The Festival of Everyone announces full programme of events across the borough this Saturday

The programme events is being delivered by Participatory City, who are investing £6.4 million in Barking and Dagenham.

The programme events is being delivered by Participatory City, who are investing £6.4 million in Barking and Dagenham. PICTURE: Participatory City - Credit: Participatory City

The Festival of Everyone is coming to Barking and Dagenham this Saturday with a full programme of events as part of Participatory City’s £6.4 million investment into Barking and Dagenham.

Here is the full listings of Saturday’s free events.

Dagenham

Lightning talks: get inspired by stories of people doing great projects. Talks are 15 minutes long and held at Dagenham Library:

1030 – Library of Things

Neighbourhoods building communities by sharing every day, useful tools.

1045 – Sew London

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Solving textile waste issues by repurposing and upcycling materials.

1100 – Mother House

Art studio spaces where childcare is integrated, building opportunities for mothers.

1115 – Triton Vale pocket garden

Transforming waste ground into a community landmark.

1130 – Trailnet’s Respoke Project

A community project where local people can come along to learn about bikes.

1145 – Practice and participate

The project explores the utopian origins of the garden city movement and Becontree estate.

Hands on workshops for an hour or more

1030 – Saving seeds, Park Centre (Rectory Road)

Learn how to save seeds from every day produce to plant and grow new.

1100 – Transform a car park, Park Centre (Rectory Road)

Get involved in designing a space that brings free events to residents.

1130 – Rainworks, Every One Every Day Shop (116 Church Elm Lane)

How to design and implement positive messages that appear when it rains.

1200 – Made in Dagenham Jam, Park Centre (Rectory Road)

This will teach you how to make delicious jam from inexpensive ingredients.

1300 – Winter terrarium, Park Centre (Rectory Road)

Create a mini garden using exotic plants to brighten up a windowsill.

1500 – How to eat for a week on a fiver, Park Centre (Rectory Road)

An inexpensive, simple, healthy and filling recipe for people living on a budget.

1600 – ReWilding childhood film screening, Every One Every Day Shop (116 Church Elm Lane)

Time spent outdoors, roaming free, playing wild – join in for a screening and discussion.

Trade school: half-hour practical lessons taught by people sharing what they know:

1200 – Library of Things: behind the scenes, Dagenham Library

The highs and lows of how to start a community sharing project.

1230 – Cycle maintenance and refurbishment, Every One Every Day Shop (116 Church Elm Lane)

Demonstrating bike maintenance and guidance on buying a refurbished bike.

1230 – Improving your photography, Dagenham Library

Simple tips on how to use lighting to improve your portrait and landscape photos.

1300 – Macramé home accessories, Dagenham Library

A beginner’s workshop focussed on making home accessories made from macramé.

1330 – Making kale crisps, Every One Every Day Shop (116 Church Elm Lane)

Quick and easy way of making delicious healthy crisps for all to share.

1400 – Cake decorating, Every One Every Day Shop (116 Church Elm Lane)

Learn to pipe buttercream and decorating a cupcake.

1400 – Setting up a mission-led business, Dagenham Library

The ups and downs of setting up a business with a social vision at its heart.

Barking

Lightning talks: get inspired by stories of people doing great projects. Talks are 15 minutes long and held at Barking Learning Centre.

1030 – Poetry slab

Putting poetry in public places.

1045 – Peckham Coal Line

Turning a crazy idea into reality – the story of the Peckham Coal Line.

1100 – Build Up

Putting young people in control of construction projects contributing to the community.

1115 – Setting up a community choir

A focal point for the community with public performances.

1130 – CoLab Dudley

Working with residents to create new projects for their local community.

1145 – Urban Growth

New ways of managing public spaces.

Events: hands on workshops for an hour or more.

1130 – DIY Greenhouse, Barking Learning Centre (Barking Town Square)

Help build a greenhouse in Barking Town Square.

1200 – Seun’s raspberry jam, Barking Learning Centre (Barking Town Square)

Making things with a Raspberry Pi computer.

1200 – Bulk bakery, Gascoigne Community Centre (124-128 St Ann’s)

Bake cakes and meet other people interested in starting a new baking project.

1300 – Molecular fizz flavour lab, Company Drinks (Barking Park Indoor Bowls Pavilion)

Join us for a family-friendly drinks making workshop with Company Drinks.

1330 – Maintain your bike, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Learning simple checks and basic bike maintenance.

1400 – ReWilding childhood film screening, Company Drinks (Barking Park Indoor Bowls Pavilion)

Time spent outdoors, roaming free, playing wild – join in for a screening and discussion.

1500 – Meetal’s Bee Keeping, Barking Learning Centre (Barking Town Square)

Learn to put together a frame, for bees to store honey.

Trade school: half-hour practical lessons taught by people sharing what they know.

1100 – Make your own smoothie, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Quick, easy steps of how you can make your own fresh, delicious smoothies.

1130 – Cocktails and mocktails, The Boathouse Café (80 Abbey Road)

A quick easy, fun way of making some of your favourite drinks and learn new ones.

1200 – Embroidery for walls, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Play with colour and personalise your very own wall hanging.

1230 – Meet the machine, Malthouse Studio (62-76 Abbey Road)

Basic introduction on how to use a sewing machine.

1300 – Craft a leather key ring, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Learn the basics of leather craft, for example how to cut, stamp and close leather.

1330 – Basics of jewellery making, Excel Women’s Centre (13 London Road)

Learn how to make your own earrings and bracelets.

1400 – Slow living, Excel Women’s Centre (13 London Road)

Ideas and approaches to a more conscious, calm and sustainable way of living.

1430 – Make your own VR headset, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Build your own virtual reality headset, using your iPhone to create 3D worlds.

1500 – Guide to living off-grid on a boat, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Learn about off-grid lifestyles and how they work.

1530 – repurposing a mint tin, Studio 3 and 4 (Ice House Quarter Studio, 56 Abbey Road)

Create something that might save your life, make you laugh or keep you calm.

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