Here we present a short workshop in how to learn a new, casual, fun skill:
Step 1: go to The Goodlife Centre.
Annnnd you’re done.
You’ll find Goodlife in Borough, where it offers to teach all manner of practical skills to beginners. In fact, the courses are all specifically not intended as trade training courses but rather for, you know, fun.
The space is a classic workshop filled with tools, bookshelves, and sawdust – the instructor stands in the centre of the room, hemmed in on three sides by wooden workbenches which you, the students, will sit at.
Courses run on weekdays, during evenings and on weekends, and are broken into eight categories: woodwork & carpentry; DIY workshops; furniture restoration; home interiors; upholstery workshops; craft workshops; sewing workshops; and gardening.
Each of the categories then has a whole slew of courses, each listed with an estimate of how long they’ll roughly take to complete, meaning you can learn how to create a slide guitar from a cigar box (1 day); make or up-cycle your own lamp (2 evenings); learn about gardening in small spaces (2hrs); make some good ol’ pom pom tassels (1 day); or even go on a full woodworking course (24 days).
We’ll stop hammering on now.
NOTE: The Goodlife Centre is open now. To find out more, and book a class head to their website right HERE.
The Goodlife Centre | 49-55 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0ES
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