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Funded on Spacehive 30 September 2020

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Patricia Mckenna-Jones By Patricia Mckenna-Jones

I want to open an inclusive space where women can create together using discarded materials combined with their inventiveness.

Swansea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Sep 2020!

Women of Swansea are invited to co -create a 'she - lair' or female hub by making music (percussion/ singing/dancing) & art (murals/ banners). We will explore how to revitalise our environment through recycling (and we will even make our own refreshments/ write original music).

What we'll deliver:

  • We will make beautiful things from the discarded, e.g. murals using donated paint.
  • We can design costumes, masks and banners from upcycled fabrics, paper and plastic
  • We will enhance employ-ability with new skills garnered
  • We will nurture each other by cooking nutritious vegan snacks (from donated/unused food)
  • We will develop a performance group involving drums, singing & dance

Why it's a great idea:

This project simultaneously tackles loneliness, poverty, waste, ill -health, racism and unemployment by creating a multi -ethnic creative space ( a she-lair) for women of all ages and abilities. New skills restore confidence as well as health e.g. music is good for both physical and mental health.

Steps to get it done:

  • To start creating professional murals or banners within a year (depending on which is more feasible).
  • To have evoked the confidence/skills for a viable performance band within 2 years
  • To search for options re certificated achievement (for attendees) within 3 years
  • To instil awareness of (and enthusiasm for) simply- made,recycled, healthy snacks during project ..

We only need a starter - pack and a small amount of rental to get creating! In the long -term we hope to create a performance group (which could inspire the return of Swansea Mas Carnival) and a viable mural/banner business from this project using up-cycled materials


Location Swansea

About the space

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City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,277

Hire of room:3 hours for £25 x 64 - £1,600 (49%)
Volunteer expenses (x 2 for 1 year) Plus tutor expenses 10 per session for 1 year - £640 (20%)
Singer Sewing machines x 2 - £200 (6%)
Portable Latin soloing drums x 2 - £180 (5%)
Set of 3 afro bass drums 199 euro= - £170 (5%)
Ladder, Argos - £125 (4%)
polysilks - £50 (2%)
tins of outdoor paint - £30 (1%)
Workshop stool, Argos - £25 (1%)
Rollers, paint brushes, container sets x 3 for mural painting - £25 (1%)
Other - £233 (7%)

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.

Hire of room:3 hours for £25 x 64
Volunteer expenses (x 2 for 1 year) Plus tutor expenses 10 per session for 1 year
Singer Sewing machines x 2
Portable Latin soloing drums x 2
Set of 3 afro bass drums 199 euro=
Ladder, Argos
tins of outdoor paint
Workshop stool, Argos
Rollers, paint brushes, container sets x 3 for mural painting
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Threads, scissors, tailors chalk


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:

  • A ladder/ paper for designing & grading murals/ extendable poles for rollers/ plumb line/clay for bases of papier mache masks to be moulded on.

Total £3,277

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.
  • Hi everyone, just about to start some promotional murals and need some paint as I have some large boards to decorate! Thanks to everyone who has already donated ??
  • Volunteers needed (x 2)! Anybody out there who wants to help me set up the project? This will involve 1) painting some promotional murals 2) Assessing resources already gleaned/looking for what we still need.

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