Birthday

  • August 6, 2016
  • 12:00 am

FoSJP and ParkLife held a Party in the Park to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the ParkLife Café‘s opening in St.James’ Park, with Badge Making, a BBQ, a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Ice Creams, Stalls, a Tombola, and of course refreshments provided by the Café.

July 2016

About Crafty Saturdays

  • July 30, 2016
  • 12:00 am
FREE Drop‑in Craft Sessions for Young Children Crafty Saturdays was a series of FREE monthly drop‑in craft sessions, run for young children by FoSJP, funded initially by our Heritage Lottery Fund and later by FoSJP itself. Crafty Saturdays FREE Drop‑in Craft Sessions for Children Suitable for children aged 4 - 10 years All materials supplied - dress for mess! First Saturday of [...]

Craft Saturdays – Past Events

  • July 30, 2016
  • 12:00 am
Saturday 2nd July 2016 The theme this month was Under the Sea - 20 children (including two on holiday from New Zealand) made sealife scratch pictures, sealife window pictures, and paper plate fish, boats, seascapes, and octopuses. Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney Saturday 4th June 2016 This month, Crafty Saturday ran in collaboration with Churches Together in Shirley [...]

June 2016

Autism Events for Young People

  • June 22, 2016
  • 12:00 am

Two special events were held at the ParkLife Community Room for young people with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism. Autism Hampshire was asking what it is like being a young person with autism – what’s good and what’s not – everyone who took part was given a voucher to spend at the ParkLife Café.