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Children's Bicycology workshop (proposed for Weds 27th, 10am - 12 noon and Thurs 28th 10am - 12 noon)

The Bicycology Workshop A fun and creative workshop for children aged 5 – 14 years old, exploring bikes and environmental issues through stories, song and crafts.

Bike decoration workshop (Friday 29th August 12 noon - 4.30pm ish)

Fancy Dress Your Bikes! / Bling Your Bike / Pimp Your Ride (not sure what to call it - which one or any other ideas?!)

12 noon till 4.30pm, drop in any time, and we’ll give you the space, materials and inspiration (if you need it!), to dress up your bike in preparation for Lancaster’s newly launched monthly Critical Mass bike ride! Come and decorate your bike to express your true colours!!

Remake the Media (Thursday 28th August P.M.)

"Remake the Media" is a creative response to mass media and advertising. Through informal discussions during a short walking tour we will explore the effect of advertising on public spaces and on our own lives. Returning to our workspace we will look at how people have previously responded to advertising in creative ways. Then we'll use our "Right to Reply" by painting, drawing, sticking and scrawling on advertising material found in magazines. A fun, relaxed, workshop.

Food for thought

Are you concerned about increases in the price of food? What we eat contributes up to a third of the emissions that are poisoning the planet. What can we do to reduce our impact and reduce the cost?

Why not join us for a cookery workshop, where we'll be making – and eating! - a variety of healthy, tasty and planet friendly food. Discuss and debate ideas surrounding sustainable food such as organics, local and seasonal plant based produce. The workshop will take place in an informal style creating a delicious 3 course meal for all to share. Participants need basic cooking skills as the focus of the workshop is sustainable eating habits. Restricted places, booking essential. £3 Wednesday 27th August 4pm to 9pm.

Car vs bike race blurb

A cyclist races a local motorist, to find out whether sitting in traffic jams all the way from Morecambe to Lancaster is the fastest way to travel to town in the morning. The opening event of the Bicycology Routes to Solutions week of events, where Bicyologists persuade local people to do their share for the planet. Starts at 8.15am Wednesday 20th August 2008, ends as quickly as the driver and cyclist can!