Waste prevention is about reusing what we already have rather than buying something new.

Of course, possessions do wear out or break - clothes, household objects, gardening tools etc. The Re:Workshops are your chance to get stuck in and learn how to repair, repurpose and upcycle. Prevent waste by reusing what we already have, rather than buying something new. 

The Great Waste is offering a whole variety of workshops over the 2015-2016, for instance 

  • Jewellery: Make something new or fix common jewellery breaks

  • Clothes: Create a new exciting garment from an old one, learn how to repair common problems, learning to love your sewing machine

  • Garden: fixing tools, making a wormery, creating a bench from a pallet

  • Bike: learn basic bike maintenance and how to fix common problems

  • Talk about a waste: discuss and learn about what can be done while doing something creative

How can you be part of a workshop?

You join one that is already running or get your group together to have your own workshop.


Drop in workshops 

Check out the calendar to see what is already happening in your area

New workshops will be added all the time so keep coming back


Your own group workshop 

We have created a list of workshops offered by artists, trainers and teachers from around the Winchester district which will suit everybody’s budget and interest. If you have a suggestion for a workshop we are not offering that your group would like, please let us know and we will get right on to it.



Use an item again after it has been used


Transform an object with one use into something with a different use. 


Convert waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality


Restore something damaged or worn to good condition.

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