Trade School is a way for communities to share skills, learn from each other and come together. The school runs on barter, so workshop leaders can ask for things they need other than money — a pot of jam, a loaf of bread, seeds for planting etc. Trade Schools are starting up all over, and we’re excited about helping start one here.
No skill is too small for trade school and we’re sure you have something to offer, but we’d love to welcome you to join us just to learn a skill as well!
If you have a skill you would like to share or are an organisation who would like to offer a either a space, volunteers or a great way for learners to share their new skills at the end of a programme please contact us at [email protected]. To RSVP either go to our Trade School Meetup Page or click RSVP below.
Calligraphy Workshop – 16th April
Learn how to write the Gothic alphabet in this relaxed workshop – ideal for beginners, suitable for ages 6 and above.
Workshop Leader: Joao Abbott-Gribben
What can you bring as barter? Just bring yourself or Dark Chocolate, Fruit, Berocca, AA Batteries, Flapjack.
To book please visit our meet up page or email [email protected]
Learn to Knit – 30th April
Learn to knit a coffee cup cosy.
Learn to crochet a granny square.
How many Smarties would it take to fill a swimming pool? – 4th June
Ever wondered how to start answering impossible questions? Practise the art of guesstimation and approach problems with confidence!
Bring a calculator if you wish (it’s not a mental maths exercise after all).
Workshop Leader: Mel Abraham
What can you bring as barter? Your favourite herb or spice for cooking? Then I’d be able to make some more interesting meals.
Cosy Corner Storytelling – 7th June
An afternoon of storytelling and play. Suitable for ages 6-8 years — all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Workshop Leader: Claire Sexton
What can you bring as barter? An orange