This will (probably) be our last Bulletin for 2018, so short and sweet. The biggest news is, of course, our 2018 Winter Social at the Six Bells, 7pm this Thursday the 13th. As always all are welcome to come and celebrate the winter and the end of the year! It's a great get-together with Transition friends old and new. Bring nibbles if you'd like.
Skipping back a day, on Wednesday (the 12th), Cambridge Carbon Footprint are have their own winter social, at 7pm. If you'd like to attend, a link to RSVP and get the full venue address can be found here. Then on Sunday 16th, there is an Empty Common Community Garden meetup, and also a festive-themed Nightgale Gardeners meetup- details here.
I'll leave it there for today, and the year. Many thanks for reading one and all, and we'll see you again in a bright new 2019- happy holidays.
19:00, Six Bells, 11 Covent Garden CB1 2HS
Join us for the evening to celebrate the winter season and the end of the year! It's a great time to get together with transition friends old and new. The Six Bells is a lovely community pub (more info here - we'll be in the back room from 7, so come along when you can. If possible, please bring a seasonal/local snack to share - if not, don't worry as there's usually plenty to go round. All welcome!
10:30-12:30, Empty Common Community Garden
There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space! More details here.
The Eden Project is organising this free session. Whether we are undertaking community events, activism, business or any other project, looking after ourselves often takes a backseat. But none of us are immune to burning out. Join this practical session to discuss the symptoms and risks of burnout, and use tips and tools to help build resilience into our daily (and busy!) lives, as well as how we can all support each other towards well-being. This relaxed, open workshop will take place online, please email Peter for joining instructions. Please feel free to get into the wintry spirit and join with a mulled wine and mince pie!
Join us for the Winter Social - a festive evening of mulled wine, mince pies, friendly faces and lively chatter. It's a great opportunity for everyone involved with CCF to get together in a convivial atmosphere to reflect on the challenges and successes of the year. We'll provide the mulled wine and mince pies, but finger food or a bottle to share would be welcome. If you would like to come please send an RSVP and we'll send you the full address. Hope to see you there!
14:00-15:30, Nightingale Garden
On Sunday 9 December we are having a 'feeling a bit festive' version, with simple crafts, roast chestnuts etc. We will then have one more Sunday (16 Dec) before we break until the new year. The sessions are a bit complicated over the winter - check the website. Mostly flowers but some fruit and veg and a nature pond, bug hotels etc - we try to be sustainable and organic. In a fairly new community garden in a former bowling green in a corner of a City Council recreation ground/park, near Addenbrooke's Hospital. Free. All welcome. Small cash donations are always very welcome. An outdoor activity so weather dependent - check the garden website if you are travelling far. We are insured for only adult volunteering but sometimes we have some tasks suitable for children if they are closely supervised by parents etc. The park, on Nightingale Avenue (CB1 8SG), also has a good playground - and toilets. More details here.
09:30-12:00, Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve
Join us for our regular guided walk around the nature reserve. Each season brings new and special wildlife highlights to see. More details here.
19:00, The Engineers House, Museum of Technology, Riverside, CB5 8LD
Join storyteller, inspirational speaker and author Mac Macartney for a cosy evening around the fire at the Engineers House. "In the indigenous culture from which the Children's Fire emerged everything physical was an expression of the invisible spiritual life force flowing within it. Inhabiting a world of living symbols, each one a clue to the spiritual power that charged it, the chiefs ordered that a small fire be kindled in the centre of their council circle. This small fire was called the Children's Fire. It served to remind the chiefs of the first law: No law, no decision, no action, nothing of any kind will be permitted to go out from this council of chiefs that will harm the children." (more info here. More info about Mac's book below. More details here.
19:30-21:30, St Andrew's Hall, St. Andrew's Road
Thermal imaging vividly reveals where a building is leaking heat. These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a CCF thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others who've requested a survey. In the evening you'll learn how to use our two cameras and interpret their images. Then you can arrange to borrow them. Free, but Booking Essential. More details here.