Last Sunday the 28th of April we had an amazing Family Day at BOZAR creating a pleasure garden with the hundreds of families that passed by the Horta Hall.
The main activity (and central attraction in the space) was a 2,5m wooden structure which became a large skirt with the loads of fabrics we supplied.
Skirt made of fabrics from REcircle by Turtlewings.
In the different areas families could:
Make and play: Creating their own instruments reusing cardboards, tin cans, plastic tubes…
Dress your own doll: Kids and parents enjoyed this activity, where they dressed paper dolls. A lot of rococo wall papers were available for creating your own dress and accesories.
Doodle on Music: Engage with music in a different way.
Pleasure garden scenes: transparent paper with Watteau inspirational images for making your special pleasure garden.
Doodle on music sheets.
Make and play with materials from REcircle.
We collaborated once again with Turtlewings providing materials for this amazing project and we are so thankful with all the shops and manufacturers which donate materials and made this Family Day possible.
If you want to see the whole photo report of Family Day Watteau go to the Turtlewings Facebook. And if you still don’t follow Recircle on facebook go for it.
After all the activities we were involved in this month (Reuse Stage, Movie Making Stage, Saturday 20th April Open Saturday), what better way to finish, than spending a day with us at BOZAR?
We will be in the Horta Hall at Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein, from 10:00 to 17:00 exploring the Watteau’s work through many amazing exploration. Paper dolls workshop; in which you could dress your own paper doll thanks to the multiple templates we made (dolls example in the previous post). Making and playing junk instruments workshop; where you can make you own guitar with cardboard tubes, fish string and wood among many other instruments. Then the largest exploration of making a giant skirt with pieces of fabric remnant, and much more.
Rococo printed paper, music sheets, plenty of fabrics and templates.
On April 28th you won’t want to miss the opportunity of having a great family day on occasion of the Antoine Watteau exposition in BOZAR. REcircle in collaboration with Turtlewings are creating an amazing environment with many explorations with REuse materials like these fancy dolls, which you can create on the day.
Don’t forget to bring all your creativity to BOZAR on 28th April.
Only two days for open Saturday at REcircle and we are already creating some cool things. Like this picture frame made with corks. Any more ideas for REusing corks? Come and share it with us this Saturday 16th March. You can pass by from 11 a.m to 18 p.m, or if you want to spend the day at Turtlewings take your ticket HERE.
REcircle is open on two Saturday’s a month during Turtlewings family days. Come visit our warehouse and see all the great eco friendly materials available. What have you got to lose? Don’t delay stop by this Saturday. You can visit REcircle for free with or without a ticket to Turtlewings, but if you are interested in bringing the whole family register HERE!
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults in REcircle.)
Cardboard tubes, corks and wooden beads. What would you create with these? Come on Saturday 16th March and share it with us.
After our exciting and successful Grand Opening of the REcircle space and shop in Brussels, we’re thrilled to be able to share with you our up and coming events, offering you lots of opportunities to get creative with our beautiful industrial waste products.
Our most exciting announcement is that we will be hosting a Christmas Create Day on December 15th, when you will have the opportunity to join us for lots of fun creative Christmas workshops. Our Christmas card printing workshop, a hugely popular event last year in our pop-up shop, will be returning, alongside some new and exciting activities to be announced.
Turtlewings will also be open offering activities for your children, so you can drop off your kids and join us downstairs to create, browse, and hang out and get all festive!
We are also open on the following Saturdays to give you the opportunity to pass by, browse and shop before Christmas;.
Saturday 17th November
Saturday 1st December
Saturday 15th December
And we are currently looking for more organisations to donate their creative waste, do get in touch if you know anyone who can help.
We are thrilled to be able to invite you to our Grand Opening of the new REcircle space and shop in Brussels. Finally we are able to offer beautiful industrial waste products for you to get creative with. Come and join us!
learn about our philosophy on industrial creative waste and how we work
learn about our creative programs, stages and workshops (in conjunction with Turtlewings)
explore our shop
become a member of our organisation, or volunteer to help
get inspired to start creating!
Helpful enthusiasts will be on hand all day to answer your questions and guide you around the space. Turtlewings (also located in the Creative Lab) are open and offering activities for all ages. So you can drop off your kids and join us downstairs to chat, browse and hang out. We have a special presentation on the REcircle Creative Reuse Centre at 2pm in the afternoon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
We are so excited to announce that we have found a space to open our public center. We have been located in the basement of Turtlewings as a pop-shop since December and although it was nice to finally get the materials out of the boxes, it was still not nearly big enough. Now, we have nearly 200m2 in the new Turtlewings collaborative space in Schaerbeek only a block from the train station on Ave. Huart Hamoir 54. Big enough for all our materials, a shop to welcome you to pick up materials as well as workshop space. We will open officially in September 2012, but we will start to accept pre-registration in the next months.
We are so excited to have received a grant from Leefmilieu Brussel to place 10 vegetable gardens in 10 schools in 2012. Check out the project website here, which is in three languages. The project is only for schools and or organizations withing the Brussels region and must take place within this year.
What do you need to participate:
• group of children from 2 to 16 years. (min 6 to max 30)
• School or organization located in Brussels Capital Region
• a usable area of 2m2
• Pre-organized workshop time(s).
• 5 minutes/day for daily maintenance
• 30 minutes/week for general maintenance
So, it has been a while since we posted any news about our project (It’s been three whole years to be exact). To recap a bit: three years ago we started the REcircle project with “Beta Boxes” to see what the response would be. It was incredibly overwhelming with regards to storing the huge amount of materials we received. In fact, we had such enthusiasm and generous offerings from manufactures, businesses, and retail shops that we simply could not keep up!
We realized right away it needed to be much bigger than we were able to make it. So, as they say with good wine, we let the idea sit for a while growing richer and better with each year that passed. We are now proud to announce that we have enough people behind and with us that we can now, not only pick up the project from where we left it, but actually take it much further! This week we signed the statutes to make REcircle into a non-profit organization and from there the sky’s the limit!
For the last three years we have been building a relationship with REMIDA in Reggio Emilia, Italy and we are now proud to announce that our center will be officially linked with them. As part of the REMIDA network we will first send several members of our team over to REMIDA in June 2011 to participate in an individual training just for our organization. From there we will be involved in conversations, collaborations and international projects related to building awareness around the value of industrial scrap.
We are also in the process of looking for a proper space to house our amazingly creative idea and of course the plethora of beautiful objects we plan to collect. We will keep you updated on our progress, but for now if you have any questions or ideas you think could be helpful, please contact us!