Events

Building and Renovating Natural and Healthy Homes

Event Description:
Join renowned architect and Professor Tom Woolley for a one-day interactive workshop to look at the wide range of materials and construction techniques needed to build and renovate natural and healthy homes.

Morning:
• An explanation of airtightness, energy efficiency and chemicals used
• Introduction to conventional construction methods, building materials and where construction materials come from. How they are manufactured and how they can damage the planet.
• Reviewing the materials used in the Rediscovery Centre and other samples of healthy and not so healthy materials
• A session on the theory of embodied energy, chemicals and bio-based materials
• Demonstrating the methods of checking and testing indoor air quality

Afternoon:
• Details of all the alternative eco, bio-based and recycled building materials
• A look at construction methods, including timber framing and other options
• Where to source building materials and how to save money and keep budgets low
• How to improve and renovate your home or build a new one

About your tutor:
Professor Tom Woolley is an international recognised Architect who has published eight books on sustainable construction. He has also constructed many exemplar eco-buildings and runs training workshops around the world. Tom has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Alternative Technology. He was a consultant to the Rediscovery Centre on the selection and specification of building materials for the reconstruction of the Ballymun boiler house and also consulted on the early concepts for the Rediscovery Centre almost 20 years ago. Tom’s latest book Natural Building Techniques will be available at a significant discount to participants

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 1st October 2022, from 10am until 4pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €75.00

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Furniture Revamping Workshop

Event Description:
Join Marianne from The Revamp Tramp for one of her popular Furniture Revamping Workshops. This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginners to those who would like to learn new furniture revamping techniques.
Learn how to prep and paint your furniture before trying out many different techniques including decoupage, stenciling, glazing, distressing, using frog tape and how to plan out a design for your piece. You will bring a piece of furniture with you and you leave the workshop with a fully finished piece of revamped furniture.

All materials are provided on the day to turn your piece of furniture into something really special. You only need to bring the piece of furniture that you would like to revamp.

Free parking at the venue is available. Lunch is not included but there is a Café at the Rediscovery Centre and in the interest of doing our bit for the environment please bring your reusable cup if you have one.
If you have any queries or if you are unsure of what furniture to bring please do not hesitate to contact Marianne at Marianne@TheRevampTramp.ie

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Sat, Oct 15 10:00am - 4pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €95

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Halloween Workshop for Kids

Event Description:
Looking for fun activities for Halloween? Join our Education team and get involved in some terrifying Halloween hands-on activities! At our Halloween Workshop, children will take part in a variety of fun and educational Halloween themed activities, games, and arts & crafts. Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 29th October 2022, from 2.30pm until 4.00pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €10 per child

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Halloween Activity Day

Event Description:
Are you looking for some fun activities for your children? If so, come join our Education team and get involved in some terrifying Hallowe’en hands-on activities! Our Halloween Activity Day includes a variety of fun and educational activities, games, experiments and arts & crafts to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest in the world around us. During the camps we will be busy hunting for spiders and other bugs in our hedgerows, picking and carving gruesome pumpkins grown in our own vegetable garden, making mini-scarecrows as well as lots of spooky arts & crafts. We will also make fancy dresses made out of recycled materials and host a ghoulish team challenge, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Our Halloween camps are suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Our experienced Facilitators are Garda vetted, are not undead and guarantee a splendid time for all.

Please note that the same content will be run on 4th November, so do not book both dates.

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 3rd November 2022, 09.00am until 3.00pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €25 per child

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Halloween Activity Day

Event Description:
Are you looking for some fun activities for your children? If so, come join our Education team and get involved in some terrifying Hallowe’en hands-on activities! Our Halloween Activity Day includes a variety of fun and educational activities, games, experiments and arts & crafts to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest in the world around us. During the camps we will be busy hunting for spiders and other bugs in our hedgerows, picking and carving gruesome pumpkins grown in our own vegetable garden, making mini-scarecrows as well as lots of spooky arts & crafts. We will also make fancy dresses made out of recycled materials and host a ghoulish team challenge, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Our Halloween camps are suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Our experienced Facilitators are Garda vetted, are not undead and guarantee a splendid time for all.

Please note that the same content will be run on 3rd November, so do not book both dates.

Event Date and Time:
Friday 4th November 2022, 09.00am until 2.00pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €25 per child

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Christmas Crafts Workshop for Kids

Event Description:
Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our fun hands-on Eco Christmas crafts workshop for kids, where we will be making fabulous Christmas decorations from waste materials. Crafts include creating Santa Claus figures using cardboard, to making plastic bottle penguins, fabric tree decorations and beautiful upcycled Christmas cards. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 10th December 2022, from 2.30pm until 4.00pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €10 per child

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