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Sun 20 Sep - Sun 27 Sep

AFRORETRO: UpCycle Your Life and Bag a Tee (online event)

Upcycle old unloved t-shirts and sweatshirts into handy bags. 

Join Ugandan Sisters Anna and Lilly for a fun workshop they've recorded especially for artsdepot. You'll learn all about upcycling and how you can stop your clothes ending up in landfills across the world. 

Don't worry if you don't already sew, Anna and Lilly will help you get creative and turn your unwanted clothing into handy bags for you, your family and your friends!

Location: wherever you like! (online) 

This pre-recorded workshop has been created especially for artsdepot. It is available to watch until 10am on Sun 27 Sep. 

Here's how it works: 

1. Whenever you want to watch, click on any of the // BOOK links*, each household needs ONE ticket.

2. You'll receive a link to watch the video via email once it becomes available. You can watch as many times as you like for 7 days. 

* Please ignore the dates / times shown in the Booking Info box, the dates / times shown are the first and last dates that the video is available to watch but whichever //BOOK link you select you will receive the video immediately.

If you have any questions, please email

Don't worry if you don't sew, to make a great bag you'll need 30 minutes, help from a grown-up and these things:

1. To make a tote bag, a t-shirt you no longer wear
2. To make a duffel bag, a hoodie or sweatshirt

And these things too:
1. Scrap jersey- maybe an old t-shirt or leggings 
2. Scissors that can cut fabric 
3. A4 sheet of scrap paper
4. Pen or pencil
5. Needle
6. Thread the same colour as your top
7. Large safety pin or nappy pin
8. An adult to help

Booking Info

Ages 8+ (and a grown-up)

Pay What You Decide
A range of ticket prices are available for this workshop. We suggest £5, but it's up to you. Please choose what you can afford from the options, which include £0. 

Each household only needs to purchase ONE ticket. 

This show is available to watch until 10am on Sun 27 Sep. Whenever you want to watch, click on any of the //BOOK links below and you'll receive a link to watch the video shortly afterwards, via email.

  • Sun 27 Sep 202010.00amBook