Here are a few images of some of the amazing transactions that have taken place through the Timebank. So can you remember or guess when these pictures were taken and/ or by whom and/or which members were involved, or even what year it was ? Or do you remember other brilliant projects that have used the Timebank? Do let us know by emailing or via our Instagram, twitter or Facebook accounts.
So you have given some time to one or two projects and have saved up some hours, but you are not sure how to spend those hours. Here are four ideas of ways to spend your time…
1.Make a film just for fun. Yorkshire Life Aquatic spent time credits making a this film in a fountain in Doncaster: Maria Spadafora filmed it, Annabeth Robinson edited and gave it the 1950’s film reel look/ background music, and Ivor Tymchak did the voice over. A total of 12 hours
What small project could you put together on time credits?
2. Spend time with another member. This is a photo from an exhibition Wave by artist and Timebank member Jo Lee. In asking her to photograph some objects, I found out lots of things about her work and how she works with small objects. Spending a couple of hours to meet someone or see their approach to a creative task is very interesting.
3. Participatory Art Cycle -Walk – Member Caleb, (now time banking in Bristol), paid members time credits to cycle in shared pedestrian-cycle walk spaces across the city. Maybe you have an idea you want to test with members or have them help out with public workshops.
4. Moving Premises – Members helped Live Art Bistro move into their new building. This included de-rigging lighting/sound and a whole lot of general moving and lifting.
Don’t have enough credits? Maybe another member will gift you some?
That is just a few to be thinking about. Over the next few months, we will share more ideas from members about how they use the Timebank and about their work as we’ll as ideas of how to spend and earn time credits.
For all MEMBERS!
Weds 9 July
6.30 – 10.00pm
At Wharf Chambers (23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ)
Bring food to share!
Starts promptly at 6.30pm
Our twice yearly function which is well worth coming along to, as it’s both entertaining and highly useful to LCT members.
It includes delicious food, inexpensive drinks, music, performance, artwork…
Plus all the usual timebanking Big Social activities… and some new ones!
– Make connections with other members, find out about their projects and tell them about yours
– Make your requests on the night
– Get practical reminders/update your skills list at the Timebroker Booth
– Find out the latest information about Timebanking developments, from the Management Group
Build up your credits by:
1. Coming along and taking part in the Big Social! – 2 credits
2. Making home-made food to share (a sweet or savoury dish for around 4 people) – 1 credit
3. Taking part in The Gift – a fun showcasing session where you give a short verbal (3 minute) pitch of a project – the project deemed most worthy (by audience vote) gets a whopping 20 hours of credit (kindly donated by Sue Ball) to make their dreams a reality! – 2 credits for taking part
Contact email@example.com to sign up for this, and The Gift producer will be in touch.
4. Taking part in The Member’s Showcase – perform in the grand finale at the end of the evening (up to 10 mins of material, PA and mike available), or show your visual artwork in a display (bring images of work on a sheet up to A3 in size) – 1 credit
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this, and the Showcase producer will be in touch.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Don’t forget to RSVP.
This was our first BIG SOCIAL at Wharf Chambers back in 2012 – over twenty members came and we featured the project ‘The Gift’ for the first time. This gave members an opportunity to tell other members about projects that they would like hours for. The most popular idea, voted for by attendees, gained 20 hours.