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
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 AT 1:30 PM UTC+12
Sew Many Things to do with ... Your Old Jeans
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Crafternoons. For 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 email@example.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 | firstname.lastname@example.org