We are very excited that from 18th March to 25th March Sunshine & Smiles will be running it’s very own pop up cafe .. run by, and for, young adults who happen to have Down syndrome.
We are taking over Carousel Event Space at 80 Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS6 4BA.
We will be open every day serving home made cakes and food, hot and cold drinks with gifts from The Potting Studio and Neal’s Yard available to buy.
We also have a number of fundraising evening events – a Neal’s Yard pamper evening with Adela Parzanese on Tuesday 20th, a clay workshop with Lorna Gilbert from The Potting Studio on Thursday 22nd and a curry night with delicious dishes from Sarbjit Kaur on Friday 23rd.
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2018, Sunshine & Smiles – Leeds Down Syndrome Network, in conjunction with Oakwood Cinema, are delighted to be showing a screening of My Feral Heart.
‘A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.’ Synopsis by Emma Boa, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016
Saturday 17th March – Doors open at 7.30pm, screening starts at 8pm.
The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2018 is ‘What I Bring To My Community’ and Sunshine & Smiles is very excited to share the news that we will be running a pop up cafe from 18th to 25th March with members of our Smilers group.
Cafe 21 will be situated at the Carousel pop up space at 80 Otley Road in Far Headingley.
We will be serving a simple, wholesome menu of home cooked cakes, bread and one pot wonders! Plus teas, coffees and cold drinks.
We will also have local ceramics artist The Potting Studio and a local Neal’s Yard consultant in the shop, for gifts to buy.
Watch here to see when Made in Leeds TV came to talk to us about the project
And we really hope you will support us by popping in for a cuppa!
This project has been supported by The Wesleyan Foundation and The Seedbed Trust