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Athens

Massage Therapy

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Το σώμα-αντανάκλαση της ψυχής μας και οι τρόποι χαλαρωσής του. Nα έχετε μαζί σας μαγιό όποιος θέλει και σεντόνι..

Bring one of the following:
energy
organic produce
smile
surprise
tea leaves

About the teacher, Lucyna Falinska

I'm from Poland. I've study massage in Greece in Med Study... the body is the mirror of our psychological situation... we can relax and fix two of them... This I know as massouse and as psychoterapist

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Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Το αϊκίντο είναι ένα σύστημα αυτοάμυνας από την Ιαπωνία και στηρίζεται στη χρήση της δικής μας (εσωτερικής) δύναμης με έξυπνο τρόπο, έτσι ώστε μια αποτελεσματική άμυνα να μη χρειάζεται να στηριχθεί στη μυική δύναμη! Φέρτε μαζί σας άνετα ρούχα γυμναστικής για την προπόνηση, και ελπίζω να μην υπάρχουν σοβαρά προβλήματα υγείας. Το μάθημα αρχίζει με ζέσταμα και ακολουθούν τεχνικές ισορρόπησης και διατάραξης της ισορροπίας, όπως και κάποιες βασικές τεχνικές ξεκλειδώματος/απελευθέρωσης από λαβές και εν γένει δύσκολες καταστάσεις.

Bring one of the following:
βιβλίο (λογοτεχνία, ποίηση – κλασική και σύγχρονη-σε γλώσσες: αγγλική, ελληνική, ολλανδική ή γερμανική)
γραφικό σχεδιασμό διαφημιστικού φυλλαδίου (για το σύλλογο)
διαδώστε σε άλλους (τι μάθατε στο αϊκίντο)
ενθουσιασμό
καλόβουλες ερωτήσεις
μια έκπληξη
φωτογράφηση μαθήματος (στο σύλλογο)
φωτογράφηση των εισαγωγικών μαθημάτων (αϊκίντο στο Trade school Athens)

About the teacher, Vasiliki Kantzara-Koutroutsiou

Η μελέτη του αϊκίντο: άρχισα τη μελέτη πριν από 20 χρόνια στην Ολλανδία. Στην Αθήνα βοήθησα στο ξεκίνημα και αργότερα απετέλεσα συνιδρυτικό μέλος του συλλόγου ‘Aikido School Athens’ στο Μαρούσι το 2005. Λόγω των σπουδών μου στην κοινωνιολογία φαίνεται ίσως παράξενη η ενασχόλησή μου με πολεμικές τέχνες. Το αϊκίντο μού άνοιξε τα μάτια σε σχέση με τις αναρίθμητες δυνατότητες δράσης στον κόσμο συμπεριλαμβανομένης και της αυτό-προστασίας, χωρίς την ανάγκη χρήσης βίας ή να περιμένει κανείς μάταια να αλλάξει η κυβέρνηση. Η διδασκαλία που με ενδιαφέρει προσπαθεί να συνδυάσει και να γεφυρώσει φιλοσοφικές αρχές και πρακτικές πλευρές με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε να είναι εύκολα κατανοητή από τον καθένα, παιδί ή ενήλικα. Όλα αυτά θέλω να τα μοιραστώ με άλλους ανθρώπους, που ενδιαφέρονται να μάθουν ένα διαφορετικό τρόπο θέασης των πραγμάτων, όπως και του εαυτού τους και της σχέσης του με τον "κόσμο" γύρω του.

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Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Το αϊκίντο είναι ένα σύστημα αυτοάμυνας από την Ιαπωνία και στηρίζεται στη χρήση της δικής μας (εσωτερικής) δύναμης με έξυπνο τρόπο, έτσι ώστε μια αποτελεσματική άμυνα να μη χρειάζεται να στηριχθεί στη μυική δύναμη! Φέρτε μαζί σας άνετα ρούχα γυμναστικής για την προπόνηση, και ελπίζω να μην υπάρχουν σοβαρά προβλήματα υγείας. Το μάθημα αρχίζει με ζέσταμα και ακολουθούν τεχνικές ισορρόπησης και διατάραξης της ισορροπίας, όπως και κάποιες βασικές τεχνικές ξεκλειδώματος/απελευθέρωσης από λαβές και εν γένει δύσκολες καταστάσεις.

Bring one of the following:
βιβλίο (λογοτεχνία, ποίηση – κλασική και σύγχρονη-σε γλώσσες: αγγλική, ελληνική, ολλανδική ή γερμανική)
γραφικό σχεδιασμό διαφημιστικού φυλλαδίου (για το σύλλογο)
διαδώστε σε άλλους (τι μάθατε στο αϊκίντο)
ενθουσιασμό
καλόβουλες ερωτήσεις
μια έκπληξη
φωτογράφηση μαθήματος (στο σύλλογο)
φωτογράφηση των εισαγωγικών μαθημάτων (αϊκίντο στο Trade school Athens)

About the teacher, Vasiliki Kantzara-Koutroutsiou

Η μελέτη του αϊκίντο: άρχισα τη μελέτη πριν από 20 χρόνια στην Ολλανδία. Στην Αθήνα βοήθησα στο ξεκίνημα και αργότερα απετέλεσα συνιδρυτικό μέλος του συλλόγου ‘Aikido School Athens’ στο Μαρούσι το 2005. Λόγω των σπουδών μου στην κοινωνιολογία φαίνεται ίσως παράξενη η ενασχόλησή μου με πολεμικές τέχνες. Το αϊκίντο μού άνοιξε τα μάτια σε σχέση με τις αναρίθμητες δυνατότητες δράσης στον κόσμο συμπεριλαμβανομένης και της αυτό-προστασίας, χωρίς την ανάγκη χρήσης βίας ή να περιμένει κανείς μάταια να αλλάξει η κυβέρνηση. Η διδασκαλία που με ενδιαφέρει προσπαθεί να συνδυάσει και να γεφυρώσει φιλοσοφικές αρχές και πρακτικές πλευρές με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε να είναι εύκολα κατανοητή από τον καθένα, παιδί ή ενήλικα. Όλα αυτά θέλω να τα μοιραστώ με άλλους ανθρώπους, που ενδιαφέρονται να μάθουν ένα διαφορετικό τρόπο θέασης των πραγμάτων, όπως και του εαυτού τους και της σχέσης του με τον "κόσμο" γύρω του.

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Bar Harbor Exchange School

Natural Dyeing Workshop

5:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Kathryn W. Davis Center
105 Eden st
Bar Harbor

Come learn about plants, and pigments, and how to use them as an alternative to modern synthetic dyes and art materials. In the morning we'll go for a walk and forage for some things. Then, in the afternoon we'll be around Davis Kitchen working on the dyebaths. This will take most all day, but there's a lot of down time in between steps, so you wouldn't necessarily have to be there for the entire day. What colors we get depends on what we find on our walk! If there's time, we'll even make some screen printing ink (made entirely from plants) and print some designs. NOTE: The class time is subject to change. This will be an all-day event, the start time has not yet been determined.

Bring one of the following:
"natural dying" puns
glass jars, both really large and really small
white cotton, hemp, wool or other natural fibers

About the teacher, Lindsay Mercer

I've been studying toxic chemicals in art supplies and safer alternatives. This has led me into the realm of natural dyes and really going back to the basics in terms of art techniques, as a way to reevaluate and understand this problem. I've run a couple other workshops on natural dyeing, but this is proving to be the biggest one so far!

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Edinburgh

Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh

Standing up in front of people and ‘teaching’ them can seem incredibly daunting. Do I have anything worth saying? Why are people here? Will I be boring? Will I make sense? Your internal dialogue can range from the existential to the practical and hopefully this class will help us recognise what we can contribute and how we can articulate it. Incredibly daunting things, when done, can become incredibly rewarding.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate biscuits (especially homemade)
Your promise to bring a friend to the next class
Your promise to contribute to a future class

About the teacher, James Smith

I’ve been teaching at university and in the NGO sector since 1996, despite not being a natural (indeed my 18 year old self would find the idea of my 40 year old self doing so hilarious). What I’ve learnt is a few basic strategies to make lessons interesting, a realisation that we all have stuff to say, and that I’m not 18 years old anymore.

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Hypnotic Writing

5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Spoon
6A Nicolson St
Edinburgh

Done well, writing of any kind is a form of hypnosis. Paraphrasing the Oxford English Dictionary, hypnosis is, "The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person ...is highly responsive to suggestion or direction." Why do we write? To suggest something, or encourage action of some kind. So writing is a form of hypnosis (or it should be if it's done well). So how do we do it well? This session will set you down the path toward your own answer to that question.

Bring one of the following:
A little box of mischief.
An open mind.
The biggest, thickest elastic band you can find, buy or steal.
Your promise to bring a friend to the next class.
Your promise to contribute to a future class.

About the teacher, Roy Henderson

As well as being a software consultant, I'm a writer, illustrator, and football obsessive (writing and editing for @RAWKeditor, @blzzrd and @theanfieldwrap). I also dabble in a little creative writing from time to time. I'm @royhendo on Twitter if you're nosey.

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH Très honnêtement, quand est-ce que pour la dernière fois, vous avez vraiment appris quelque chose de manière spontanée en rencontrant un inconnu et en êtes resté bouche bée ? Et si on prenait des inconnus, des personnes diverses, et que sans préparation, sans notes, on leur donnait l’occasion de présenter leurs passions et leurs centres d’intérêt, le tout en un temps donné ? ********************Que se passerait-il?********************* Nous voulons décloisonner. Ce que nous ne voulons pas, c’est des personnes sélectionnées pour présenter leur sujet. Nous voulons que toutes les personnes présentes à l’événement puissent présenter leurs passions, discutent, débattent et partagent leur monde avec les autres. Dans cet esprit, nous vous présentons notre premier Sangha BAR CAMP, un espace d’apprentissage libre. Soit une manière informelle de se réunir ad-hoc qui vient du souhait de vouloir échanger et apprendre dans un espace ouvert à tous. C’est un événement intensif ponctué par les discussions, les démos et les interactions des participants. Les Bar Camps n’ont rien avoir avec les beuveries, la tournée des bars ou même le camping !!! Ce concept fait simplement référence à un type de conférence participative ouverte et informelle où tous les participants sont encouragés en toute décontraction à présenter librement ce qu’ils aiment faire. Cependant, nous demandons à ce que les participants ne parlent pas de leur business, ni de promotion ou de marketing lors du Bar Camp Sangha. Cliquez sur les liens ci-dessous pour mieux comprendre l’esprit informel de l’événement. • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp • Video English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN2eMGScaOQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HM5Q3ZkKSg • Video French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaIA6LpZDs • Video German http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQBCsBeWFew En bref, toutes les personnes viennent pour échanger et apprendre dans un environnement ouvert. Si vous souhaitez partager ce qui vous anime, l’enseigner ou en discuter, venez au Bar Camp Sangha le 28 septembre à 19h00 Espace de quartier Sécheron. Nous vous garantissons 3 choses : en l’espace de deux heures, vous allez apprendre diverses choses, rencontrer des personnes qui partagent le même esprit que vous et vous passerez un bon moment *************************************************************** When was the last time you genuinely learnt something spontaneously from a strange out of the blue that made you go “Aha”??? What if we took a bunch of strangers, diverse people, with no preparation, no clip notes and gave them an opportunity to present their passions and interests in a stipulated time? *******************What would happen?****************** We want to unconference. We don’t want a few “chosen” ones to present. We want everyone at the event to present, discuss, debate – share his or her world – with the rest. So we present you our first Sangha BAR CAMP a.k.a. unconference - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Bar Camps have nothing to do with alcohol, getting drunk, hanging around a bar or even camping in the woods!!! It simply refers to an informal open participatory type of conference where all attendees are urged to participate freely doing, presenting what they like and being themselves. However, in the Sangha Bar Camp we urge our attendees not to talk about their businesses or do any kind of self-marketing or promotions. Click on the links below to understand more about this upcoming style of “un-conferencing”!!! • Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp • Video English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN2eMGScaOQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HM5Q3ZkKSg • Video in French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaIA6LpZDs • Video in German http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQBCsBeWFew In simple words everyone comes to share and learn in an open environment. If you have something to share or “teach” or discuss about - just bring it to the Sangha Bar Camp on 28.10 at 07:00pm at Espace de quartier Sécheron, Geneva We can guarantee you three things – you are going to learn diverse things in 2 hours, meet like-minded people and have a good time doing so.

Bring one of the following:
Participation

About the teacher, Trade School Geneva

Trade School Geneva and Association Sangha cordially invite you to our first bar camp where everyone is welcome to come and share their world. It can a simple discussion or a detailed topic in the language of your choice. Almost like a massive spontaneous trade school geneva class. See you there :)

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Apprenez comment s'occuper d'un levain, faire du pain (et d'autres choses) avec, tout les trucs et astuces que je connais de mes expériences et échecs. Learn how to take care of a sourdough starter, make bread (and other things) with it, all the tips and tricks that I've learned through my experience and failures.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
bio whole grain flour
coffee ground for an espresso pot
drawing supplies
fall vegetables

About the teacher, Kate

I bake a lot of bread and engage in other productive activities.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

to do something that you have been pushing … because you don’t know how, when, what, why. We will turn into Charlie’s Angels and kick off your motivation. That’s right! Don’t we all wish we would start doing this (…say sports…) and stop doing that (…you name it…)? And we REALLY want to … but then our daily routine gets in our way? Allow the Angel’s to give you that push it takes to get you going! What this session is about? In 1,5-2hrs you will define what you want to change and start taking actions. Wouldn’t it be great to kick off 2015 by doing things that we have not been able to do in years? So we thought we start now, to actually make it happen.

Bring one of the following:
1 thing that you thought you would do in 2014 but not yet done
1 thing you want to get better at in 2015
Humour
Open mind to learn and share

About the teacher, Deepanjali Sabine and Verena

We are three fun loving women who took action in 2014. We want to show you how small things can make a difference in our life and lead us to success and the thought-to-be-impossible. Sabine – With her calm nature she will make sure you are feeling good while you’re with us. She will get you grounded in the session & debrief you after with easy relaxation exercises. Deepanjali– Her positive attitude, deriving from the mountains Far East is combined with a deep spiritual knowledge; she has inherited from her ancestors. She will teach you how to say no. Verena – Her energetic approach, combined with applied coaching techniques will get you going. She will boost you to take that action.

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Glasgow

East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

"When chapman billies leave the street, And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;" Just before Hallowe'en bring along the family to our pumpkin carving class. Enjoy some warming soup and take away a soup making kit!

Bring one of the following:
pumpkin for carving and a black felt tip pen, for the teachers: seeds for the garden, candles, logs for the fire, great jam making recipes

About the teacher, Alison Mechan

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Making bath-bomb gifts

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

Mix up your own fragrant bath bombs - cheap and simple gifts!

Bring one of the following:
A random act of kindness!
Biscuits for the class
Bring along your own essential oils
Coffee
Milk
Scented candles
Tea bags, coffee,

About the teacher, Michelle Kilgraff

Michelle makes soap, bath bombs and other treats. She also breeds and cares for Maine Coon cats with her mum. Dog trainer and groomer.

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Make up and Hair Tips

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

Make up can be a confidence enhancer.....from hiding a blemish to looking glam! This is a fun informal class intended to give an overview of how to do basic make up techniques like skin prepping to facial contouring! At this class we want people to come forward to be one of our models! We also want this to be a fun mixer, where people share skills and tips! Book now, before it books out!

Bring one of the following:
Cat treats
Facial wipes
Make up recommendations
Recommendations for pubs, gigs and restaurants
Teabags, coffee, sugar, sweetners, milk

About the teacher, Gayle Fitzpatrick

Gayle lives cats, makeup, gigs, food and lovely stationary

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East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

Tips on positivity Coaching and Mentoring language

Bring one of the following:
tea, coffee, biscuits, Christmas snack recipes, positive quotes on postcards

About the teacher, Andrea Reid

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Unscrooged at Christmas

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR

Unscrooged at Christmas – simple Christmas gift making – enjoy making Christmas gifts with a bowl of stovies, mince pies, hot chocolate and some festive music Bring donations for local food bank in return for class!

Bring one of the following:
donations for food banks, mince pies and choc logs for snacking at class

About the teacher, Andrea and Gayle

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Guayaquil

Elaboración de proyectos culturales

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Feria Bonaterra Centro Educativo Balandra (Escuela) Av. Dr Leopoldo Carrera Calv
Los Ceibos Av. Dr Leopoldo Carrera Calv
Guayaquil, Guayas

Tienes una idea para un proyecto y aún no sabes como comenzar? El taller está dirigido a personas interesadas en desarrollar proyectos de tipo social y/o cultural y que deseen conocer las bases parala elaborar dichos proyectos, con la finalidad de presentarlos ante instituciones, organismos, entidades privadas, o para evaluar la viabilidad de un proyecto a título personal.

Bring one of the following:
1 funda de almendras o nueces
1 funda de avena y 1 de arroz de cebada
1 funda de frejol seco y 1 de lenteja
1 funda de pasas y 1 de ajonjolí
1 funda de quinua y 1 de panela molida

About the teacher, Paulina Vásquez

Soy una persona curiosa que me interesa el intercambio de saberes, experiencias y conocimientos. Me gusta compartir y conocer gente. Tengo amplia experiencia en el diseño, elaboración y gestión de proyectos sociales y culturales.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Song Writing

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax

Local singer-songwriter Ana Vido welcomes a creative space for people interested in songwriting to learn some of the basics, get down to the core of what makes music and words flow together. Ever felt like you could relate to a song so much that it defined a part of your life? Ever listened to the genius of your favourite artist and wish you could express in the same way? Well you can. The goal of this workshop is to discover your inner songwriter, fearlessly unleash the intimate vulnerability.

Bring one of the following:
anything
pottery/painting skills
skills for everyday loving and living
yoga

About the teacher, Ana Vido

After spending much time in her local Halifax, Ana recently graduated from the Dalhousie Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a specialization in policy development. Her passion and curiosity lies both with improving the social conditions of life for others as well as trying to find time to balance her creative pursuits as a singer/songwriter.

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Crocheting 2D Fruit

4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax

Crochet is an ancient needlecraft and distant cousin to knitting. It uses a simple repetition of knots, formed by a single crochet hook to create 2D or 3D textiles and objects. once you've got the hang on it, crochet is a stress-free, practical craft that can be learned by anyone. This 2D Fruit workshop will focus on the basics of crochet, moving on to cover the 3 basic stitches, and finishing with how to put it all together into quirky 2D citrus fruits. delight your friends & family with an endless variety of tea towels, pot holders, coasters and other fruit-themed creations. Please bring crochet needles if you have. I will provide a few.

Bring one of the following:
Bread
Massage
Reflexology
Wool
Yoga

About the teacher, Ina

Ina is a master of Crochet.

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Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

The concept of 'constructing civilizations' is a means to explore myth making, our humanity and a sense of place within an ecosystem. The workshop will be playful. This 3 hour workshop looks at introductory principals of Ecological Siting and how they relate to intentional and constructive inhabitation... a.k.a. 'good' design. It explores this both at a building and an interpersonal level. As the workshop is fairly condensed it will focus on introducing strategies for identifying and interacting with ecological edges. Examples of dynamic edges in nature will be explored, discussed and designed around (intertidal zone and the edge of a forest). Group and individual exercises will stress the importance of practice. The curriculum is unique in that it must be practiced lightly and curiously to be understood and to be effective.

Bring one of the following:
Beautiful old wooden or metal things
Food (of course (excluding excessive processed sugar)
Hardware, screws, brackets, bolts, etc.
Lighting fixtures that cast interesting shadows (possible old antique metal somethings)
Mirrors
Taller tripod
Tools: roofing square. combination square, jigsaw
Use of a bike trailer (at a future date)
Use of a truck or a trailer (at a future time)

About the teacher, Joshua Collins

Joshua Collins graduated with a Masters of Architecture three years ago and has taken to construction, education and artistic endeavours since graduating. He maintains a special emphasis on light and lightness in his practice.

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One Block Barbershop
2010 Gottingen
Halifax

In this presentation/workshop, we explore the following questions: How does debt and today’s debt-driven capitalism shape or inhibit creativity and the lives and communities of artists, poets, designers, performers and other creative people? How has debt-driven capitalism conscripted or consumed the idea of creativity for its own purposes, spinning dangerous myths of “creative capitalism,” the “creative class,” “creative destruction” and “creative cities”? How can we create new creative forms of solidarity to confront and overcome a system that is constricting our individual and collective futures? How are artists and others confronting and reimagining debt as a radical act of refusal? What might life beyond debt look like and feel like? How can we get there from here?

Bring one of the following:
Beer
Juice
Vegetarian Snacks
Wine

About the teacher, Max Haiven

Max Haiven is a writer, teacher and organizer, and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. His research focuses on themes including the financialization of society and culture, social movements and the radical imagination, the politics and economics of culture, critical art practices, and social and cultural theory. He writes articles for both academic and general audiences . He is author of the books Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (Zed Books, 2014), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish, Zed Books, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

Learn how to not be afraid of yeast, how bread-baking can soothe your stress and get a beginner's guide to making a basic vegan dough (which can be customized easily for loaves, buns, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, and a lot more!).

Bring one of the following:
Dried or fresh herbs or flowers of any kind
A surprise
A tasty bread accompaniment - preserves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar for dipping
Vegan sea salt chocolate

About the teacher, Courtney Harris

Courtney is a theatre-making, bread-baking collaborator originally from the Annapolis Valley. She has quickly been immersed in the generous and wholehearted Halifax arts community, and is currently fascinated by storytelling, salted caramel, aromatherapy, the lunar cycle and the ukulele. She has taught 6 and 60-year olds, and everywhere in between, to make homemade bread by hand.

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Herbal Medicine Making 101!

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Sawadee Tea House
1871 Granville St
Halifax

Celebrate Health Sovereignty and heal yourself with your very own medicine! In this workshop we will explore different ways to make potent medicine from back yard weeds and wild-harvested medicinal plant allies. We will explore ethical wild-harvesting techniques, drying and storage, and the various methods of medicinal plant preparation and delivery including teas, oils, and tinctures. This workshop will also feature a hands-on alcohol-based tincture-making demonstration!

Bring one of the following:
large glass bottles with sealable tops (like beer bottles or jars, they must come with tops though)

About the teacher, Megan Tardif-Woolgar

Megan Tardif-Woolgar is a Registered Medical Herbalist with the Canadian Herbalist`s Association of BC. She offers private herbal consultations at her clinic and dispensary on the North Mountain. Megan custom-makes herbal formulas for individuals using organic alcohol-based tinctures. She also custom-makes herbal tea blends, capsules and creams. Herbal medicine can successfully treat most acute and chronic health conditions. MEGAN TARDIF-WOOLGAR, BSC. DIP. PHYT. RHT (CHA OF BC) MEDICAL HERBALIST 1994 Lily Lake Rd. Middleton, NS, B0S 1P0 902-825-2286 902-824-0547

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Indianapolis

Making Broth with Whole Chickens

10:00p.m. to 11:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Store bought stocks and broths are often high in sodium and have other additives, but you can produce an even better tasting result at home using real chicken! This class presents you with the most economical way to buy chicken: purchasing a whole bird, making stock out of it, and leaving you with plenty of cooked chicken for easy meals. We will discuss options for buying chickens and the differences, from grocery store to farmers market. This class is for anyone who has basic comfort in the kitchen, no advanced background or skills are required. As long as you are comfortable using the stove top or crockpot, and handling onions, carrots, and celery, you will be making your own stock in no time. We will end the class with a classic but simple soup recipe. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you avoid, please reach out to us before signing up for class to ensure class will be beneficial to you.

Bring one of the following:
‘Dancing Elephant’ coffee beans from Bee Roasters
a home baked item + a few family or your favorite recipes (don’t have to be baking)
a low maintenance plant or potted herb for indoors
anything from these local businesses: Fermenti Artisan, Tulip Tree Creamery, Best Boy & Co, Simply Divine, Chocolate for the Spirit, Wilks & Wilson, Amelia’s
Artisano’s unflavored olive oil or balsamic vinegar
fresh herbs or local lettuces
mixing bowls you no longer want or need
packaged natural dog treats with no sodium (e.g. chicken jerky, bully sticks, dog bakery items)
Trader's Point yogurt or cheese

About the teacher, Rob Gaston

Rob is the executive director of Dig IN, serves on the board of Slow Food Indy, and maintains entrepreneurial pursuits. Rob participated in culinary training at Ivy Tech Community College, and with his background in hospitality management, became the coordinator or purchasing and lab operations. He believes that food is a connector and community builder, and that as we learn to cook and eat together again we will benefit as a society. Through his work and volunteer efforts, Rob advocates for the use and availability of local foods.

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Sewing Machine Skills + T-shirt Hacks

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
New Day Craft
New Day Craft at 1102 Prospect St
Indianapolis

Barely acquainted with your sewing machine? Make it your friend! Learn safety tips, how to thread and some basic troubleshooting for your machine. You will learn how to sew a basic straight seam and then use your newfound skills to hack a t-shirt into a great tote bag. You will need to bring a working sewing machine, thread, sharp scissors and one or more adult cotton t-shirts you don’t mind upcycling.

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
big colorful t-shirts
wool sweaters

About the teacher, Dianne Noe

Dianne loves to sew and bring new life to things that would otherwise be tossed. She is currently exploring unique ways to use the vast amounts of very usable textiles in thrift store finds or from friends. Alter, slash, or hack...she is just painting with fabric and ending up (usually!) with something new and fun to wear or use.

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Are you tired of being the one assigned plates and paper napkins at holiday dinners and parties? In this class you'll learn all the skills you need to work your way up from "just bring ice" to being trusted with a side dish. We'll go step by step through basic recipes which are delicious left plain and then learn to dress them up. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to garner all of those coveted "YOU cooked this?!" comments. Recipes will be vegetarian friendly and we will be using recipes containing dairy, gluten (including white flour), sugar and some processed ingredients, though not necessarily all in the same recipe. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you avoid, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure this class will be beneficial to you. You will leave the class with a booklet containing the basic recipes with lists of ways to fancy them up, PLUS the confidence to rock your next holiday pitch in.

Bring one of the following:
a 6 pack of any local beer
a book that you love with a note why
a surprise from a local Indianapolis business
Blue Buffalo or "I and Love and You" adult cat food
your favorite cooking ingredient (sauces, jams, herbs, aioli, anything you love!)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy is an Indianapolis public relations professional who currently works for the National Chimney Sweep Guild. She honed her cooking skills as a student at IU cooking for (sometimes hungover) friends. Along the way she learned how to create big meals for friends and family even when that group includes one vegan, three who keep kosher, and four voracious bacon eaters. Outside of work and cooking Darcy is an avid volunteer, runner, hiker, and roommate to a 15 lb cat named Bing.

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Learn to Applique!

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

In this class you will learn the basics of a hand-sewing technique called needleturn applique. Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric, and is commonly used in quilts (though its uses extend far beyond them)! You can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like - and, unlike in piecing, curved shapes and layering of shapes are no problem at all. Many people find the hand-stitching of applique to be a soothing, meditative activity. Everyone will leave the class with a completed 8" square with a simple applique on it, and a set of instructions on how to make their applique into a pillow. If you have them, please bring a smaller pair of scissors (thread nippers) and a hand sewing needle or two. This class will work for even those who have never sewn so much as a button before. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane, who loves to make quilts and just about anything else out of fabric! Applique is one of their favorite techniques to use in their quilts, because of its artistic potential, and also the time and love its inclusion in a quilt demonstrates. To be sleeping under a beautiful blanket you know someone who loved you hand stitched is a special feeling!

Bring one of the following:
100% cotton machine quilting thread (not hand quilting, at least 1000 yds please)
100% cotton quilting fabric or cotton flannel for baby blankets to give away (at least 2 yds please)
a spiral bound graph paper notebook for making quilt plans and knitting patterns + a book you love with why you love it written inside
a water and air soluble quilter's pen for making impermanent marks on fabric
heirloom flower or veggie seeds for our gardens
local organic produce or honey
organic dark chocolate bars
organic whole bean coffee to get the creative juices flowing every morning

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Faught is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true CRAFTSMANSHIP. The first craft she devoted herself to was the playing of the saxophone. To that end, she has performed jazz music in New York City and other locations around the country and world (not to mention around town here in Indianapolis!), and is eager to help build appreciation for jazz music wherever she goes. More recently, she has become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring, and garment design. She makes most of her own clothes and wears a custom creation every day! She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by CRAFTSMANSHIP... cooking, eating, writing, conversing, BEING. Whatever you do, do it with devotion and love and freely share the beauty you create with your fellow human beings!

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Trade School Indianapolis
95 Barter Ave
Indianapolis

Trade School is an all-volunteer effort and will be closing unless we receive your support. After two years of all-volunteer work, we've grown to the point where we have real monetary costs and need extra hands to continue running our school. Trade School is currently organized by co-founder Brittany West with the help of Jenn Baumgartner and Ben Turney. You will never have to pay money to attend Trade School classes...but we do require support to be able to successfully organize our school. We are looking for 250 founding members by November 16th! This is a yearly fee & exchange that will support Trade School operations and keep our all-volunteer school open. Please note that this is simply a pledge and you are not paying anything at this time. You can visit our Memberships page above for more information about what each pledge option is.

Bring one of the following:
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Teaching Fellowship for 2015
40 volunteer hours in exchange for a Student Membership for 2015
a $20 Teacher Fellowship for 2015
a $25 Student Membership for 2015
a $40 Student Membership for 2015 (includes t-shirt)
an amount higher than my pledge because I fully support this mission!
your support in another fashion (have other ideas? choose this one!)

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Each school is organized cooperatively by a group of volunteers. The Indianapolis branch launched September of 2012 and in 2014, became a coordinator for Trade School Everywhere, helping new Trade Schools open all over the world! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas, and our organization is always learning and evolving.

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Lille

Médias Sociaux & Nouveaux Usages

11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
La Coroutine
8 rue Molière
Lille

Ensemble, approchons ce nouvel "Individu Social", qui avec ses nouveaux outils développe de nouveaux usages, et de nouvelles envies... Nous tenterons de comprendre et mieux appréhender les nouveaux usages qui créent de nouveaux liens et de nouvelles proximités. Comment trouver sa place sur Internet ? Comment tirer le meilleur des réseaux sociaux (Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitch...) et y prendre du plaisir ?

Bring one of the following:
Bière

About the teacher, Claire-Marie Mériaux

Nouveaux médias, nouveaux usages, création de liens, retrouver du SenS et développement désirable.

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Los Angeles

Chez Arroyo
211 S Ave 57
Los Angeles

This class is a design thinking crash course (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_thinking) with ideas of social consciousness and gift culture floating just under the surface. Design thinking methodology can be very useful in tackling any problems, formalizing what is essentially a very intuitive approach. We use parts of design thinking in our daily lives all the time. The core of the class will be a slightly modified version of the Gift-Giving Project (more on this @ Institute of Design at Stanford - http://dschool.stanford.edu/dgift/), followed by a community leadership building exercise. You will walk away from the class inspired, reminded not to exclude yourself from the community, and having heard that "everything is interconnected" at least a couple of times! ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: If handy (not required): various "craft workshop" materials and tools to share , such as: color paper, tape, glue, stickers, Popsicle sticks, wire, thread, fabric, scissors, markers, etc. ///// Location Accessibility: This classroom is located on the second floor but does not have a ramp or escalator/elevator.

Bring one of the following:
a used book that you've read and would recommend!
surprise me!
a small to medium size (and no more that ~5-7lbs) object that you have sitting at home, not useful to you now, but hesitant to throw away because you think someone else might find it useful
a way to jump-start learning to swim as an adult
ideas for renting a cheap RV, and RV road trip tips

About the teacher, Hayk Makhmuryan

Hayk Makhmuryan is an advocate for building community through arts and creativity, coordinating a community arts studio in the Skid Row community for over 6 years. He is keenly aware of his constant use of the word "community", but is yet to find a better word. We learn best by practicing and sharing the knowledge with others. As he's learning more about design thinking, he'd like to share the ideas with others to better understand it himself (also because the ideas are worth sharing!). A self-described everythingian.

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Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles

Using the idea of design as a way of thinking and problem solving, this workshop will help artists and creative professionals put together materials for job and grant applications. Emphasis will be on using graphic design skills and larger design principles and strategies to effectively communicate the artist’s intentions in portfolios, resumes, artist statements and grant applications. We'll attack the portfolio/application in terms of such design terms as user need, UX, branding, hierarchy and the grid to think about how to put together materials in a way to show off work in the best light. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Computers with software you are designing application in. InDesign preferred, but the ideas can be applied to any program. ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchair

Bring one of the following:
coconut butter
coconut flakes
half hour massage
organic meat
organic vegetables
plants
written testimonial about the course written after class

About the teacher, Betsy Medvedovsky

Betsy Medvedovsky is an Echo Park-based graphic designer who's applied for a million jobs, residencies and other opportunities, at least some of the time successfully. She never knew how to do a portfolio when she was coming up and likes teaching this class as a gift to her younger self.

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Figure Drawing 101

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
1505 1/2 Allesandro St 90026
Los Angeles

Get an overview of figure drawing techniques, an intro to some of the masters, and lots of practice sketching a live model. Class will cover basic instruction and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live model. Either clothed or nude subjects (depending on who will work for free) with timed poses ranging from 1-30 minute poses. Possibly would use participants as models (clothed, of course). ///// SUPPLIES You'll Need to Bring: A large sketch pad, at least 18x24 inches (larger is better). Vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, paints (and brushes, if you promise not to make a mess). Easel if you want, but otherwise we will be seated around the room. Some might like a large clip board to work on, but make sure that you at least have a sturdy sketch pad or other surface to draw on. ///// Location Accesibility: This location is accessible by walker but is not equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
A book that you’ve read and liked (or that has really great illustrations in it)
A unique/weird coffee mug, like a Goodwill or garage sale gem
Bag of coffee
Christmas lights
Something you made (food or craft)
Surprise Me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I grew up in rural Michigan with all sorts of animals around. I'm not a professional artist, but I sure do like trying and I enjoy hosting twice-monthly figure drawing sessions (Happy Drawing Times at Echo Park on Facebook).

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Introversion Explained

2:00a.m. to 3:30a.m.
Chez Arroyo
211 S Ave 57
Los Angeles

So, you’ve taken an online test and learned that you’re an introvert. You’re not entirely sure what that means, but you suspect you’re now doomed to die alone with 15 cats and one parakeet. There’s an amazing number of misconceptions about introverts out there, and I’ll be helping you to sort through these half-truths and well-meaning myths. In this class we’ll talk about the definition of introversion (no, it doesn’t mean shy), and what science is telling us about our temperament. We’ll also talk about an introvert’s strengths and weaknesses, and then examine how to use this label to understand ourselves without being confined by it. Although this class is geared toward introverts, respectful extroverts who want to learn more about introversion are welcome too. // Format: class will be formatted * We start off with students taking a common introvert/extrovert quiz. We then discuss the results. The remainder of the class is a lecture, with plenty of opportunities for questions. Towards the end students will get a chance to reflect on how they can use this knowledge in their everyday lives. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: A pen. ///// Location Accessibility: This location has stairs but no ramp or elevator/escalator access.

Bring one of the following:
A Facebook Like (https://www.facebook.com/Introvertology)
A home grown fruit or veggie
A surprise
A Twitter Follow (https://twitter.com/introvertology)
Nice stationery
One hour worth of digital illustrations
One hour worth of research

About the teacher, Thea Orozco

Thea runs a website for introverts called Introvertology. She coaches people to work with their introversion instead of against. When she’s not ranting about how introversion is not the same as shy, she can be found nestled in a corner, reading non-fiction books that most people would find boring.

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Beginning Ballet/Jazz

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
Teacher's Backyard
1666 Westmoreland Blvd (not Avenue, there is one near by)
Los Angeles

We will cover some of basics of jazz and ballet. We will go through some technique, performance quality and vocab. Class will begin with an introduction of ballet and jazz. We will begin with a warm-up, across the floor and center. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Flexible shoes if possible or ballet/jazz shoes. No sandals. Comfortable clothing that you can move in. No jeans. ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchair

Bring one of the following:
Clean Garden Soil
Indoor Plant
A good used book
An accordion lesson
ANY kind of art piece
Mixed CD Bag repair service
Organic Seeds
Pocket knife
Vegan food or baked good

About the teacher, Ashley Towne

Ashley Towne - moved to LA from Flagstaff, Arizona. In Arizona she established and participated in multiple performing dance companies while receiving her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. Through out time she has used dance as a tool for connecting to individuals, the environment and her community. She has worked with choreographers such as Dante7, Andre Fuentes, Lisa Eardly, Sheri Godfrey and more. She has been teaching dance and performing in the United States, Asia and Europe for over 10 years.

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Neighborhood Microbiome!

2:00a.m. to 5:00a.m.
Gallery of Art Center South Campus
950 S. Raymond
Los Angeles

The Human Microbiome is an environment of beneficial microorganisms that live on and in your body. Having a healthy and diverse microbiome is increasingly seen as an important method for better health. The class will explore what a healthy microbiome means and what are ways to ensure a healthy microbiome for ourselves and our community. By exploring together we will uncover our hidden bacterial neighborhood and how to move past the"icky" of bacteria. The class will be formatted as following: Introductions! 1. What is the microbiome? intro + information packets 2. What are ways to work with your microbiome? info 3. class forum/ talking, questions and suggestions by class 4. make kim chi (a natural probiotic) 5. prep table 6. mapping kit distribution/ students are given a kit to map their neighborhood microbiome ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Teacher will provide all materials ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
a pack of pens (for the class to write notes)
paper towels (to help clean up the class)
sample of your microbiome
snacks to share
stickers

About the teacher, Kristina L. Ortega

Kristina L. Ortega is a designer currently enrolled in Graduate Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design. Kristina is interested in systems and how individuals exist, benefit and tactically operate within them. Kristina perviously worked in the fashion industry.

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HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

When you project your radiance you become magnetic. Through yoga and meditation the aura is strengthened, and it glitters and sparkles with golden hues, giving you a radiance. When we are radiant in a pure, subtle, sophisticated manner, others are unconsciously drawn to us; therefore, we become prosperous. This workshop style Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class will work with the current Astrology to assist students in navigating these intense times of rapid and profound transformation. Students will learn basic mantras, meditations and exercises that will assist with releasing karmic blocks that hinder us on our path to greatness. Astrology is our roadmap; our birth chart is a navigational tool. When we learn to recognize the signs, and follow the signs, listening to our heart / soul, we truly come into balance... and balance is the key to happiness. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Open mind / heart; Yoga mat or blanket; Water to stay hydrated ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker but is not equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
champagne / chablis / sancerre
crystals / minerals
jewelry making / soldering lesson
massage / healing session / tarot, astro, numerology reading
vintage china teacups & saucers

About the teacher, Erica Marie Liscano

Erica Marie Liscano is a certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher, who works with astrology, crystals and dream-state to provide students with positive and profound results. Her focus as a teacher and healer is on sexuality and spirituality. She also holds degrees in Gender, Feminist and Comparative Religious Studies.

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Manila

Trade School Manila South Meetup

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market
CommerCenter, Alabang
Muntinlupa

Calling all interested teachers and volunteers! We have partnered up with The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market to bring Trade School Manila in the south! We wish to start classes in November and we need passionate individuals to sign up to volunteer or teach. Please help us realize our dream to widen Trade School Manila's reach!

Bring one of the following:
A friend
A passionate teacher
An arts & crafts enthusiast
An interested volunteer

About the teacher, Trade School Manila

We are a group of passion-driven individuals who love learning. Trade School Manila exists because we believe everyone can teach. We work on barter, because not everything should be monetised. We value practical skills and experiential knowledge. We believe that everyone can learn something new everyday. We see in each person the potential to be a teacher, someone who can’t wait to share their passion—be it a language, a craft, a skill, or even just an experience.

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Introduction to Papercutting

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

If you've always wanted to try papercutting but were intimidated or don't know where to start, this one's for you. If you've just started papercutting and want to learn a few tips to refine your skills, this class is for you too! :) Templates and worksheets will be provided. Please bring the following to class: - Cutting Mat - Cutter or craft knife - Your enthusiasm :)

Bring one of the following:
/bench GCs
Ayala Malls eGC
Fully Booked GCs
Landmark GCs
National Bookstore GCs
Rustans GCs
SM Department Store GCs (gift certificates)
SM Gift Cards

About the teacher, Liee Lozano

I have a day job as an editor, but I also do some design work on the side. I papercut to keep my sanity and because it's fun :)

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Norwich

Fabric Flowers

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Choose from a selection of fabric flowers to make into a brooch or other accessory. Brooch backs and hair grips will be provided, but if you think you might like something different then please bring it along. I'll bring a choice of fabrics, but again, if there's one you really love, then feel free to bring it and I'll help you make it into a lovely flower to take home.

Bring one of the following:
1 Metre Ruler (wooden or metal)
A surprise
Sewing scissors to use on the day
Snacks for the day (vegetarian)
Teen/young adult fantasy novel
Unwanted sewing supplies/fabric
Vegetarian dog treats

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I spend way too much time at my sewing machine, or hand sewing things for friends and family. I love fabric and buttons, and really like to see fabric go from a flat piece of something pretty into something functional and pretty.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
Clothes for an 11 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Empty jam jars with lids
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade biscuits or cakes
Kilner jars or bottles
Loose tea
Your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipe

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Making Your First Sourdough Bread

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

This class is aimed at newcomers to sourdough bread making. It will give simple step-by-step instructions on developing and caring for a sourdough starter. Students will learn to bake a delicious basic loaf and be given ideas for enhancing that loaf by changing the flour mix and adding additional ingredients. I will have samples available to try.

Bring one of the following:
Bread proving baskets
Cookbook
Large bread mixing bowl (non-metallic)
Organic bread flour
Surprise me

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I am a former teacher of history, now working for a charity providing housing for the homeless in Norwich. I am a passionate reader. I am also a passionate amateur cook, with a particular fondness for baking. I can also be found at many of the wine tastings held in the local area!

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Original and fun design for all abilities using recycled plastic milk bottles to make unique Xmas tree decorations. All materials supplied: this is an achievable task within one hour, resulting in a very attractive, fun decoration. (Do bring along your own plastic milk bottles - any size - if you can, make sure they are washed out well, and have the lid too.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Big cushion
Good Christmas Pudding
Granddad shirt for tall man, slim fit
Home made sloe gin
Norwich blend tea from Wilkinsons
Pedicure or Manicure - or both!
Pointy nosed pliers
Real wool cardigan size 14 or more
Slow cooker

About the teacher, Jessica Perry

Jessica Perry uses paper, clay, textiles, buttons and a whole range of recycled materials to produce intricate and colourful paintings, assemblages, necklaces and sculptures. A freelance artist for over 25 years, she combines commissions, exhibitions and art projects in schools, including family learning workshops. As well as restoring and repainting Norfolk Village signs, she has commissions for public art, murals, pub signs and other public spaces.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Find out how to play some of the now-forgotten parlour games that were popular for Christmas get-togethers over one hundred years ago. It's time to rediscover these traditional family games and introduce some more fun into your Christmas celebrations.

Bring one of the following:
Assorted nuts
Ceramic garden pots
Christmas decorations
Christmas wrapping paper
Fruit
Handmade Paper
Holly
Loaf tin for baking

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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Toronto

Waiting List

3:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto

Please check off the class you're interested in and you will be notified of any cancellations. It is possible we will have the workshop again in the future.

Bring one of the following:
Apple Sauce & Canning
Bread
Healthy Sweet Treats
How to Make the Perfect Pie Lattice
Kefir
Kombucha
Sauerkraut
Sustainable Eating

About the teacher, Trade School Organizer

Please share! https://www.facebook.com/events/1551154805096894

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East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto

Kefir. It looks like milk but tastes similar to yogurt. Many people have heard about it, but what exactly is it? How do you make it, what can you do with it, and why do some people call it a wonder food? The word kefir is derived from the Turkish word “keif”, which literally translates to the “good feeling”. Come and feel for yourself. During this workshop we will take a look at the different stages of kefir making, show you how to work with the kefir grains, and discuss several uses of kefir, including how to make a soft kefir cheese. ** Please bring a 250ml cup of milk to this class. ** Please be aware that we will work with milk kefir. It has less lactose then regular milk, similar to yogurt, but severe lactose intolerant might still have problems with this. ** Even though we talk about “kefir grains”, there are no real grains anywhere near this workshop.

Bring one of the following:
A 2 litre carton of dairy milk (up to 2 people)
A copy of your favorite gluten free recipe
A healthy snack to share with 3 people (up to 4 people)
A knitting lesson (1 person)
A professional make-up lesson (1 person)
Almond flour (up to 2 people)
Cans of tuna in water (up to 2 people)
Salad serving cutlery (1 person)
Some cheese (NOT cheddar or mozzarella)
Something you baked/cooked yourself sugar and grain free

About the teacher, Ellemiek Wintjes

My name is Ellemiek Wintjes, and I love to cook. Cooking for me is a way to be creative, and to experiment. If you give me a recipe I will hardly ever follow it to the letter, mostly because I improvise with items I have at home instead of going to a store and buying the required items. Being born and raised in the Netherlands, I basically grew up on dairy and cheese products. When I moved to Canada I used to make yogurt, but since this is relatively labor intense, I switched to kefir when I got a chance.

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East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto

Kombucha is a naturally carbonated fermented soda that’s as delicious as it is nutritious, though it can be tricky to make and expensive to buy. In this workshop, learn a tried-and-true method to brewing your own kombucha, making it right the first time and saving a ton of money in the process! In this workshop participants will receive a step-by-step guide with the recipe, some samples to try as well as plenty of ideas on how you can customize your brew. The various health benefits of kombucha will also be discussed.

Bring one of the following:
A beeswax candle
A bottle of your favourite hot sauce
A copy of your favourite food memory
A copy of your favourite inspirational quote
A plant-based recipe you love (eggs are cool)
A sugar-free treat to share with 5 people
A yoga class
Dark chocolate
Something homemade and tasty (preferably sugar/grain/dairy free)

About the teacher, Katie Rosenberg

Katie Rosenberg is a Toronto-based registered holistic nutritionist and recipe developer specializing in plant-based nutrition. She empowers people using her unique brand of candid and informative teaching, sharing that healthy choices can be delicious ones too! When not in the kitchen, she can be found trolling farmers markets, biking around the city like a speed demon, and eating good dark chocolate.

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East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto

In this workshop you will learn how to make nutritious shelf-stable apple sauce, receive a take away recipe to make your own plus samples to try! You will also learn: * introduction to WEFC, Co-ops, and our Community Cannery * buying or harvesting apples * why roasting is often better than boiling * three core safety principles for home canning * sterilising * what is safe to can and why * correct processing of jars

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite apple or fruit picking story
A couple of your favourite apple recipes
Nutritious bread to sample our apple sauce on
Nutritious gluten-free crackers to sample with our apple sauce
Some apple cider to share with the group
Some apples!
Some Mason jars with lids and rings

About the teacher, James Partanen

James Partanen an expert canner with many years of experience will be leading you through a delicious recipe and an in-depth discussion about canning and preserving. This will be a great way to learn new skills or brush up old ones. http://westendfood.coop

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Glorious Bread! More Please!

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
East End Arts (2nd Floor of Linsmore Tavern)
1298 Danforth Ave.
Toronto

Bread has been around for thousands of years for a good reason, it's delicious. While bread is available to buy almost everywhere there is food, it is a very simple thing to make at home. In this workshop you will learn about different recipes for bread, the step by step process of how to make a basic bread plus have the chance to try some samples! I will also briefly talk about the mass production of white flour and the effects of this on people's bodies.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of Zinfandel or Shiraz red wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A good reading book
A scented candle from Bath & Body Works
A small cactus plant
Parchment paper
Some sunflower planting seeds

About the teacher, Lina Lucifero

Lina hand-kneads each dough and creates artisanal loaves that range from green-olive to stone dark rye. I look at bread as a blank canvas for creativity. I love experimenting with new flavours and adding my own personal touch to each loaf of bread I bake. All of my recipes are created with time and patience. The fans of my bread and my creative side have both played a huge role in inspiring me to do more! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ www.LuciferoLoaves.Ca https://www.facebook.com/LuciferoLoaves

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Sauerkraut: Good For You!

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

During this workshop you will: • understand the nutritional benefits and learn about the history of fermented foods • learn how to prepare sauerkraut and fermented foods • know what to watch out for during the fermentation process • have the chance to try some sauerkraut samples!

Bring one of the following:
A 2 hour photography lesson (1 person)
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favorite homemade recipe
A vegetable, fruit or herb from your garden
Cliff Bars any flavor
Coconut flour (up to 2 people)
Dog treats (up to 2 people)
Mason jar with lid (up to 5 people)
Starbucks or Second Cup gift card
Your favourite HEALTHY snack to share with 3 people (up to 5 people)

About the teacher, Jillian Hillier

I'm in school for Culinary Management Nutrition at George Brown College and I started making my own fermented foods after I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011. Through my own research I realized how good they are for your body and how they help aid in gut health recovery which is also something I have always struggled with.

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Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

In this workshop, students will learn about the fine art of making pastry from scratch, as well as learning how to construct a lattice-topped pie. The class structure will be mostly demonstration-based, but students will also have a few opportunities to help out and get their hands floury. Each student will take home a copy of the recipe, as well as getting a chance to sample the pie at the end of the class. Learn how to bake like the pros!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A cookbook
A copy of your favourite recipe
A healthy houseplant
A knitted large mason jar cover
A mandoline for slicing (1 person)
A package of generic/blank stationery cards or thank you cards
A rolling pin (it’s time to stop using wine bottles for rolling dough!) (1 person)
Dark chocolate

About the teacher, Stephanie Murphy

Steph Murphy is a high school culinary arts teacher. She honed her kitchen skills as a cook onboard tall ships that sailed as far as the Baltic Sea and Antarctica, but she trained professionally at the Liaison College of Culinary Arts.

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Sustainable Eating!

6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

Join holistic-as-heck nutritionist Candace Bell (CNP) as she highlights different approaches to sustainable eating. Learn about the importance of organic foods (and what that really means), and collect tips on what to eat, when to eat it, and how to buy it. Find out how what you put on your plate can make for a greener planet and a body more in harmony with nature.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of bodywork or energy work (reiki, shiatsu, acupuncture)
A bag of organic avocados (1 person)
A bag of organic Brazil nuts (1 person)
A book about gastroenterology,GAPS,low FODMAPs or paleo diet, grain free eating or anything by Osho
A camera tripod (used is fine) (1 person)
A lamp (used is fine) (up to 2 people)
A lesson in Photoshop, Ibooks or InDesign
Organic dates, grapes, berries or apples (up to 4 people)
Social media, website maintenance, marketing or business coaching help
Trail mix to share with the class

About the teacher, Candace Bell

Candace Bell is a certified holistic nutritionist and visual artist with a deep love of food, and a special interest in digestion, creativity, emotional health, and the link between them. Visit Candace and learn more at www.thefeelgoodfoodies.com

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Healthy Sweet Treats!

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Victory Cafe (2nd Floor)
581 Markham St.
Toronto

I will be showing the simplicity of how sweet treats can actually be healthy! During my demo I will be making homemade “Lara Bars” and homemade truffles with all natural ingredients and no artificial additives. These bars and truffles are guilt-free indulgences and the flavour combos are endless. I will have printed recipe instructions to take home and samples for you to try.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine
A copy of your favourite healthy dessert recipe
A giftcard for a meal from FRESH
A journal
A Mason jar
A wooden wine box crate
A Wordpress lesson
Adobe lessons (Photoshop/Indesign/Illustrator)
Books on the Laws of Attraction
Gluten-free or vegan, raw baked goods
Homemade jam
Scented candles

About the teacher, Lorina Owen

My name is Lorina and I have a HUGE sweet tooth which lead to my love of “healthifying” recipes and baked goods. I started a blog a few years back called The Sweet Affair and a busy lifestyle put it on hold. I am working on getting it up and running again so I can share healthy recipes and inspire other through cooking and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. Check out my blog if you like! http://thesweetaffair.wordpress.com/

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West Norwood

How to Make a Killer Cappuccino

10:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Beamish & McGlue
461 Norwood Road
London SE27 9DQ

I'll let you in on the trade secrets of being a Beamish and McGlue barista. Including how to grind your beans, create the perfect foam and assembling your caffeine filled masterpiece.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public Festival Sat 25 Oct
Offer to teach your own Trade School class

About the teacher, Casey McGlue

Beamish & McGlue is a family business set up by Antonia Beamish & Casey McGlue . It is a corner shop with a difference. At Beamish&McGlue we believe passionately in inclusivity, this is behind the whole ethos of what we do. Our shop caters for everyone, our demographic is very varied, our pricing is competitive and we feel we have proved what we set out to four years ago: that healthy eating is not exclusive!

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How to fix a bike tyre

10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m.
The Old Library
14-16 Knights Hill
London SE27 0HY

I am prepared to demonstrate how to remove a tyre and repair a puncture plus other general maintenance needs. I appreciate that modern cycles are more refined than those I rode, but the basics remain the same.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a bike we can practise on
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring an item to donate to the Library of Things
Bring your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Denis Frost

Although I am turned 70 yrs of age I am fully mobile, active etc. I am no longer a cyclist, but from the age of 5 when I was given my first '2 wheeler' with solid rubber tyres I loved the freedom which cycling offers. I was fortunate enough to be able to afford a motor cycle at age 20, so for me 'pedal pushing' lost a lot of it's attraction, but in the early years I learned to maintain my cycles with knowledge from elder brothers.

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How To Write An Eye Catching CV

10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

By using colour, an alternative layout and eye catching words, learn how to make your CV STAND OUT and get the job!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your CV
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public festival Sat 25 Oct

About the teacher, Rachel Johnson

Since being a Recruitment Consultant, many years ago, I had a natural desire to help people find work. Unknowingly family, friends and even friends of friends saw my talent and it was obvious to them that I was the person to go to if they wanted to get the job! This year I have had a light bulb moment and realised I had a skill that was worth sharing. Where better to start sharing my job hunting tips than the “Trade School”!

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Social media for business

11:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Social media training will allow you to make the most of key networks to build a community of support, reach customers and make sales. Understand the underlying principles of social media to engage with your clients and formulate an action plan that combines the key social media networks and tools.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend with you
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Invite someone else to the class on social media
Offer to teach something yourself

About the teacher, Tania Jackson

I am an expert in helping companies identify and build their personal brand online; incorporating the social media branding aspects of online marketing. I live locally in West Norwood.

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Floral Hall Shop
370-372 Norwood Road
London SE27 9AA

Join us to see how to create a beautiful floral masterpiece for the festive season. Including tips on picking and preparing your flowers, colour combinations and arrangement.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public Festival Sat 25 Oct
Offer to teach a class of your own

About the teacher, Linda

Floral Hall is a florist and garden centre in the heart of West Norwood high street.

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How to make your own window box

11:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
The Old Library
14-16 Knights Hill
London SE27 0HY

Using a few pieces of wood and some simple techniques, I'll show you how to create your own window box ready to plant flowers, herbs or veg.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public festival Sat 25 Oct
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Richard Easthope

I am part of Lambeth Freshview - we help residents who want to plant or paint with neighbours to brighten up their street

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Spanish

11:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Basic Spanish - enjoy a cup of a tea and a chat and learn a new language in a social way!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Help spread the word about the class and invite more people along
Take part in something else at Open to the Public Festival

About the teacher, Beatrice Anderson

Hello, My LinkedIn page says it all really: Freelance Language and cultural events, Stylist and sometime Bespoke designer (+ also full time mum of a teenager, that is not on there because parenthood and job search = not always compatible ! ) I am a born enthusiast of all that is Design and Craft + Linguistic. Look forward to meeting with you.

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How to Knit

12:30p.m. to 1:00p.m.
L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

Casting on and off, and basic stitches. Bring any projects you are working on if you have them. We have plenty of wool for everyone!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Bring your knitting needles (if you have them)
Come to something else at Open to the Public - festival of project ideas
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Beatrice Anderson

Hello, My LinkedIn page says it all really: Freelance Language and cultural events, Stylist and sometime Bespoke designer (+ also full time mum of a teenager, that is not on there because parenthood and job search = not always compatible ! ) I am a born enthusiast of all that is Design and Craft + Linguistic. Look forward to meeting with you.

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Photography Basics

1:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

This will be a non-very technical class. Covering basic aspects of manual photography, light, focus and composition. If you have a camera - please bring it with you.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your camera to practise with
Bring your enthusiasm
Help make West Norwood jam at another time on the day

About the teacher, Luciana Cacciatore

I am a professional journalist and photographer based in West Norwood. I also worked in the media and broadcasting industries in my hometown Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

I'll be teaching two basics techniques that can be used in many other different projects, namely the Simple Loop ( or Unwrapped Loop ) and the Wire Wrapped Loop. I will be providing beads and other findings and some of these come from the Geranium Shop for the Blind. Everyone gets to take home what they make!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring some old jewellery or beads
Bring your enthusiasm
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Stefania Ghiandoni

I'm a middle aged Italian lady living in West Norwood, working as a cleaner AND a massage therapist ( I know, odd combination ), who loves to keep her hands busy with all sorts of crafts and activities, with a slight tendency to hoarding ( who knows, it might come in handy...I could turn it into...with a coat of paint...this sort of style ), annoyingly curious about almost ANYTHING and always excited when it comes to learning something new.

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Frangipani Cafe
96 Knights Hill
London SE27 0JL

Basic conversational French to help you survive your next holidays!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public - festival of project ideas
Offer to share a skill of your own

About the teacher, Guillaume Barad

I am from the south west of France and have been living in London for almost 6 years working in furniture. Not a teacher but I do love languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian) and will be happy to share a few tips and key words, and answer your questions about some French habits :)

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Design a planted tub garden

2:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Floral Hall - garden centre
Adjacent to 17 Lansdowne Hill
London SE27

Join one of the Floral Hall Team at their outdoor Garden Centre on Lansdowne Hill, just off of Norwood Road, to learn all about choosing your plants, when to plant, soil requirements and drainage, and maintenance. To create your very own container garden at home!

Bring one of the following:
Bring a friend
Bring a surprise for the teacher
Bring your enthusiasm
Come to something else at Open to the Public Festival Sat 25 Oct
Help plant trees in the Open Orchard in November

About the teacher, Linda

Floral Hall is a florist and garden centre in the heart of West Norwood high street.

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Straight forward Sushi

5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.
SRA Kitchen
45 Knights Hill
London SE27 0HS

We would like to teach you how to make basic rolls with easily accessible ingredients. We'll give a quick introduction into cooking the rice, where to get the ingredients and then crack on with the rolling using bamboo mats. The mats are yours to keep so you can keep up the good work from home.

Bring one of the following:
A magic trick!
A plant
A warm hat
An old Xmas jumper
Any fresh fruit
Wetsuit or any wetsuit parts

About the teacher, Harry Bucknell

Japanese mother and son who have lived in West Norwood for over 15 years. By no means sushi experts but love Sushi and have made it many times before.

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