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Spring clean your unwanted treasures and pick up armfuls of new stuff! Start preparing for climate week's swap-shop extravaganza!
18 Great Guildford Street City of London
  • swap sign
    Get rid of the things you no longer use
  • lady upholstering footstool
    Upcycling workshops with Goodlife Centre
  • lady browsing through clothes
    Browse for hidden treasures
  • swap shop logo
    Bankside Swap Shop

Come find hidden treasure at the Bankside Emporium and swap the things you no longer use for things you really want.

Bring your high-quality nearly new clothes, books, DVDs and knick knacks to swap at the Bankside Community Space from 12-2pm on 8th March and help support our Community Partners. For one lunchtime only, pick up a bargain (free stuff!), refresh your wardrobe, find a new read, DVD or do some re-gifting. Local community group Friends of Mini Mints will be selling delicious cupcakes to fund the activities they run for Bankside children at Mint Street Adventure Playground. So you can feel community-spirited about eating cake!

Upcycling Guru's the Goodlife Centre will also attending, running free upcycling workshops re-upholstering a pre-loved dining chair and restoring it to renewed glory.

£1 entry (donated to Friends of Mini Mints) or free entry with your Buzz card.

Top tips for a successful swap:

  • Bring a good selection of high-quality, excellent condition items that you no longer use, rather than things which you don't want because they're past their best. Nobody will swap their good stuff for your not so good stuff - so choose wisely! 
  • Arrive early to secure the best items
  • Bring some change for entry and a feel-good cake break!

If possible, drop off your swap items at our offices before the event  to add to our growing pile. If not, see you on the day!

Feb 21 2013