#PlasticFreeSwansea Meet 14/06/18

There is a new PlasticFreeSwansea group and their next get together will be at the Environment Centre on Thursday 14th June at  7pm.

It will include:

  • Giving feedback on progress so far
  • Launch our website & social media feeds
  • A rep from PlasticFreePennard group to share ideas and activities so far
  • Small discussion groups on ideas to move it all forward including ideas for a big even

They will also be collecting people’s motivation for getting involved, supporting the initiative, taking action and more for use on social media and web.

Everyone welcome!

For more information you can contact Delyth Higgins at Delyth@environmentcentre.org.uk

Creative Writing 23rd June 2018

A Workshop for adults with Lynne Stretch, teacher and author. The workshop will follow environmental themes. There will be an opportunity to discuss a selection of current news topics and create stories using these environmental themes.

Also learn how to raise public awareness and how to send your finished work to local magazines and utilise social media.

The workshop will be on Saturday 23rd of June, from 10am to 12pm at The Environment Centre. £5 per person, booking is essential as spaces are limited. If you want to book call 01792 480200 or email bookings@environmentcentre.org.uk

New Craft and Artwork for Sale

We are now selling a variety of hand crafted items made by local artists.

Danielle Charles prints photos on recycled wood boards portraying some of the most beautiful landscapes and buildings that Swansea has to offer, such as Worm’s Head, Mumbles Pier and Lighthouse, Black Mountain and many others.

Also we have craft from Bryan Collis from Wild Plant Paper, who makes unique paper from foraged wild plants and then uses it to make paper suitable for crafting, cards and tealight holders. If you are interested in learning how to make paper from wild plants, you can check out the workshop that Bryan is running on Saturday 12th of May at the Centre.

If you are a local crafter with a strong environmental ethic, and you are interested in selling your craft in our shop contact us.

We are open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.


Free Eco-Art Classes

Three fun and enjoyable art classes with textile artist Ruth Norbury. Hammered Leaves on Sat 19th of May, Art From Beach Findings on Sat 16th of June and Postcard Craftivistm on Sat 21st of July will allow you to learn about important environmental issues and make powerful statements with your own craft.

The events will lead up to the Festival of Stitch exhibition, running from 10th to 30th of August. It will be themed around the Sea and feature works from Ruth Norbury and Haf Weighton. For more information visit www.swanseafeastivalofstich.co.uk.

Grow Wild! with The Environment Centre

Now on sale in the Environment Centre shop 10g packs of Classic Wildflower Mix seeds. Sow in your garden and help make Swansea a more colourful place! You will help our pollinators, such as bees, and enjoy a stunning and ever changing display – dainty whites, blues, pinks and reds from late spring to gorgeous autumnal colours later in the season.

The packs are sold at £3.50 each. Come get them as soon as possible, they must be sown by end of June 2018.



May Day Quiz Night

On Tuesday 1st of May, come to the Environment Centre to enjoy a challenging, fun-filled night and help raise funds for the Centre.

You can form a team with friends and colleagues or just come along and join a team on the night (4-6 players per team).

From 7 pm to 9 pm, £3 per player. Prizes to be won and a raffle. Bring your own drinks – nibbles provided.

Wild Plant Paper Making Workshop

Come to the Environment Centre on Saturday 12th of May and make paper from locally grown wild plants. After a demonstration of the cooking and beating process by Wild Plant Paper, you can make your own sheets of paper from prepared pulp and take them home to finish drying off.

Please come in clothes that will not mind getting wet. You may wish to wear an apron. Please bring about 20 J cloths to ‘couch’ your paper and a plastic bag to take it home with you. When you get home, you will need some old newspaper or printer paper and a heavy weight (eg a box of books) to dry your paper out fully.

£12.50 per person. Includes paper to take home with you, ideal for crafting and art projects. Refreshments included. Under 14’s can attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The workshop starts at 10.30 am and will finish at 1 pm.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited, payment is required upon booking, cash or card. T. (01792 480200), bookings@environmentcentre.org.uk.

Clothes Swap!

Don’t shop, swap! The Environment Centre in partnership with Sustainable Swansea will host a Clothes Swap event on Saturday, 28th of April. You can bring clothes, shoes, bags and accessorize and swap them with other clothing items. You can also join in our pre-swap “Repair & Revive” session at 11.15 am with The Creatory, and find out how to upcycle an item of clothing. Bring at least 3 or more quality items, clothes drop off from 10.30 am, swap starts at 12 noon.

£5 Entry, includes light refreshments. Space is limited so it is advisable to book in advance by e-mailing bookings@environmentcentre.org.uk or calling (01792) 480200.

Part of Fashion Revolution Week

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