Fun packed weekend on #theredbricks

This weekend (& every first full weekend of the month) brings you:

Sewcialise!   a chance to use sewing machines and various useful bits and pieces to mend your clothes, make curtains…anything you can imagine.  This month the times are more limited than usual, 2-4pm Saturday and Sunday, in the TARA office, 26a Humberstone, behind the bike shed.

the Bentley Bike Club has more volunteers helping you fix your bike or just tune up your brakes, just in time for the Tour de France coming nearby!  It happens on Sunday, again shorter hours this month, 1-3pm, in the northern (nearer Hulme St) walk through between Humberstone and Letsbe (the wooded area) Avenues

and the Bentley Exchange  our very own bring and take table(s) – bring things you don’t want, take things you do.  It happens from Saturday noon, till Sunday at 4:30, in the other walk-through between Humberstone and Letsbe.  Best to bring stuff out on Saturday so it doesn’t get put in the landfill, and only working quality things please.

A surprise extra is a gardening day on Leaf Street, on Sunday 2-6pm, so come out to help clear weeds and eat berries!

Contact details for all these groups if you want to help out is here



share, fix, mend, give or get free stuff – activities this weekend on The Redbricks

The Bentley Exchange is ready, from noon Saturday, to take the good stuff you no longer want, so other people can treasure it in their flats. You can find it on the cut-through between Humberstone and Letsbe Avenues (Clarendon end). Contact them on bentley-exchange AT

If you have a bicycle that needs fixing and want to learn, or you have spare parts to donate, get on down to the Humberstone/Letsbe cut-through (nearest to Hulme Street) and the Bentley Bike Club folk will be there on Sunday to help you. Get in touch at bike-club AT

And Sewcialise is there for all your clothes and fabric sewing, repairing and recycling needs: 2-6pm Saturday and Sunday, in the TARA office; just follow the path by the bike shed on Humberstone Avenue. Drop them a line on sewcialise AT