Make, mend and do

There are a host of places to make, mend and do…

Cafes and workshops around the country offer craft workshops: Craft Guerrilla operate in East London and Brighton, Craft Cafes in Govan and Castlemilk, Glasgow provide a space to meet and make for the over 50’s, Manchester has a ‘Ministry of Craft’, Totnes has the fantastically-named Social Fabric, and London, Sew Over It and the Papered Parlour to name but a few.

Floodlight in London and Hot Courses around the country list full and part time courses around the country.

The Transition Network has groups around the country sharing skills.

Streetbank puts you in touch with people with things and skills to share where you live.

Time Banks are a nationwide network that enable you to share an hour of your time in return for an hour of someone else’s.

Freecycle matches people with things they no longer need with people who want to use them. There are 540 groups across the UK with over 2 million members.

The Bike Hub lists at least 60 places around the country where your bicycle can be repaired or recycled.

The National Allotment Society provides advice on growing and how to find an allotment.

Guerilla Gardening connects people who want to grow with unloved spaces.

Or, just meet up with friends in a pub or cafe…

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