March into Spring with Orinoco
With the days growing longer, you’ll no doubt be looking for things to do, so why not come along to Orinoco and pick up a load of cheap old rubbish to turn into something exciting? And once you’ve made something exciting, why not store it for posterity in one of our wonderful ring binders?
We’ll be attending the annual highlight of the scrapstores calendar on 7th March, the Exeter scrap swap, so we’ll have a fabulous array of new scrap in store towards the end of next week. Details to follow.
In the meantime though, here are a few of the interesting items currently in the store:
Wool, foam, packaging pellets, bubblewrap and bags of air for packaging, flatpacked cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes of various sizes and lengths, ring binders, paper boats*, blind fabric (vertical and horizontal), ring binders, plastic shot glasses*, ring binders, several nice wooden doors, some ex-conservatory windows and frames*, wicker baskets*, lots of Laura Ashley wallpaper, ring binders, plastic tubs*, a walking frame* and some really nice, incredibly useful ring binders. Photos of the items marked with an asterisk are in the folder labelled ’2nd March 2012′ in the gallery on our website.
1st Saturday, tomorrow 3rd March at Barton Neighbourhood Centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm
2nd Saturday, 10th March at Orinoco/Bullingdon Community Centre, 11am to 1pm
3rd Saturday, Gladstone Road Community Centre, Headington Quarry, 11am to 1pm
Friday 9 March
1pm – 2pm Meet Anton Bowman: Windward Island Fairtrade Banana Farmer
Gibbs 117, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford Brookes University
Anton will explain how Fairtrade bananas are helping the Winward Islands to rebuild their economy devastated by tropical and economic storms. He will also be presenting the Lord Mayor with the Oxford City Fairtrade Status Renewal Certificate.
Includes free Fairtrade refreshments and Fairtrade banana muffins! FREE ENTRY! Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus.
To book a place please email sustainability [at] brookes [dot] ac [dot] uk. For more details about this event and Fairtrade Fortnight Events at Oxford Brookes University, see www.brookes.ac.uk/about/sustainability/fairtradefortnight2012.
Polite note: Please don’t leave ANY items on our doorstep outside opening hours. Particularly if they’re ring binders.