Upcoming Events

Penicuik Carbon Challenge Film Club

We are continuing our film club online and trialling a limited numbers in person club at 34 John Street.  

Monday 28th June at 34 John Street

Before The Flood

 

by National Geographic with Leonardo di Caprio - a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change and the actions we as individuals and as a society can take.

Watch the film and take part in discussion at our project base at 34 John Street - numbers will be limited and covid measures will be inplace

7.30 – 9:30pm

To join us for this event visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Puppet Making and Puppet Show

Make your own zero waste puppet and help make a show with Sheila Anderson

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We will be upcycling rubbish and textiles to make zero puppets.  Why not bring along some of your own rubbish from home too.  2 litre milk cartons are useful!  This is a family event so adults need to stay with their children.  Numbers are limited so please book.   To book visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

At 34 John Street - Monday 31st July - 10:30am - 12pm

Local Foraging Walks - Fully Booked

Learn how to identify and harvest edible plants and take away recipes to turn them into something delicious

Elderflower Foraging walk – Tuesday 29th June– 10am – 12pm - Fully Booked

Meadowsweet foraging walk – Tuesday 13th July – 10am – 12pm - Fully Booked

 

We will be meeting at 34 John Street. To book visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Family Nature Connection Walks

Local walks that will include some foraging, fun, activities and play

Nature walks that will include some foraging, fun, activities and play.  Meet at 34 John Street.

Tuesday 27th July – 10am – 12pm

Monday 2nd August – 2pm – 4pm

 

We will be meeting at 34 John Street. To book visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Children's Nature and Heritage Crafts
Join Stephanie Walker from the councils Heritage project 
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The activities will re-purpose materials and have heritage themes related to Penicuik – Romans, Georgians and Victorians.  You can drop your child off and leave them for these sessions, you will need to leave a contact name and number.  (Required PVG and risk assessments in place.)

Suitable for ages 8 - 12.  Numbers are limited so please book by emailing Stephanie on Stephanie.Walker@midlothian.gov.uk

 

At 34 John Street: Tuesday 6th July – 10am – 12:30pm

At 34 John Street: Wednesday 7th July – 10am – 12:30pm

At 34 John Street: Tuesday 13th July – 10am – 12:30pm

At 34 John Street: Wednesday 14th July – 10am – 12:30pm

 

Activities will include – binding a note book, making ink, make a twig pencil, no-sew quilting and a Victorian Play Theatre.

Sewing Classes - *Fully Booked*
With local sewing expert Christine Finlayson

From the basics of getting to know your machine through to making your own clothes.  These classes can cater for complete beginners through to experienced sewers.  We will be re-using and upcycling old textiles to make new things and learning mending techniques.  No need to attend all classes. To add your name to the waiting list just drop us an email.

At 34 John Street: Saturday 10th July - 10am - 4pm - Fully Booked

At 34 John Street: Sunday 11th July - 10am - 4pm - Fully Booked

At 34 John Street: Thursday 5th August - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

At 34 John Street: Thursday 12th August - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

At 34 John Street: Thursday 19th August - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

At 34 John Street: Thursday 26th August - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

To book visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

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Bike Maintenance
Get your bike checked and fixed for free at our maintenance sessions

We are funded to deliver Bike maintenance to get your bike back on the road or trail.  

We have a stock of basic parts such as inners tubes, cables and brake pads.  We are unable to provide additional parts but can help you source them and we can fit them.

At 34 John Street: Saturday 3rd July – Drop-in 11am – 2pm

At 34 John Street: Saturday 7th August – Drop-in 9:30 – 12pm

If you want to get in touch in advance just email enquiries@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Bike Fix-it training for Teenagers (secondary students)
Learn how to mend a puncture and more wiht local mechanic Andy Robertson

Learn how to fix a puncture and mend your bike with Andy Robertson at 34 John Street.  Come along with your mates and learn together and have a laugh.

 

Tuesday 20th July – 2:30 – 4pm

Tuesday 3rd August – 2:30 – 4pm

To book visit our online booking page or email liz@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Drop-In Upcycling For the Whole Family
Weekly craft and science themed activities aimed at primary school aged children

Family craft sessions for a main target audience of primary aged pupils and their grown-ups (adults must remain with their children at all times)

At 34 John Street:  (outside if weather permits)

Thursday 24th June – Holey Jumper Pompoms -  3.30pm – 5pm

Thursday 1st July – Single Sock Puppets - 3.30pm – 5pm

Saturday 10th July – 10am – 11:30am

Thursday 15th July – 3.30 – 5pm

Thursday 22nd July – 3.30 – 5pm

No need to book but to help us gauge numbers, please let us know if you're interested at enquiries@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

Crochet Classes - Fully Booked
Thursday evening crochet classes with Sylvia Cairns upcycling donated wool into beautiful things!  

This class is suitable for all abilities from complete beginners to more experienced crocheters.  We will have a selection of donated wool and crochet needles available but if you want to bring your own please feel free.  No need to book all 4 classes if you don't want to.

These sessions will take place at at 34 John Street - Covid-19 measures are in place and participants will be asked to wear a mask and socially distance. 

Thursday 1st July - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

Thursday 8th July - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

Thursday 15th July - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

Thursday 22nd July - 7pm - 9pm - Fully Booked

 

Booking essential

To book visit our book online page or email enquiries@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org

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Children's Art Competition (Primary Age)
Can you use your creativity to show how Penicuik could tackle Climate Change?

 

Penicuik Carbon Challenge are looking for artworks which show a positive vision of a greener future.

 

Entrants must be a primary school pupil in the EH26 postcode, with their parent/carer’s permission.

 

Submit your poster, photograph, collage, or other artwork by 5pm on 17.08.21 to enquiries@penicuikcarbonchallenge.org.

 

There will be prizes for the best entries
in each category: P1-3, P4-5, P6-7

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