Penicuik Carbon Challenge Film Club
We are continuing our film club online and trialling a limited numbers in person club at 34 John Street.
Friday 18th June - Online
The True Cost
Find out about the true cost of fast fashion and the clothing industry. *Caution - some footage may be upsetting for children*
Watch the film and take part in live discussion through Facebook Events.
7.30pm – 9pm
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
Low Carbon Food Workshops
Learn how your food choices affect your carbon footprint
Learn how your food choices effect your carbon footprint and think about changes you might be able to make in this interactive and supportive group workshop.
At 34 John Street - Monday 21st June - 6:30pm - 8pm
Local Foraging Walks
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
Meadowsweet foraging walk – Tuesday 13th July – 10am – 12pm
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
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
Bike Mechanic Training - Fully Booked
Get trained up by a qualified mechanic and become a bike maintenance volunteer
These sessions are now fully booked. If you want to put your name on a waiting list in case of any drop-outs please email
Get trained up as a bike maintenance volunteer with a qualified mechanic in return for some volunteer mechanic hours on the project.
At 34 John Street: Saturday the 12th and 19th of June - 10am – 4pm
You need to attend both sessions
Places are limited so book soon if you are interested.
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 (please bring an adult if you're not old enough to be in public on your own as this is NOT a creche! Unattended children will be assumed to have been abandoned)
At 34 John Street: Thursdays - 3pm – 5pm (in front if weather permits)
10 June- Carbon Footprint Collage.
17 June- Card Making
24 June- Holey Jumper Pompoms
1 July- Single Sock Puppets
No need to book but to help us gauge numbers, please let us know if you're interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Thursday 8th July - 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 15th July - 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 22nd July - 7pm - 9pm
To book visit our book online page or email