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UK’s first Sharing Festival

Throughout the month of November SHARE: A Library of Things will be hosting what is thought to be the UK’s first sharing festival. 

During the month SHARE on the Bridge in Frome will be holding workshops and events to enable the local community to share items, skills and ideas.

The festival was launched at the Frome Independent Market on  Sunday 1st November with a DIY Doctor who gave free advice and tips. The shop will also be sharing challenges such as ‘SHARE a smile with a stranger’ and ‘SHARE a cake with a friend’.

As well as pop up events there will also be weekly activities at the shop including: DIY Wednesdays – Featuring the DIY doctor and Men’s Shed to answer DIY questions and queries, Tool and knife sharpening; Create Thursday – Make do and mend Clothes fixing workshop, weaving workshop and a clothes swap and repair café every Saturday.

Other events include Edventure’s ‘Surplus Supper Club’, discussion on alternatives to money and a workshop for other towns looking to start up their own Library of Things.

Project manager Maija Powell said, “We are really excited about hosting this festival of sharing. It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up your skills, get creative and share ideas. It’s also a great chance to come to the shop and see what we have to offer. The great thing about sharing is it makes you feel good too.”

Other organisations and community groups will also be putting on events through the month.

Full programmes are available from SHARE and about town. See www.sharefrome.org or pop into the shop for more info.

 

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