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
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.
Affinity Sutton has taken an innovative and creative approach to engage their residents into green issues.
Last year we started working them to create a marketing campaign to encourage the early adopter green residents to share their Green Stories by making 6 short films, which in return will inspire other residents to recycle and make positive eco choices.
Above is the fabulous, Vee, who started modelling at the grand young age of 70. She has appeared in ads fromVogue to Harry Potter to Mickey D’s, so we were very pleased she was available for our shoot!
Ok, no we didn’t, but it got your attention right? But we have just recreated a Facebook page for twenty%extra. Give us some ‘like’ love to keep up with the latest as well as what’s interesting us in the big wide world.Find us here
The motto is simple; Do Good. Mean Business. The Wide Awake Club is a new event for the third sector to discuss and tackle communication issues.
Our first event features Orange Rockcorps, with their catchy ‘Give and Get Given’ campaign, they’ve managed to attract over 50,000 young people to volunteer 4 hours of their time for a concert ticket. Nicky Hobbs – Head of Communications, will be discussing their strategy and sharing a few tips.
We’ll also be showcasing a few of our co-creation projects with LCRN, Young Carers and Foyer Federation. For more information and to register visit www.thewideawakeclub.co.uk
On February 24th this year a few friends gathered together for a spot of fundraising, at a night called Love4Haiti. Our aim? To raise as much money as we could and gather supplies for the people of Haiti.
The night culminated in ‘rock your socks off’ performances from artists such as Ty, Natty, Soweto Kinch and Zena Edwards and several large bag full’s of supplies. The grand total raised through ticket and raffle sales was £2500.
But it doesn’t stop here, United Haitians in the UK – our partnering charity – still need your support, so see how you can continue to contribute.Now we couldn’t let so much talent under one roof and night of such good vibes go by without pressing the record button. For a sneak peak of the promo of the night, have a peep at the video.
CSR has been a buzz word for some time now, providing an opportunity for some less than scrupulous brands to come across all coochie-coo without any real substance to their initiatives, apart from the PR angle. Obviously there’s always an exception to the rule, as some brands take the time to consider just how their CSR may actually engage the communities they hope to have an impact on.
One such campaign is the Virgin Media Pioneers project, where Virgin Media have teamed up with Enterprise UK to launch a new business support initiative for budding young entrepreneurs. The programme aims to support a selection of young entrepreneurs on the road to success. Helping them launch their ideas and to make them sustainable, the programme will provide the youngsters with a business support package that includes 1 year’s free internet, a laptop and of course, lots of business support.
We liked the idea so much that we’ve lent our support to the project and have joined up as mentors. The young entrepreneurs will be able to ask for advice from a range of business mentors on the everyday issues that arise from doing their own thing.Apart from trying to impart some of our eh em, wisdom, we would like to wish everyone on the programme the best of luck and we look forward to seeing their businesses flourish.
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.