Community Making Space – Summer Season 2024

Image from Rural School of Economics Summer Camp with Myvillages. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw.

We are so excited to be kicking off our Community Making Space Programme this summer with a wide range of free creative and skills based sessions developed in collaboration with our community advisors. This summer we will dig into the possibilities of working with textiles – from skills sessions that will decorate and adorn through to practical workshops on how material connects us to the world and to each other.

This textile programme will be the focus of our weekly Thursday sessions and will center on the creation of a community picnic blanket for Lumsden, sharing this work in progress at a village wide picnic at the Produce Show in August. We will also be re-launching the Lumsden Community Fridge – available on a Thursday during these session times – where local residents will be able to pop in and support us in lessening food waste from local supermarkets by taking home free food after each event.

We are launching a new monthly Clay Social taking place on a Friday evening once a month. This offers Lumsden, Honeybarrel, Mossat and Kildrummy residents free access to ceramics to learn the basic skills required to shape, mould and decorate clay whilst enjoying time together in these relaxed evening sessions developing your own creative projects.

We are also excited to continue our Holiday Art Clubs – expanding them to support both primary and secondary aged young people from the local area throughout the Summer, October and Easter holidays.

We look forward to you joining us for a summer of making skills!

All sessions and related materials are free and homemade food and refreshments are provided. No previous experience in working in any of the above materials necessary. Inductions will be provided at the start of each session.

How to take part:
We have introduced a new online booking system to help us streamline our communications with you. Please book with our online form letting us know all of the events you plan to attend.

Check out the full programme with the menu on the right and sign up for your free sessions online.

You can also call the SSW office on 01464 861372 between 9:30 and 3:30 Tuesday to Friday.

Our Autumn programme will launch in September/ October so if you have come to SSW Community Making Space events and have ideas and thoughts for this upcoming programme please email communities@ssw.org.uk and suggestions will be brought to our community advisory sessions for discussion.

Travel support:
If you live locally and travel or travel costs to SSW are a barrier to you taking part please get in touch with us so we are able to support you. Call us on 10464 861 372 or email communities@ssw.org.uk.

Please note:
Children and young people are welcome to all sessions but must be accompanied by an adult (excluding the holiday clubs).

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