Take The Jump Thanet to host pop-up and swap shop in Broadstairs

Take The Jump pop-up event

Take The Jump Thanet – an environment friendly group- is hosting a pop-up at Namaka Broadstairs from Thursday April 27th to Sunday April 30th, 9am-6pm with lates on Friday and Saturday evening.

On Saturday the focus will be sustainable food. There will be:

  • Edible insects! – more eco-friendly than most animal protein – but do you dare try?
  • A Seed Swap – Bring seeds you haven’t planted and get some others in return!
  • A ‘forager’s guide to Thanet’ – See edible plants as they exist in nature and get a sense of the abundance that lives all around. Plus games and information.

On Sunday there will be a swap shop run by TheSwapshopUK, which has hosted events for big brands like Westfields.

Two short film evenings take place on Friday and Saturday, both running from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

People can bring their own bottle or get bottomless free tea. Friday’s films will focus on Holiday Local, Travel Fresh and End Clutter. There will be 20-25 minutes of video for each theme followed by 10 minutes to reflect. Saturday’s films will focus on Eat Green, Dress Retro and Change the System.

There is also a photo exhibition space highlighting work by local people on each of the 6 shifts, some climate focused games to play, and a space to learn about the work of Take the Jump.

The organisers are Margate-based GP Dr Chris Newman, who is co-organiser of the ‘Planetary Health Hub Coalition’ and an ambassador for Take The Jump and Carol Cooper, a creative and producer, who has collaborated with the Power of Women festival, and was the brains behind the ‘Crabaret’ at the Crab Museum last year.

They are joined by Claire McCullough, founder of the TheSwapShopUK, who will be running the Sunday pop-up.

Chris said: “75% of people care about climate change, but it can be hard to know what to do next. Take The Jump helps by showing us the most important shifts that we need to take, and by encouraging a fun, non-puritanical, non-shamey approach to change. Come along and see for yourself.”

Carol added: “There are so many more fulfilling ways to spend our time than consuming ever increasing amounts of stuff: communing with nature; creating paintings/words/sounds; getting involved in community ventures or ‘Crabarets’ at Margate’s Crab Museum!

“Take the Jump helps nudge us towards a more joyful, less polluting future. It is aimed at the thousands of people in Thanet who wouldn’t consider themselves ‘environmentalists’ but care about the planet and want to do something to help.”

For the Sunday swap shop there isn’t a specific brand list, but items need to be of good quality.

Clothes that are no longer working in your wardrobe.
Premium quality basics or sportswear.
Unworn footwear.
Items still with tags on

Swaps are charged at £4 and £10 for premium items.

Namaka is at 23a Albion Street, Broadstairs

Find more at: https://takethejump.org/


  1. I’d love to go but theres a big step making it inaccessible for anyone with mobility problems or dependent on wheels

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