International Open Skills Sharing Day

 

 

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Societal Issues Targeted:

  • Promoting the benefits of an open sharing culture, where information is free to anyone who wants to learn
  • Creating a vibrant, happy space where everyone is welcome 

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Gather together! come to teach, learn new things and make new friends

 

Exactly the same as our Weekly Open Skills Sharing, just that we publicise this one much more to bring a crowd of positive happy people together, in the last week of every July. We’re trying to get as many to join in as possible in the hope that lots will keep it going and start their own weekly Open Skills Share afterwards!

 

Intro: Every city should have a place where every week people meet to share their skills with each other, and anyone is welcome to come along and ask anyone there to show them a little bit of what they are doing and practice with them. 

Holding onto knowledge is so 1990’s! Knowledge isn’t lost when it is shared, it is copied and doubled! If we share what we know openly with our neighbours, everyone get more, including you! The more we all give away the more everyone gets, and we all leave with more than we came with ..oh, and it’s heaps of fun!!!

Simply show up at the agreed place and time ready to share your skills, practice, learn new things and bring a sign saying:

Open Skills Sharing
Ask me if you’d like to try ……… “

(in any language)

Set one up: The idea is so simple, fun and beneficial for everyone! To start one where you live just pick a place and time every week to meet, invite all your friends and contact us as we’ll help you. There needs to be a small group of people who will be committed to coming and practicing their skills for the 1st few weeks, until awareness of the event spreads and it starts running itself.

There is one important rule that gives this event its magic. Everyone who comes is welcome to ask anyone else there: to teach them a little bit of the skill they are practicing

Now think back, i’m sure there was a time in your life when you were new to a city, a school, or just started learning something new. How much would you have liked to know  there was an open friendly place where you could simply turn up, learn something new and meet positive, friendly new people? Follow that line of thinking forwards a year later and some of those people who learnt the 1st steps of a skill will be able to teach now, the group has far more skilled teachers and new skills will be coming in all the time for you to try out, and perhaps you’ll find a new passion in life. Sound cool enough?

If you can teach something that isn’t obvious for people (for example lucid dreaming, or river hydrology) it helps to bring a small sign saying what you can teach and leave it near you.

This day is a free and open event for everyone and anyone to connect and share with each other; it’s strictly not for profit, but it helps increase the range of activities offered if people are allowed to ask for modest donations for any materials they need to buy and give out (paper, paints, string, etc).

At the skills share you’ll be able to practice your hobbies, meet with others who share your interests and try out many new activities and hobbies you never thought ever be doing yourself! As always there’ll be lots of smiles shared and, everyone is welcome ..so invite them! come along and maybe you’ll discover a new life-long passion.

Here’s a short list of a few of the many activities we’ve had people come to teach; aerial silks, acroyoga, voicemanship, public speaking, sewing, parkour, crochet, upcycling, drum circles, balloon animals, acrobatics, making music from nature, slack lining, juggling, poi, yoga, swing dance, beat boxing, language exchange, jewellery making, capoeira, creative writing, illustration, yoga, gymnastics, juggling, magic, and many more.

Please help make this wonderful idea a reality for everyone, all across the world by tell as many people as possible!

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