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Spring Clean and DIY day – 28th April

On 28th April from 11am – 4pm the Remakery is having a DIY and Spring Clean day.

We’re having a Spring Clean!
 
There are many small jobs that need doing at the Remakery, and we need lots of help to give the building an MOT.
 
We need help with:
– Organising materials
– Sweeping and mopping
– Gardening
– Making signage
– Wiping down surfaces
– Sorting through paint tins
– Filling holes
– Cleaning and repairing tools
 
There will be food, drink and music provided.

Find a workshop space and join a community

Looking for an affordable making space?

If you’re someone who makes, designs, or runs workshops, the Remakery provides both an affordable workshop space and a network of people to meet, plan and work with. We have a number of shared spaces, as well as some storage for materials and projects.

The shared spaces we currently have are:

2 rooms for working with hand tools – these include benches, vices and storage space.

1 machine room with table saw, lathe, pillar drill and ventilation. This room is currently being redeveloped but will be back up and running soon.

1 fabric workshop space with sewing machines.

1 screen printing room with lightboxes and drying racks.

We also have a tool room containing basic hand and portable power tools, a large store of wood, fabric and other materials, and a workspace with tables and chairs for discussion, design and research.

If you’re interested in looking at one of the spaces, contact sam@remakery.org

We’re looking for hosts and volunteers

 

This year we’re looking to increase the number of events we run, organise our storage and building spaces, provide better access to materials for workshops and develop better resources for inductions and projects. We’re looking for volunteers and hosts to join our existing group and to bring more activity, energy, skills and ideas into the Remakery.

Apart from one paid staff member the Remakery is volunteer run, and the character of the Remakery depends heavily on who is working here. What this means is that Remakery volunteers are crucial not to daily and long term decisions about how the building’s 1000 square metres of space ares and what happens within that space. Volunteers also have access to the Remakery workshop spaces without membership fees.

Volunteers
Running the Remakery involves many, varied tasks of different sizes. Some examples are painting, tiling, sorting materials for recycling, organising the materials storage area, adding new emails to the database, social media, cleaning the kitchen, sweeping and cooking. If you can spare any time on a casual basis and live local to the Remakery, we’d love to hear from you – contact sam@remakery.org

Hosts
Hosts are volunteers who are involved at the Remakery on a regular enough basis to be able to give tours of the building. They have an understanding of how our membership structure works, how visitors can access the materials storage areas and how workshop hosts can use the spaces. If you have a regular time which you can dedicate to the Remakery, get in touch about becoming a host.

Repowering London Solar Panel Workshop

On 24 February Repowering London came to Remakery to run a solar panel making workshop. The workshop invited a group of secondary school students to learn what the components of solar panels are, and how to arrange and solder them. (if you’re interested in finding out how they did it, follow this link)

Repowering London is an initiative which develops renewable energy projects with communities. Residents and install professionals co-produce (plan, build, install and maintain) renewable energy for use in their local areas; this offsets local energy bills and provides profit for a network of project investors and money for energy efficiency education. Repowering London projects have already built solar panel arrays in Brixton and Hackney, and there are a number of projects currently taking place in the Brixton area. Find out more about them here.

A completed portable solar panel in a laptop case

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