Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Seasonal Celebrations

Fearon Hall is celebrating the seasons with a host of sustainability events to help you through the darker nights. After nine successful Upcycle Your Life events, things are growing. New organisations are coming on board every month, to help share how you can save money and love Loughborough (and the planet) at the same time. […]

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Art

Preview: Divine Proportions

I first heard about Divine Proportions a few months ago, after following producers/art collective Shotgun Carousel on Twitter. I was a huge fan of their work at Latitude Festival a few years ago and have kept a keen eye on their subsequent activities. As it’s Folklore Thursday, it seemed only apt to mention Divine Proportions as it […]

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Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Autumn Preparations

Find out how to make the most of autumn, with seasonal produce, upcycling fun and nature crafting at Fearon Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 22nd September. Sample some of the delights you can find for free this autumn. Discover where you can get food for free locally, whether you’re an individual or a charitable group. If you can […]

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Art, Make

Stop Heritage Crafts Dying Out

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has announced a six-month research project that will provide a major update and expansion of its ground-breaking Red List of Endangered Crafts, first published in 2016. Founded in 2009 by a small group of makers and those interested in craft, the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional […]

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Art, nature

Bees Are Good

My sunflower and lavender have proved alluring to pollinators galore. There are over 250 species of bee in the UK alone, and that’s before counting wasps, flies, and other less furry flying creatures. As such, I’m unlikely to see them all but a little time beewatching adds new bees to my ID list daily. Here […]

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nature

Book Reviews: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear

How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear is a beautiful book (that I was sent for free in exchange for a fair review). As the name suggests, it’s aimed at people who want to make the world a better place. The book combines gorgeous pictures with practical nature-saving tips, world habitat guides […]

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Art, Gift, Make, nature

Autumn Crafts: Apple Dolls

There’s no doubt autumn is here. The chill nights and damp days are brightened by hedgerows jewelled with hips and haws; the ducks are more grateful for bird seed; and the occasional rainbow brightens the days. The last of the blackberries and plums offer dark, comforting delights (though be warned: the devil spits on blackberries […]

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