Pop-Up Share Shacks


What is a Pop-Up Share Shack?

Having piloted and tested two fixed Share Shacks in Ladywood and Balsall Heath, we also run Share Shacks in existing community spaces – called “Pop Up Share Shacks”.  

A member of our team will bring equipment from our Library of Things to the venue for community members to borrow for free.  The space that we use within each venue is different; it varies from an outdoor covered space to an indoor community room to an unused car park.  

Each Pop-Up Share Shack runs for a few hours a week to run alongside what is already offered by the community venue.  See below for our current list of Pop Up Share Shacks.

When and where to find us

Pop-Up Share Shack at Nechells POD

Nechells POD, 28 Oliver Street, Nechells, B7 4NX

                                    Library of Things running alongside other activities run by Nechells POD (outdoor & indoor dependant on weather). 

Our opening hours

Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Pop-Up Share Shack at Billesley Ark

Billesley Ark (Malachi Family Centre) 725 Yardley Wood Road, B13 0PT

                                                                              Library of Things alongside Food Pantry run by the Community Centre   

Our opening hours

Tuesdays 9.30am - 11am

Pop-Up Share Shack at Hay Hall

Hay Hall Manor House, Redfern Road, B11 2BE

                                                             Library of Things alongside Community Cafe run by TAWS offering hot food each week.

Our opening hours

Tuesdays 12pm - 1.30pm

Pop-Up Share Shack at Brandwood Centre

Brandwood Centre, 157 Allens Croft Road, Brandwood, B14 6RP

                                                                                Library of Things & drop in inside the centre or using out-buildings.

Our opening hours

Thursdays 3pm - 5pm

Would you like to see a Pop-Up Share Shack in your community?

If you believe that a Pop-Up Share Shack would work well in your community, we would love to talk to you.  Please contact our Pop-Up Lead Andie Jenkins on [email protected].

We recognise that setting up a Pop-Up Share Shack is not a one-size-fits all approach. We’ll facilitate community consultations at a hyperlocal level to understand what communities would like to see in a Pop-Up Share Shack. This is essential in making the project work, ensuring community ownership in the long-term.


Please also visit our Share Shack project page at https://theaws.co.uk/active-communities/share-shacks/ where you can view our Library of Things catalogue.

How to join

Find out how to join, browse the inventory and borrow items for free here.