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Events this year...

This is where we will post any updates about any events we are putting on this academic year (2022-23).


Public events

The Pap Leeky Expedition to Great Yarmouth

August 17th-20th, 2023

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about this extraordinary event and to donate to support via JustGiving.

Pap Leeky Poster (April 2023)

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June 2023

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We really looking forward to attending the Royal Norfolk Show again in June 2023. We are extremely grateful to the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association for inviting us for a second time and for all their continued support.

RNS Collage

No Straight Lines public viewing

Saturday 15th April (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Our charity's film, No Straight Lines, is being screened continuously at The Forum in Norwich from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Charity Trustees, staff and volunteers will be there to welcome people and to share information and answer questions about our charitable work. Our charity's 'Pap Up Shop' will also have a display selling handmade upcycled crafts to help raise funds.

Please click here to register an interest in participating in this event. There is no admission for this event.

Forum (2023) poster

What is the film No Straight Lines about?

No Straight Lines has been a film that has spent many years in the making. Directed and produced by Louis Johnson, No Straight Lines is a documentary film that captures the experiences of many teachers and young people (all from different schools) at their school allotment and serves very much as a celebration of all that has been achieved by secondary schools in Norfolk to date.


'Norfolk's Healthy Environment Day'

An exciting community event that Norwich Friends of the Earth have invited The Papillon Project along to at the Forum in Norwich on Saturday 10th June  as part of The Climate Coalition’s Great Big Green Week ( More information to follow soon.



We run occasional workshops throughout the year to make ethical crafts, repair vintage tools and to bring people together. The following workshops are happening this year. We sometimes run separate tool repair and upcycled craft workshops, but on some occasions we combine both 

  • Saturday 19th November (TOOL REPAIR) @ City Academy Norwich (10:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Saturday 10th December (UPCYLCED CRAFTS) @ City Academy Norwich (10:00am - 3:00pm)
  • Saturday 21st January (TOOL REPAIR & UPCYCLED CRAFTS) @ City Academy Norwich (10:00am - 3:00pm)

Please click here if you would like to register an interest in attending any of the above workshops. We would be incredibly grateful of for any extra support!

Below is a little more information about what our workshops are about:

Tool Repair Workshop(s):

Join us for repairing second hand tools for schools and to restock our charity's 'Tool Bank'.! We believe 'secondhandness' sets a good example to young people and is better for the environment too. 

Tool Bank collage

Upcycled Craft Workshop:

Join us to learn how to create upcycled crafts and to help us to create products that can be sold to raise funds via our charity shop (The Pap Up Shop). 

Workshop collage

DIY fundraising?

You might like to 'DIY' (Do It Yourself) when it comes to fundraising for The Papillon Project? Below are some amazing examples:

Debbie's South West Path 630 mile charity walk (currently happening!)

Debbie Palmer, one of the Trustees of The Papillon Project is walking 630 miles along the South West Coast Path and sleeping in a tent along the way! It's an extraordinary undertaking and we wish Debbie all the very best! If you would like to sponsor Debbie you can do so via her JustGiving page (please click here). All donations that are kindly made go to support our charitable work!

Debbie's charity walk!

Faye's Land’s End to John O’ Groats bike ride!

Faye is cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, covering ~ 1000 miles over 12 days to raise money for The Papillon Project. Please click here to find out more about Faye's incredible journey and to sponsor her too! 

Faye's bikeride

Sunflower growing competition

Huge thanks to amazing people like Frances in North West Norfolk who have organised a sunflower growing competition with proceedings going to support the charitable work of The Papillon Project:

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Charity walk

This could be an individual or a group event to help raise funds for the charity. In July/August of 2021, charity founder, Matt Willer, walked the entire length of The Peddars Way (46 miles) from Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea in two days and all totally barefoot! He raised over £10,000 for the charity. Please click here to read more.