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05 Oct We are doing too much and thinking too much to not have a blog

We started this group in January 2009 and it's quickly growing in members and group ideas. We have changed the format a few times of the group (now we have planning meetings monthly and then separate events rather than all in the one session), added a manifesto and we are getting asked to do more and more events. Here's what we're doing to get info to you in as many ways as possible.
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04 Oct Mini protest banner making workshop at Spitalfields City Farm

On Saturday 3rd October the Craftivist Collective had a Mini Protest Banner making workshop at Spitalfields City Farm in London. We spent 12-2pm chilling out surrounded by plants and animals whilst chatting to like-minded people and creating our own mini protest banners on environmental issues to put up around the farm... what more could you want to do!
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19 Jul United Underground: our biggest event so far!

On Saturday 18th July 2009 we were asked by the group United Underground to have a 'Craftivism Corner' at their event taking place across the spaces of Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall - including the re-opening of the roof as a venue space. This was a huge deal for us. We were given a small budget by the organisation for resources, they paid for all the advertising and it was mentioned in the London Paper under the events section.
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04 Jun Making ethical cupcakes with justice messages on to sell for charity

In June 2009, members of the Craftivist Collective met to make ethical cupcakes, and finish them off with homemade flags with development thoughts on them. Half the cakes where lemon flavoured so had on the flags on one side saying "fairtrade lemon gluten free cakes". And on the other "Dont let injustice leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Take action against it". The chocolate flavoured cakes said 'Gluten free fairtrade chocolate cakes" on one side and the other said said "Most cocoa farmers will never get the chance to afford to experience the taste of chocolate".
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