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POP-Skill Swap

POP-Skill swap, Poplar Union, free skill swap, workshop, East London, community
POP-Skill swap, Poplar Union, free skill swap, workshop, East London, community

You know that holey jumper you’ve been meaning to mend but your sewing skills just aren’t quite up to scratch? Or are you still paying for someone else to repair the inner tube of your bike wheel? Perhaps you want to start an indoor herb garden but don’t know your thyme from your basil?! We’ve got you sorted with this new, community-lead fortnightly skill swap!

What to expect

Each fortnight, a member of the community will volunteer two hours of their time to teach some of life’s most handy skills. Attendance at these laid back, informal sessions is free, the idea being you ‘pay-it-forward’ by volunteering to share one of your own nifty talents by leading a future skill-swap.

We’ve all got tips and tricks and skills to be swapped so what’s yours? Come down and share it!


Saturday 12 January

DAVID STOKER – SKILLS TO BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES

David is a community outreach volunteer at Sunday Assembly East End. He is interested in wellbeing and personal development. Discuss ideas, suggestions, tips and techniques to take care of your mental wellbeing during what can be an emotionally, mentally and financially draining time of year.


Saturday 26 January

RACHEL SALMON – START YOUR OWN EBAY SHOP AND OTHER PENNY SAVING SKILLS

Rachel is Poplar Union’s Admin Assistant and is a local single mum. She is an avid ebay seller and has lots of tips and tricks up her sleeve to help save the pennies. Learn how to sell your unwanted items through ebay as well as other penny-pinching tips to use in every day life.


Saturday 9 February 

LIANNE HICKEY – SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS

Lianne is a digital marketing professional, specialising in social media. Lianne has a masters in Marketing Management, and manages the social media channels for Poplar Union. This session is ideal for small business owners or creative professionals looking to develop their digital sills and launch their enterprise into the social media landscape.


Saturday 23 February 

JOHANNA ELLISON – DIY HOME DÉCOR

Jo Ellison is a community artist who loves to see others being creative, developing their voice through visual art practice. Jo also has her own painting practice which she develops alongside her community art projects. Choose your favourite inspirational quote and develop your calligraphy skills to make some inspirational wall art for your home.


Saturday 9 March (Part of our Women in Focus Festival) 

MILOU STELLA – RADICAL EMBROIDERY

Milou is a trained artist and have been teaching hand-embroidery for the last three years through Moody Bright Designs in various venues in London, including Fabrications in Broadway Market and St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green. Learn the basic of embroidery and make a  mini-radical banner that you’ll be able to share, frame or show in your home. 

Saturday 23 March

PETE ELLIOTT – REACHING YOUR RUNNING GOAL

Pete is a self employed IT project manager and has completed around 150 marathons and 3 IronMan distance triathlons. Learn that you can achieve more than you think you can, push boundaries and help all areas of your life by achieving your running goals with some simple tips and ideas.


Saturday 6 April

HEMA (Leaders in the Community) – URBAN BEE KEEPING

More info to follow…


Saturday 20 April 

RAFAL MUCHOWICZ – “YOU’RE HIRED”: JOB SEARCH AND INTERVIEW SKILLS

Learn how to prepare impressive CVs and pitch your skills to employers, answer interview questions and negotiate salary. Bring along your CV and job advertisements.
Rafal Muchowicz, founder of Uniq Coaching, is an International Coach and HR Operations Manager with over 10 years’ experience gained in Global Fortune 500 companies.

Saturday 4 May

TBC


Saturday 18 May 

STACY – THRIFTY COOKING TIPS & TRICKS

More info to follow…


Saturday 1 June 

TBC


Saturday 15 June 

TBC


Saturday 29 June 

TBC


If you’re interested in leading a skill swap, please contact Beth: beth@poplarunion.com

Next date: Sat 23 March 11am-1pm

Free
Age range: all ages

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