The project will restore and conserve St Mary Magdalene Church, North Paddington, plus adding a new building, which will see them re-opening as a community, heritage and arts hub with a mixed programme of learning, events and exhibitions. The building works will start this summer and they have a number of volunteering opportunities coming up in the Autumn. One of these is a very unique opportunity for volunteers to take part in the conservation work alongside the professional conservators. Another is to be trained by a professional oral historian in how to plan, collect and edit oral histories, and how to research at the archives.
On 14th July from 3pm to 5pm they will be running a ‘Tea and Talk’ event at the church to give people more information about the project and what the roles will involve and there will be cake! It should be an interesting afternoon as well.