Stories from the Scrapstore


May 30, 2017

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 performa...

May 18, 2017

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,...

May 16, 2017

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  • making gorgeous, high quality stationery from out-of-date office supplies (e.g. old letter-headed paper) - freely availa...

May 2, 2017

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 t...

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