LILO gathering workshops announced

The Low Impact Living Onboard (LILO) boaters’ gathering organisers have published the timetable of workshops for the weekend. The gathering will take place near Pewsey on 13th to 15th April. If you want to go to the gathering, contact gathering@lilo.org.uk to register or ring or text the Kennet and Avon Boating Community on 07928 078208 and we can pass on a message.

 Here is the timetable, also available on http://www.lilo.org.uk/gatheringworkshops

Friday

  • We’ll be there all day Friday, come along and help us set up the site.
  • Activist and boat related films from a liveaboard film-maker.
  • Join in the acoustic jam in the evening.

Saturday

  • Plumbing for boaters.
  • Carpentry for boaters.
  • Bike Maintenance. Bring your bike and learn how to keep it in good nick – making your cycling more fun and faster!
  • Practical Boat Handling.
  • Boating Law for Continuous Cruisers – an introduction to the law relating to living on a boat without a permanent mooring on British Waterways canals and rivers. (By the National Bargee Travellers Association).
  • Legal Surgery – If you are having specific problems with BW, other navigation authorities, housing benefit or other legal issues, come and talk to us individually and in confidence and we will do our best to help you find a solution. (By the National Bargee Travellers Association).
  • DIY build a PV (electric) Solar Panel from scrap. Limited numbers – registration required – please contact us if you want to take part in this workshop.
  • Setting up a local boaters’ group – what we can learn from the London Boaters.
  • Low Impact Living onboard skillshare – share your questions and experiences of low impact living on boats.
  • Baddie the Pirate will be explaining how to get the best out of LEDs and how and why they are a good form of lighting for boats.
  • Creative autonomy and boats – discussion.

Sunday

  • 12volt electrics – understanding your electrics, including how to look after your batteries.
  • Engine Maintenance for Diesels – a theory and practice workshop explaining how a diesel engine works followed by an overview and demonstration of the essential maintenance tasks.
  • Bike Maintenance. Bring your bike and learn how to keep it in good nick – making your cycling more fun and faster!
  • Skillshare / Ideastorm on building a bicycle trailer
  • The National Bargee Travellers Association  is planning to develop and widen its activities. We need more volunteers to help campaigning and giving legal advice to boaters. Come along if you want to be involved or you have skills you can offer.
  • Making herbal medicine
  • Herbal medicine and food foraging walks
  • LILO networking – where next for LILO? Shall we organise another gathering? Is there information that’s missing from the website? Do you want to start a local LILO group? Have you got any other ideas about what LILO can do?

Sunday evening

  • Help pack up the site.
  • Activist and boat related films from a liveaboard film-maker.
  • Join in the acoustic jam in the evening.

 

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