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Reuse Showhome 2019

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Ocean Terminal

Ocean Drive

Edinburgh

EH6 6JJ

United Kingdom

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Discover comfortable, practical living in a space created entirely from beautiful and affordable reused and upcycled furnishings. This exhibition celebrates the stories of the reused and repaired items and will share the secrets of where to find or get help creating other unique treasures in Leith. Be inspired by the attractive home interiors and try your hand at creating them yourself in our activities space, where our resident artists and makers will guide you through the process.

Our things have value and the showhome is the ideal place to see that in action. By reusing and repairing our stuff it minimizes waste and gives us the opportunity to create something beautiful and completely unique.

See what's in store by taking a tour of the 2018 Reuse Showhome (video / photos). Follow Zero Waste Leith on Facebook to sneak a peak at the brand new spaces we are creating in 2019!

Featuring re-loved furniture and furnishings from: The Edinburgh Remakery, Bethany Christian Trust, Up-it upcycled furniture group at Inspiring Leith, Edinburgh Furniture Initiative / Four Square, The Scottish Design Exchange, Chloe Martina Salvi, Wardie Bay Beachwatch, Edinburgh Scrap Store, Weigh To Go Edinburgh, Teenie Tings Terrariums, Leith Community Crops in Pots, The Leith Collective, St Columba's Hospice, Living Memory Association, Anna Hughes, Fiona Clarke's Art, Bookbinding with Cass, Upcycled World, The Edinburgh Tool Library, Leith Toy Hospital, Leith Plant Swap, Remode Collective, He's Sew Happy, OotNoo, Ramsay Cornish Auctioneers, Destined for Home, Crafta La Vista, ZERO Leith, All About Baths, Bambu Living Sustainably, SHRUB and Move on Wood Recycling.

Hosted by Changeworks and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

Opening times

  • Saturday 22 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands-on activities 1-5pm)
  • Sunday 23 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands on activities 12-4pm)
  • Tuesday 25 June, 12 noon – 6pm
  • Wednesday 26 June, 12 noon – 6pm
  • Thursday 27 June, 12 noon – 8pm (hands on activities 6-8pm)
  • Friday 28 June 12 noon – 6pm
  • Saturday 29 June, 12 noon – 6pm (hands on activities 1-5pm)

Hands-on activities

Drop in to try your hand at upcycling with some of our makers who will help you develop your skills and confidence in turning old into new. All family friendly. Materials provided but feel free to bring clothes or items to upcycle! Activities will include:

Saturday 22 June
1-3pm Bike inner tube jewellery making with Hannah
1-5pm Meet Maija Nygren of Convertibles kids clothing - ‘Make your own garment grow’
2-5pm Create your own bug hotel with Paul from the Edinburgh Remakery
3-5pm Sew your own oven mitt with Remode Collective

Sunday 23 June
12-2pm Try your hand at furniture upcycling with Upcycled World
2-4pm Make a denim storage pocket with Juan from the Edinburgh Remakery
2-4pm Clothing & textile repair surgery with the Edinburgh Remakery

Thursday 27 June
6-8pm Make your own upcycled journal with Bookbinding with Cass
6-8pm Top tips on selecting furniture with Jason from Bethany Charity Shop

Saturday 29 June
1-3pm Would you like to make your own clothing grow? Find out in an interactive workshop for kids and parents with Maija from AlmaBorealis / the Edinburgh Remakery
1-5pm Rag rug weaving with Anna Hughes
1-5pm Meet Maija Nygren of Convertibles kids clothing
3-5pm Reusing and upcycling with plants with Mary from Teenie Tings Terrariums

FREE ENTRY, FREE ACTIVITIES - COME VISIT!

Getting there and accessibility

The Reuse Showhome is located on the first floor of Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, which is lift-accessible. It is in unit 57, at the far end near M&S food. We are next to Mostyn Mackenzie shoe shop and opposite WED2BE.

Ocean Terminal is on the number 11, 22, 34, 36 and 300 Lothian bus routes. There is lots of bike parking beside the main entrance. More information about getting to Ocean Terminal.


Queries

If you have any queries about the event please email zerowasteleith@changeworks.org.uk or call 0131 555 4010.

This showhome is part of Zero Waste Leith, a European Regional Development Fund and Zero Waste Scotland funded project led by Changeworks and a team of Leith partners who are working with the Leith community to create cleaner, greener streets and inspire more recycling, repair and reuse.

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Ocean Terminal

Ocean Drive

Edinburgh

EH6 6JJ

United Kingdom

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