I'm really excited to announce the launch of a new website that I have been working on with a friend: Whispered Workshops.
The idea of it is to create a forum for getting together with friends to learn a new skill or pass on some knowledge that you have, while sharing a cuppa and having some fun. Our theory is that we are all pretty smart and there is heaps of information out there, but it's too easy to become intimidated by it all and feel that the only way to learn something is to do an expensive course. So we want to encourage people to gather a group of friends together and just give it a go.
Anyone can start a new workshop series (or join into an existing one) by linking into the website. The topic can be about absolutely anything that interests you. Once you've done a first workshop, the idea is that everyone who's done it with you should commit to getting together with another three or four of their friends and running a follow-up workshop along the same theme, then those four run their own etc. etc. The website will be used to track the workshop trail and the sharing of information and add to the knowledge bank on that topic, and also to see how the information is added to and changes along the way - just like the game of "Chinese Whispers".
To get the ball rolling today we held a first workshop on making sourdough bread which was great fun. I can't wait to see how the follow-up sessions go. You can check it out here.
It would be fantastic if you wanted to get involved and do one yourself!