Stories from the Scrapstore


All hail Hazelfest!

Hazelfest #1 - the very first Green Festival on Hazelhurst Estate, Tooting Were you there at Hazelfest to meet the Mayor of Wandsworth, most recent Tooting MP, Rosena Allin-Khan and the wonderful artists and volunteers from Work and Play Scrapstore? On 20th May 2017, we transformed the green area in front of Hayesend House Tower block from a dis-used patch of grass to a hive of artistic and performance activity. Thanks to the 'elephant ramp', designed and erected by our artist-in-residence Jayson Singh, we gained access to the green and developed our mini-festival of 8 tents for local residents and visitors to enjoy. We had the usual range of British weather from burning sun to wind and ra

Richmond May Fair

We had a blast at the Richmond May fair on 13th May, from erecting our new gazebo in the rain to making lots of new friends and meeting potential new members. We sold oodles of beautiful crafts handmade by our fabulous volunteers and bucket-loads of gorgeous Scrapstore treasure for people's arts and crafts projects. Our favourite sale was of Hansa's quilt to a couple for their new granddaughter, born 2 days ago. It was great to see West London Waste with their recycled compost and we made new special friends - Tops Musical Theatre Company - who bought a huge basket of pom poms from us to use in the their up-coming performance of 'Barnum'. Special thanks to Catherine, Freyja, Rachel, Gill

A Grand Day Out at Sotheby's!

Catherine and Sascha had such fun visiting Sotheby's on 11th May to be part of their Corporate Social Responsibility day! We were very excited to hear about all of the good work Sotheby's are doing to reuse, reduce and recycle and generally protect the environment: making gorgeous, high quality stationery from out-of-date office supplies (e.g. old letter-headed paper) - freely available to Sotheby's employees, donating good quality clothing to re-use charities supporting people seeking employment through providing smart clothing and interview support: Suited and Booted and Smart Works. supporting the 'One Less' campaign: trying to get people to reduce the amount of plastic (e.g. water bottl

Larking about at Lark Hall Primary

Welcome to our guest blog from Annie Goliath, Arts Award Advisor, Art Club Leader and Intervention Co-ordinator at the Lark Hall Centre for Autism I work as an intervention co-ordinator at Lark Hall Primary School in the Centre for Autism. As part of my role I deliver a weekly art club which last year won joint first prize in the WWRA Sculpt Us a Recycled Superhero Schools competition. As part of the prize we were delighted to welcome Jayson Singh to the Centre for Autism this past Friday, where he delivered an engaging Rangoli workshop. The children first learned about the history of Rangoli and then made their own Rangoli inspired tiles. The children were well focused throughout the worksh

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