of meetings & visits
Saturday 20 July 14.30
Visit to Sunfield Special School, Ruskin Mill Trust.
Clent Grove, Woodman Lane, Clent DY9 9PB
Established in the 1930s in Selly Oak in Birmingham, Sunfield residential special school was inspired by the anthroposophical principles of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, and became one of the UK’s leading Curative Educational Communities.
Sunfield became a self-contained community, growing its own biodynamic crops, producing a large part of the school’s furniture in its workshops and selling hand-crafted furniture, pottery and cards. Sunfield moved to its current location at Clent Grove near Stourbridge In 1933.
As a residential special school, Sunfield retains the holistic values and community spirit of its founders, which, combined with today’s foremost theories and practices enables the school to support children and young people with some of the most profound and complex special needs and challenging behaviours.
More recently the school acquired Broome Farm, formerly headquarters of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association, which now also supports the work with young people at Sunfield.
Ed Berger (previously at Vale Head Farm, also part of the Ruskin Mill Trust) will be our guide around this community with its fascinating history and a special link to holistic and organic principles. www.sunfield.org.uk
Directions: From M5 junction 4 take A491 Stourbridge. After Bell End, take turn off for Clent (Bromsgrove Road) and continue through village. At roundabout under dual carriageway take third exit (Violet Lane) and continue to the junction with Woodman Lane and bear left. The entrance to Sunfield is straight on.
For security reasons access is controlled by a barrier with an intercom to gain admission to the car park, where we will meet for 14.30.
The site is adjacent to the Clent Hills, which provide a pleasant and spectacular walk for before or after the meeting.
HEOG members and under 18s free, non-members £5.
68 fact-packed pages, available to buy at meetings for just £5.
Saturday 21 September 14:30
Guided Tour - Guys Cliffe Walled Garden, Warwick
Saturday 12 October 18:30
Harvest Supper, KSCC, Kenilworth
Saturday 16 November 18:30
Food and Wine Evening (t.b.a.), Kenilworth
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Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club
Wilton Court, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club is part of the Wilton Court Assisted Living complex and the entrance is located in Abbey End Car Park, to the rear of The Almanac Restaurant, postcode CV8 1QJ.
Parking is adjacent to the entrance in Abbey End Car Park, which is behind the shops facing the Clock Tower. Additional parking in Square West car park, signposted to left of the Holiday Inn (see map).
Please note that the car parks are pay & display, including evening and overnight (£1.00 after 6pm).
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Guests and new members are always welcome at our events. They can come along as guests before they join for a small fee. Contact Ross if youd like to come along.
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Heart of England Organic Group
6 Waverley Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1JN
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