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REclaim Community Recycling Festival

Funded on Spacehive 18 March 2019 Delivered 27 May 2019

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REclaim Community Recycling Festival

REclaim Community Recycling Festival

Over the Moon Shoreham C.I.C. By Over the Moon Shoreham C.I.C.

A community festival bringing people together in Adur to get creative about reducing what goes in the bin! REclaim will be fun for all ages and provide reuse and recycling inspiration and knowledge.

Shoreham-by-Sea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Mar 2019!

REclaim is all about creative recycling and the main event will be a free entry, inclusive festival centred around Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea on the second May Bank Holiday weekend 2019 (25 to 27 May). There will also be activities and events in venues across Adur from January to June. The weekend festival will feature lots of recycling themed events each day for all ages, to promote creative reuse, recycling and sustainability. Make an instrument and be in a junk orchestra, make poetry from discarded texts or add to a giant community collage! Be inspired by or even take part in a recycled fashion show or recycled sculpture exhibition! Book on a printing, beach art or jewellery making workshop or drop in to family junk modelling sessions or preschool messy play. Buy refreshments and eco-friendly products from local sustainable traders and get expert help from local organisations on waste reduction, repair, recycling, sustainability.

What we'll deliver:

  • Put on a free entry, community recycling themed weekend festival in Shoreham-by-Sea in May 2019.
  • Put on creative recycling themed participatory activities in Adur from January to June 2019
  • Equip people with inspiration, knowledge and enthusiasm to respond to the challenge of waste reduction.
  • Provide fun, feel good, social activities to bring people together in a positive way!

Why it's a great idea:

The project will reach all ages, abilities and interests and is very much inspired by the need to help address pressing global concerns about waste reduction and sustainability. On a local level, the imminent reduction in residential waste collections means there is a pressing need to get inspired and knowledgeable about how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. We hope to encourage a change in mindset to thinking of discarded materials as a resource rather than rubbish. This project will also be a fun community celebration, giving people a reason and opportunity to come together in a shared creative experience, which is great for mental health and wellbeing and to help ease isolation in people's lives. In the absence of other events from the community calendar this coming spring and summer, we hope this inclusive and large scale project will be bring some much needed positive cheer to Adur!

Steps to get it done:

  • Book festival infrastructure for Coronation Green (marquee, toilets, security, insurance etc)
  • Invite traders and relevant organisations to book stalls and information stands
  • Book junk orchestra workshop leader and performance director
  • Build recycled fashion show catwalk
  • Schedule bookable workshops, drop in activities and performances throughout festival weekend
  • Schedule pre festival weekend activities
  • Put out call for entries for recycled sculpture competition
  • Compile festival timetable of events and produce printed and online versions
  • Call for volunteers to help with specific tasks
  • Confirm weekend festival plan with district council events team (including TENS, charitable collection permit)

We will be collaborating with other local organisations for different aspects of REclaim, including the following:- REfashion: the recycled fashion show will be produced in conjunction with Emmaus Brighton & Hove and Emmaus by the Sea. REwrite: recycling activities using discarded text will be run in conjunction with Adur libraries (Lancing, Shoreham and Southwick) and Shoreham Wordfest. REmodel: a recycled sculpture competition and exhibition will be run in conjunction with The Skyway Gallery at the Shoreham Centre. REfuel: Eat Food Love Food will be coordinating a sustainable refreshments area.

Location Shoreham-by-Sea

About the space

REclaim weekend will take place on Coronation Green, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5YA. Other activities will take place at other Adur locations.


Adur District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,776

Project management - £4,000 (24%)
Volunteer workshop labour for REfashion, REwrite and REdesign - £2,500 (15%)
Venue hire for REfashion and REwrite workshops, REmodel exhibition - £2,000 (12%)
Hire of marquee, fixtures and fittings, electricity and water connection - £2,000 (12%)
Materials for REfashion, REmodel, REplay, REwrite and REdesign - £1,400 (8%)
Overnight security - £668 (4%)
Toilet hire - £636 (4%)
Publicity design - £500 (3%)
Printing - £400 (2%)
Artist led workshops - £360 (2%)
Other - £2,312 (14%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Project management
Volunteer workshop labour for REfashion, REwrite and REdesign
Venue hire for REfashion and REwrite workshops, REmodel exhibition
Hire of marquee, fixtures and fittings, electricity and water connection
Materials for REfashion, REmodel, REplay, REwrite and REdesign
Overnight security
Toilet hire
Publicity design
Artist led workshops
Other Read More
  • Temporary storage
  • Venue hire for workshops
  • Insurance
  • Spacehive fees
  • Materials for REfashion, REmodel, REplay, REwrite and REdesign
  • Van hire
  • Junk orchestra workshop leader/animateur
  • Tables and chair hire
  • Tools, fixings, accessories for workshops and sets
  • Junk orchestra string instrument skeletons
  • Hire of Coronation Green
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Putting on more workshops during the festival weekend and beforehand.

Total £16,776

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We need volunteers! Between now and May we'd love with project planning and promotion.
  • We need interesting junk! If you have waste which could be part of a great sculpture or musical instrument, let us know!
  • Do you love to sew? Be part of the team working with Emmaus to create collections for REfashion: the recycled fashion show.
  • We need waste educators! If you or your organisation are a waste reduction, reuse, reclamation, recycling or sustainability expert, we'd love you to have an information stand at REclaim weekend.
  • We need volunteers! If you could spare anything from an hour to 3 days over the REclaim weekend of 25 to 27 May and would like to oversee an activity (no skill required, other than possibly some tidying up!), let us know!
  • Are you proficient with making stuff from pallets?! We need help making our stage!
  • Want to be in a fashion show?! We need models for REfashion, both at the REclaim weekend and at Emmaus in Portslade.
  • We need storage! If you have somewhere we could keep stuff between now and the end of May we’d love to hear from you!
  • Do you have a great idea for an activity to include in REclaim? Then let us know and we'll see if we can squeeze it in!
  • Are you excited by the project and want to get involved but don't know how?! Let us know and we'll have a chat!

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