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FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

open to all. through play we will find out just how powerful the ridiculous can be in unlocking our potential to shine. drawing upon games used in physical theatre, japanese butoh, dance, voice-work and fooling, this physical workshop will be really fun, and you might surprise yourself.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
easter eggs or chocolate

About the teacher, Margherita Franceschi

I have always loved to move my body with music. From 16-19 I studied contemporary dance, and then I discovered theatre. I studied for 2 years in an acting academy in Rome, and more recently discovered clowning.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Beginners introduction to Adobe Creative Suite. Learn how to adapt, enhance and transform digital images. Bring your own laptop with Photoshop (you can download a free trial version http://www.adobe.com/downloads/), or just come along to watch, learn and take notes.

Bring one of the following:
Drawings of whales (in black and white)
Fruit
Potted plants
Second hand books on design/architecture/urban issues
Vegan recipe

About the teacher, Tanya Murray

Hi! I have an undergraduate degree in Architecture and an MSc Urban Development Planning. I've got a few years experience in the field. I'm Canadian, vegan and interested in social enterprise and community architecture and planning.

How to grow food in the city

8:00a.m. to 9:30a.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

At FARM:shop we are growing as much food as we can in a shop. With rooftop chickens, a tilapia fish aquaponics system with floating salad beds, outdoor polytunnel, basement mushroom and vertical growing walls. We'll spend half the class on the types of sustainable growing methods and half the time on practical planting and growing activities.

Bring one of the following:
Books on urban growing, or recipe books for the mini library
Vegetable or salad seeds to plant
Water spray bottles, for watering seedlings indoors

About the teacher, Kristen Cheng

I signed up to FARM at the beginning of last year and started learning about the growing world of urban farming and sustainable farming techniques from then on. I currently manage the growing, cafe and venue.

FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

I can advise on targetting the right company to send your manuscript to, and how it should be presented. My 'skills' come from crafty stuff to my editorial work in publishing, which might be useful to aspiring writers or editors out there.

Bring one of the following:
Art
Bike repair help
Books
Home made things
Recipes

About the teacher, Alexandra Koken

Hey! I work in children's book publishing where I edit books for 3 to 9 year old kids and their pesky parents. I also do knitting and sewing, speak German and French, make apple crumble to die for and read lots.

Making usable websites

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

How to plan, design and build and who to ask to do it (website design advice)

Bring one of the following:
costume or set design
fabric (including old clothes in nice fabric)
pots (ceramic for a balcony)
seeds, cuttings, compost, bulbs
sewing lesson

About the teacher, Rae Spungin

I have two (main) parts to my life: I am an IT professional who freelances as a usability expert and am also a circus performer and organiser of performances. I have a degree in Social and Political Sciences and a Masters in Electronic Communications and Publishing and have completed a number of courses in Circus Skills in London including foundation courses at The Generating Company and The Hangar.

FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

How to create and look after a self contained wormery - composter. Particularly useful for people living in flats with no access to a garden.

Bring one of the following:
Hand-knitted scarf
Lesson in photographic retouching
Old furniture
Old picture frame
Original illustration
Potted plant

About the teacher, Ansel and Steph

I have a degree in Graphic Design (who doesn't) and am co-founder of a creative agency (who isn't). Neither of these are facts are useful for compost making. I have inherited my Nan's green fingeredness and have a very small concrete balcony. Both of these facts are relevant to my workshop.

How to change the world

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

We will take you on tour of amazing creative projects from around the globe, build new worlds with lego, map like you've never mapped before, and leave you feeling like you can walk out and change the world...

Bring one of the following:
Brainfood
Mapping tools, things you can stick, place, pin
Music suggestions
Pieces of lego
World changing book

About the teacher, London

FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Objective: Learn Cyanotype process and make photograms on different materials as watercolour paper or fabric. Scheme of Work: - Cyanotype Intro / History, Artists and process. - How to mix the Chemicals and how to coat the paper. - How to produce a print. - Experimenting. - Evaluating the prints and recap of the process. Materials: Lamp, chemicals and objects to produce photograms It will be helpful if students can bring along papers to produce the prints.

Bring one of the following:
Art & Craft materials
Old Black & White photos and Negatives
Old film cameras
Second hand Photography Books
Something made by yourself

About the teacher, Miriam Baez

I am a freelance photographer and Art teacher. I am in love with analogue photography old photographic processes. And I love to share them with people, so we can keep old photography alive! Currently I am studying a teaching course at Camberwell College of Arts and this is how I discovered Trade School.

Yoga for Beginners

11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Wear comfortable clothes and bring warm layers for relaxing in.

Bring one of the following:
Beautifully decorated mix CDs
Beautifully decorated mix CDs
Cake of all kinds
Cake of all kinds
Exciting recipes to use overripe bananas
Exciting recipes to use overripe bananas

About the teacher, Catherine Forrester

I'm a former history student turned yoga teacher and vegetarian cook

FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Do you remember those victorian-style peepshow/tunnel children's books that create 3-D scenery if pulled out from flat? I used to spend my days reading those kind of books when I was a child and I would like to teach you how to make a simple version of them. I would need everybody to bring funny/weird/dark/interesting images (photocopies, photos, pictures from magazines, the more the better) to share with the group, and I would choose a short story to illustrate: the imaginary world suggested by the story and the personal choice of the images brought by everybody can offer new amazing narratives and surprising solutions that I am curious to discover. You would also need to bring some tools - glue, scissors, ruler and cutting mat and scalpel (if you feel confident with it).

Bring one of the following:
60's-70's french movies in dvd
a lamp
advice/help on how to organize an exhibition
old illustrated books
potted plants for my new house

About the teacher, linda toigo

I am a former architect and now I work as a free lance graphic designer, I like illustration and I love books: I read them, I make them, I alter them, burn them, cut them, tear them.

FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Learn to identify and name the parts on a bicycle Understand how and why to clean and lube your bike Learn how to make minor set up adjustments Learn how to fix a puncture properly

Bring one of the following:
An illustration of a pet
Animal related book
Loose leaf tea
Tea pot
Tea strainer

About the teacher, Georgie Wood

I am a Commercial Manager for a bicycle company and a trained bikeability instructor and Trail Leader. I have taught basic maintenance to both children and adults. I love riding bikes and I wish everyone rode them everywhere!

Open Poetry Workshop

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
FARM:shop
20 Dalston Lane
London GB

Poets and poetry-lovers alike are welcome to share a favorite or original poem with the group for discussion/constructive critique (one each due to length of workshop). Copies for the group, though optional, would be helpful. There are no limits for what type of poetry you choose share; lesser-known poets, bilingual-translated work, or even an Old English epic are all valid, fantastic points of departure. The goal of this "workshop," if there is one, is to experience language: pure, oral, human.

Bring one of the following:
Art materials
Organic fruit
polaroid film
potted plants or flowers
second-hand novels
surprise
used instruments
used sewing machine

About the teacher, Christine Cheon

In the midst of whining about my recently dislocated knee at my local coffee-hangout, I was handed a flyer about the tradeschool by a polite peruvian guy and was intrigued. I love words and miss sharing them in a structured, productive group context. The last time I did so was in college, where I majored in English Literature and participated in a poetry workshop with Louise Gluck. I do not see myself at all as a poetry teacher, only a kind of mediator for the happening that is language.

You versus photography

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

A short introduction to digital photography including: 1. historical and cultural background of photography as such; 2. most commonly used settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO); 3. practical approach to gained knowledge. The class is aimed at people who want to get friendly with the subject and have some fun with the camera.

Bring one of the following:
a book you liked and have on your shelf
a4 slip case portfolio for displaying & storing photos
basic French lesson
black and white film e.g. Fuji, Kodak, Fomapan
gardening advice
mixing jug (for chemicals used in darkroom)
photo developing dish

About the teacher, Agnieszka Ajchel

I am a qualified IT engineer who also has education in English, Marketing and Photography. I was always fascinated by digital format so I took up photography and discovered that there is much more to it than you would think. I would love to share my knowledge with other people because only then what I know is useful.

Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

Learning how to make a fun-tastic ice cream experiments with dried ice. Our summer menu are Lemon Mascapone Sherbet and Mojito Sorbet. We will prepare all the ingredients and equipments. Let's have fun and have a great experience with us ;)

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Awesome cookbook
Best cupcake in London
Comfy Ice cream scoop
Fresh flowers
Fresh summer fruits

About the teacher, FLAT - 6 studio

FLAT 6 - studio is Mint Jarukittikun, Dia Koshihadej and Tusy Nittaramorn; an occasional design collective based in London. Mint's background is a graphic designer and she is currently studying MA Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Dia and Tusy are product and industrial designers, both are studying MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Since 2010 the trio has come together sharing the passion about creative in art and design. They are specialised in Food Design, Creative Catering and Ice cream Monger.

Brick Factory

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

This will be an introduction into the way i use different pouring techniques for making unique colours and textures to create surprising outcomes. An insight into the way i mix and use concrete to create my work. During the class you will be able to see and take part in making a few features for the site.Using white and grey cement with a range of different aggregates to create unexpected outcomes.

Bring one of the following:
Black sand (or other interesting sand, not from builders merchants)
Bottle of Ale
Contacts, useful for finding new or free materials
Good Sandwich (if someone else is bringing one, that's enough for lunch, please pick something else!)
Help with production on site another day, to make a concrete carpet
Natural powder pigments or metal pigments to cast with

About the teacher, Henry Lawrence

I am an Artist and Maker based in South East London. I have been working freelance and making my own work for the last 5 years. I'm really interested in casting and the unexpected results that often come when you work in such an unpredictable way. This is twinned with a good knowledge of mould making that allows me achieve this.

Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

Giving people the knowledge of analysing films and texts through semiotics and textual analysis. A seminar on analysing print media, such as adverts and articles to see what is represented and stereotyped through media texts. Learn how to read between the lines and leave feeling you are not just a passive audience.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Chai tea
Chocolate cake
Paintbrushes
Plant

About the teacher, Betheny Hall

I am a qualified Media teacher who has had experience writing for print and online publications. I have also taught for the last 2 years in from GCSE up to A-Level, as well as BTEC. I am a 24 year old Londoner who is passionate about print and analysis. I also like to ride my bike.

Dancing the Irish Way

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

Come get jiggy with it! Get stuck into some Irish Céilidh dancing (traditional group dances), learning the basic steps and a little history of the dance form, before jumping straight into the action. Depending on class size, you will learn a handful of group dances, spinning and to-and-fro-ing with your fellow classmates, before skipping away with some new moves to break out at your next Céilidh. Whether you are a first timer or a tailored pro, come along for a bit of Irish fun! *Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in (and don't mind getting a bit sweaty), and some water.

Bring one of the following:
A punny drawing
A vintage trinket
An hour of rehearsal space
An obscure food ingredient
Something lucky

About the teacher, Rachel Karasik

I started Irish dancing at the age of 5, and have barely stopped since. I've been lucky enough to perform at some pretty amazing places, compete at the national and international level, and taught young dancers for 6 years before moving to the UK. Meanwhile, I spend my days as the community and engagement manager for Casserole, a local food project that lets neighbours share food with their local area, run by FutureGov, and occasionally my nights as half of a supper club called Bream Team.

Knitting for Beginners

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

Once you've been shown once knitting is like riding a bike, despite your best efforts you will never forget! This will be an introductory class for beginners and we will be making the first squares for a quilt. If you get started in July you'll finish just in time for those dark winter nights and if you only make one square than you've got a natty pocket handkerchief! More advanced knitters are also welcome. Some wool and needles will be provided but you're encouraged to bring your own (despite what you might have heard, cheap wool and plastic needles are fine).

Bring one of the following:
Door Hooks
Fairy Lights
Oil Pastels
Old Virago Books
Special Green Tea (I get excited by tea and knit... yeah)
Turpentine

About the teacher, Beulah Maud Devaney

Hi, I used to run a Stitch n Bitch group at university and now regularly attend the Shoreditch Sisters WI Knit and Knatter. I've taught a lot of people to knit and can do most stitches but patchy at increasing and decreasing, hence the whole 'knit a square' thing. I can provide wool and needles for around 12 people but would need the needles back at the end of the evening. I'll also make some basic 'how-to' sheets for people to take away with them.

LETTERPRESS PRINTATHON

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

LETTERPRESS Using some trays of disparate wooden type; hopefully a bookpress if it is not too heavy, some rollers & some ink: Play Around to create signage, posters, cards, anonymous communications (defy those handwriting experts!) Be Political; Make poetry: Invite people to serial occasions: Use a bit of lino to cut pictures for your words….make a mini Zine….the limitations are only in your head: WORD & IMAGE PRINTATHON

Bring one of the following:
Amaze me!
Bicycle maintenance help (one bicycle)
Help moving stuff to dump/recycling
Help with garden
Nice Food

About the teacher, Kitty Reford

I am an artist & an educator in higher & adult education and I am interested in peripheral spaces & positive social change. I am also interested in the peripatetic provision of seemingly static & space or facility bound practices into the wider world & the community of people; I suppose I am still celebrating, in that small way, the invention of the wheel; alongside the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg.

Build a Bug Hotel

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

A practical introduction to creating a bug hotel. Whether you have a balcony, a garden or a community space, learn how to create habitats for the wild in your life. In the workshop we will: - learn why minibeasts are an important part of our ecosystem - find out how they help us in the garden, and how we can help them. - design and build a bug hotel - Share ideas and inspiration for how to make your own bug hotels at home.

Bring one of the following:
A massage
A mix CD/playlist for listening to in the morning
A mug (used is fine)
A recipe for the last delicious dinner you cooked
Snacks to share with the group

About the teacher, Alex Collings

Alex Collings - Trainer, Get Growing Alex is excited by people and food which naturally took her to growing, where they meet. She has been running a popular ‘Growing Club’ on Somerford Grove Estate in Hackney for the last three years, training residents to grow, care for and harvest their own food. This year she is helping communities to set up their own clubs as part of the Estate to Plate project as well as giving tailored support to groups and individuals. Get Growing Ltd is a social enterprise that trains people how to grow food organically.

Willow Lantern Making

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

During the session, participants will learn to make a willow lantern framework of their own design. Frameworks will be covered and decorated. Advise will be given during the session on methods of illuminating the creations so they can be enjoyed at home, extending the length of time we can spend outside on beautiful evenings. Skills learned are fully transferrable, so go home and make more.

Bring one of the following:
Any handmade/crafted item
Crystals
Feathers
Interesting pieces of wood
Plants

About the teacher, Emma Lucas

Having taught Drama/Dance in Essex Secondary schools for 10 years, I started my own playground design business (Positive Playgrounds) and have been trading for 6 years. A sister company (Willow Phoenix) sprang up alongside this, when we started building willow labyrinths at festivals as a team building exercise. The willow lanterns are part of our decor, helping to light the way at night time. We hope you enjoy them.

Introduction to Street/Urban Art

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

Street Art and Urban Styles such as Graffiti are starting to become mainstream popular. In this class I will show you some of the beginning techniques, and methods such as using you imagination to turn inanimate objects such as a road sign or lamp shade, into something completely different. Come along if you ever wanted to know more, hear a few stories, or always just wanted to use a spray can. Bring a few random objects with you (previous items included cardboard box, lampshades, pillow case) as this is what you may be experimenting with. Also bring any pencils/pens/paper or anything else you may want to use. I will bring what I can i.e spray cans. Be Inspired!

Bring one of the following:
A Can of Strawberry Mirinda
A Comic (Any, old or new)
Blank Canvases (any size)
Felt Tips
Paint Brushes
Paints (any medium from Ink to Spray Cans)
Photoshop Advanced Lessons

About the teacher, Anthony-Ray Brampton

Artist, Designer and Creative Consultant. Used to be very involved with Graffiti, till I took a step back to be more involved with my family. I have now started to embrace art more, and get more involved, but more importantly to inspire others who may want to get involved. Be Inspired!

REVAMPING FURNITURE

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Canning Town Caravanserai
100-116 Silvertown Road
Canning Town GB

LEARN TO CLEAN, SAND, PAINT AND VARNISH VINTAGE FURNITURE. We will bring 5 pieces of small furniture with us to show you the techniques. You can also bring your own furniture if you wish to. We have enough resources for everyone to take part, our requested barter items will be used in our workshop.

Bring one of the following:
EGGSHELL PAINT
LINSEED OIL
PAINT BRUSHES

About the teacher, OUT OF THE DARK

OUT OF THE DARK RECYCLES, RESTORES AND REVAMPS SALVAGED FURNITURE AS A MEANS TO TRAIN, EDUCATE AND EMPLOY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS.

Make social circles

5:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

As a metaphor for how social networks organically grow and multiply, create your own social circles using curated mark making materials and canvases; from charcoal and colourful pastels, to vinyl and hula hoops.

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Beccy McCray

Beccy McCray explores playful, socially engaged art and design using a multi-disciplinary approach in whatever realm necessary to create imaginative acts of resistance and more human moments in the world. Elevating the everyday and the things that really matter, she aims to break down boundaries between art, activism and everyday life. Her practice ultimately aims to spread a little joy and inspire positive change at a grass roots level, using creativity to communicate environmental and social ideals that go hand in hand.

Create your scenario

7:00a.m. to 8:30a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

Building on our Future Scenarios 2020, you’ll be able to create your own scenarios of how you want the future to look like, helping build a live collaborative exhibition of imagined futures.

Bring one of the following:
A skill you'd like to share
A surprise
Communications & marketing help
Design help
Some nibbles

About the teacher, Noel Hatch

I love bring people together to use creative techniques to understand & design solutions to social issues. I try and involve people from different disciplines to develop ideas to tackle local challenges. I support people to use research & design techniques to work with communities and work with young people to use creative approaches to develop creative activities & festivals.

Play an urban game

8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

Play an urban game with people from different European cities! Connect live with people from across Europe to experience different urban spaces and cultures while re-discovering your own neighbourhood! Join by foot or bike. What if you could discover different cultures and cities through feeling them, seeing them, hearing them and even touching them? We’ve created mini games where you can do just that! Participants can play these mini-games individually or together.

Bring one of the following:
A skill you'd like to share
A surprise
Communications & marketing help
Design help
Some nibbles

About the teacher, Noel Hatch

I love bring people together to use creative techniques to understand & design solutions to social issues. I try and involve people from different disciplines to develop ideas to tackle local challenges. I support people to use research & design techniques to work with communities and work with young people to use creative approaches to develop creative activities & festivals.

Remake the city

8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

Want to help create the city of the future? Using a mixture of materials from card to clay, come and design & make solutions that can help people find work in the city.

Bring one of the following:
A skill you'd like to share
A surprise
Card
Chalk
Clay
Disused materials that can be used to create art
Lego / Playmobil figures
Magazines to cut out
Old clothes
Paints
Some nibbles
String

About the teacher, Noel Hatch

I love bring people together to use creative techniques to understand & design solutions to social issues. I try and involve people from different disciplines to develop ideas to tackle local challenges. I support people to use research & design techniques to work with communities and work with young people to use creative approaches to develop creative activities & festivals.

Remap the city

8:30a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

Imagine you’re in 2020 and you have to try and make a living - Use the city and your creativity to source food and housing, employ your skills and find other people to collaborate with in this future scenario. Bring your camera / smart phone as we'll be taking photos!

Bring one of the following:
A skill you'd like to share
A surprise
Communications & marketing help
Design help
Some nibbles

About the teacher, Noel Hatch

I love bring people together to use creative techniques to understand & design solutions to social issues. I try and involve people from different disciplines to develop ideas to tackle local challenges. I support people to use research & design techniques to work with communities and work with young people to use creative approaches to develop creative activities & festivals.

Develop a workers coop

4:30a.m. to 5:30a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

This short workshop will look at what a workers’ co-op is, consider the pros and cons, think about the political aspects of co-ops and look at the seven principles of co-operation!

Bring one of the following:
A 2nd hand calculator if possible?!
Active participation
Mobile phones on silent if possible
Second hand padded envelopes if possible?!
We would like people to tell 3 other people about www.seedsforchange.org.uk

About the teacher, Seeds of Change

Sharon Brown has post-graduate qualifications in experiential learning, and has worked in the field of learning and development for 10 years. Sharon became engaged in grassroots activism at the first Climate Camp in 2006, and more recently became involved with co-ops, by joining one 18 months ago!

Facilitating consensus

5:30a.m. to 6:30a.m.
Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

Consensus is not only a decision making tool, but a process that builds group consciousness through mutual understanding. If used appropriately it can empower individuals and groups and improve collaboration. In this short session we will look at the benefits of consensus, conditions required for consensus to work, and good practices to follow.

Bring one of the following:
A graphic design or a photo that we can use on the GlobalSkillsXChange site and media platforms to promote skill-sharing
Follow https://twitter.com/GSkillsXChange
Like https://www.facebook.com/Globalskillsxchange
Tell a friend about GlobalSkillsXChange
We would like to set up a team to develop an interactive online platform for GlobalSkillsXChange….do you have the skills?

About the teacher, Ludovica Rogers

Ludovica Rogers has been actively involved in Occupy since October 15 2011 taking on a variety of activities. Last June with others she set up GlobalSkillsXChange which, inspired by the new wave of experimentation in activism and citizen engagement, aims to provide spaces and platforms to share skills between groups both locally and internationally.

Makerversity
Somerset House
London GB

We look at how to share strategies and experiences from current and past movements in order to move beyond recreating power relations from capitalist society (multiple oppressions of socio-economics, gender, race, class) within our communities and beyond.

Bring one of the following:
A graphic design or a photo that we can use on the GlobalSkillsXChange site and media platforms to promote skill-sharing
Follow https://twitter.com/GSkillsXChange
Like www.facebook.com/Globalskillsxchange
Tell a friend about GlobalSkillsXChange
We would like to set up a team to develop an interactive online platform for GlobalSkillsXChange….do you have the skills? get in touch!

About the teacher, Ludovica Rogers

Julie Timbrell works in community engagement, participatory democracy and arts development - with a focus on developing creative projects that involve people in decision making & community building. Julie is interested in how creative, collaborative projects can bring people together to create a more beautiful world; one which embodies the principles of social, economic and environmental justice. She helped develop Cafe Conversations in Southwark with people with learning disabilities, drawing on the World Cafe movement, and developed the Silver Sounds festival with older people ( http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/mar/10/musicnews.music) She also project managed a Democracy Commission in local government, which focused on making the council assembly more participative. She has been involved in Occupy London since the beginning, helping to set up StarBooks occupation library and Tent City University. Julie has also been involved in putting on assemblies, workshops and skill sharing. http://globalskillsxchange.net