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The Lyttelton Time Bank

The Learning Exchange - more ways to spend your timebank credits!

If you have a lot of timebank credits and you don't know what to spend them on, we now have a Learning Exchange and lots of oppurtunities for you to spend up large!

This year at the Lyttelton Timebank we are going back to basics and focusing on sharing our skills via a Learning Exchange,” said Jill Larking the Timebank coordinator. A Learning Exchange is a community-led form of education and skills swapping. It allows people with skills or knowledge of a topic to teach their skills to other people. It uses the key timebanking principle of reciprocity, the belief that everyone has a skill worth sharing, and every skill has value.  

The series got off to a great start in April with Pat Scott giving a talk on “Living on a Carbon Neutral Planet and How to get There”, said Jill. Since Pat’s talk other Timebankers have also offered to host events. Here are some of the upcoming events: 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 AT 1:30 PM 

Sew Many Things to do with ... a Button-Up Shirt

The WEA hosts this fun event in partnership with The Lyttelton Timebank. 2 timebank places are available. Email us now to go in the draw or book at - https://cwea.arlo.co/w/courses/cat-82-lyttelton-courses/
The Portal, 54a Oxford St, Lyttelton
 
Join the Sewing Fairy on her quest to reduce, reuse and recycle clothing. In this workshop we will start with a trip downstairs to the Garage Sale. Here we will select some shirts and head back upstairs to explore how all the fabric can become a variety of other things. Using hand stitching or machines, for beginners to experienced sewers, there is sure to be a project for you to sew and ideas to share.
Ruth Targus (aka the Sewing Fairy) is an experienced seamstress who makes unique items from new, as well as altering that op shop find. She says that things can always be repaired or remade so: “don’t ditch it, fix it”. Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nzsewingfairy
Bring your sewing machine if you have one (not compulsory). All other materials supplied. This workshop will take place at the Portal, 54a Oxford Street (above the Garage sale).
 

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 AT 1:30 PM UTC+12

Sew Many Things to do with ... Your Old Jeans

The WEA hosts this fun event in partnership with The Lyttelton Timebank. 2 timebank places are available. Email us now to go in the draw or book at https://cwea.arlo.co/w/courses/cat-82-lyttelton-courses/
Join the Sewing Fairy on her quest to reduce, reuse and recycle clothing. In this workshop we will start with a trip downstairs to the Garage Sale. Here we will select some jeans and head back upstairs to explore how all the fabric can become a variety of other things. Using hand stitching or machines, for beginners to experienced sewers there is sure to be a project for you to sew and ideas to share.
Ruth Targus (aka the Sewing Fairy) is an experienced seamstress who makes unique items from new, as well as altering that op shop find. She says that things can always be repaired or remade so: “don’t ditch it, fix it”. Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nzsewingfairy
Bring your sewing machine if you have one (not compulsory). All other materials supplied. This workshop will take place at the Portal, 54a Oxford Street (above the Garage sale)

Garage Sale Mending Group
Shroom Room/Lyttelton Library if wet/cold.
Every Tuesday 10.30am

Come along for a fun relaxed morning mending and sewing those items you have had lying around, share your tips/ skills with others.



LIFT Library Film Evenings

(2 per month - 2nd Monday and the 4th Friday of the month)

Monday June 14th, 7.15pm

INTERESTING WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH  

Short films on:

How we breathe &

How we think

Lyttelton Recreation Centre
Contact Juliet Adams: lift@lyttelton.net.nz

Pay with 1 TB hour, or koha appreciated.

Fabulous Fungi with Lesley Towart 

There is another event planned - watch this space!


The Lyttelton Library 
Pay with 2 Time Bank Credits or koha 
 
Lesley is a ceramic artist and graphic designer, as well as a keen photographer with a particular passion for macro fungi photography. Lesley will share images she has captured detailing the diversity and vibrancy of the fascinating world of fungi.  
 
“On a larger scale one of the most exciting things we have been able to create with the Learning Exchange is a new partnership with the WEA”, said Jill. With the goal of supporting community education in Lyttelton the WEA have agreed to offer 2 places to Timebankers for each course they are running in Lyttelton. This has seen Timebankers attending Geraldine Parkes Tai Chi, Qiqong and Hara Body Alignment classes and the CrafternoonsFor more information about these Lyttelton courses pick up a programme or go on their website. If you would like to go into the draw for a timebank place please email timebankaotearoa@gmail.com  or go to  http://www.cwea.org.nz/ to book in the usual manner. 

“Having these educational opportunities is giving Timebankers something to spend their time credits on and more members are engaging. It’s great to see trading come to life more”.   

If the Learning Exchange is something that interests you, do you have a skill that you would like to share with the community? Are you a Timebank member? Would you like to sign up?  It’s not a prerequisite to participation to be a Timebank member. You can come along and  generally payment will be by koha. For more information contact the Timebank Coordinator Jill Larking. Follow Lyttelton Time Bank on facebook also for event postings. 

 Jill does a weekly drop in at the Lyttelton Library, all other times are up at The Portal above the Garage Sale.  Her hours are:  
Tues 10am-12pm ( Library Drop Ins @ Lyttelton Library) Tues 12.30-3pm Thurs 10am-1pm 

 

Ph | 03 328 9243  or Jill 027 237 4960 E | timebankaotearoa@gmail.com