Spring News & Events at the Yard🌱

💛S T U D I O  U P D A T E !💛

Thanks to everyone for the support over the last few months as we work out our current space situation. We’ve had some positive discussions with our landlords at Bike For Good and are hoping to find a way to stay at the yard in Langside Lane alongside finding a bigger indoor space to host our studio going forwards. We’ll keep you updated as the situation develops but we’re delighted to be able to host our Spring programme here in the yard. We’ve got lots lined up for April, a Spring Social, Yard Play, our Gardening Club and more!

S P R I N G   E V E N T S !

Spring Yard Social
9th April 
Langside Lane

Save the date! On Sunday 9th April we’ll be out in the yard for a Spring Social. A chance for everyone to catch up and see each other, or to meet a new Rumpus friend. Everyone welcome, dress for the weather! We’ll be doing some Spring sorting, gardening, making and eating together. Drop by for a hello.  🐛🕷🌻🌞

Image description & credit: Rumpus Yard in full bloom, people drawing in the background.

Yard Play!
Free spring holiday sessions for 7-12 yr olds
Wed 5th & Wed 12th April, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Rumpus Yard, Langside Lane

Join us at Rumpus for free play and art making over the holidays! The sessions will be outdoors in the yard, led by kids with support from RR artists, committee members & playworkers. Dress for the weather. This is a drop off session – parents/carers don’t have to stay.

Snacks provided, travel & access budget available.

To sign up for a free place email Nadia/Rachel on There will also be some drop in places available on the day.

Image description & credit: Animal carousel made at RR Summer Yard School from painted cardboard boxes, stuffed bags and junk. 

Garden Club (aimed at over 12s)
Every Wednesday 4-5pm
Rumpus Yard, Langside Lane

We have been BUSY in the garden! Three sessions in we have planted some sleeping garlic into our Mediterranean bed, tidied up amongst the strawberries, saved some self-seeded mooli and sown tomatoes, marigolds and echinacea in seed trays.

We have also turned new manure into the beds, seen lots of worms, cleared out the shed (finally), started a new compost, cleared the lane leading up to our gate to plant wildflower seeds there and (most importantly) eaten a lot of soup.

Phew, a lot gets done when you work together! If you’d like to get involved, or just keep us company as we garden, come down next Wednesday. Or the one after that!

Two of our yard beds are managed by Plant Grow Share, a local organisation that distributes surplus produce from allotment & back garden growers and delivers it to community groups and food banks. Go check them out!

Image description & credit: Last year’s harvest, three figures are picking greens in the Rumpus Yard.
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