Worms, bins and compost aren’t the usual topics we cover in a workshop, but hey, don’t say we aren’t full of surprises.
Ansel will be sharing his home grown knowledge and green fingered wizardry in ‘How to create a self contained wormery’ at the Trade School London, which will be hosted at one of our new fav local spots FARM:Shop.
Based around the idea of the social nature of exchange, Trade School is a global initiative that uses barter as a way to engage knowledge share. For example, “I’ll teach you how to mend your bicycle puncture for art supplies and a banana or better yet teach me a skill”.
Starting in April and running on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the month, you can learn anything from yoga for beginners, make usable websites or even check out the ‘divine/ridiculous’ an exploration of the collision point between the sublime and the silly’ workshop.
To sign up for any of the classes please go here and hit join.
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How to create a self-contained wormery composter | 6.30 -8pm Thursday 19th April
20 Dalston Lane
Last week the twenty%extra team packed our backpacks and headed off to Middlesbrough, Stoke-on-Trent and East Grinstead to start part two of Green Stories for Affinity Sutton.
We got the chance to meet the 5 finalists of the Green Stories competition, learning about their personal stories of how they improved sustainability, energy use to recycling in their community. We have to say, they were a lovely bunch and made us laugh (a lot) throughout our workshop sessions.
The photographs above (yeah there are a few!) are of one of the projects in Stoke, a resident led community & garden centre. Watch out for part three where we will be making short films of each of the projects.
It was pure coincidence that we featured an umbrella in the ad while having a speaker from one of the countries top three insurance companies – Legal & General – at The Wide Awake Club on Thursday 16 December.
It’s no coincidence however that alongside the countries largest volunteer organisations – TimeBank – we’ll be addressing how businesses and organisations can take a visionary rather than reactionary approach to dealing with both the economic climate and their business environment.
Email us to book your place at The Wide Awake Club: Staying Relevant in Changing Timeshere
Under 30? A Virgin Media Pioneer? Sign up for our Young Entrepreneur Special on the 14th October at the British Library.
Oh yeah did we say it’s FREE? Visit www.lets-be-brief-business.eventbrite.com to sign up.
Just a quick newsflash, we’re very pleased to announce that twenty%extra recently became partners with the British Library.
We’ll be delivering our Let’s Be Brief Business workshops, a one day communications programme for businesses and organisations at the British Library, watch this space for future dates. This was particularly exciting news for us as we’re regular users of the library and Business IP Centre, which incidently is lovely space to work in with Peyton and Byrne cupcakes to boot.
How are we spending our summer? Well not in the sunny climates of Brazil or Jamaica, oh no no no. Instead we’re hanging out in Shoreditch. And while we won’t be basking in sun rays, we will be working with some very bright young things (aka 13 – 21 year olds) to produce a campaign for the London Community Recycling Network. To see the end results check out www.letsbebrief.co.uk over the coming months.