Stories from the Scrapstore


Things Are Developing...

Work and Play spent a very busy afternoon recently at the Wandsworth Professional Development Centre. Our good friend David Bowey has kindly allowed us to put up a big display showing off some of the amazing artwork that has been made from our materials. This display has pieces made by our Trustee Catherine, Elizabeth who is dearly missed, Teresa, a long time volunteer, and Jayson and Freyja our very own artists. The PDC is the main base for training and professional development activities for Wandsworth's Education and Social Services Department including training for school based staff and staff in Early Years settings. It's so important for us to reach teachers and keep them informed abou

Teddies in Tooting!

We had a wonderful time joining in with the Streets Jazz Festival in Tooting on Friday 13th November. Catherine and Sascha helped a large group of lovely Tooting locals - mums, dads, grandparents, carers and children of all ages create their very own jazz bear from our reused materials (fabric, card and paper scraps, discarded pens and glue, sequin waste, old buttons, reused wool and bling). There were a wide range of gorgeous creations including cool bears with shades and saxophones, mummy bears wearing the crown jewels and playing the guitar, twins with matching bow ties and clarinets and dudes strumming double-bases wearing leather jackets! Huge thanks to our local councillor Annamari

Meet Mariam

We're thrilled to introduce our new Trustee, Mariam Dee, who has been kind enough to share her thoughts on the Scrapstore and it's place in the Arts. Is Work and Play Scrapstore at the Centre of the Creative Arts Industry? Having provided capacity building support to charitable re-use organisations in the United Kingdom for almost a decade, I’m an advocate of the inclusive benefits of re-use. Since joining the board of Work and Play Scrapstore as a Trustee, I have enriched my understanding of the significance of re-use across a range of themes. Work and Play Scrapstore aims to provide re-use services to advance education, in particular by the distribution of donated materials to schools and

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