What is a Shed?
Our Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.
Men in Sheds offers this to a group of men with members sharing the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. Our Shed is a place for skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.
It’s a place of leisure where men come together to work.
What can you do?
Suggested projects include activities as varied as:
woodworking (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation, picture frames, garden furniture, bird boxes, Xmas/Easter ornaments)
arts/crafts (painting, calligraphy, pottery)
music (singing/playing instruments)
sports/Leisure - pool, skittles, carpet bowls, darts, dominoes, cards
model trains, boats, planes, cars etc.
IT/communication - computers, languages
But there must be more - make a suggestion and we’ll try to help…
Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too!
Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not the building, but the network of relationships between the members.
What does it cost?
There will be a small contribution towards refreshments and other day-to-day expenses, but apart from that all facilities are free of charge.
We just request your enthusiasm and enjoyment.
Open Now! Men In Sheds Rutland
We are now at Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, LE15 6HW
Opening Times - Wednesday 11am to 4pm and Friday 10am to 12noon.
Open Now! Men in Sheds (Charnwood) in Loughborough!
We are at Unit 9, Oaks Industrial Estate, Festival Drive, Loughborough, LE11 5XN
Opening Times - Mon, Weds and Thurs 9am to 1pm.
The Shed is a short walk from Derby Road A6 which is on bus routes 5,11 and 12 from the Town Centre.
From the Belton Road, turn into Belton Road West Extension. Take a right into Jubilee Drive and then left into Festival Drive. Turn left and go through the gates. Unit 9 is in the corner. Limited parking is available.
Open Now! Men in Sheds Leicester!
We are at Unit 1, Gladstone Street, Leicester, LE1 2BN
Opening Times - Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm.
To register your interest, please e-mail MeninSheds@ageukleics.org.uk
For more information please contact:
Brian Lee - Men In Shed Co-ordinator Rutland - 07540 413805
Martin Gladders - Men in Sheds Co-ordinator Charnwood - 01509 211 603
Steve Bond - Men in Sheds Co-ordinator Leicester - 0116 262 9077 or 07738 820 927
Men In Sheds on Radio Leicester
If you didn’t catch the feature on Men in sheds on Radio Leicester on Monday 9th November, please click here to have a listen.