Join us in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park on Sunday 8th July 12 – 6pm, where there will be a pop-up Share Fair and Horsham Repair Café. We will be running alongside the Horsham Rotary family event Funday Sunday.
A Share Fair is a social event where instead of buying new things, people share, swap or recycle stuff. People meet each other to share skills, ideas and stories – like an old-fashioned market but with no money.
This is YOUR event! It is run for the community by the community – you can contribute any skill or just give your time and conversation. We need local people to help us develop this event into something truly different and special. If you are interested in getting involved read on…….
Thank you for your interest in our Share Fair! This will be a collaborative community event, running under the umbrella of Sussex Green Living, with a pop-up Horsham Repair Café session. We are linking in this summer with the Horsham Rotary family event Funday Sunday in Horsham Park (July 8th) and in 2019 we will be part of the Year of Culture.
A Share Fair is a pop-up social event where instead of buying new things, people share, swap or recycle stuff. And instead of feeling isolated, people meet each other to share skills, ideas and stories – like an old-fashioned market but with no money, creating social rather than monetary capital.
We found out about Share Fairs via Facebook, and we were immediately hooked by the concept of a goods and skills exchange without money. The key point is that Share Fairs are collaborative and everyone who has anything to do with the event is a contributor. The aim is to borrow as many resources as possible and invite people to donate materials, which keeps set up costs to a minimum.
The initiative was set up by the Eden Project – see https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/. The Facebook page is – https://www.facebook.com/mksharefair/ and there are several videos on Youtube which give a really good idea of what Share Fairs are all about –
We would like as many local people to be involved as possible, so let us know your ideas! We need all types of people and all types of skills, such as:
- Creative design people to help us set up a comfortable, welcoming space for our activities.
- Local businesses who would be willing to donate or lend resources, e.g. clothes rails, marquees, tables, bags, cushions
- People willing to help with play and craft activities for children & families
- Anyone who has a skill that they could share – could you teach someone how to dance, play an instrument, up-cycle an old pair of jeans, play chess, make an origami animal…….
- Local residents from groups who could share a skill, such as local gardening groups who could run a seedling swap
There really is no limit to what can be brought to a Share Fair, within the basic guidelines – no money involved, nothing illegal or unsafe, and no political or other kind of agenda. Everyone is valuable and can contribute something, whether it is a practical skill or a conversation about their history. It is about celebrating who we are and what we have.
We look forward to hearing from you! Jill, Jean, Cheri, Eve and Carrie.