Jul 4, 2009

New Freeshop in London

A building on (non) Commercial Road was recently squatted to provide a space for London Free School's weekend of classes on housing and practical squatting. The space has been retained for the purposes of providing a free shop. If you're in London, check it!

Here's the announcement from the crew.

"Non commercial House is a building that has been occupied originally for
the London FreeSchool Weekender on squatting, housing and gentrification

We kept the building, with the project of doing a Giant FreeShop!

The Grand opening of Non Commercial House will be taking place tomorrow,
the 5th July. The freeshop will open at midday and we will be having food
/ film from 5:30pm...

Bring items you no longer require that are clogging up your home. Take
stuff you need that someone else has abandoned. Come along to get help
fixing your bicycle or just for the food / film...

We live in a society of over consumption and waste. Non Commercial House
aims to offer an alternative based upon cooperation, mutual respect and
sustainable living. It is not only about objects but about sharing! We
hope to have various workshops and discussions taking place over the
coming weeks.

Children are very welcome within the space.. we are hoping to have a kids
section of the free shop with free toys / clothes and hold family friendly

During the events, the space is drug-free, including alcohol and smoke.
There is a yard available for the smokers.

The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. However, the only toilet in the
building is on the top floor and not.

Items can be dropped off anytime; knock on the door or leave them out front.

This is a non-profit, non-hierarchical space open to all and your input is
valued so drop by some time to get involved and let us know what your
ideas / thoughts are.

We hope to see you soon!

Non Commercial House
161 Commercial Street, LONDON"


Anonymous said...

What a great place, im wearing a t-shirt i aquired from the shop yesterday. I'll be back to donate all my items i no longer require.
Thanks so much.

rachel kesel said...

How cool! I wanna see Non-Commercial House so bad. My friends in London say it's a great space and I'd love to hear more about it.