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New education venture will pool local talent and skills

 
Created on 08/07/2019 @ 13:06
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A new education venture pooling local talent will launch in Newtown this month.

SkillShop will pool local tutors and talents to provide skills workshops for the local community.
 
It has received funding support from the Rural Community Development Fund and the ARWAIN Leader project to help promote the principles of circular economy.
 
“SkillShop is about thinking and acting locally,” said Christopher Powell, Project Manager. “Our project aims to better utilise local talents and resources - SkillShop sees local people lead and teach other local people without having to travel many miles, a real return to community education.”
 
SkillShop’s tutors include popular local faces like Cheryl Griffiths of Rush fancy dress, and working partnerships with other Powys agencies such as Cultivate, Bike to the Future, and the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.
 
SkillShop’s launch this month includes workshop events inviting you to make your own clothing, repair and alter garments, and sessions in yoga and meditation. Workshops on bicycle maintenance, sugarcraft, fine art, and more roll out shortly, with more planned for later in the year.
 
SkillShop is based at Pen Dinas, adjacent to NPTC Newtown, part of a growing enterprise village. Book online at www.skill-shop.org.uk or call 07572 731472 for further details.
 
Photo: Skillshop tutors Cheryl Griffiths and Tom Chandler

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