We’re going to have a Shed festival! We have just booked the Carrs Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham* for Wednesday October 19th and are looking forward to creating an event with yourselves where we can meet and discover how we all enjoy Shedding.
A successful event like this can only be done with the involvement of Shedders from the beginning. It needs your ideas, contacts and support. Our initial feedback says you will want plenty of time to chat and share experience, to see what other Sheds are up to as well as share what yours does, and to see ways of extending skills into new areas like turning in stone or discovering intarsia or learning some old tricks.
Beyond that Sheds also want to learn from each other about what has worked elsewhere such as local fundraising successes and solutions to management issues such as premises, safety and equipment. We will be able to access Austalian and Irish experience with David Helmers, AMSA’s CEO and John Evoy, previously IMSA’s CEO present. Fundraising and insurance experts will be there too along with stalls of interest to Shedders including tool displays and how to build your own website.
Let’s all come together and celebrate what we’ve done and plan what more we can do. If you can help other Sheds be more sustainable, if you can demonstrate a skill or technique, if your Shed can put up a display or a 2 minute video, if you have a great idea for a competition or any other idea to suggest please send any thoughts as soon as possible to Anne Oxley, Director of Services. email@example.com or 07933954061
Bookings will open in early August. Watch this space!
* Carrs Lane is almost adjacent to Birmingham’s Moor Street station and close to New Street station. There is nearby city parking.