It’s a bit late in the day for that, some might say, but it’s never too late to learn a new, practical skill that will save you money and enable you to point and proudly say, ‘Look! I made that.’ With hands-on, electronic DIY in mind, from this Saturday February 11 Rough Trade East is hosting a series of workshops where you can learn to design and build your own speakers, make a sensor that will detect when your plants need watering (Feb 22), construct an electronic greetings card (March 10) and rustle up a Lumiphone (a tiny toy instrument that sounds like a Theremin) from scratch (March 28). The cost per person ranges from £60 (speakers workshop) to £30 (Lumiphone). Book now and bravely solder on. Sharon O’Connell
For info, see roughtrade.com.