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Courses September 2015 – Fitness & Nutrition for Mental & Physical Wellbeing

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True Colours

Courses September 2015

1 – Fitness & Nutrition for Mental & Physical Wellbeing

Join Zahra (BoxSmart Coach) and Matt (founder, Valkyrie Fitness) for an introduction to basic health, fitness and nutrition to help boost your mental and physical wellbeing. We will look at topics such as healthy eating, how to prepare and store healthy meals, how to enjoy exercise, how to eat healthily on a budget and basic fitness tips & routines. We will also give advice on how to improve your emotional wellbeing.

Starts: Wednesday 16th September 10am to 12.15pm for 6 weeks

Venue: John Folman Business Centre, Hungerhill Road, St Anns, NG3 4NB

Watch Now, The Slave Trade Legacies Short Film!

For More information on Slave Trade Legacies please view the Community Blog.

Bright Ideas Opportunities!

We are currently on the look out for:

  • Carers of any age in Nottingham who would like to join the Carers Reference Group, which meets every few months to help improve services available to carers in Nottingham. The group meets with workers from the Carers Federation as well as local Councillors, to feed back views and help shape key documents.
  • Young carers aged 18 years or under who would like to form part of the youth branch of the Carers Reference Group to feed back views on the services available to them.
  • Young people aged 24 years or under who would like to help design a project to improve youth health services in Nottingham- the project could be music, dance, drama- it’s a chance for you to be creative!
  • Young people aged 24 years or under who would like to feed back their views on health services in Nottingham to help shape them for the better.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please email us at to register interest / receive more information.

Out of the Margins and Onto the Main Page

Focus group for Black girls and young women, aged 16 to 30


With Dr Victoria Showunmi, The Institute of Education, University of London


Monday 12th May, 6pm to 7.30pm, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

Tuesday 13th May, 12.30pm to 2pm at PATRA, Marcus Garvey Centre, Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2BY


Take part in this groundbreaking UK research into the experiences of Black girls and young women.


The focus groups will explore what it is like being a black girl / woman 1) in education and 2) looking for work.


Travel expenses, refreshments and a light meal will be provided.

To book, please contact or telephone Danielle or Merrisa on 0115 8379474 or 07989 302571



This event is supported by PATRA, Nottingham Equal, The African Caribbean Health Network, Bright Ideas Nottingham and 97.5 kemet fm.



Bubble-It has moved venue…

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Our new-look reggaerobics classes are back for 2014 at a brand new venue!


With fabulous instructor, Carol Burrell

7pm to 8pm Thursdays

The Marcus Garvey  Centre, Lenton Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2BY ‎

Only £3 per class

 Classes funded by the community for the community. Accept no imitations!

For more information about Bubble-It (Reggaerobics), FREE Bollybeats (aerobics Bollywood style) and other classes, please contact

or get added to our text list for updates: 07989 302571


Women Mean Business 2!


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Due to the great success of the first programme, we’re hoping to run the whole thing again!

Missed it the first time round? Click the link below to view the blog and find out more:

Interested? Email to be added to the new WMB mailing list.

PLEASE NOTE: This programme of events and activities is for women only.






Hearts and Minds updates!

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– Reggaerobics starts back on Thursday 10th April, 7pm at The Vine Community Centre, off Bobbersmill Road, NG7.

– The Samia Jawaid Khaliq Challenge for women starts back on Saturday 26 April, 4pm at Jawaid Khaliq Boxing Academy, 31 Hungerhill Road (Sycamore Millenium Cenre, NG3 4NB).

Email to register interest or find out more information!




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Power Up!

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Mini Mela!

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