Nottingham City Council is calling on creative up-cyclers or keen re-furbishers to support a reuse project next year.
‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovation exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling. They will run across a series of venues in Nottingham City Centre in February and March 2016.
The project, hosted by Nottingham City Council and partners, will feature five innovative exhibitions of artwork and everyday objects all created from waste. The pieces come from all over the world and some have been made right here in Nottingham by artists, students and school children.
Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “We know there are many people out there who have a real interest in upcycling, reusing and refurbishing. To help grow the project and connect with a variety of different ages and community, we are calling for groups, businesses, organisations and individuals to contact us if they would like to get involved. So whether you have made a living out of upcycling or simply do it as a hobby, let us know!”
Suggestions for ways to get involved include:
- Host an event or activity on the theme of treasure form trash – Nottingham City Council can offer support with help finding a venue and publicising the event
- Link an existing event or activity with ‘Trash to Treasure’ themes and receive a free publicity pack and advertising
- Volunteer to help at upcycling events, skill sharing, supervising exhibitions and leading tours
- Arrange a collection of items that can be sent for recycling at your premise – e.g. textile collections or electrical equipment collections
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