Julian Sykes's picture

There seem to be a few things on the agenda for this wednesday's meet up so thought might be an idea to write them up see if it helps get people see whats going on.

- Monthly wednesday events for thinkARK (where and what could they be?)
- Sunday Soup (a project setup by Mab Jones wondering if thinkARK can get involved in anyway?)
- Future projects (have we got any ideas for projects?)

Anything else?

Just add below in comments.

Julian Sykes's picture

So This year has been great in terms of projects for thinkARK but I feel that it has lost some consistency with regards to the wednesday club. The main reason this year has been the lack of a space. Cardiff Arts Institute changed to Bacchus and with it the people changed and so did the conditions of using their space. It's a shame that a company as large as Brains have places and spaces and no awareness or even desire to help out volunteer groups. We would have had to rent the space out every week for £50, which seems a bit steep.

Anyway with this in mind we have moved to 33 Windsor Place. It's still early days but it seems more suitable. The music isn't too loud and they also have a space upstairs. With this in mind I am wondering if we can start to break up the thinkARK wednesday clubs through a monthly show and tell.

So The idea I am thinking about is to keep the week socials but then the last wednesday of every month have a show and tell event about something in particular. I was hoping to see what people think about the idea?


Laura Howe's picture

Register to hold a class or take part in a Trade School Cardiff; the Trade School Cardiff page is up and running!

We need people to run classes for Trade School Cardiff- if you have skills, knowledge or experience that you can share with other people then please go to the Trade School Cardiff page and click register to teach

You can add a description of what you will be doing, a bit about yourself, choose a time and day and list what you would like in exchange for your class.

Once classes have been approved then other people can sign up to take part in them, so we need people to get their ideas on the Trade School Cardiff page as soon as possible!

If you would like to run a class but are a bit nervous of teaching, we have volunteers who can offer support and help you to put your class together. Just let us know.

If you need any help with registering, putting your class together, or would like more information, email laura.howe(at)

For some inspiration from past classes, have a look at Trade School New York

Laura Howe's picture

For anyone who's interested in getting involved in Trade School Cardiff, there will be an opportunity to put thoughts and ideas together next week on Thursday 12th of April. Come to the Owain Glyndwr pub on St. John St in Cardiff city centre from 7-9pm to find out more about the project and see how you or other people can get involved as organisers, teachers or learners.

Laura Howe's picture

It feels like Papergirl Cardiff only happened about a month ago and here we are already setting the wheels in motion for Papergirl Cardiff 2012...
The June event went fantastically well and everyone was really pleased with how people enjoyed taking part in the event, as well as the reactions of the people who received free artwork.
Working with Cycle Training Wales for the first time was brilliant, and with The Printhaus, who are an incredibly accommodating and helpful bunch, and overall it was great to be working and hanging out with a team of such nice people. we go again. This time, following the enthusiastic reactions in June, we are hoping to make Papergirl Cardiff even better. To do that we are going to need more help, more thoughts and more ideas. And we are going to need you.

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