RSA Birmingham Meetup

Fellowship Event


STEAMhouse Birmingham

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

Please join us for the latest in our series of social meetings for Fellows based in and around Birmingham.  This month we’re exploring the circular economy and creativity through the work of Emma Payne.

Emma will introduce Birmingham Scrapstore and PlayCare Network, operating in the city since 1995. This will be followed by a workshop as the starting point for conversations about creativity, play and well-being in children and adults. 

Birmingham Scrapstore supports the reuse of unwanted materials donated by businesses and individuals across Birmingham. Waste and surplus materials, which would often be diverted to landfill, is collected and sorted and then redistributed to out-of-school providers, schools, community groups and individuals via two Birmingham Scrapstores in Yardley and the Jewellery Quarter.  

Birmingham PlayCare Network advocates play as essential for children’s health, development and wellbeing. Freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated, it is fundamental in helping to develop resilience and a way of coping with the world.   

RSA research shows that creative young people feel more confident that they can make a difference in their communities.   

We believe opportunities to be creative must affect adults similarly and that play is also a useful tool for developing ideas and teambuilding.   

We are delighted to be able to host this event at the STEAMHouse Makerspace – another place for serious creativity.  

Please join us for an evening of playful social action, conversation and networking. Everyone is welcome, just book your place below. 

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies. 


Location: STEAMhouse Birmingham,  108 Digbeth High St, Birmingham B5 6DT 

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