Waste to Wonderful

A Community project Falmouth, United Kingdom

An arts and crafts exhibition focusing on ways to creatively upcycle and recycle; reducing waste and our impact on the environment

They did it!

On 5th Jun 2015 we successfully raised


of £350 target

16 backers


42 days

New stretch target

The main cost of Waste to Wonderful is the venue hire, so an extra funds will be put towards this. Anything that is left over will go straight to the Surfers Against Sewage to support their litter campaign. The team behind Waste to Wonderful apprecite every bit of support we are given.


Project aim

An arts and crafts exhibition focusing on ways to creatively upcycle and recycle; reducing waste and our impact on the environment

About the project

Waste to Wonderful is an exciting event taking place in Falmouth at A Curious Hall on the 29th and 30th May. The 29th will be a private viewing of the arts and crafts on show, whilst Saturday 30th will be an all-day event open to everyone and anyone. The aim of Waste to Wonderful is to highlight the impact our everyday litter is having on our environment. The recent ‘throw-away’ culture has resulted in plastic waste being washed up on our shorelines, river banks and our much loved beaches. Waste to Wonderful is being designed to provide inspiration into upcycling in everyday life.

For more information check these out: www.facebook.com/wastetowonderful http://wastetowonderful.wix.com/waste-to-wonderful

The event aims to act as a platform for artists and crafters to share their creations, for people to actively get involved and create upcycled goods of their own at one of the workshops being run, and to browse and be inspired by local craft stalls and businesses. Waste to Wonderful is proud to be part of the Fal River Festival taking place from 22nd – 31st May. Waste to Wonderful fits perfectly into the Festival’s programme, because of our concerns and commitment to reducing the impact of everyday rubbish on the environment and wildlife.

The event also aims to evoke questions and emotions related to current environmental topics exploring the impact we have upon it and ways in which we can make changes in an attempt to minimise the environmental damage being caused. We already have influential speakers eager to come to the event and share their experiences.

Waste to Wonderful is a not-for-profit event, but that doesn’t take away the fact that we have expenses to cover. The team behind Waste to Wonderful want the event to be free for people to attend so it can be easily accessible. We also don’t want to have to charge crafters, artists and local businesses to be able to use the event as a platform. With the Crowdfunder money we will hopefully raise, we will be able to cover our venue hire and marketing costs.

All the support received will be warmly appreciated, we have come up with rewards we believe truly give back to backers, and make them a part of Waste to Wonderful. We have free tickets to one of the many workshops which will take place at the event, which you can find out about on our website nearer to the time. We also want to invite our backers to the evening private view, on Friday 29th May, 7 – 9pm. The evening will include a drinks reception, an opportunity to network and socialise with artists and crafters at the event, and also some of our influential speakers. All of our backers will also be publicly thanked, on our website and social media, and at the event itself. In addition, we have homemade seedling gardens, to be given exclusively to our Crowdfunder backers, which encompass the Waste to Wonderful ethos.

The Waste to Wonderful team is made up of three people; Laura Bewley, Jess Rawlings and Courtney Chandler. Each of us has a passion for the outdoors, and considers recycling and upcycling important subjects. We are all Creative Event Managers and are using Waste to Wonderful as a platform to give back to the local Falmouth community and support local talent and business.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Crowdfunder page, we look forward to seeing you at Waste to Wonderful!