Stories from the Scrapstore


Bunting in the Streets!

The Scrapstore was thrilled to be asked to make bespoke bunting for the recent Street Party in Cowick Road, Tooting. Much fun was had by our volunteers making it out of felt off-cuts, otherwise destined for incineration. The street party was brilliant. The sun was shining, the atmosphere and music were fantastic and we even got burgers and sweeties. We were really pleased to bump into our old friend Sadiq Khan (he said he loved our bunting!) who has been a long-term supporter of Work and Play - hope to see you soon at the Scrapstore Mr Mayor! Feedback from Enable Arts and Leisure (Cath Mattos): 'The bunting was so amazing, and looked fantastic at The Streets London in Tooting yesterday.

Rangoli Around

Jayson Singh, our in-house artist, has been busy taking his Rangoli workshop on the road. Keep reading to hear what he's been up to! Well what a month it has been! During Brighton Fringe, I ran two Rangoli inspired painting workshops on the grounds of Brighton Pavilion - something which hasn’t been done before apparently. The drop-in sessions were very popular with a lot of demand and interest from kids and their parents. I decided to build my own play tent this time, which provided a safe and fun environment to create in - however the weather was so fab, everyone was working on the grass around the tent. I even had to turn down a few participants due to high demand. At the Falcon Road Herit

Creative Encounters in Roehampton

Thank you to ROAM for asking us to join their 'Creative Encounter' at The Feel Good Festival with Regenerate on Sunday 3rd July. We were very excited to take our Mobile Green Studio to the green on Danebury Avenue to provide open access to a wide variety of materials for community making. Children and families were invited to make what they liked with what they could find, with no right or wrong outcome. We were thrilled with the outputs: wonderful 'milk bottle puppets', suitably dressed and blinged up to party using a wide variety of our donated junk; pictures using a variety of scrap resources; personalised trading cards from out-of-date business cards; dressing up costumes from scrap fabr

Scrapstore prize winners!

We are thrilled that the prize for 'Sculpt a Superhero' competition run by Western Riverside Waste Authority, membership of the Scrapstore, has been announced! The Waste Authority were so impressed with the competition entries that they chose not one but two winners! Congratulations to Reay Primary School and Lark Hall Primary School for designing amazing Superheros that we are sure could save us from the dangers of incineration or landfill! We look forward to welcoming you as Scrapstore members from September. Runner-up prizes of an 'arty party' from our Scrapstore Mobile Green Studio go to: Larkhall Rise Centre for Autism, Stockwell Primary School, St Jude's School Lambeth and Reay Prim

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