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Wednesday 29 January 2020

The Circular Economy and Creativity

Wednesday 29 January, 5.30-8pm


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We are delighted to host this event, organised by RSA Birmingham, which will explore the circular economy and creativity through the work of Emma Payne.

Emma will introduce Birmingham Scrapstore and PlayCare Network, which has been operating in the city since 1995. This will be followed by a workshop as the starting point for conversations about creativity, play and well-being in children and adults.

Birmingham Scrapstore supports the reuse of unwanted materials donated by businesses and individuals across Birmingham. Waste and surplus materials, which would often be diverted to landfill, is collected and sorted and then redistributed to out-of-school providers, schools, community groups and individuals via two Birmingham Scrapstores in Yardley and the Jewellery Quarter.

Birmingham PlayCare Network advocates play as essential for children’s health, development and wellbeing. Freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated, it is fundamental in helping to develop resilience and a way of coping with the world.

RSA research shows that creative young people feel more confident that they can make a difference in their communities.  They believe opportunities to be creative must affect adults similarly and that play is also a useful tool for developing ideas and team-building.

Please join us for an evening of playful social action, conversation and networking. Everyone is welcome. Advance booking is essential.