Finally the time has come. After our successful 6 month pop-up shop, we are opening a permanent shop back in the West12 Shopping Centre. Located on the first floor you will find the same great workshops on offer and beautiful reclaimed and upcycled wares. To make it happen we are looking for more great volunteers in the following areas:
-Tutors/trainers/teachers with furniture restoration experience.
-We are also looking to exhibit eco-friendly, upcycling fashion designers who may want to showcase their designs within our shop.
-Any and all artists/creative types that want to contribute to our pop-up shop experience.
-Qualified builders to offer DIY workshops to vulnerable adults and at risk youth. Teaching the health and safety and basic DIY tasks.
-Qualified builder to help with the set-up of the pop-up shop.
We believe that volunteering needs to be mutually beneficial. We have loads of tasks, skills needed and are happy to offer references, share your work with our wider network, and if applicable, you can use this as opportunity to enhance your portfolio.
The shop is due to open 28 January with trading to commence on 30 Jan so we we will need all the help we can get to make it happen.
Please get in touch, if you or anyone you know, who may be interested.
A link to help you find us: http://west12shopping.co.uk/
Looking forward to seeing you at the shop!
Happy New Year!
Not sure if I am alone in this, but the advent of each year has its own particular feel. I have never felt this to be more true than in the last 4 years. In 2009, 17 years later I, and many others in my circle, understood the Queens sentiment of Annus horribilis. Thankfully every year, since 2009, has improved greatly. This year I am looking forward to an Annus Mirabilis, just because it feels like its going to be a good one. Now, obviously the Mayans screwed up a little with their predictions of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, but perhaps not all was lost, possibly we have entered a new era, a time when we make a truce with the earth and live harmoniously again….OK, well, probably not, but there is a new hope and I hope we all feel it. This little blog note has put this song in my head:
When the moon is in the Seventh House And Jupiter aligns with Mars……….(cannot remember the words)………….The Age of Aquarius, Aquarius! Aquarius!
OK seriously, apparently I am easily digressed today, I started this blog entry aiming to chat about the new shop.
So, new news is that we hope to be open by 28 January (18 sleeps) this is the latest date we have been given by the present occupiers who are waiting for works to be completed in their new location. I will keep you posted via this blog if anything changes. We have loads of fun and creative projects this year and hope all of you come down and get your creative needs met with a workshop. And who knows, with the sentiment I have at the moment I may look like one of these lovely folks when you see me next 😉 Either way, it would be an improvement to my usual scruffy workshop attire.