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upstairs at Bethesda Methodist Church, 134 Church Rd,BS5 9RB, Bristol (UK)

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Looking for an exciting activity ?

Hire us for your event/group!

Here is a list of fun workshops raising awareness about the environment and educating about alternative solutions.

Workshops can be for adults and/or children, groups (minimum of 6 people),

schools and businesses, festivals and private events.

Some workshops can be done on a specific time or on a drop-in based during en event.

Average price is £200, for a group of 10. Activities are lead by DBS checked and experienced workshop facilitators

with an assistant. We can host the workshop in our studio or come to your chosen venue. 

Please contact us with more information about your event/group to get an exact quote.

The lists below are not exhaustive and we are happy to design bespoke activities according to your requirements.

Click on the titles in the lists below or scroll down to browse.

 

All materials and tools are provided.

All workshop facilitators working with children or vulnerable adults are enhanced DBS checked.

Workshops are usually created for a group but can also be run for a 1 to 1 session. Feel free to email us your request.

Crafty

 
 
Jewellery made from reused cardboard packaging

Creation of necklaces, brooches and earrings made from different boxes and packaging of tea, biscuits, cereal, tissues...

For: Over 14 years old,

       Adults,

       Children with an adult.

From: Reused materials such as boxes, packs of tea, biscuits, cereal, textile. New findings.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (min 6 persons),

             Drop-in during an event,

             1 to 1 workshop.

1/2
 
Paper-Mache Decorative Masks

Creation of colourful masks to decorate your house.

For: Over 10 years old,

       Adults,

       Children with an adult.

From: Reused materials such as cardboard, old paper.

Duration: 3 hours (including a break)

Format: Pre-booked group (min 6 persons),

             Drop-in during an event,

             1 to 1 workshop.

 
Drink Can Jewellery Workshop

Learn how to up cycle your empty drink cans into astonishing colourful earrings and necklaces.

The technique will allow you to develop various designs of your own. Participants will go home with all their creations and a template to make more from home.

For: Children over 14 years old

       Adults   

From: Reused and clean drink can. New paper clips and new findings.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum 6 people)

             Drop-in during an event

             1 to 1 workshop

 
Drink Can Stars

Reuse your empty drink can to make beautiful decorative stars.

Not just famous before xmas!

For: Children 14 years plus

       Adults   

From: Reused clean drink can and rope.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (min 6 persons)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

1/2
 
Festive Headband Workshop

We have found a use for all our broken necklaces, single earrings, left-over pieces of fabric and other bits and bobs.

We make a festive headband! Unique, colourful and so fun to make.

For: Over 7 years old

       Children with an adult

       Adults 

From: Reused materials such as beads, textile, various reused bits and bobs.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6 people)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
Inner-tube creations

Let's make lots of nice things from our old inner-tubes. The potential is huge!

Flowers, stickers, magnets, stamps and much more! This material is just amazing!

For: Over 7 years old

       Children with an adult

       Adults

From: Reused clean inner-tube and various reused bits and bobs (beads, wooden sticks, cork, washer...). 

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6 people)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
Inner-tube Jewellery

Strong, flexible and safe to handle, your old inner-tubes can be great to create many kinds of jewellery. An easy and creative workshop for everybody with endless designs to create.

For: Children 7 and older

       Children with an adult

       Adults  

From: Reused clean inner-tube and various reused bits and bobs (beads, washer, etc.) New items.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
Leather Workshop

Learn basic leather work techniques to enable you to hand stitch your own coin purse, needle wallet or medicine pouch necklace.

For: Adults 

          

From: Reused leather. New felt. 

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              1 to 1 workshop

             

 
Upcycled Plastic Flowers

Learn the techniques to make various type of flowers from your old plastic bottles.

For: Over 14 years old

       Adults 

          

From: Reused clean plastic bottles and reused wooden sticks.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
Upcycled Plastic Jewellery Creation

Make surprisingly beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings from your old plastic bottles.

For: Children 14 and over

       Adults

          

From: Reused clean plastic bottles, various reused bits and bobs (beads, washers...). New findings.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of  6)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
 
Play time workshop
The Reuse Totem

After building a totem (often an animal but can vary according to your event) people are invited to go for a litter pick and then to hang on the totem something significant they have found.

This Totem can be associated with a writing work to keep a record of people’s souvenir and milestone of this litter picking.

The Totem can be exhibited in a venue, used as a symbol and be the start point to a discussion about waste.

For: Children 7 and over

       Children with an adult

       Adults

          

From: various found items.

Duration: min 2 hours but depends on the event

Format: We recommend to combine it with a litter pick

              Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

              

Play Time with Reused Materials

A fun and creative session to build items from various reused bits and bobs and to remind us the value of items often thrown away.

Let yourself be inspired by the beauty of the materials and don’t be ashamed of trying!

All items have been cleaned and sorted before the event. You will be amazed to see how their colours, shapes and textures can work well together and inspire you.

The workshop facilitator will be there to guide and help you.

A theme can be decided according to your event.

 

Ideal for groups, for a drop-in event during a festival.

For: Children 7 and over

       Children with an adult

       Adults

          

From: Various reused clean elements (bottle top, bits and bobs, boxes, beads...

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6),

              Drop-in during an event

 
Stork on a Pot

Creation of a stork (or your favourite bird) from a pine-cone with long legs to decorate a house plant pot.

For: Adults

          

From: Found pine-cone, paper, ticks, paint.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

              1 to 1 workshop

 
Breast and/or Sanitary Pad workshop

Have you realised the quantity of single use sanitary and/or breast pads that we women are using in our lives. All end up in landfill. And I am not even talking about the chemicals used to make them.

Let's make our own! Healthier, easy to clean and reusable.

The workshop can focus on either breast or sanitary pads or include both activities. Options are also to work from reused textiles or to use brand new organic material.

Choose between hand sewing technique or sewing machine option.

For: Children 14 and up

        Adults

          

From: Reused and/or brand new textile according to your wishes.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              1 to 1 workshop

 

Functional Workshops

 
Eco Packaging Workshop

Packaging is one of the biggest waste producer and yet it has one of the shortest use/life!  

We upcycle various packaging to give them another life, making beautiful gift tags from various reused cardboard (tea boxes, cereal packs ,etc.), news paper bags, plastic bottle boxes and much more.

An ideal workshop if you are planning to wrap lots of presents soon ( for Christmas or just for the pleasure of offering gifts to people!)

Participants will learn the techniques to use them to re-wrap at home but can also bring the items they want to wrap.

For: Children 14 and over

        Children with an adult

        Adults

          

From: Reused paper, cardboard, string, Tetrapacks, textile, etc.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

Eco Kitchen Workshop
 

We all need kitchen sponge and cleaning products but some are nicer for the earth (and for your wallet) than others!

Would you like to test some alternatives?

Join our eco kitchen workshop to learn how to reuse your old materials into useful:
- sponges (from your old socks, tights and T-shirts)
- scrubbers (from fruit packing net, fish net, veg net)
- newspapers bin liners (with flour base glue)
- homemade cleaning vinegar.

The workshop will allow you to learn all these techniques, to make several items of each kind to take home and to have the correct recipe to make your natural cleaning products.

For: Children 14 and over

        Children with their adults

        Adults

          

From: Reused newspaper, fruit packaging net, old socks, veg peel.

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6),

 
Old woollen jumper into legs and/or wrists warmers

During winter, what is the best way to keep warm  without wasting electricity or burning wood? Covering yourself up a bit more!

Leg warmers and wrist warmers really make a big difference to how warm you are! And the best way to make some unique, nice  and eco friendly ones is to reuse your old woollen jumper.

An easy workshop involving simple hand sewing to make legs warmer and/or wrist warmers for adults, children and babies.

Can involve hand sewing technique or some sewing machines.

For: Children over 14 

        Adults

         

From: Reused textiles (jumpers, blankets, scarf...)

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6).

             

 
Newspaper Bin Liner

Do you want to stop using plastic bin liners?

 

Learn how to use your old newspaper to make bin liner for your compost. You will also learn a great glue recipe made out of flour so your bin liner can be composted with your veg!

For: Children 7 and over

       Children with an adult

       Adults

         

From: Newspaper and flour-based glue

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

              Or included in our Eco Kitchen Workshop

 
Plastic bag dispenser workshop

A friendly way for the 'young ones' to raise their awareness of plastic bag pollution. We will make and decorate this plastic bag dispenser from various reused materials and have a little conversation about our use of plastic and its impact on environment.

For: Children 7 and over

       Children with an adult

       Adults

         

From: Various reused bots and bobs, plastic bottles...

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Pre-booked group (minimum of 6)

              Drop-in during an event

 
Upcycled textile sponge

A brilliant alternative to using a brand new plastic sponge!

Our reused fabric workshop will teach you how to weave your old socks, tights, T-shirts, leggings and other stretchy materials into a sponge that you can use for your dishes or washing your body. Washable in the washing machine if they are too dirty, you can also recycle them when they are too damaged!

During the session, people will have the time to make several sponges to take home, and will also be offered a tutorial sheet with all the instructions and the templates to make their own weaving system at home.

Age: 10+

Duration: 1 hour

Materials: textile

 
Textile Session

Make your reusable handkerchief and various bags for your shopping, to buy in bulk and to pack your bread at the bakery.

Options to work from reused materials or from a new organic one.

Age: 14+

Duration: 2 hours

Materials: Textile, rope.

Show & Exhibition

 
 
Junk Drumming

A Junk Drum and Percussion workshop can have everyone of all ages and abilities interacting together and brings lots of new valuable ideas to a community. Lots of fun that often has an element of songwriting, hi-tech audio looping and vocal FX to make you recycle some newly found sounds. Learn how to play or make a junk musical instrument and create a great sound with re-usable objects. Fun learning does not expensive musical instruments, visually junk can look great and can bring a Wow! factor to your event.

Other options can be added on request:

1) Small material budget for making bike wheel drums/slapsticks.

2) Audio Recording of session or sampled tracks.

3) Additional accessible equipment for SEN groups (ie Soundbeam / Kaoss Pad / Brainwave gadget for MIDI triggering). 

Age: for all ages

Duration: from 1 hour to an all-day session

Materials:  various

 
Trash Artefacts

In a not too distant society submerges by waste, people have been ​creating ornaments from their trash.

Our archeologist have been digging and restoring those pieces to share with you the inventiveness and distress of the Trash People. Let's hope that we can learn from them and not follow their path...

A fantasy (or not) exhibition of jewellery and accessory made out of reused materials.

Audience: Adults and children

Duration: as long as you want to rent it

Interested to have this exhibition for your event/venue?

For more info regarding the price and logistic details please email us.

 
The Sofa Fly Tipping Exhibition

We had one. We loved it. It was cosy and comfy. It has been part of our life but it felt in disgrace and sadly ended up on a rainy street pavement... 

 

This photography exhibition reveals the happy memory of that homeless sofa. A contrast between the users, the context and the central element.

The dramatic issue of sofa fly tipping is here depicted in a colourful and peaceful way, maybe to pay tribute to them and surely a thoughtful way to raise awareness without patronising.

Audience: for all ages

Duration: as long as you want to rent it

Interested to have this exhibition for your event/venue?

For more info regarding the price and logistic details please email us.