Remade in Dover is a new project which has just been awarded £10,000 by Kent County Council. DAD will be working in partnership with Dover Pride to deliver the project, which will see Dover’s former post office become ‘Recreation’: a new shop that will be home to the project for three months starting in mid November.
‘Recreation’ will be a place to come and buy locally produced and crafted upcycled items; see, buy and be inspired by beautiful international upcycled pieces; bring your items to workshops to be upcycled into something new; share your knowledge and craft skills with other people; and also to swap something you no longer use with something someone else has left in the dedicated swap shop area. In case you weren’t aware of what upcycle means, to ‘upcycle’ is to make something new from a waste product or something you no longer use.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LAUNCHED
The call for submissions was recently launched in Dover District to major educational institutions, artists, craftmakers, designer makers, charity shops, environmental networks and anyone who might be interested! A day-glo orange flier is also making the rounds in Dover, Deal, St. Margaret’s, Sandwich...
STORE HAND-OVER SCHEDULED
On Monday, 5th October 2009 the keys to the empty shop at 15 Bench Street will be handed over to the project team to start the fit out - using waste materials, it will itself be an example of upcycling on a grand scale!
The project is generously supported by Kent County Council as part of their Jam Packed initiative.
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