Autumn 2021 Issue 150 online

All the articles from the latest issue are all collected at:

Burngreave Messenger online: Autumn 2021 Issue 150

In this issue we feature a pull-out centre section for kids produced by the pupils of Oasis Academy Fir Vale, and of course it’s all here on our website too at:

Oasis Academy Mini Messenger online

Burngreave’s tree canopy hints at a shift to autumnal gold while we are experiencing the most freedom we’ve had for nearly two years. As we begin to process the trauma of the pandemic, we are facing the reality of economic, social and climate crises as well as fearing for the fate of friends in Afghanistan. In our 150th edition we highlight the action that Burngreave is taking to empower, heal and adjust.

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Emily's pigeon

This issue’s logo

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This issue’s team:

Hamza Awil, Clare Burnell, Martin Currie, Deborah Egan, Danielle Fortier, Teo Greenstreet, Diane Hancock, Ruth Heskin, Emily Hutchinson, Saleema Imam, Graham Jones, David Kandrac, Sadia Khan, Edgar Lowman, Victor Mujakachi, Adam Park, Mariam Pasha, Carl Rose, Emilie Taylor, Elissa Thompson, Jonathan Turner, James Woollen, Falak Zeb and the kids from Firvale Oasis Academy.
Design: Jamie Marriott
Editor/Project Manager: Polly Perkins