Sunday, 7 November 2021

Qube, Oswestry - News and updates of coming events

Dear Blogger

Coming art & craft events at Cube, Oswestry

Latest news and updates from Qube

Hello from us all at Qube...

Welcome to our November newsletter! 

It's all starting to look very festive at Qube now our Arts & Crafts exhibition is on display! Support local this year and pick up some beautifully handcrafted gifts from independent artists and makers. 

We still need your help! Our much needed hot meal delivery service, with OsNosh, is still providing meals, grocery boxes and support to vulnerable people living locally but without help this service will be forced to end soon. Just £5 would help provide a meal to someone who would go without. Can you help by donating? Find out about how this service supports members of our community and also how you can donate.

This month we have welcomed two new people to our team. Eden Ihle-Vance has joined us as our Volunteering Officer and Marie Stratford is our new Social Prescribing Triage Officer. We're all very much looking forward to working with them both.

Are you due your Covid-19 booster vaccine soon? We're still providing free transport to appointments for those who need it. If you need a Lateral Flow Test kit we can help with this too - just ask for a kit at reception.

Please feel free to call or email us if we can help you or someone you know. You can contact us on 01691 656882 or email

Here is some of our latest news and services...

New Exhibition: Arts and Crafts Exhibition
Our festive Arts and Crafts exhibition is now open! This will fill our gallery and shop spaces until the 23rd December. Please support artists and makers and shop local for gifts wherever possible this year. You can see all this year's exhibitors, with a selection of their works online here...
We urgently need your help!
During lockdown in 2020, Qube and Oswestry Community Kitchen, OsNosh joined forces to provide weekly hot meals to vulnerable members of the community. We're now in urgent need of donations to keep this service going. Can you help us raise £10,000? Find out more about the service and see the campaign video here...

Courses and workshops
We've added more courses and workshops to our programme. We have a brand new Beginners Silversmith Workshop this month with Amy from Rustic & Wild. There's only 6 places available on this course so book soon to avoid missing out. Further details online here...

Thinking of volunteering?
Qube's Volunteer Centre can help you find a voluntary role to match your needs. We also provide free advertising for charity, social enterprise or community group organisations who need volunteers. Further details can be found here...

Winter Support Service
Did you know Qube is part of The Wellbeing & Independence Partnership (WIPS)? This service was commissioned by Shropshire Council to help vulnerable people maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing through winter when the effect of Covid -19 remains serious and significant. Further details here...

Could you be a Qube Trustee?
As a charity, Qube has a team of trustees overseeing everything that we do. All our trustees are volunteers and come with a wealth of experience and skills. We're always looking for new trustees to join our team. Could this be you? Find out more online here or get in touch with us for an informal chat.

Qube at Christmas - Can you help?
Qube are partnering with Morrisons to provide gifts for local people who may be lonely or isolated during the festive time of year. Can you help by donating any small gifts or unwanted and unused items? These could be toiletries, books, socks, scarves, gloves etc. Drop off points at Qube reception or Morrisons, Oswestry.

Shropshire Christmas Connectors
Weds 8th December 1-2:30pm: Join us for an informal online gathering! Look back on 2021 and tell us your plans for 2022. Community Connectors is a network of people helping each other, with links to Social Prescribing, community work and health & social care. Email Sara for a link at

Love Music?
There are still a few places available for our Youth Music Project! If you'd like to learn vital music skills from industry professionals with a wealth of experience and you are aged between 11 and 19, it's not too late to give our project a try! Further details online here...