They say there is nothing new under the sun.
We are always repurposing energy, reliving and relearning how to use the tools we already have.
At the end of the month, some key Cork organisations dedicated to promoting sustainable fashion and living are hosting a collaborative event in Blackrock to help you to revive your old or pre-loved belongings.
SERVE, Cork Zero Waste, Cork Clothes Swap and Repair, Cork Repair Cafe as well as artist Silvio Severino will host (Re) New Tidings in Blackrock on Saturday, January 29th with a line-up of activities for the entire eco-fam.
Here’s what’s happening:
- Cork Zero Waste will host a seed and plant swap, as well as an interactive game (To Bin or Not to Bin) designed to test your recycling expertise starting from 11 am; Cork Clothes Exchange’s swap shop takes place throughout the day- they will be accepting five pieces of washed clothing (to swap for as many items as you like); Cork Repair Cafe and Cork Clothes Swap invite you to bring along any bits that need a touch of TLC to the sewing repair station where the crew will demonstrate how to sew and discuss clothes repairs. You can also brainstorm with like-minded folks on how to fix your bike and electricals.
- Brazilian collage artist, illustrator, photographer, and animator Silvio Severino will host a collage-making workshop on the day. Silvio will provide materials but you are welcome to bring your own used or waste paper.
- Irish charity SERVE will be sharing simple recipes daily to encourage homemade cooking and you are also welcome to swap any cookbooks that are currently gathering dust in your kitchen.
On top of all that, participants will learn how to say “Happy New Year” in South-East Asian languages to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
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(Re) New Tidings takes place at the Scala Retreat and Conference Centre in Blackrock on Sunday, January 29th from 11am-1pm.
Entry is free but registration is encouraged if you want to partake in any of the swaps and workshops. A suggested donation of €5 is encouraged to help with costs on the day. You can register and donate by buying a ticket on Eventbrite here.