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Spring 2014 Activities & Events Programme

Wed 12th February, 6:01pm

The latest programme of activities organised for spring 2014 

Welcome to the latest edition of workshops and gatherings happening these coming months at Riversmeet. We hope you find something that catches your interest! The resource centre is available for hire at competitive rates. To book workshops or find our more please email; reuse@rivermeet.org or telephone; 01946 813338.

Weekly Activities


Petite Picasso; 9:30-11:30am ~ art class for children aged 2-6 years old

Booking essential please email SecretSocietyofYoungArtists@yahoo.co.uk


  • Craft 'n' Craic; 10am-12:30pm
  • Upcycling Clothes for Changing Celebrations; 1:30-3:00pm  

Both workshops held with designer Maggi Toner Edgar, to book please call 01900 825407 or email maggi@toneredgar.com

Price; £5 per person 


Kevin's Breadmaking; 11-4pm ~ pop in for a chat, and learn to make homemade bread

Monthly Activities

1st Saturday

Local Craft & Produce Sale; 10-2pm ~ helpers and sellers welcome

Please contact reuse@riversmeet.org

3rd Thursday

Riversmeet Open Meeting; 7pm


St. Helens Work Group - please email food@riversmeet.org for more information


Saturday 22nd ~ Home Energy Event; 10-4pm

An informative session about how to save money on your bills (email; energy@riversmeet.org for more information) 


Saturday 1st 

  • Local Craft & Produce Sale; 10-3pm
  • Varnycrooks Orchard Tree Planting and Mulching (Threapland); 1-4pm 

Saturday 8th

  • Beginners Hand & Machine Sewing Workshop; 10-12 noon
  • Woolly Pursuits Social Gathering

Please email to book a place: reuse@riversmeet.org 

Price: £5 per person

Saturday 15th 

Apple Grafting Workshop with North Cumbria Orchard

  • Create your own apple trees

  • £2.50 entry (£2.50 per tree) 

Thursday 27th

St. Helens Walled Garden Work Group; 6-8pm 

Help clear and prepare the site email food@riversmeet.org

Saturday 29th 

Barefoot Sandals & Sock-making Workshop; 1-3pm

Price: £5 pp/family 




Make it Cockermouth 5-22nd August Workshops

Tue 16th July, 11:37am

If you are staying at home in August or entertaining visitors, then don’t despair that there’s nothing to do when everyone else is away. Why not try a new making or creating activity?

This August Riversmeet, with sponsorship from Bitter Beck Pottery, is hosting a variety of workshops and demonstrations under with a “make it” theme. The programme, which covers the first three weeks of August (5th- 22nd), includes drawing and painting, woolly pursuits, bread-making, beginners’ sewing, making sock puppets, herbal remedies, clay modelling and more.

All the workshops are led by local people who want to share their enthusiasm for a creative activity. The workshops are suitable for adults and families (no unaccompanied children) and will be held at the Riversmeet Community Resource at 4 Market Street. There is a small charge for each session and you can book ahead to be sure of a place, as numbers are limited.

To see the full programme visit www.riversmeet.org or pick up a leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre in Kings Arms Lane. To book places for your chosen sessions email reuse@riversmeet.org or phone Cathy on 016973 71054.


Please note: children attending these sessions must be accompanied by an adult who will take care of them at all times throughout the class.

We look forward to seeing you. 



First Aid Course

Tue 5th February, 6:05pm

Three workshops are being offered at the Resource centre for a discounted price: 


 February 23rdat 2pm till 4pm “Save a (Child's) life ”Cost £15 – 12 places availableCertificated

March 23rd at 10am till 2.30pm   “Emergency Life Support for Adults” Cost £25 - 12 places available

Assessed certificate Valued for 3years ELS course

April  20th at 2pm till 3.30pm “Everyday First Aid for Parents“ Special offer- Cost £5 - 15 places available

14 skills to choose from and 7 offered Non - certificated   Take home an information booklet

Delivered by professional first aider. Course will only run if minumum numbers secured so please book if interested. 

To Book a place and pay email vivarwilkinson@gmail.com

Crochet Group Monday's 1:30-3:30pm

Wed 17th October, 1:37pm

Join Cookie Crochet on a Monday afternoon in the Riversmeet Resource centre. Learn how to crochet, develop your technique or simply enjoy the company. For more information conact Lynne Hardman 01900 603281 email: cookiecrochet@hotmail.com 

Positive Transitions

Wed 1st August, 8:25pm

Positive Transition Group Programme with Lakeland Life Studio

Are you facing a transition in your life?

Does your life express who you truly are?

Do you need space to discover a new way to flourish?

Perhaps you have a new project calling you to action?

Why not join our Group Programme of Workshops, Walks , Talks and Activities

Hosted by:  Rick Cross and Freinds

Where and When: Commencing in September 2012 on Alternate Wednesday evenings,from Riversmeet Community Resource with a choice of Weekend Workshops.

What is involved?

This Small Group Programme will provide you with a structured but flexible process to help you find your starting point and unlock the creative energy you need to embark on your next life journey. Through Group Workshops, Collective Activities and Personal Support we will help you to explore and illuminate your gifts and release the power to manifest your ideas.

For More Information on Costs and how to Enrol on this programme contact Rick Cross

Tel: 01900 825791

or e-mail rick@lakelandlifestudio.com

Upcycling with National Trust

Tue 21st February, 5:22pm

A new partnership!

Riversmeet will be working with the National Trust this summer to create an upcycled installation on Friars Crag, Keswick June 3-6th. Bring a picnic and take part in free crafty activities.  There will be workshops prior to the event on 19th & 26th May to create parts of the installation, check out the diary. 

Riversmeet is awarded Fund for more Upcycling workshops

Tue 21st February, 5:20pm

More Workshops soon!

Riversmeet have been awarded a grant from Cumbria Community Waste Prevention Fund for upcycling workshops in Cumbria. Workshops will start in April for 12 months. If you are interested in receiving details please get in touch. reuse@riversmeet.org