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UFO club aims to help get abandoned creative projects completed
A COMMUNITY-RUN York pub has launched a quest to find UFOs – but not of the alien variety.
The Golden Ball, in Cromwell Road, Bishophill, is inviting people to join a project to complete any Un-Finished Objects – any craft, clothesmaking or creative project that has been abandoned and not completed.
Sarah Jackson, a Bishophill-based textile artist, said: “Many people have the experience of beginning a creative project in a burst of enthusiasm, before getting stuck or running out of steam.
“The UFO group is a self-help forum for frustrated crafters. You can come along, enjoy a drink and a chat and possibly even get that jumper finished.”
It is the latest project at the Golden Ball, which has been taken over by the Golden Ball Co-operative Ltd, with about 180 people investing £400 each in shares.
Other projects to have been launched at the community pub include a ukelele club, blues performances and exhibitions by local artists including Baz Ward, David Patrick and Rory Motion.
Pete Kilbane, the co-operative secretary, said: “It’s about people getting to know each other in a relaxed social setting. It’s about giving the pub a different usage. That’s what it’s open for and what we are encouraging.
“The place has a really nice atmosphere. It was always a nice pub, but it’s our pub now.”
The UFO group meets every second Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm and is open to everyone.
For further details, phone Sarah on 0789 9092299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org