Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 7:30am to Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 6:00pm

Transition Town Romsey are staging a month-long initiative to challenge the way we look at ‘waste’, and show how everyday waste materials can be recycled and up-cycled to make beautiful and useful objects. ‘Trash to Treasures’ will be held at Romsey Abbey from 23 February - 19 March 2016. It will be open during Romsey Abbey’s opening hours subject to services and funerals.

Trash to Treasure poster

Winchester’s ‘Great Waste’ project are lending a display of recycled objects from different countries, with information about how people around the world make a living from other people’s waste.

Alongside the exhibition, free workshops will be run by local community artists and organisations. A programme of workshops for Saturday mornings is already confirmed, and it is hoped that others may be added. Visitors will be able to make jewellery out of junk; paper crafts from old books; new clothing from old; and flowers from plastic bags. Classes will run from 10.30a.m. – 12.30p.m. The latest information on workshops is available from Transition Town Romsey’s Facebook page and website

Also on display will be three installations made using plastic bottles. One will be covered in butterflies made from drinks cans found as litter and constructed by community artist Sylvie Léost. The butterflies symbolise responsible recycling and the loss of valuable resources. On the second, visitors will be able to put ‘a message in a bottle’ with their pledges as to how they will reduce their carbon footprint; and the third, made by Mountbatten School, will represent where trash ends up if left uncollected.

For further information on how to take part or visit the event, please contact Pamela@shadow26.plus.com.

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