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Mission Promotes Hyson Green and wider areas of Nottingham with interactive activities that bring different parts of the community together in fun and stimulating ways.

Vision To play a leading role in bringing people of Hyson Green together in a safe environment.

Values Serendipity

Artistic Enjoyment Creative Expression Community Integration Inclusiveness and Collaboration Skills enhancement and Entrepreneurship Excellence in Governance and Management

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Table of Contents Mission ............................................................................................................... 2 Vision .................................................................................................................. 2 Values ................................................................................................................ 2 About Hyson Green Cultural Festival ................................................................. 4 Who is who ......................................................................................................... 5 Management Committee ............................................................................. 5 Secretary’s Report .............................................................................................. 6 2016 Year in Review .......................................................................................... 8 Activities ...................................................................................................... 8 Lessons Learnt and Statistics ........................................................................... 10 Specific actions – 2017 and beyond ............................................................. 11 Support needed ............................................................................................ 11 Put some photos here ........................................ Error! Bookmark not defined. Partnerships and sponsors ............................................................................... 12 Health Report ................................................................................................... 14 Aims and objectives of service ...................................................................... 15 Marketing Report .............................................................................................. 17 Financial Report 2016 ...................................................................................... 19 Income .......................................................................................................... 19 Expenditure ................................................................................................... 20 Receipts And Payments Account For The Year Ended 31st December 2016 ... 21 Receipts Statement of Assets And Liabilities At 31st March 2016 .................... 22 Notes To The Accounts For The Year Ended At 31st March 2016 ................... 23 1. Receipts & payments accounts ................................................................. 23 2. Grants & Donations ................................................................................... 23 2017 Cultural Festival & Events Theme: Celebrating Diversity......................... 24 Main Sponsors and partners............................................................................. 24

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About Hyson Green Cultural Festival The inaugural Hyson Green Cultural Festival (HGCF) was held in 2014 to bring together the local communities in Hyson Green to share and enjoy their cultural diversity. The Festival was free and attracted an estimated audience of 350 people over the Saturday afternoon. The great success of this first event in bringing many different people and groups together in a highly diverse area made HGCF win the best organised community award from Nottingham City Homes. HGCF expanded in 2015 mainly due to the strong roots we have established with the local community. The funding from Near Neighbourhood helped us carry out six events which took place before and after the Festival providing the opportunity to engage with a broader range of individuals and families. In 2016, the Festival continued to grow, seeing approximately 500 people in attendance, but the 2017 Festival, we are delighted to say, attracted 750 people throughout the afternoon. With our Health theme this year, we found ourselves engaging with new Committee members and partnering with new organisations. Moreover, the music attraction encouraged more young people from our community to attend the event. The success was achieved by the management team, made up of 10 core members and supported by 20 dedicated volunteers, all of whom contributed over 960 hours a year to create the magic that is HGCF. This event brings people together, fosters community cohesion, develops local skills, competencies and confidence levels and generates economic benefits from its operating and visitor expenditures. Hyson Green Cultural Festival is growing in impact and numbers, becoming a signature event for many local communities. An increasing number of workshops, trainings, exhibitions, sports and mentoring programs are playing a major role in making Hyson Green area a thriving centre of excellence for embracing multiculturalism and diversity. Penny Cooper For and on behalf of The Hyson Green Cultural Festival Team - 2016

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Who is who Management Committee

Name

Position

Veronica Barnes

Chair

Abdoulie Jah

Secretary

Frank Kamau

Treasurer

Michael James

Member

Penny Cooper

Member /Takes Minutes

Valentine Nkoyo

Member

Claudia Ferlisi

Member

Gem Cleminson

Member

Lekeisha Walters

Member

Velma Hamilton

Member Volunteers and Support Members

Mandy Pride

Nottingham County Council

Dr Boly Barry

United Nations

Abdul Nur

Volunteer

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Secretary’s Report In 2016, the people of Hyson Green warmly welcomed the third annual Hyson Green Cultural Festival at Forest Recreation Ground. The Festival was a culmination of other events we held throughout the year in this area. Supported by the Nottingham City Council who deeply appreciate cultural diversity, we brought local people and organisations together to promote their work and cultural heritage and foster unity among people from different backgrounds. HGCF improves community cohesion among the Hyson Green and N7 residences and promotes Hyson Green area to people living in other parts of the city. This truly local event showcases cultural diversity in Hyson Green and the surrounding areas. It helps build peace, promote cultural identity, pride and community cohesion through various activities such as volunteering, training, planning, performances, demonstration of one’s own culture and experiencing heritages and traditions of others. With regard to services delivered, variety of food stalls was amazing this year, providing a chance for community members to try cuisines of different cultures. Children activities, such as a bouncy castle and face painting, were very attractive to multiple families attending the Festival. The activities we carried out in 2016 brought together African, Asian, Caribbean, Eastern European and local British people from various religious backgrounds including Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikhs and non-religious. We are very proud that our events attract attendees from such a wide range of cultures. The additional activities, such as the Health corner and the Community corner, were appreciated by the community with significant number of people finding them valuable for provision of information and services during the Festival. We thank all the local people who supported us and attended the events: the very dedicated committee members, the ever present and highly diligent volunteers and the donors who share our vision and commitment to creating safe, happy, and highly integrated lifestyles. We could not have achieved this success without your support. It is our sincere hope that as we move to the 4th year of the Festival – 2017 – you will also join our team in one or many of the different roles. We call upon you all to support us and make this year yet another and even greater success. Opportunities exist in all fields of work including volunteering, committee membership, sponsorship, funding, partnership, performing, organising exhibitions and managing events among others. We would like to say thank you again to all the sponsors and volunteers who supported us, we look forward to welcoming you on board anytime in 2017.

Abdoulie Jah Secretary/Coordinator HGCF

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2016 Year in Review Activities 1. Black History Event 2. Interfaith Football Group encompassing NG7 area 3. Kenya Day in the Farm 4. Cultural Festival on the Forest Hyson Green Cultural Festival Group managed to arrange a number of activities besides the Festival with the funding that we received. These were appreciated by the community and proved to be a great success. It is the Committee’s aim to expand the list of activities for 2017. The events brought together people from various countries and faith groups living in Hyson Green to share their heritage and experience other cultures. They provided an opportunity for people from Angola, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe among other countries to promote their traditional food, art and crafts and music to wider public. The networks, partnerships and relationships established and developed among the attendees and those who supported these events helped to foster bonds beyond race, age, gender and religion. Groups of young and old, newly arrived and indigenous people, members of different ethnic and religious groups and nationalities have engaged in this year’s events improving community cohesion.

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According to our survey, 95% attendees surveyed enjoyed the event, only one responder stated that they were disappointed with the event. 9


Lessons Learnt and Statistics Our collective work and delivery of numerous events helped us to develop and widen engagement among different parts of the community in the area. The experience of interacting with diverse ethnic, racial, religious and age groups taught us that, to improve our future events, we need to 1. Work with group leaders and individuals who are actively involved in their communities. 2. Market the events more extensively and use a wider and more up-to-date tools to inform younger people about them. To resolve the issue, we engaged with the specialists on the Committee, Claudia Felisi and Gem Cleminson. 3. Train and support disengaged people through funded training schemes on community organising, confidence building, first aid, customer service and other skills and competencies necessary in community development and engagement. Some relevant training has already been organised with the help of the Refugee Forum. 4. The success of this work and feedback from over ------- people about various activities (including recorded interviews and face-to-face discussions) demonstrates that: a. We improved our strategy in 2016 by enhancing engagement with the younger audience as well as families and the elderly. More ideas for further improvements in the area have come from the new Committee members b. The laborious process of organising and managing the event, notoriously plagued with numerous delays, has been improved upon this year by increasing the size of the Committee. 5. There is a need for better organisation and management of the materials relating to HGCF. Moreover, a working space is needed where we can meet regularly and have access to the files and documents. At the moment, the space provided by Mojatu Foundation suffices but there is a need to: a. Purchase a filing cabinet for storage of hard copies and develop a filing strategy b. Improve soft copy and online storage on the server and the website c. Provide a budget to invest in improved filing, storage and organisation of documents and materials in hard and soft copy versions d. Provide a budget for managerial and administrative work, such as accounting, filing, printing, hosting, photography, documentation and media. 6. Collective planning and organisation of performances led to establishment of contacts with a range of groups and individuals who are willing to engage with us in the future. HGCF needs to look at how best to increase involvement in planning and delivery of future events of various minority groups, such as: a. Refugees and Asylum seekers b. Nationalities from Eastern Europe c. Hindus, Sikhs and non-religious faith groups d. Other local groups who were not equally represented in 2016 7. With regard to stalls, their total number reached 42 this year. We would like to thank all stall holders for their support of the Festival and participation in the event. In addition, there was a good turnout at stalls dedicated to our Health theme which shows their appreciation by the community. The reflexology and massage stalls were very busy throughout the event and we hope to include them in next year’s 10


Festival, depending on the provider’s availability. There were also some comments emphasising limited food choices during the Festival, we will, therefore, try to have more food stalls at future events. Overall, we received positive feedback from stall holders, the event having been a great success for them. We would like to say a big thank you to Penny Cooper and Leikeisha Walters who were responsible for organisation of the stalls.

Specific actions – 2017 and beyond To implement the lessons learnt and adopt specific approaches and models for addressing the challenges identified in 2015 and 2016, including 1. Improving the way of uniting people and encouraging their long term engagement with one another 2. Collecting more accurate and relevant statistics and information from all the local events we undertake (data collection was improved upon since 2015) 3. Improve engagement with local people in developing future activities, their themes and ways in which to organise them by working more closely with communities and identified partners 4. Theming the events to meet the needs of the community groups (our Health theme was a great success in 2016)

Support needed These steps and proposed actions will require HGCF to develop and implement better approaches for 1. Extending funding to help finance these activities 2. Extending partnerships to gain support for meeting the goals of local groups and communities 3. Developing methods for deepening the impact of the undertaken work on local communities 4. Improving marketing strategy to ensure that it is timely and effective 5. Identifying ways to make organisation of events better by improving: a. Hiring of venue, tables and other equipment b. Event management, including health, safety, security, activities for children, insurance and post-event cleaning c. Ways to sustain competence among members and volunteers

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Partnerships and sponsors The success of HGCF in 2016 and its improved management was a result of many partnerships we have developed since 2015 and during the year. These include: Organisation

Role in partnership

Councillor - Aboretum Councillor - Berridge Councillor - Radford & Park

Funds venue and marketing

Mojatu Foundation

Funds, marketing, training, administration, working area, meeting room and event management

Blue Mountain Women Enterprise

Administration, marketing and events management

Hyson Green Youth Club

Meeting room and storage

African Institute of Social Development

Health programmes and marketing

Insite Radio

Marketing

Nottingham University, Confucius Chinese Marketing and event management Institute Kenya Nottingham Welfare Association

Marketing and event management

OMA - Angola Women Association

Marketing and event management

NG7 Voices

Funding and marketing

Refugee Forum

Funding and marketing

Castle Cavendish

Funding

Ransom

Funding and event support

Self Help UK

Funding and Management

Action for Blind People

Funding

NG7 Training & Change Makers

Funding

Communities Inc.

Funding and Management

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Health Report In England, more than 15 million people have a long term condition - a health problem that can’t be cured but can be controlled by medication or other therapies. This figure is set to grow over the next 10 years, particularly due to increase in the number of people with 3 or more conditions at once. Examples of long term conditions include diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases i.e. COPD. Long term conditions can affect many parts of a person’s life, from their ability to work and have relationships to housing and education opportunities. Care about people with long term conditions accounts for 70% of the money spent on health and social care in England. Self Help UK has been providing support to a growing number of groups (over 250) in the city for the past 31 years. Nottingham has a wide range of support groups for people living with the long term illnesses and other life affecting issues, such as drug and alcohol addiction, social stigma and mental health conditions.

A recent mapping of available self-care support activities undertaken in the city highlighted low number of services and groups supporting people from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) communities who are affected by long term conditions. Within the city, there is a greater prevalence of diabetes amongst Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean communities. Levels of obesity are relatively higher in the Black African, Black Caribbean and Pakistani communities. Indian, Pakistani and Chinese women are less likely to meet recommended levels of physical activity. With an increasingly ageing population with one or more long term condition it is important that patients and carers from our BAMER communities are actively engaged in new and existing self-care activities. 14


Aims and objectives of service The fundamental aim of the BAMER Project within Self Help UK is to enable individuals to self-manage their long term conditions. The goal of a self-help group is to provide ‘peer’ support and networks which are especially helpful for assisting people from BAMER communities in accessing health and wellbeing information and support. The core objectives of this service at the HGCF are: •

To improve awareness about self-help and self-care in the population and within BAMER Communities

To provide targeted support for most widespread local health conditions e.g. Diabetes, Cancer and COPD

To provide improved information and advice on self-care and self-help

To improve engagement of BAMER groups and individuals with health services including patient participation, consultations, health-watch, shared decision making, self-care etc.

To ensure that people feel supported in managing their condition

To enhance the quality of life for carers

Self Help UK tested new and innovative ways of engaging BAMER communities in selfhelp and self-care activities in Nottingham by creating a Health corner at the HGCF to help people engage with existing health services and to start BAMER-specific self-help groups in the area. Findings from the pilot undertaking will be evaluated and will then inform future activity. The service will cooperate with partners and other stakeholders to promote self-care activities in the city to members of BAMER communities, such as structured education courses, healthy lifestyle activities among others. It will also be observant of further developments in self-care pathways in the city (especially for older people from BAMER communities). Since access to self-care support will be the main focus of the project, other communities will also be able to benefit from its implementation.

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Marketing Report A press release was sent out to media houses prior to the event taking place. We would like to thank Leila Lufti for her design work and Gem Cleminson and Claudia Ferlisi for their work on design and distribution of the information, including posters and leaflets and their excellent advance planning. According to our estimates, we had between 600700 people in attendance on the day of the Festival, including both adults and children. We shall miss Gem, who has relocated to London and wish her all the best in her new role. Digital The website used for HGCF 2015 was updated with the new 2016 images and information, including the stage line-up, activities and a list of stall holders. For 2017, the website is to be entirely redesigned and improved, acting on feedback from the previous year. HGCF had a social media representation on Facebook and Twitter; on both of these platforms public engagement is slowly but surely growing. We also received a lot of promotion via social media from Nottingham City Councillors and Nottingham projects who were at the Festival, including Communities Inc, Collabor8 and NHS Nottingham. The existing accounts (and the website) will continue to be active all year round, promoting other events affiliated with the Festival, such as the Celebration of Black History on Nov 27. Despite the Festival being a one day event, it has year-round importance, due to holding related events which are managed by the Festival committee. Press •

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The Festival was mentioned on Jo Davies’ show on BBC Radio Nottinghamshire, and HGCF Chairperson Veronica Barnes featured on Kemet FM on Tuesday 2nd of August speaking to presenter Christine Belle to promote the event. It was actively advertised in Mojatu Magazine and on their website: https://goo.gl/qKR2Wl The Festival featured in Nottingham Evening Post twice and was included in ‘2 Things To Do’ articles on their website. Links to the articles can be found at: ➢ July 27th, 2016 – HGCF featured in 31 Things To Do In Nottinghamshire (no. 29): https://goo.gl/elBlmL August 10th, 2016 – All You Need To Know About Hyson Green Cultural Festival: https://goo.gl/LA9mgN ➢ August 12th, 2016 – HGCF included in 7 Fun Things To Do Across Nottinghamshire: https://goo.gl/XAo7gb August 13th, 2016 – Free Family Festival Shows Off Multicultural City To Nottingham Residents & Visitors: https://goo.gl/XpiV8o The reputation of the Festival has grown year on year, and thanks to coverage from our numerous sponsors and collaborators, including Self Help UK and Mojatu Media, it is widely promoted to greater public and is recognised as an inclusive and welcoming event.

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Financial Report 2016 2016 saw HGCF with a reduced income from the previous year, but, nevertheless, the event was a success. Our gratitude extends to the committee and all our volunteers who worked relentlessly in raising funds and meeting our financial targets. We endeavour to surpass these goals next year in order to continue engaging with the community and assisting individuals to celebrate their shared interests in culture and entertainment; we hope that the 2017 Festival will be the most successful to date. Relative to 2015, HGCF funding decreased by 31% from £10,528.05 to £7,270. Expenditure also decreased by 8% from £9,520 in 2015 to £8,667.25 in 2016. Successful marketing, committed fundraising and engagement with local communities to promote the Festival has led to its greater attendance by the general public, wider participation of local organisations and increased number of performances being delivered, despite the limited financial resources. Therefore, the lack of funding was overcome successfully and did not affect overall delivery of the event.

Income In 2016, HGCF had an income of £7,696.25 which consisted of £7,270 from grants and donations and additional resources of £699.25 from stalls and activities which included bouncy castle, tombola, face painting and an ice-cream (see Figure 1). Neither the funding nor the income from activities and stalls is recurring. The funds will need to be applied for annually.

Figure 1. Income 2016 Activities 325

374

Castle Cavendish

1,000

Communities Inc 1,420

NG7 Voices Refugee Forum

500 250

350

1,000

Councillors - Radford & Park Nottingham City Council Councillors - Berridge Ward Mojatu Foundation (Ransom Records) Self Help UK Nottingham Community Foundation

1,500 600 500

150

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Expenditure

Figure 2. Expenditure 2016 620

200

Activities

710

Equipment & Materials

1,293

Venue Hire

Marketing & Promotion

Admin & Operations 600 Performances

Volunteers 1,114

4,130

Expenditure incurred by the Festival mainly consisted of payments for the stage and PA system, performances and equipment hire (marquee, tables and chairs).

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Hyson Green Cultural Festival Receipts And Payments Account For The Year Ended 31st December 2016 ÂŁ Receipts Grants

7,270.00

Other receipts

699.25

Total receipts

7,969.25

Payments ÂŁ Equipment & Materials

4,130.00

Administration and Operations

1,293.38

Marketing and Promotion

599.87

Performances

620.00

Activities (bouncy castle, etc)

710.00

Venue Hire Volunteer expenses Total Payments Net receipts / (payments)

1,114.00 200.00 8,667.25 -698.00

Bank and cash at the start of the period

703.27

Bank and cash at the end of the period

5.27

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Hyson Green Cultural Festival Receipts Statement of Assets And Liabilities At 31st March 2016 ÂŁ Cash assets Current account

5.27

Deposit account

0

Petty cash

0

Total cash assets

5.27

Other assets (Debtors) Action For Blind People

350.00

Total other assets

350.00

Liabilities (Creditors) Mojatu Foundation (payment for Facepainting for Ameenah Oketora)

210.00

Total liabilities

210.00

These financial statements are accepted on behalf of the organisation by:

Signed

Frank KamauDated 10

Name, Frank Kamau

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March 2017 Treasurer

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Hyson Green Cultural Festival Notes To The Accounts For The Year Ended At 31st March 2016 1. Receipts & payments accounts £ Receipts and Payments Activities (bouncy castle, tombola, face painting, etc)

374.25

Stalls

325.00

Interest Earned

0.00

Total Cash Income

699.25

2. Grants & Donations £ Grants and donations Councillors – Berridge

1,500.00

Castle Cavendish

1,420.00

Communities Inc.

250.00

Mojatu Foundation (Ransom Records)

350.00

Refugee Forum

600.00

Nottingham Community Foundation

1,000.00

NG7 Voices

1,000.00

Councillors – Radford and Park

150.00

Nottingham City Council

500.00

Self Help UK

500.00

Total grants and donations

7,270.00

1. Committee members’ remuneration During this period, there was no reimbursement to any committee member.

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2017 Cultural Festival & Events Theme: Celebrating Diversity The committee has agreed that the collaborations and celebrations of 2016 should be used in organising and running the Celebrating Diversity as the theme of 2017 HGCF event. We have had great success previously, with the Female Genital Mutilation and the Health themes. The partnerships we have built under these topics have raised the profile of the Hyson Green Cultural Festival. We look forward to an exciting Festival in 2017 and encourage you to look out for our media coverage.

Main Sponsors and partners

Thank You All! A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, we could not have achieved our successes without your generous support.

c/o Hyson Green Youth Club Terrace Street, Hyson Green Nottingham NG7 6ER This report has been prepared and compiled by Jasper Lawani on 28th March 2017

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