Stories from the Scrapstore

 

WAPS Welcomes Wandsworth's Mayor

We were thrilled to welcome Cllr Nicola Nardelli, the Mayor of Wandsworth, to the Scrapstore yesterday for a visit. We’re obviously very proud of what we do, and it was great to be able to show it off to such a VIP! Catherine accompanied her on a tour of the Scrapstore, and tells us all about it below. Madame Mayor was greeted by Lucy, our Chair of Trustees, and Kayla, one of our newest volunteers, with a bouquet of artificial flowers she had made. Although she was not quite sure what to expect, she was very intrigued to come to a place that sounded so unusual; she was amazed at what she found and couldn’t quite believe her eyes. As well as volunteers, we were also joined by some of our memb

Introducing Cool It Art!

We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be working with Cool it Art as part of this year's Wandsworth Fringe. Amanda Callis, the Art Facilitator, Artist & Director of Cool it Art, tells us more about it below. Cool it Art is excited to be partnering with Work and Play Scrapstore - our first collaboration will be an event for the Wandsworth Fringe, May 2016 - more details to follow soon! Cool it Art is a Social Enterprise, based in Lambeth, providing free creative opportunities for families to engage in; from pop-up art schools to collaborative murals - our core activity is free weekly art classes for 3-12 year olds. We focus on creating projects out of household junk which means Work

Happy New Year

For our first blog of the new year, we're very happy to have a guest post from Chloe, one of our student members. I’m currently a second year student studying a degree in Live Events and Television at London College of Communication. Before this I studied a Foundation Dipolma in Art and Design where I focused on organising educational events about sustainability for the schools. For me, the first step in my development process, before even brainstorming, always starts at a scrapstore. In my opinion, scrapstores are the way forward for this industry because not only do the warehouses encourage inspiration by seeing materials in a new light, but they are also incredibly affordable and most o

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