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Exchange in Roath swap shop

12th October 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 17th October 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Exchange in Roath is a giant swap shop event!

Following the success of last year’s event we are hosting it again, bigger and better!
The event is split into two main parts: the GIVE element and the TAKE event.

You can GIVE your unwanted stuff by bringing it to our drop off shipping container which will be situated next to the Gate Arts Centre on Keppoch Street. It will be open Monday 12th – Friday 16th October between 5 – 7pm. People who bring stuff will be able to collect points (to exchange for items at the event) and might even get a piece of cake (bring and cake!).

Then for the super fun part – you can come and TAKE stuff on Saturday 17th October between 12 – 4pm inside the Gate Arts Centre.  Join up-cycling & re-use workshops, print new designs on old clothes, check out some yarn bombing action or even join in a skill share workshop with Trade School Cardiff.

Check out this awesome video of last year’s event:

The types of things you can bring are: Books, CD’s/DVDs, Clothes, Toys, Tools, Garden Items, Plants, Small Electrical Items, Kitchenware, Small Furniture and Bikes. Please DON’T bring ‘white goods’, VHS tapes, broken items or rubbish.

The exchange system is a very simple one. We advise people to only donate things that are unwanted rather than items they would like to have a certain value (in cash or items) in return for. Our drop off container is run by volunteers and as a rough guide one bin bag or box full of stuff is worth between 5-10 points. We will not be able to go through the boxes to judge the value of items – we are judging all donations as equal with the assumption that these are things that people would like to get rid of.

On the event day everything is worth just one point – this could mean 1 point for a coffee table or 1 point for a DVD. Everything is of equal value in the swap shop and it will be on a first come first served basis. There will be the option however for people to make a cash donation to the YMCA if they feel they would like to. Everyone that walks through the door will be given 5 free points, whether they have donated or not. Those that have donated of course will have lots more points to spend.

Lastly why not get involved in our SWAP IT! design competition to have the chance of your design being printed on the day!

For more information and opportunities to volunteer contact

This event is run in partnership with Green City Events, Cynefin Cardiff, Made in Roath, YMCA and Cardiff Council. It is funded by the Big Lottery.



12th October 2015 @ 5:00 pm
17th October 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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The Gate
Keppoch Street,
Cardiff, CF24 3JW United Kingdom
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