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Valentine Heart Willow Weaving

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own valentine heart, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration, or as a gift for a loved one. You will learn how to create a lose weave, perfect for adding further decorations.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own origami cards

OVERVIEW

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. In this workshop, PK will take you through simple folds to create origami based cards using beautiful origami paper.

You will have the chance to make two bespoke cards to take home, one of which will be a heart-shaped card just in time for Valentine’s Day. The other card will be to a theme of your choosing and PK will show you ideas and inspirations on how to bring the card to life with simple paper folding.

PK will then also show you how to make the Japanese paper crane, traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami cranes, one’s wish would come true. Nowadays it has also become a symbol of hope and healing. Perfect to add to your cards to share with friends and family.

For all skills and abilities.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

TIMES

The session will run for approximately two hours. 1pm – 3pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system. Terms & Conditions apply.

Furoshiki: Gift wrapping with scarves

OVERVIEW

Furoshiki is the Japanese art of carrying clothes, goods, and other items with a simple piece of fabric. It’s a perfect, eco-friendly gift wrapping alternative for the festive season.

Local food photographer and vegan blogger PK Whalen will teach you how to use scarves and fabrics to wrap your holiday gifts in this unique fashion. You’ll learn several basic wraps as well as petal wraps, and how to turn a scarf into a quick shopping bag.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

  • Gifts you’d like to wrap such as books, boxes, bottles of wines, tins, hamper related items, and the like.
  • Scarves (square-shaped are best) and fabrics with different patterns or colours on each side will work beautifully for this craft. If you don’t have any scarves, hit the charity shop for pre-loved pieces.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, a booking fee applies and is included in the price of the ticket, which is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Zero Waste Pop Up Shop & Cocktails – Part of One World Week

Join us for an evening of eco shopping, with our pop up zero waste shop in Bear Coffee Uttoxeter. Get a chance to see a range of eco friendly products, from vegan sweets and chocolate to bamboo travel mugs and toothbrushes. You will also be able to chat to us about the best way to reduce single use plastic and learn more about the eco centre recycle schemes.

The event is part of One World Week, dedicated to improving our actions towards Climate Change.

If you ever needed a reason to shop and drink cocktails…there is is!

FREE ENTRY

Make your own willow wreath (Extra Session Added)

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own autumnal willow wreath and a willow star, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration. You will learn how to create a lose weave, perfect for adding further seasonal decorations.

Once made, your wreath can be adapted depending on the time of year, so you can swap out your autumn decorations for some festive Christmas, Easter or even Valentines decor.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 1pm – 3pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own willow wreath

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own autumnal willow wreath and a willow star, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration. You will learn how to create a lose weave, perfect for adding further seasonal decorations.

Once made, your wreath can be adapted depending on the time of year, so you can swap out your autumn decorations for some festive Christmas, Easter or even Valentines decor.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Wear It Pink! coffee morning

OVERVIEW

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are hosting a coffee and cake morning to raise much needed funds for Breast Cancer Now. Come down to enjoy a slice of cake and a tea or coffee, as well as some live jazz music. There will also be a chance to pamper yourself with a Neals Yard Remedies taster treatment for the hands and if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be plenty of competitions and raffles to enter to win a variety of great prizes.

We aren’t charging entry for this event, all we are asking is for a donation of whatever you can afford, to help us cover the costs of the event.

REFRESHMENTS

A selection of cakes served with tea or coffee.

Gluten Free and Vegan options available. 

TIMES

Start 10.30am – 1pm finish

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees may apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Natural cleaning for an eco home

OVERVIEW

Learn how to make eco friendly cleaning products from natural and easily sourced ingredients. Using tried and tested recipes, you’ll learn how to mix and make natural sprays, spritzers and creams that will be able to clean your home effectively while protecting the environment, saving money and reducing your families exposure to harsh chemicals. We will also run through a cleaning schedule for your home to help you get the most from each product.

Please bring an empty spray bottle and jar with a screw top lid for the products you will make and take home, which will include a surface cleaner and deodoriser.

All others materials and equipment will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Living Green: Impact of Plastics – hosted by The Green Party

OVERVIEW

The media is currently filled with stories about how the plastic we use is harming the environment and adding to climate change. We are being made aware of a plastic pollution problem but not always how to deal with it at a local level.

So how does this affect our local area? Can we do anything to help? Are there any easy steps we can implement at home?

These are common questions that we are asked and this community presentation will help to answer some of those questions. It will show how plastics are affecting our local environment and some of the small, easy steps we can take to help reduce this. Essentially, it will give a basic overview to help you make informed decisions as a consumer and as a household. It will also highlight some of the local work by event hosts, The Green Party, who are actively working to reduce the impact of climate change, you will find out how to get further involved in their projects and wider projects in the area.

7:00pm – Arrival and refreshments

7:15pm – Impact of plastics, presented by Kate Copeland, Founder of The Globe Foundation

8:00pm – Q&A session

8:30pm – Guest speaker Julian Pritchard, Green Party Councillor for Birmingham City Council

9:00pm – Finish

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 7pm – 9pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, a booking fee applies and is included in the price of the ticket, which is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

OVERVIEW

This introductory workshop will focus on making your own beauty products using organic essential oils and natural ingredients, delivered by independent NYR Organic consultant, Harriet Radley.

You’ll make several bespoke aromatherapy items to take home, using Neal’s Yard Remedies organic products whilst also perfecting your new skills just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.

The craft workshop is for all skill levels and all equipment and supplies will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 1pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.