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Moseley and Kings Heath Shed will be at the CoCoMAD festival in Cotteridge Park

Saturday 1st July 2017

 We will be showing off our pallet furniture together with

Woodturning and Scroll sawing demonstrations.

Please pop and see our stall.

Click on below image for further details.


Weʼre raising £1500 to build a secure, waterproof shed to store members’ projects and donated timber – 

Click here to help

What is a Shed?

The community shed: a photo story –  By Dave Travis (Thank you Dave)

A Shed in the broadest sense is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

 


We now have a Glass Work session once a week on Thursday’s 10am x 12.30pm


Below signpost designed and build by Larry and Rob for Alison in the Parks Dept.


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The Shed is  Social Workshop where we make, fix, create, chat drink tea & coffee and have lots of fun.

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Moseley and Kings Heath Shed members & projects
Moseley and Kings Heath Shed members & projects

Most ‘Sheds’ in the UK and Ireland offer this to a group of men only, though a few, like Moseley & Kings Heath Shed, offer the facility to both men and women, where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.


The above Mosaic was made and designed by Johanna Potter. (May 2016) It took Johanna approx 70/80 hours and is made from a mixture of wood, millefiori, glass, glass pebbles, adhesive and grout. Thank you so much Johanna - www.johannapotter.co.uk
The above Mosaic was made and designed by Johanna Potter. (May 2016) It took Johanna approx 70/80 hours and is made from a mixture of wood, millefiori, glass, glass pebbles, adhesive and grout. Thank you so much Johanna – www.johannapotter.co.uk

The above video was made and produced by www.bigcentre.tv – Thank you


They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.

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A place of leisure where people choose to come together to work on their own, shared, or broader community projects.

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A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation) but may include metalworking (sheet metal, turning, copper-beating), bike repair, gardening, electronics, tool renovation, boat building or renovation, model engineering (model railways, planes) and even manufacturing components for an old car!

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Reclamation, reuse, re-purposing and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the members too! Although Sheds attract mostly older men, some have included men of any age, as well as women and young people. Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members. This shed is for YOU and me and people like us.

REGISTERED CHARITY No. 1161505