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
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
Saturday 4 May
Saturday 18 May
STACY – THRIFTY COOKING TIPS & TRICKS
More info to follow…
Saturday 1 June
Saturday 15 June
Saturday 29 June
If you’re interested in leading a skill swap, please contact Beth: email@example.com
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