New opening times at the Share Shop

We have new opening hours for the library and workshops from this week, 29th June. Come down and say hi, join the library and learn with us!

All activities are free!

Tuesday 10 til 2 – with sewing workshops 11 til 1

Wednesday 10 til 5 – with sewing 11 til 3, crochet 11 til 1

Thursday 10 til 2 – with art and crafts 11 til 1

Every other Saturday, from 3rd July – 12 til 4 – with open craft workshops 12.30 to 3.30, including sewing, art and yarn crafts

194 St Vincent St West B16 8RP

Workshops are back!

Get creative at the Share Shop this spring, with our sewing, jewellery, art, knit and crochet workshops!

All workshops take place at the Share Shop, 194 St Vincent St West B16 8RP

Numbers are limited to 6 per session, so please book to ensure a place – email eatmakeplayb16@gmail.com or drop into the shop to book!

Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.30 Jewelery making

Tuesdays 11 – 1 sewing

Wednesdays 11 – 1 knit and crochet

Thursdays 11 – Art for All

Join us for a Musical Picnic!

Join Singamajig and Eat Make Play for a Ladywood Musical Picnic!

A fun afternoon of outdoor social singing for all ages

Large outdoor space with plenty of room for distancing 

Saturday 22nd May at 2pm
Green space behind St John & St Peters school, Morville St B16 8PS (round the corner from the Ladywood Share Shop on St Vincent St West)

Bring a blanket to sit on, food and drinks for breaks and a musical instrument if you would like to… otherwise, just bring yourself and your voice!

Check out “Musical Picnic With Singamajig” on Eventbrite!

Date: Sat, 22 May, 14:00

Location: Green Space at Morville St B16 8PS

Numbers are limited to ensure social distancing, please book using the link below.

Spring into creativity!

For the new season, we are offering new online learning from the Share Shop, and hope to bring you face to face workshops and classes with small numbers as soon as we’re able.

We are still running our popular Stitch Social on alternate Thursday afternoons, and plan to add some weekend sessions soon.

We’ve also got some great Takeaway Box workshops, with everything you need to make a great stitched project, one to keep and one to add to a beautiful Ladywood tapestry.

Our new workshops, Art for Everyone and Family Crafts, will be a series of short video workshops that you can watch whenever you like, shared weekly via our YouTube channel. We’ll also host a monthly Zoom session where we can share our work, chat, get ideas and have craft-in sessions. As soon as we’re able to, we will bring these activities live into the shop.

The fantastic series of Grow Together and Sing Together online workshops, hosted by Sam and Ellie, have now come to an end, but you are still invited to join the WhatsApp group to share inspiration, ideas, projects and plans…

Look out for more Grow and Sing activities coming soon, online, outdoors and in the shop!

Three new online learning groups!

This Winter, we’re launching three fun, sociable online learning groups as part of our Ladywood Share Shop programme of learning and sharing.

You can join in Stitch, Sing and Grow groups, via a WhatsApp forum and weekly online social meet-ups. They are free to join, for all ages and abilities and you don’t need to commit to coming every time, just join when you want to and you’ll always be welcome!

To join Stitch, Grow or Sing groups by email, message us with the form below…

Update – January 2021

Due to the current strict lockdown across the UK, we’ve had to pause our lending service at the shop, and unfortunately can’t open for any activities or work.

We miss all our friends and neighbours and really want to keep in touch, so over the next few weeks we hope to be able to connect with many of you online, in WhatsApp, Zoom and by email or phone.

We are also launching three exciting social learning groups via WhatsApp and Zoom over the next few weeks… There’s one for stitching, singing and growing – details to follow soon!

You can join the Stitch WhatsApp group by clicking here

You can join the Grow group here

Join the Friends of Eat Make Play chat group to keep up to date with activities, share ideas and resources and make friends in your community – just click here to join!

Please get in touch if you need to borrow anything for an emergency – we do have things like heaters and cookers.

Update – November 2020

During the current lockdown in England, we are following Government guidelines and are only open for people to collect or return library items that they have reserved online or by phone.

If you need to borrow something from our library, please get in touch by emailing eatmakeplayb16@gmail.com or going onto the MyTurn library catalogue to reserve.

You can collect or return your reserved item from the shop by arrangement, or on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 10 and 12.

Update – 20th October 2020

Following advice from our partners, The Active Wellbeing Society, we’re pleased to be able to invite learners back into the shop from this week. We have Covid Secure processes in place to make sure our community stays safe, and we ask anyone coming to the shop to please…

1 Make sure you are well before you come in – if you have a cough, fever or loss of taste or smell please stay home, stay away from others and get a Covid test from http://www.nhs.com

2 Please wear a mask in the shop

3 Clean you hands with the gels pro ided

4 Check in with the NHS Covid 19 ap – you can download it on your mobile phone via your ap store

5 Please keep 2 metres distance between you and other people who don’t live with you

These are the workshops we have every week:

Monday 12- 2.30 sewing

Tuesday 12 – 2.30 repair and remake

Thursday 10 – 12 arts and crafts

We will also be running a range of online social learning activities over the next few weeks, including craft kits that can be collected from the shop – details to follow soon!