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Coseley

Baking Mad!

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Coseley Community Centre (Former Youth Centre)
Old Meeting Rd
Bilston, WV14 8HB

Come along and make and take the best Coseley marmalade you will ever eat! Not only will Chris (Coseley’s very own Mary Berry) show you how to make the perfect marmalade but she will also show you how to make delicious scones to go with it! Perfect!

Bring one of the following:
eggs
jam jars
jam sugar
oranges or lemons
self raising flour

About the teacher, Guy

My name is Guy and I am an aspiring social entrepreneur, artist, youth worker and keen traveller. I am currently developing my own youth organisation, Inspirational Network. It uses art as a tool to inspire people to be more creative. I am also establishing The UP-Cycle Shop to help generate funds for the organisation by using recycled materials to create positive products. My mission is to provide people across Dudley with the opportunity to be more creative and connect with the wider world, this will be done through exciting local and international projects.

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Hair Raising Experiences!

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Coseley Community Centre (Former Youth Centre)
Old Meeting Rd
Bilston, WV14 8HB

I want to show you the tricks of my trade! From plaits to pleats to pony tails you can learn the perfect techniques to manage even tricky hair styles.

Bring one of the following:
bobbles
chocolate
clips
combs
hair spray

About the teacher, Rebecca

I have been styling hair for a while. I love being able to create hair that looks amazing and complicated but is simple if you know how. The best part of styling for me is making people feel great!

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Coseley Community Centre (Former Youth Centre)
Old Meeting Rd
Bilston, WV14 8HB

Create you own funky flower pots! Tom, Kerry and Dave want to help you to create planters out of recycled materials. Imagine Pansies in plastic bottles, Chrysanthemums in colanders or even Sunflowers in old shoes! Bring small unused, unloved items and turn them into something beautiful.

Bring one of the following:
Crisps
Growing articles or tips
Plant food
Plants
Seeds

About the teacher, Kerry, Tom and Dave

Hi we are Tom, Kerry and Dave and we are members of Bayer Street Allotments. We are passionate about growing and passionate about the community. We aim to be amazing at sharing our inspiration and love for growing. We are a friendly, fun, knowledgeable group who work on various projects within Coseley, including the railway station planting, working with local schools and play groups and community harvests and meals

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Be an Aace Dancer!

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Coseley Community Centre (Former Youth Centre)
Old Meeting Rd
Bilston, WV14 8HB

Asher and Amy have recently formed Aace Dance Company and they want to help you to let go, have fun and ‘dance like no one is watching!’ You can learn some Latin dance school choreography, have fun and shake and shimmy the hour away. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and comfy dancing shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Bring one of the following:
Bottled Water
Healthy Snacks
Purple stationary
Recommend a piece of music to dance to
Refreshments to share (tea, coffee, juice, milk),

About the teacher, Racheal

I am a creative and outstanding individual who uses art as a way of de-stressing,understanding and clarifying information. I will share my story with you, be prepared to come out of the session wanting to learn more!

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Dudley

An intro to Graphic Recording

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
DY1 Venue
Stafford Street
Dudley, DY1 1RT

Have you ever sat in a meeting and then come out feeling that you have not understood any of it. Graphic facilitation is a way of creating meeting minutes in a creative and fun way. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRAW

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Chocolate
Paper
Pens
share your skills and run your own class

About the teacher, Rachael

I am a creative and outstanding individual who uses art as a way of de-stressing, understanding and clarifying information. I will share my story with you, be prepared to come out of the session wanting to learn more!

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Clucks corner

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
DY1 Venue
Stafford Street
Dudley, DY1 1RT

Keeping Chickens is one of life's pleasures! The difference in freshness and quality beats shop bought eggs by a long way and the pleasure in seeing a group of hens scratching around the garden providing you with a daily dose of amusement as well as organic bug control makes them so worth while. So come along, meet some chucks and find out how easy it is to have chickens in your life!

Bring one of the following:
Art
Blueberries (chickens love them!)
Local photos
Potted herbs
Seeds

About the teacher, Karl

Along with my family I have been keeping chickens in our urban garden just over 5 years. Along with 2 dogs they are part of the family. So are chickens hard to keep, not really even a blind bloke can do it.

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The Dude Do Dudley

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
DY1 Venue
Stafford Street
Dudley, DY1 1RT

This workshop is about using photography and creative tools to capture the beauty of cities and its people. Help me send ‘The dudes’ on an adventure around Dudley to complete creative challenges and start your own adventure.

Bring one of the following:
A smile
A surprise item
Help me pass out some flyers
Run a Trade School Class
Wood

About the teacher, Guy

My name is Guy and I am an aspiring social entrepreneur, artist, youth worker and keen traveller. I am currently developing my own youth organisation, Inspirational Network. It uses art as a tool to inspire people to be more creative. I am also establishing The UP-Cycle Shop to help generate funds for the organisation by using recycled materials to create positive products. My mission is to provide people across Dudley with the opportunity to be more creative and connect with the wider world, this will be done through exciting local and international projects.

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Calamity Clangers!

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
DY1 Venue
Stafford Street
Dudley, DY1 1RT

Come along join in with others to create something simple yet beautiful! You will be performing well known songs with chimes, learning about timing, and test out your hand to eye coordination, understand happy and sad cords and pitch.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise item
An Instrument
Chocolate
Flat search help
New Harry Potter Book

About the teacher, Max

I am a keen musician who can play almost anything! I am accomplished in a few instruments and love sharing my knowledge with others and helping people work as a team through conducting them to create simple yet lovely music.

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Demystify crochet

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
DY1 Venue
Stafford Street
Dudley, DY1 1RT

If you’ve looked at the crochet magazines in shops and thought it looks too hard for you or you’ve managed a row of chain stitch but it all goes downhill after that then come along and let me demystify crochet for you. It really is easy once you have the knack. We will try to produce a basic ‘granny square’ which can be the start of so many projects. I will provide all you need to give it a go.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise item
Any vintage linen items
Good but old men’s shirts (clean please!)
Interesting buttons
Wool

About the teacher, Jane

I learnt to crochet from my grandmother when I was about 7 years old and have been ‘hooked’ ever since! The recent craze in crafting and the popularity of crochet in particular has meant that I am fashionable – that’s a first! I am a ‘mature’ lady with a lifetime love of all things ‘handmade’ who has now arrived at a stage in my life where I have the time to indulge in this pleasure. I love trying new things and like to share the things I have learnt and learn new skills from others.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Pickling Workshop

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Dal International Centre
1246 LeMarchant Street, Main Floor
Halifax

Join the Dal Urban Garden, April Bartlett and Trade School to learn the basics of water bath canning and natural lacto-fermentation methods! We will talk about safe practices, culture, as well as good and bad bacteria involved with fermentation. You’ll learn how to can/pickle/ferment local and seasonal fruit and vegetables, and you’ll leave with a jar of your own creation! 25 spots available. Please register at http://dugspicklingworkshop.eventbrite.ca/

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, April Bartlett

April Bartlett works for the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society, a student run society that encourages and assists our community members explore the benefits of growing one's own food and growing food for others! We are a small organic and pesticide free garden where we experiment with different methods of growing. We have our own seed library shared with the student community, and engage in projects that develop the physical garden space and share new information and skills with our community.

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DROP-IN TEACHER ORIENTATION

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
The Nook
2118 Gottingen St
Halifax

Not quite sure what Trade School is all about? Interested in teaching a class but can`t nail down a topic? On the evening of August 24th we`ll be at the Nook ready to answer any of these burning questions! Grab a drink, sit down with us, and we`ll be more than happy to run through what it takes to get your workshop up and going! We`ll discuss how and where to choose a venue, workshop structure, tips for teachers, our barter system and always keep it open for sharing class ideas! If things go well, we might even have your workshop listed on our site by the end of the night! We believe EVERYONE has something to offer! With your knowledge and expertise you can help to create a city-wide skill exchange network!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Trade School Halifax

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DROP-IN TEACHER ORIENTATION

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
The Nook
2118 Gottingen St
Halifax

Not quite sure what Trade School is all about? Interested in teaching a class but can`t nail down a topic? On August 27th we`ll be at the Nook ready to answer any of these burning questions! Grab a drink, sit down with us, and we`ll be more than happy to run through what it takes to get your workshop up and going! We`ll discuss how and where to choose a venue, workshop structure, tips for teachers, our barter system and always keep it open for sharing class ideas! If things go well, we might even have your workshop listed on our site by the end of the night! We believe EVERYONE has something to offer! With your knowledge and expertise you can help to create a city-wide skill exchange network!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Trade School Halifax

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Indianapolis

Knitting 102 - Part 3

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the cozies, and review binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vintage kitchen item
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You may have heard about how EFT/"Tapping" can be used to reduce or eliminate physical pain, emotional upset, food cravings, worry, stress, nuisance thoughts, unreasonable fears, anxiety, and even symptoms of PTSD . . . You will learn and practice the basic methods . . . and experience the life-changing power of this simple, free, use-it-anywhere-for-almost-anything technique

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a history book
a joke book
fresh-cut flowers
jazz CD
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration e-mail)
that "blank book" you never got around to writing in

About the teacher, JohnPaul Hunckler

John has been a teacher, coach, Dale Carnegie Course instructor, manager, and sales professional. He is a father of three and a grandfather, too. His retirement career is life-success coach and hypnotist. He can be funny.

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Homemade Pizzamaking

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

If you identify as a pizza lover, pizza addict, or pizza afficionado then this class is for you! I will be teaching the techniques and best practices for making pizza at home. No, not with Digiorno premade crust but fresh dough. During this 90 minute class we will discuss the various ingredients needed, how to best handle your dough, what cheeses to use, how to choose the right sauce, and various topping combinations that'll be sure to impress. You will observe a cooking demonstration and maybe even get to sample some of the finished product.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
fresh produce
local food items (olive oil, peanut butter, candy, eggs)
local ground coffee
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
unique note cards/thank you notes
your favorite book with a note explaining why

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

Samantha is a maker and doer. She loves to cook, craft, and create new things, whether that be making a new recipe to entertain friends or building furniture from scratch. She works in the non-profit world and runs a food blog on the side. She was born and raised in Nevada but loves calling Indiana her new home.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you ever wondered, "Who is this Shakespeare guy and why does everyone like him so much?" This class will give you the insider knowledge and help you get in on the fun! During this class we will be doing some very active reading of Shakespeare, so come prepared to get up on your feet! This class is meant for total beginners and all texts will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself and a barter item!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lession
haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He has been reading Shakespeare since high school and regularly performs at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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All Levels Yoga

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

All Levels Yoga will teach a wide variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Students will be able to see where they can go with poses while encouraging them to be where they are. This is a safe place to experiment as strength and flexibility increases. Charlie will give options and provide guidance so that all students can participate safely. This class recognizes that not all students progress at the same rate mentally or physically and is perfect for students of all levels, including those brand new to yoga.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a surprise!
books on herbalism, spirituality, or yoga
Epsom, Dead Sea, or Pink Himalayan salt
fresh flowers (cut or planted)
local raw honey
organic tea
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Charlie Millard

Charlene "Charlie" Millard is a community organizer, activist, and registered yoga instructor. Her identity and personal experience drive her passion for creating healthy and affirming environments for all people. She passionately believes that everyone has the capability to live healthfully but not everyone has access to the programs and education to show them how to do it. Charlie has made it her mission to teach a yoga and holistic wellness that meets people where they are monetarily and physically. In her free time, she enjoys randomly dancing, reading, and supporting the local arts scene in Indianapolis.

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Home Buyers Workshop

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This workshop was created to give potential home buyers a basic overview to help better understand the home buying process and how it works. Buying a home will more than likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make. This is why it is VERY important to educate and prepare yourself as much as possible. In this course, not only will we cover the steps of purchasing a home, but we will also cover the 10 Most Common Mistakes home buyers make.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
homemade goods/food
inspirational or marketing books
local beer or wine
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration e-mail)
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

Jason's love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he's been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family.

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5 Essential Keys to Doing a Cleanse

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

In this class you will learn about 5 essential keys to be aware when before doing a detox if you have been considering doing one. Those essential keys include learning about what a cleanse is, why one should do a cleanse, what foods to eat on a cleanse as well as what foods to eliminate and more. You will also be able to observe a short demonstration on how to make homemade sunflower seed milk for a smoothie and be able to do a tasting.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a local or handmade surprise
books about self help
favorite book
fresh flowers
incense
motivational tapes, CDs, DVDs
scented or non-scented candles
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vegan recipes

About the teacher, Terran Hardy

Terran Hardy is a Health and wellness educator and personal chef specializing in the vegan/vegetarian diet who is passionate about teaching people how to make intelligent food and lifestyle modifications that will set them up for better health and wellness for the future. Her motto is that it is everyone’s birthright and responsibility to obtain the health and wellness that they desire and that they have everything they need.

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Embossing and Die Cutting

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

As a follow up to Intro to Card Making, in this class we'll be exploring some techniques of paper crafting. Come learn the basics of (dry and heat) embossing, plus try die cutting various shapes and embellishments. We'll add these elements to a card, so you'll leave with a handmade creation ready to mail!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adhesives like glue dots or tape runners
artsy craftsy stuff
local or handmade surprise
scotch tape
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
white cardstock

About the teacher, Cheryl Piotrowski

Cheryl is a full-time paper crafter who loves to make cards, scrapbooks, and various DIY Pinterest projects. She loves teaching others techniques to create something meaningful. When not crafting, you can find Cheryl watching tennis or hockey.

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Fabric Postcards

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Using fabric scraps and a few tools you will learn how to create unique fabric postcards that can be sent through regular mail. If you have any scissors you prefer to use, or any fabric you want to incorporate - feel free to bring that to class!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
dried lavender
fresh flowers
healthy snacks for my desk
homemade jam
local honey
locally roasted coffee
pure maple syrup
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vanilla beans

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a fiber addict who sells advertising by day and crochets by night.

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Final Summer Organizer Meeting

11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Everyone, organizing or not, will get an opportunity to discuss what went well during our first summer semester at Rabble Coffee and weigh in on what areas could use some tweaking! We will formally welcome new organizers into their respective roles and start planning for the fall. We would love to hear from anyone that would love to see Trade School thrive!

Bring one of the following:
*I would like to serve as the class volunteer and will contact Trade School if I need to be trained
enthusiasm or ideas
local or handmade surprise
non-perishable food item for Trade School
snacks to share during the meeting
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is included)

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We are members that love and organize Trade School!

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Los Angeles

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

RSVP for the first meet-up of the Civic Engagement Homework Club. CEHC was started to offer recurring meet-ups for those looking to take time to work on civic engagement or activism projects or processes. You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you. Since this is our first time meeting, we'll make time at the beginning of our meet-up for people to share what they're working on or what cause they're investing their time in. You are welcome to collaborate or use this for time to yourself. ***---What to bring: anything you want to work on or write or read, any snacks you want to eat or share. ***---What will be provided: paper, pens, wi-fi, water, tea, coffee, printer, opening & closing meditation time. ***---Set-up: We'll use the living room / kitchen for a communal work table & social space. The bedroom will be for anyone who wants to sit in meditation or be alone. You may also choose to be outside - we have seats around the apartment's pool which you can use. There is also a small park directly across the street where you could sit. ***---You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you.

Bring one of the following:
no barter item needed - just you!

About the teacher, Leanne

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and a fitness instructor.

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DIY Paper Making

2:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

Making paper is really fun! Here’s some images of DIY paper: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hand+made+paper&FORM=HDRSC2 And here’s a photo of paper I’ve made in the past, cut up and sewed on cards: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5z_SxspLlbIQmR5V1dpTWdYTEU&usp=sharing. Supplies: if you have bits of embroidery floss, fuzzy yarn, dried lavender, etc to adorn your paper bring it along. A treat to share is welcome. I’ll provide everything else you need to do this craft.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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DIY Felted Soap

2:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Loughton

Learn Photoshop

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Ongar Library
High Street
Chipping Ongar Essex CM15 9AB

Free entry-level classes led by our friendly volunteer! Learn the basics of this powerful image-editing program. You'll learn skills such as: Loading images and photographs - Navigating the interface - Working with layers - Colour Correcting - Adding words and text. Pop-down and learn a valuable new skill - for free! You will need a laptop or MacBook loaded with Photoshop ( not Elements). You can download a free 30 day trial.

Bring one of the following:
A keenness to learn
A willingness to share any knowledge learned
Ability to spread news about the class
Creative ideas to share
WIne gums to aid concentration!

About the teacher, Adam Hart

Hi, I'm Adam, a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and self-motivated Motion Graphics Designer with over 10-years industry experience. Currently freelancing around London. Having a passion for moving image, music and audio production, coupled with a background in digital design has enabled my career to transition organically into motion graphics.

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Norwich

Bead Earring and Necklace Making

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Discover the techniques you need to create your own piece of jewellery using beads and steel wire. You'll have the chance to design and make your own earrings or necklace using a selection of glass, wood, plastic and mother of pearl beads.

Bring one of the following:
A local cheese
Assorted fabric
Craft/poetry/art books
Cushion covers
Ribbon
Terracotta plant pots

About the teacher, Peter Myerson

I'm a quirky individual and been making bead work necklaces, earrings and brooches for around a year.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
10 Points into my NORLETS Account
Coat Hangers
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Cakes or Biscuits
Old Postcards
Packets of Vegetable Seeds

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Simple Clothing Alterations

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

This class will cover some of the simplest alterations you might want to make to clothes to make them fit to use and not waste. We will look at taking things in & up, and letting them down & out. Bring along a problem garment and we will think about how to make it work for you or when to decide it's probably best passed on to someone else!

Bring one of the following:
Compost (home made or peat free) ideally dropped off NR3
Garden plants/seeds (especially food)
Garden/DIY help
Organic household products - cleaning/toiletries etc
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Sophie Cabot

I'm an archaeologist and teacher of adults, and I'm also interested in green issues and handmade, homemade, traditional and thrifty skills. I knit, sew, cook, try to grow things, and generally like to have a go at the way things were done on the past, and I hate to see usable things go to waste.

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How to Wire a Plug

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Most people don't know how to do simple electrical tasks, such as wiring a plug. With this lesson not only will I show you how, I will show you how to make an extension lead and cover any little electrical queries you may have. From safe isolation to a few do's and dont's. Some basic tools will be supplied for use, but if you have a screwdriver and pair of pliers or cutters feel free to bring them along. All materials will be supplied depending on the amount of participants.

Bring one of the following:
Anything Marvel or Star Wars
Homemade Wares (cakes, jams....)
Something Funny
Something Unusual
Unusual Plants or Seeds

About the teacher, Owen Bishop

I'm a local electrician with over 20 years experience, involved with the trade since before I left school.

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Freedom: A Philosophical Enquiry

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

This is not a lecture. It is a dialogue in which anyone who wishes can participate. It is about talking and it is about listening. But most importantly of all it is about thinking, considering and reconsidering not only about the thoughts and arguments of others but those of our own. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. But what is philosophy? Have you have ever wondered “does God exist?”, “I am the same person I was 10 years ago”, “why does anything exist?”, “is it right to eat meat?”, “is this real or am I dreaming?” or even “can inequality be justified?” then you have already been doing philosophy. Philosophy is not just a body of knowledge but an activity. It is the process of improving our knowledge through rational and logical argument. Roughly speaking, it can be distinguished from science, which works with empirical evidence, and religion, which relies on mystical revelation. We will take the topic of "freedom", we will apply our brains to it and see what comes out. My goal as facilitator is not to express or promote my own views but to lay the thread that will help us navigate through the maze of our discussion.

Bring one of the following:
A boring postcard
Elderflower cordial
Nothing that is large and heavy
Some homemade jam
Your thoughts and attention

About the teacher, Darren Poynton

I am a philosophy masters student and work with a charity called The Philosophy Foundation, running philosophy workshops in primary schools.

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Quito

La casa de La Tola
Ríos n8-14 y Esmeraldas, Barrio La Tola
Quito

El Teatro del Oprimido es una metodología teatral sistematazada por el brasileño Augusto Boal, mediante la cuál se generan espacios creativos, en los que a través de juegos y ejercicios se estimula a las personas a reconocer sus opresiones, analizar las posturas que tienen frente a las mismas y así generar acciones concretas para la transformación de la realidad. Es en estos espacios que nace el Laboratorio Magdalenas, a partir de la necesidad de que las mujeres podamos juntarnos con otras mujeres para analizar y accionar frente a nuestras opresiones. No necesitas tener experiencia, ven con ropa cómoda y al final de la clase compartiremos una pamabamesa.

Bring one of the following:
algo de dulce hecho por tí para la pambamesa
algo de sal hecho por tí para la pambamesa
chochos con tostado para pambamesa
choclos con queso para pambamesa
ensalada y pan para pambamesa
habas cocinadas y ají para pambamesa
papas cocinadas y aguacate para pambamesa
Para apoyar a la reconstrucción en la costa puedes traer martillos serruchos machetes combos pernos y tuercas sierras circulares ingleteadora ladrillo palas azadones vallas focos cable eléctrico extensiones enchufes cajetines interruptores Cajas de clavos
tortillas y agua (quinoa, maíz, ) para pambamesa

About the teacher, Alegría y Micaela

Hace casi un año hicimos el Laboratorio Magdalenas juntas, fue una experiencia que nos movió mucho y nos encanta compartirla con otras mujeres.

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Conversemos sobre las razas

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Tandana
Mirador de Guápulo Camino de Orellana N27-492 y Pasaje Stubel
Quito

Cuál es tu raza?, Desde cuando la raza humana se dividió en razas?, Existen las razas?, tengo más preguntas que respuestas. Esta es una invitación a conversar del tema abierta a todxs. Traigan colores, tijeras y revistas para recortar.

Bring one of the following:
1 aceite de coco
1 cuento para 1 niña de 1 año
1 paquete de frutillas orgánicas
1 sorpresa
2 atados de kale
Alguien que me ayude a tejer en un proyecto
Alguien que me ayude pegando afiches
Alguien que me enseñe a coser
Alguien que me enseñe a hacer un fanzine
Alguien que me enseñe a hacer un postre saludable
Alguien que me enseñe tecnicas para tejer con los dedos
hilos de colores
Ideas de comidas para una niña de 1 año
lanas de colores
Medias para 1 bebé de 1 año, pueden ser usada pero limpias jeje
Para apoyar a la reconstrucción en la costa puedes traer: ladrillo palas azadones vallas focos cable eléctrico extensiones enchufes cajetines interruptores Cajas de clavos 2 ½ pulgadas tornillos cuerdas zinc gente que pueda hacer viajes guantes
telas estampadas

About the teacher, Alegría

Hace una semana me hicieron una encuesta en donde me preguntaban cuál era mi raza. Esta pregunta me dejo tantos cuestionamientos, los cuales me han llevado a preguntarme muchísimo sobre mis orígenes. Hice la misma pregunta de la raza a mi familia y amigxs más cercanxs. Esta pregunta me ha llevado a conversaciones muy interesantes. Me dedico a la fotografía desde hace algún tiempo, pocos días después de la encuesta me compartieron el trabajo de la fotografa brasilera, Angelica Dass: Humanae. Este proyecto que busca retratar a la humanidad y su diversidad llegó en el momento perfecto. Le escuché a Angelica hablando de su proyecto y de la importancia de juntarse a conversar y esto me motivó a generar este espacio.

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