Welcome to Bicycle Matters

The Bicycle Matters Events programme is here!

Over the next few months we’ll be hosting a range of events and workshops to focus on the waste materials from abandoned bikes in an effort to find new creative uses for them.

For this series of Material Matters, we have in store for you:

  • Tailored bicycle repair sessions, with our friends at the Wee Spoke Hub – to get old bikes back on the road and save them from going to waste
  • Thought provoking bicycle-themed film screenings – enjoy some free popcorn and let your imagination run (or ride..) away. Feel free to hang out with us after viewing to share your ideas.
  • Upcycling workshops to give a second life to waste materials by transforming them into something entirely different.

If that rings your bell (the puns will end soon), pick up a programme at any of our venues or download this handy PDF version for keeps.

THURSDAY 7th February – Film Screening: A Surprise Cycling Film! FREE

The incredible true story of one man’s ingenuity and psychological struggle to become a world record holder.
7.30pm-9.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

Join the Facebook event!

SATURDAY 9th February – Inner tube wallets £4

Punctures got you feeling deflated? Learn how to make wallets from old bicycle inner tubes!
1.00pm-4.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
Book now on Eventbrite!

MONDAY 11th February – LGBTQ+ Bicycle Repair Workshop! Part 1 FREE

Learn the basics of bike mechanics in a safe space together with other members of the LGBTQ+ community.
6.00pm-8.00pm, Wee Spoke Hub, 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

Book by emailing materialmatters@shrubcoop.org
More information on Facebook

SATURDAY 16th February – Inner bodices £4

You’ll be amazed what you can make from old bicycle innertubes! In this workshop we’re making bodices!
12.00pm-6.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
More information on Facebook

MONDAY 25th February – Women and Non-binary Repair Workshop FREE

Join a led ride by UK Breeze followed by a bicycle maintainance workshop for women and non-binary people.
6.00pm-8.00pm,
Wee Spoke Hub, 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG
More information on Facebook

MONDAY 4th March – LGBTQ+ Bicycle Repair Workshop! Part 2 FREE

Learn the basics of bike mechanics in a safe space together with other members of the LGBTQ+ community.
6.00pm-8.00pm,
Wee Spoke Hub, 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

THURSDAY 7th March – Film Screening: Bikes vs Cars FREE

The struggle for cyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could be made.
7.30pm-9.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

More information on Facebook

SATURDAY 16th March – Let’s Make: a Bicycle Coffee Table FREE

Join us in a challenge and put your ingenuity to the test building a coffee table from a pile of old bike parts!
12.00pm-5.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

THURSDAY 4th April – Film Screening: Cycling Short Films FREE

Enjoy a selection of interesting short films with a focus on women and cycling which will be followed by a discussion.
7.30pm-9.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

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THURSDAY 2nd May – Film Screening: A Surprise Cycling Film! FREE

An adventure about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.
7.30pm-9.00pm, SHRUB Space, 17 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

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