Shed Stash Swap at New Brighton Library, Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March

On Saturday, February 29 (Leap Day!) and Sunday, March 1, shedders everywhere are invited to come along to New Brighton Library for a Shed Stash Swap. Bring along your fixings, fastenings, and other small items that are surplus to requirements and find new treasures that could be just the right thing for your next project. This is part of the Libraries’ Sustainable Living Series of events, and what better way to find new homes and purposes for other people's discarded junk?
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Fatbergs, toilet water, and the number 2 bus: Laurie Winkless: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

When Laurie Winkless, author of Science and the City, in conversation with Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) at the WORD Christchurch Festival yesterday, immediately outed herself as massive train and tunnel geek, I knew we were in safe hands. “London life” she said, “is defined by tube lines”. Laurie knows what she’s talking about. She lived…
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Opium licking, self-mummification, and whistling trees: Jonathan Drori: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Jonathan Drori loves trees. So much so that he has spent a career working with them as a documentary film maker at the BBC, and on the boards of Kew Gardens in London, and the Eden Project in Cornwall. On a very wet afternoon yesterday in a full auditorium at The Piano for WORD Christchurch…
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Asteroids – friends or foe?

Did you know that 30 June is International Asteroid Day? I didn’t until recently, but when I found out, it prompted me to take a closer look at what asteroids are, and why they’re important, and what I found out was fascinating, but also a bit scary. Asteroids are essentially lumps of rock that orbit…
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