CRAFTBAR Programme

CRAFTBAR is a new innovative programme of free access to creative workshops and labs focusing on sustainable and circular skills, thinking, practices, making and design. The labs will take place at venues across the town of Birkenhead including: Pink sands studio, Birkenhead Park, Pilgrim street arts centre and Open Door Charity. 

CRAFTBAR is free and open for everyone to attend and take part in a range of fun and inspiring creative activities including: Ecology and foraging, herbalism, fermentation and sustainable cooking, creative activism, puppetry making, weaving, writing, sculpture and building from waste materials.

Check out the full programme and the great creative people involved in the project

Craftbar Launch event: 

Location: Hosted at Pilgrim street art centre (​​1 Pilgrim St, Birkenhead CH41 5EH)

Date and time: Friday 24th March 6:00-9:30pm 


Allsion Bailey Smith: will be leading a brooch and pin in the workshop. Usings found, waste and scrap material. 

Jackie Pease: will be leading a collaborative sculptural build using waste soft plastic materials.  

Private groups host with Open Door Charities OOMOO project. 

Lydia O’hara - lydia will be leading and working focused around puppetry making and sustainable approaches to the toy industry: Wednesday 5th April 

Lo Tierney - Lo will be working with a group of young people to explore creative approaches to climate activism: Thursday 13th April  

Evening Workshops: Open workshop hosted at our studio (Pink Sands Studio) 

Claire Henderson: This workshop will cover the technique of a basic weave and other patterns and its meditative process. Wednesday 26th April 6:30-8:30pm 

Ellie Hoskins: ellies workshop will approach sustainability in writing: how can we avoid writers’ block and reliably create inspiration where there isn’t any? Wednesday 10th May: 6:30-8:30pm 

Charlotte Boardman: charlotte's workshop provide a beginner introduction to creating a “me-made’ wardrobe offering and introduction to: pattern cutting and sewing  -Wednesday 31st May: 6:30-8:30pm  

Nature and sustainability at Birkenhead park: a full day exploring the natural environment and understanding what can be made and produced from it. 

Location: Birkenhead park Visitors centre (Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 8AU)

Time and date: 13th May 10-2pm 

Creative session By 

Nathan Thomas -  Ecology and Foraging

Diane Persiaux-  food/sustainable cooking practices

Rosie Aston -  Herbalism/Herbs for health 

Come and get invovled with this incredible programme of free activity across the local area: head to the link in Bio for tickets.

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