Thanks to everyone that took part in the One Planet community projects

30 Jan

The workshops have now come to an end – we hope you enjoyed them!  Here are some of your lovely comments:

Feltmaking workshops

“A little line to say thank you for your wonderful felt making session on Saturday afternoon at the Haworth. Both I and my friend Sheelagh enjoyed it enormously, as I feel sure did all the class.” Diane

“Thank you for providing Lancashire Women’s Network with your services. I know there were only a few women on the day but they thoroughly enjoyed it and said it was very relaxing and also they would like to do more. Well done to the One Planet Shop and yourself for carrying out some fantastic work! Many Thanks.” Javiria Khan, Community Development Officer

“I just love making the felt because I like making planets.” Rhiannon, age 9

“It was really interesting and nice.” Abbie, age 8

“It was amazing.” Caitlin, age 8

Natural arts and crafts workshops

“Most enjoyable.”

“A great idea.  Had lots of fun and got a new skill.”

“I think the ‘in’ phrase is ‘cool’!”

“Brilliant quiet activity.”

“Enjoyable and relaxing.”

“I really got into it.”

“The paper making was fantastic.”

“Thank you for a lovely chance to do a special craft.”

Thanks again!

Please continue to support One Planet – Accrington’s  community owned co-operative shop.  You can find out more at


The felt banner is finished!

19 Dec

The wonderful technicolour felt banner is finished – it looks fantastic!

And here’s a picture of us with the banner at the 1st birthday party:

One Planet cookbook is finished!

19 Dec

Cherie has posted a photo of the One Planet cookbooks on her blog (see the link in the right hand column of this page for more info).  They look amazing!

One Planet 1st birthday party video

19 Dec

Caroline and Dave from Huckleberry Films have very kindly put together a short video of the event at the Civic Arts Centre – you can view it here:

Making it local video

8 Dec

Here’s the amazing ‘Making it local’ video produced by Huckleberry Films:



Photos from the 1st birthday party event

8 Dec

The 1st birthday party was a huge success, the Civic Arts Centre was packed out!  Thanks to everyone who came along.  The drama was lots of fun and the actors did a great job.  Cherie presented the One Planet cookbook which was available to buy for the first time, it looks brilliant and there are so many exciting recipes inside.  Carol Martin unveiled the felt banner in all its technicolour glory, it’s amazing and we can’t wait to display it in the shop.  Rosie Fenwick brought along a selection of the items people made on the craft workshops, and the lanterns and mosaic mirrors were really impressive.

We also got to see the premiere of Huckleberry Films’ Making it Local video – which is fantastic!  View the video via the link in the post above.

There was a selection of home baked birthday cakes, all of which were gone by the end of the event.

We had a stall too, and lots of people stocked up on their Christmas gifts.

Here are some photos:

First birthday party reminder!

6 Dec

Don’t forget it’s One Planet’s 1st birthday party and community workshops celebration event tomorrow!  Hope you can come:

one planet first birthday invite