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“Skills on wheels”

Trade School is an alternative, self organised school that runs on barter, where residents bring simple items requested by the person who has a skill to share! Anyone can teach something they are passionate about and these sessions are always such good fun.

In Thames, Trade Schools are going on tour, stopping off at locations around the ward in an amazing community bus. We welcome you to come along, learn something new and celebrate the amazing skills that people have in our borough.


The Rivergate Centre

Tuesday 5 November | 3.00 - 8.00pm


Share and Mend | Station Set Up

3.00 - 7.00pm

Come along and mend or swap your clothes. Bring along some fabric or some sewing needles to take part!


Leather Pockets

3.00 - 4.30pm

Learn how to turn scrap leather in to lovely little pockets. Bring along an old leather item that you don’t mind cutting up


Pasta from Scratch

4.00 - 6.00 pm

Learn how to make pasta from scratch and cook it at home! Bring along a cookie cutter to cut your favourite shape!


Upstuff | Drawstring Bags

5.00 - 6.30pm

Turn old clothes into little pouches whilst learning the sewing basics! Bring along an old cotton shirt or pillow case to take part!


The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar

3.30 - 4.30pm

Share the joy of reading with children and bring the story to life with magic dinosaur paint! Bring along some snacks for the children to enjoy, or arrive early to help get set up!


Intro to Hand Sewing

4.30 - 5.30pm

Learn the basics of hand sewing with Lucy in this fun intro session. Bring along some fabric or some sewing needles to take part!


Origami Flowers

6.00 - 7.30pm

Learn how to make gorgeous origami flower decorations which can be used all year round! Bring along some glitter or ribbon to decorate your paper flowers!


Cosy Crafts

3.00 - 4.30pm

Join Kendra as she shows how to get creative with everyday craft activities. Bring along a craft idea you’d like to get started


Pasta Shapes

4.30 - 6.30pm

Ellie will be sharing how to make fresh pasta and cutting them into exciting shapes with you. Bring along a bowl and fork and of course your favourite thing to eat with pasta!


Bunting Station

5.00 - 7.30pm

Learn how to make old clothes and fabrics into bright and beautiful tassel bunting! Bring along some old colourful fabric or clothes to turn into tassels.

The Rivergate Centre

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Sue Bramley

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