Men’s Sheds: a nascent global movement

Created in Australia in the mid-1990s, Men’s Sheds are gathering places for men to work on projects, socialize, support each other, do community service and more.
“Most people working in the sheds don’t see themselves as being involved in community development from their immediate perspective. Sheds are sort of an incognito community education and development space where people who are disempowered or disenfranchised come along with ideas, and by putting them into action, they get a sense of action, a sense of agency back, a place for their own voice.”
Related item: the Squirrel’s Nest, a men’s shed in Bridgend. Unit 38, Tondu Enterprise Centre, Bryn Road, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 9BS. Tel 07784 288 772. The shed operates every Friday.