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Summer School

Sumer School at The Goodlife Centre

A Summer of Lifelong Learning in Waterloo The Goodlife Centre, an independent learning space in Waterloo that specializes in short and snappy daytime, evening and weekend DIY classes, is providing a selection of five-day intensive courses to give a good grounding in a chosen hobby. The choice will be from…

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Linen Tassel Making at The Goodlife Centre

New Creative Workshops in Waterloo for 2013

New Courses in Traditional Crafts: Antique Furniture Restoration, Passementerie, Woodcarving ‘In the Round’, Furniture Caning, Basketry and Deep Button Upholstery The Goodlife Centre in Waterloo today announced some brand new workshops for 2013, building on their popular niche of home maintenance and high-end decorative arts classes. Courses in Antique Furniture…

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The Goodlife Centre at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Christmas DIY; Past and Presents

Discover A Short History of DIY and Other Amusing Anecdotes In the Ideal Home Show’s “How To” Theatre Self-confessed tool aficionado and DIY history geek, Alison Winfield-Chislett will dazzle weary visitors to The Ideal Home Show at Christmas with a display of old vs. new tools and an amusing trip down…

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Repair Cafe Promotes ‘Fix Not Throw’ in Waterloo

Third Repair Café at The Goodlife Centre Gathers Momentum Last Saturday’s Repair Cafe at The Goodlife Centre in Waterloo was buzzing. Word is getting out that things can be fixed not thrown and we are here to help. With the support of the fabulous people at Restart, who fixed laptops…

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London’s Pioneering Repair Cafe Expands Team

Laptops & Printers Revived by The Restart Project Technicians Sunday’s Repair Café at The Goodlife Centre was another fun filled afternoon – full to the brim with Londoners dropping in with household items to be repaired, recycled and reused on the spot at the free, monthly event. Part of Waste…

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Upholstery Club at The Goodlife Centre is a weekly event for novice Upholsters to learn alongside professionals. (6) - Copy

The First Rule of Upholstery Club…

… is that anyone can come to Upholstery Club!   Every Tuesday, from 6.30pm to 9pm, passionate upholsterers from The London Chair Collective will demonstrate and instruct eager novices to work on several pieces of fabulous furniture in the light and airy workspace of The Goodlife Centre in London’s Waterloo,…

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Repair Cafe to Become Regular Free Event in SE1

Joining Forces with Waste Less Live More Week The Goodlife Centre is delighted to announce that after the success of the pilot Repair Café held in July, the project is going to become a regular community event at its Waterloo based workspace. The next two dates are announced as Sunday…

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Goodlife Centre Tutor David Barker turns from teaching wood craft to using his knowledge of adhesives at Repair Cafe

Lift Off For London’s First Repair Cafe

Reversing the Rise of Disposable Culture One Wonky Chair at a Time London’s very first Repair Café, held yesterday, Sunday 22nd July in Waterloo, was declared a roaring success, according to The Goodlife Centre founder and host of the inaugural London event, Alison Winfield-Chislett. Repair Café is a community project…

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London’s First Repair Cafe at The Goodlife Centre

A Community Project to Repair, Reuse, Recycle The Goodlife Centre, an independent learning space in Waterloo, is hosting London’s very first Repair Café on Sunday 22nd July. The Repair Café is a project first launched in Holland to encourage communities to repair, reuse and recycle their possessions and reduce the volume…

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DIY Summer School at the Goodlife Centre

A Summer of Family-Friendly Lifelong Learning in Waterloo Summer School at the Goodlife Centre includes new 2-for-1 family-friendly DIY courses for families to learn lifelong skills together. Designed to be diverse but practical, Summer School at the Goodlife Centre builds on the already popular schedule of DIY, woodwork, furniture restoration and upholstery…

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