re:Centre is centred on creativity and sustainability.
We showcase artists and makers who make treasures of our trash. We scour the county for quality rubbish, skip rats with a purpose—to get interesting and usable scrap into your hands. We run workshops that help you reconnect to your creativity. We help small businesses with sustainability at their core better market their goods. And we host social crafting events where you can spend time creating, relaxing and connecting.
3rd Sunday of every month, 11am - 3pm
Join us in our space (check the map on the bottom of the page) for our monthly repair cafe, offerings dependent on volunteers for the month. Email us if you have questions
Have a skill to offer - give us a shout!
2 full days of upcycled crafting. Free and low-cost projects suitable for all age ranges. Drop-in and choose a project that helps save materials from the skip!
DEC 7 & 8 from 10am - 6pm
Make a set of 4 plastic-free Christmas crackers from old maps, graph paper and music sheets saved from a university skip! We'll have vintage maps for crowns and paper to write our own jokes.
We use paper tape so you can recycle them at the end of your festivities. Additional crackers available if you're throwing a big party!
Tea, biscuits and all the materials will be provided!
Workshop is suitable for teens and adults (small children can decorate the paper, but an adult will need to cut and fold the crackers)
Accessibility: Unfortunately, we're located upstairs with no lift.
Saturday DEC 14th from 2-3pm
Spend an inky afternoon creating festive botanical prints using traditional printmaking techniques. These make wonderful, original gifts!
Spend a fun and inky afternoon creating some festive botanical prints with local artist Rebecca Willmott. Beautifully intricate and bold prints will be created using foraged materials such as leaves, twigs, feathers and flowers to print with.
Printing on paper and fabric you will explore different printmaking techniques using water based inks. Full materials provided. Please bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting inky!
You are welcome to bring your own foraged materials, papers and fabric if you wish to print on something specific. Small upcycled drawstring bags and gift tags will be provided to print on. These make wonderful, original gifts.
Sadly it is not wheelchair accessible.
Open to any skill level. Suitable for older children. Ages 9 plus.
Looking forward to seeing you for some inky fun!
Prebooking required through the link below
Our aim is to inspire the community to see upcycling as a potential for transformation
We'll be running workshops throughout the year focusing on creativity and upcycling. If you are an artist or maker with the chops to teach and a penchant for upcycling, contact us
Ever fancy an upcycling challenge? how about learn the process it took to develop a product? how about an artists perspective of using waste to make something gallery-worthy? We're working on bringing special events to you!
If you have clean waste from your manufacturing or business process, we’d like it to land in the hands of creative folk who could use it in crafting and art projects.
We’re here to help small businesses and non-profits with our years of business management, marketing and advertising know-how, we help tell their story.
We've already had a lot of contacts about donations, which is great! While we want to keep as much from the landfill as possible, but we also recognise we cannot take everything that comes our way. At this point we're taking specific items that we're actively seeking; fabric/sewing destashes, craft supplies; tools (scissors, knitting/ crochet needles, sewing needles, etc) and machinery (sewing machines, hot glue guns, etc).
Please contact us via email to arrange your donation.
Find us upstairs in the new music and food venue: Kanteena
Brewery Lane, Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1 1QL, United Kingdom
We'll be open for special events and privately for hire.
Accessibility: Unfortunately, due to being upstairs with no lift, we do not have wheelchair access.