EVENT HAPPY NAPPIES
Reusable Nappy Week starts on Monday. Find toolkits, an event calendar and lots of information about happy nappying here. At The Green Parent, we catch up with founder Laura Davies (you’ll also find some useful hints for making cloth nappies last longer), the answers to all your questions about reusables here, a starters guide here, and a guide to making real nappies work on a budget here. Find more in our archives here.
EVENT A DATA WITH DESTINY
It’s the final weekend of the Edinburgh Science Festival, with dozens of workshops, events and shows taking place across the city, many of them free. The incredible, free DataSphere exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland explores the power of data, and takes a look behind the screens to see what fuels this information. Explore our reliance on readily accessible information and ask yourself, is the constant flow of content always a good thing? Features artwork from Alan Brown and Silent Chaos; go online to find free drop-in events. Until April 24.
EVENT KEEP IT CLEAN
Fed up with dirty seas and rivers? Want to swim in sparkling waters? Surfers Against Sewage are holding protests across the country this Saturday to put the pressure on industry and government to put words into action and deliver on their commitments to tackle sewage pollution. Each protest targets a different water company. Find your nearest event here
EVENT NEW LIVES
With the subject of new arrivals to the UK and Europe high on the agenda, now might be a good time to step back and educate ourselves about the contribution that migrants and refugees have made to our country. Lewisham’s Migration Museum’s new exhibition, Taking Care of Business is an overview of the central role that migrant entrepreneurs have played in shaping our lives and Britain. Wander down an immersive high street filled with businesses run by migrants and listen to personal accounts of those who’ve arrived and set up their own companies. Free
EVENT AND MAKE LO-FI SNAPS
This Sunday is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, where people worldwide are encouraged to take some time off from the increasingly technological world we live in and to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph. You can head to an event near you, (we LOVE the idea of this free Bristol workshop, where you’ll find out how to make an edible camera) or simply build your own snapping device. Pinhole photography allows you to take a photograph using a light-tight container with a tiny hole in one side and a photo-sensitive surface within it. You can adapt an existing camera, or make the box yourself – there are some excellent links to help you here. Every picture uploaded to the event’s website will become part of a huge online gallery.
WHAT WE’RE READING Five ways to survive a three-generation household: “Multigenerational homes are expected to become more common over the next decade. So what’s it like to have grandparents, parents and children living under the same roof?” Read more here