Global Sharing Week 2018

June 3rd-10th

 

Celebrate the social impact of sharing

The world is being transformed by sharing. And there's no better time to
discover just how much of impact it has than Global Sharing Week. Add
your sharing event to the GSW map and help us shift the focus away from
what’s wrong with the world, to what’s right with it. No event is too small,
no act of sharing too insignificant. From individuals to corporations, our
annual mass engagement campaign is the largest because it celebrates all
the wonders of the sharing economy.
 
This year's theme? Social impact.
The sharing economy is the Future of Life. As it transforms the very fabric of
society, this year we're highlighting all the good in the world brought about by
sharing. Taking place between June 3rd to 10th  Global Sharing Week events
happen all over the world. You can find and register events on our global map.
 
Where You Come In
Did you know there are over £3.5 trillion worth of idle human and physical
resources in the world – and that unlocking access to these could solve major
global challenges? So get your Global Sharing Week event on the map to give the
sharing economy movement that extra bit of momentum. 
Examples of events can include: clothes swaps, food shares, disco soups, picnics,
skills swaps, grub clubs, give and get markets, potluck dinners, bake shares, co-
working hackathons, maker fairs, reuse / recycling events – you name it. Check
our 7 awesome ways to get involved.
 
Who can join?
Anyone can register an event. As long as it unlocks access to skills, knowledge,
time, goods, food etc, it’s definitely Global Sharing Week material. So register
your event, and join the ranks of sharers putting the Sharing Economy on the
map.
 
Last year, Global Sharing Week 2017 saw over 354 events take place in 113
cities, across 34 countries on every continent! It was a tremendous success and
we reached over 5.5 million Twitter accounts. We’re confident, this year we can
do better.

There are 101 registered events.

Host an event or find events near you:

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    German Brunch Bunch: conversation games (all levels) & Meet&Read (C1)

    Beim German Brunch Bunch frühstücken und ratschen wir, spielen deutsche Konversationsspiele und lesen Zeitung. Du verbesserst dein Hörverstehen, Sprechen und deinen Wortschatz.

    Für alle Level: Wir spielen deutsche Konversationsspiele. Das macht jede Menge Spaß, und ihr lernt eine Menge neuer Wörter!

    Für die Fortgeschrittenen: Wir lesen eine Reportage aus einer deutschen Zeitung. ACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNGACHTUNG: NEUER ORT!
    Wir treffen uns in unseren neuen Räumen in der Camerloherstr. 56, nur zwei Minuten von der U-Bahn-Station "Laimer Platz" (U5).
    Dort ist es viel ruhiger, und wir können endlich wieder lesen!

    Für die Raummiete werden wir 3 Euro einsammeln.
    Wir stellen TEE und KAFFEE umsonst, genauso wie Geschirr und Besteck etc.

    Bitte bringt etwas zu Essen für das Frühstücksbuffet mit!
    Wenn ihr schon wisst, was es sein wird, dann schreibt es gerne in die Kommentare ;)

    Wir freuen uns schon!

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM · £2.00 GBP
    Cheadle Village Hall in Manchester, United Kingdom

    Social Anxiety Practise Group - Cheadle

    This is a user led practice session which aims to provide people with social anxiety a supportive environment in which can face their fears about social situations and learn to overcome them.

    What to expect:

    You can watch me explain how the group works on the Youtube link below

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ffghxvfpM&t=127s

    There's also a video about the Social Anxiety Cycle which you might find helpful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIE3J7qX1c0&t=16s

    What to expect:

    To begin with it should be pointed out that all activities in the group are entirely optional and people are encouraged to join in as much or as little as they feel they can manage. We understand that for anyone with social anxiety just attending their first session will be challenging enough, so please don't let the thought of the activities put you off coming along as you can sit and watch until you feel comfortable enough to get involved.

    The meetings usually begin with each person introducing themselves by saying as little or as much as they want, which can be a challenge in itself. The next step is a warm up exercise; this involves the entire group participating in a short activity which is intended to be a little silly and possibly embarrassing but aims to warm people up for the main activities of the group. New warm up exercises are welcomed at the group but most of the more frequent ones generally include some form of a short performance: e.g. dancing, singing, acting or a mime.

    The next step is for people to form an audience, usually based on a semicircle of chairs facing the front of the room. The various types of activities are then explained to anyone new, with an idea of how difficult people usually find them. But with the understanding that difficulty is very subjective, experience shows that what one person finds easy another may find difficult.

    We then go around to each person and ask what activity they want to do and see who may want to participate in a group activity. There are a number of regular activities described below, but anyone is free to try, or suggest, something different that they feel could be beneficial.

    The main activities include:

    Table Topics: In an envelope on a table in front of the audience are a large number of folded pieces of paper on which are written phrases such as “what to do on a rainy day” or things such as “flower arranging”. The person does not know what the topic will be so can’t prepare what to say. Having to stand in front of the audience and talk spontaneously, usually for two minutes, about a topic they may know nothing about can be very challenging.

    Reading: A selection of reading material from poetry books to books on public speaking to more challenging books written in a Lancashire dialect can be chosen by the person who then reads aloud to the audience, usually for two minutes.

    Questions: The person stands in front of the audience and answers questions given by audience members. The questions could be anything from “what’s your favourite film?” to “If you could be any animal what would it be?" as they are made up on the spot . However, the person can pass if they don’t want to answer a question.

    Multi-person Activities

    Group story telling: Two or more people stand in front of the group and are given a location and a theme for a story, for example “the London Olympic stadium and terrorism” or maybe “a space ship on a mission to Mars and romance”. One person is chosen (or volunteers) to start the story for 30 seconds then the next person then has to try and continue the story for their 30 second slot before it is passed onto the next person, each person usually has two slots during the story. The sequence may be randomly chosen by another person, which gives less time to try and prepare what to say so can be more anxiety provoking. This is one of the more challenging activities which people usually build up to.

    Group improv acting: Similar to group story telling but more of a performance, a scene and different roles are given, for example, the scene may be a supermarket and the roles an angry customer and the other an arrogant store manager, or maybe the scene is a long haul flight and the roles a flirtatious flight attendant and a person with incurable hiccups.

    Conversation: Two people stand in front of the audience and try to have a conversation; many people with SA can find it difficult to converse with others when other people are nearby, on a bus for example.

    After a person has done one of the activities they sit down and are given the chance to discuss how they felt it went. From experience the person is usually very critical of their performance. For example comments like “I felt I talked too fast” or “I felt I was shaking like a leaf” or “I think what I said was boring” are quite common for new people. However other members are always positive with their feedback and try and point out that the whole point is to challenge yourself and to stand up there in the first place regardless of performance. In fact some of the most useful times are when your performance is ‘bad’, for example standing in front of the audience for a table topic and not being able to think of a single thing to say for the whole two minutes! (which can feel like an eternity when you’re up there) once you experience the worst that can happen and realise you’re still alive at the end the situation becomes less fearful.

    We are a non-profit group and we only charge money to cover the cost of hiring the room out. This usually comes to one or two pounds, depending on how many people turn up on a given week. It has never cost more than two pounds per person.

    We hope you can muster up the courage to come along, you wont regret it!

     

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Votes for Women Exhibition at the Museum of London

    This group meets every few weeks to discuss feminist literature. We also go to some of the many feminist events taking place in London - talks, festivals, film screenings.

    We also organise drinks to allow like-minded, fun, and intelligent women to hang out together.

    Our group philosophy is to be as welcoming and as friendly as possible.

    Books we have read include: Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex; Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique; Kate Millett's Sexual Politics; Erica Jong's The Fear of Flying; Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things, to name just a few. While we have real debates over the books, the environment of this group is intended as friendly, tolerant, inclusive and informal. All feminist approaches are welcomed. If you are interested in suggesting an event or book, don't hesitate to email me.

    Please also join our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/171031833086648/)

    (The fabulous current background image is called 'Feminism Now' and © is by Stella Marrs. You can buy her work here (http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Artist=Stella+Marrs))

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 08:30 PM

    Rubbish Run #4

    Hello. See the map above for the rough route we'll follow for Rubbish Run #4. Gloves and bags will be supplied. Wear a bright or hi-vis shirt if you have one. Louise will lead the walking group in a similar area. See you there!

     

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    South Place Hotel in London, United Kingdom

    Meet up and code

    Bring yourself, bring your laptop, bring your side project, meet other devs

     

    more info

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 09:00 PM through June 04, 2018
    1000 steps in Melbourne, Australia

    Activities to raise our energies/vibrations to align to creating abundance

    9am Raise our energy and vibration with 1000 step walk
    10.30am head to Amelia’s cafe 5 minutes down on 1212 Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully to connect and have brunch...

    Please meet at Kokoda Trail Gate next to playground

    more info

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    Book Release Walk - Starting at Botanical Gardens

    Welcome to Book Swap Edinburgh!

    We're a group of book lovers who share a passion for reading and a belief that books should not be left on a shelf.

    We have regular meetups to swap books (twice per month). In addition to this we have a number of other events including book talks, trips to book festivals, walks and film evenings.

    For book swapping, we are advocates of https://littlefreelibrary.org - Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year in more than 70 countries. To see the Little Free Libraries in Edinburgh please search using the map here: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/.

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 01:30 PM

    Coloring and Hot Chocolate!

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 02:00 PM · £2.00 GBP
    London Bridge Station in London, United Kingdom

    Summer Walking Book Club Day 1 (London Bridge to Hyde Park)

    Dear Members
    We would like to introduce a new walking style and new edge to our walking group.
    I will organise walking book club days once every two months.
    We will start reading a book and discuss them during our walk. We will sit under a tree and have a little picnic and rest.
    You can choose a book of your choice and discuss it during your walk. At the end the walk we have a circle and discuss our experience & views about the books and walk.
    For this walk I will charge members £2.
    As we all know that reading is beneficial for our wellbeing and widen our horizon.
    This time with the money we get I buy a book to a member who comes and attends the walk with the budget of this particular walk. Rest of the money will be donated to a nominated charity.
    I am excited to organise something like that which benefit all of us. I will be reading "Love and Will" (1969) (Rollo May)
    There is no limit of walking numbers for walking club during Summer. More is better
    Please bring some snacks and water for the little picnic.

    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Engin

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 02:00 PM · £2.00 GBP
    London Bridge Station in London, United Kingdom

    Summer Walking Book Club Day 1 (London Bridge to Hyde Park)

    Dear Members
    We would like to introduce a new walking style and new edge to our walking group.
    I will organise walking book club days once every two months.
    We will start reading a book and discuss them during our walk. We will sit under a tree and have a little picnic and rest.
    You can choose a book of your choice and discuss it during your walk. At the end the walk we have a circle and discuss our experience & views about the books and walk.
    For this walk I will charge members £2.
    As we all know that reading is beneficial for our wellbeing and widen our horizon.
    This time with the money we get I buy a book to a member who comes and attends the walk with the budget of this particular walk. Rest of the money will be donated to a nominated charity.
    I am excited to organise something like that which benefit all of us. I will be reading "Love and Will" (1969) (Rollo May)
    There is no limit of walking numbers for walking club during Summer. More is better
    Please bring some snacks and water for the little picnic.

    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Engin

    more info

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