Craft Workshop, 24th May 2013, 2-4.00pm

You will learn, with 3 simple products, how to turn boring canvases into
beautiful handmade, bespoke pieces of art work…….

Canvas craft

Workshop price: £10

Free for people who have experienced homelessness or long-term unemployed.

If you have experienced homelessness or are long-term unemployed (1+ year) you can access our Design Bank scheme. Design Bank uses the principles of regular banking, but with a twist – time is currency. When people sign up for workshops they learn the art of upcycling and build credits towards their time-bank account.  Time credits or cash can then be used to offset the price of items from the project.

Enrol now, space is very limited.
Please register your interest by coming into the shop or emailing, no later than 23rd May, to


We had a little visit from the folks at Project Dirt

First of all, it must be said, Project Dirt is a pretty wicked name for an eco-organisation!!
Right that aside, they do some pretty cool things to and this is what they say about themselves:

Project Dirt was set up by a couple of mates (Mark and Nick) to make green living easier and more understandable. We wanted to facilitate sustainable activity taking place and to make the learning more accessible. We also believed green living should be an upgrade, it should be fun – and it should be progressive. So, Project Dirt was started on its first test site in Clapham Junction in April 2008, with 1 project and 5 members. The Project Dirt community grew over the next few years through word of mouth alone to reach 5,000 members by early 2012. The site provides individuals, community groups, companies, organisations and the government (mainly local authorities) a platform to come together and work on tangible green projects.

So anyhoodles, now that we are considered an eco-charity *hear our collective eco-warrior hurrah* we were paid a visit by the lovely Friederike. We chatted about all things green…not really, I am a techno-idiot so she came out to walk me through their site and all its capabilities. Then shot a quick video of me and the shop. Warning, a seriously over-exposed Elisicia is not a pretty Elisicia:

If you are a Londoner and curious about green projects near you, I suggest signing up to their community, which you can do here: