26/June/17 Movers and Shakers

Hi Everyone,

The Energy group meets tomorrow Tuesday for a discussion of plans for a Low Carbon Cambridge. There are some summer parties for your delectation: starting this Friday with Cambridge Carbon Footprint's summer social. On Saturday 8 July, join Dave Fox in a participatory allotment-ing session and on Sunday 9th July, join us alongside movers and shakers from the London hub for a workshop focused on developing a regional network of Transition hubs beyond Cambridge. All welcome from Cambridge and beyond. Last but not least, keep in mind the date for our summer social on 23 July - it's always a blast! Please read on for the full lowdown...

 

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Transition News and Events

  • Tuesday 04 July: Energy Group Meeting
  • Saturday 08 July: Grow Your Own Session in Trumpington
  • Sunday 09 July: Transition Cambridge Regional Workshop
  • Sunday 23 July: Transition Cambridge's summer social - all welcome
  • Events for your calendar

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Community News

  • Join the World War II Rationing Challenge!

Other News and Events

  • Thu 8th June - Thu 29th June: CirculART 2017
  • Friday 30 June: An Invitation to Cambridge Carbon Footprint's Summer Social
  • Saturday 01 July: Permaculture Party 2017
  • Wednesday 05 July: Future Scenarios - cafe conversation with Stephen Peake
  • Wednesday 05 July: Concluding cafe conversation: Zoe Svendsen and Stephen Peake
  • Saturday 08 July: Waterbeach's Second Repair Cafe
  • Saturday 19 August: Trumpington Allotments Open Day
  • Middle of September - Middle of March: Growing Together

Transition News and Events

Tuesday 04 July: Energy Group Meeting

20:00-21:30, Judith's house on Leys Road

We will be proposing plans for a Low Carbon Cambridge: going into more detail on a selection of ideas from our earlier discussion - see the notes here Anyone is welcome especially if you have some suggestions. We will also catch up on the latest energy related news. All welcome. Ask Nicola for details of the venue. More details here.

Saturday 08 July: Grow Your Own Session in Trumpington

10:00-13:00, Trumpington allotments

Join Dave Fox again at Trumpington allotments. Novices and experienced growers all welcome - this is a mutual sharing, not a lesson:) Provisional agenda: harvest new potatoes and lots more - courgettes, cucumbers, fruit, perhaps tomatoes will be ripe! Do some weeding in the forest garden and tend the fruit trees. Take some produce home with you (please bring bags). <a href="?n=TTFood.GrowYourOwnTrumpington">Join in here</a>. More details here.

Sunday 09 July: Transition Cambridge Regional Workshop

10:00-16:30, Signal Box Center, Glenalmond Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8DB

Mike Thomas from Transition Network and and Richard Couldrey from Transition London and South East Hub are offering a free workshop for all members of any Transition groups in East Anglia to get together and investigate the idea of a regional Hub or Hubs in our area. The aim is to help other networks to develop based on the amazing stuff that has happened from the London and South East Hub. The vision is to create thriving networks throughout England. This workshop is a great opportunity to connect with other groups, design a regional network and grow Transition together. Free to attend , Eventbrite booking and more information here

Sunday 23 July: Transition Cambridge's summer social - all welcome

12:30-17:30, Museum of Technology, Cheddar's Lane, CB5 8LD

Transition Cambridge is now 8 years old, and we will be celebrating with our traditional summer social bring-and-share picnic! It's a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Please bring some food + (non-alcohol) drink to share if you can (if not, don't worry as there's usually plenty to go round). There will be (optional) games too. This year we'll be at the Museum of Technology - take the chance to explore this intriguing museum before its revamp - more info here. The entrance is on Riverside (just look for the tall chimney) and the picnic will be on the lawn in the Top Yard (and in a nearby building if it rains). Thirsty Cambridge will be in the garden of the Engineer's House with a pop-up biergarden, and a German brunch. All welcome, family-friendly. Event page here

Events for your calendar

Community News

Join the World War II Rationing Challenge!

World War II Rationing Challenge: learn from the past for a better future. Take part in Cambridge Sustainable Food's World War II Rationing Challenge for one, two, three or four weeks, from Tuesday 20th June to Tuesday 18th July. Many of the foods that were rationed during the war are foods that are contributing to climate change today. Be healthy and environmentally sustainable! Sign up online and let us know how you get on! Bi-weekly emails with recipes, tips and interesting facts. More information on our website.

Other News and Events

Thu 8th June - Thu 29th June: CirculART 2017

15:00-18:00, Cambridge City

CirculART is a project in which the work of local artists who work with repurposed materials is showcased in the windows of Cambridge's finest charity shops. For 3 weeks from the 8th of June 2017, the public will be able to pick up a CirculART Trail map from participating shops and other select locations around Cambridge. Using the printed trail map or its online version members of the public can follow the CirculART trail, visiting charity shops around Cambridge and enjoying beautiful artworks, all made by recycling, re-purposing and reclaiming. For the 2017 edition we are looking for new artists to get involved in this project. The artist application form is now live. Sign up here More details here.

Friday 30 June: An Invitation to Cambridge Carbon Footprint's Summer Social

19:30-21:30, Confirmed once RSVP email received, plse see text.

It's been another inspiring and event packed year for CCF and we'd love to celebrate with you. The summer social is a great CCF tradition - an opportunity to meet like-minded people and get to know others connected with CCF in a fun, social atmosphere. Some drinks and snacks will be provided though you're most welcome to bring something to share. This event is open to all. It's always a lovely occasion to meet old and new friends alike. <a href="?n=%20https://www.transitioncambridge.org/mail-contact/sendmail.php?who=nf74">Please RSVP</a> if you'd like to join us and we'll send you an email with the party details. More details here.

Saturday 01 July: Permaculture Party 2017

12:00-20:00, Foxy's Place, aka 74 Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9JR

The third annual Permaculture Party. Great acts, great message, great fun! There will be music and words from: The Formidable Vegetable Sound System, John Hegley, Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan ,James Southwick (one of the founding members of Transition Cambridge!), Dan Tidher plus, Vegan food, Allotment tours, Solar cooking Admission is £15 for over 16s and anyone younger gets in free! Any profit will be donated to The Permaculture Association. In 2016 we raised £187!

Wednesday 05 July: Future Scenarios - cafe conversation with Stephen Peake

19:00-21:00, Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Street, CB1 2LJ

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change? And what would it be like to live in this future system? These two questions are guiding playwright Zoe Svendsen's research for her next theatre piece. Zoe holds 'cafe conversations' with researchers and activists in the field of climate change, economics and society. This is the final such conversation and she will be presenting a scenario derived from the previous sessions. The respondent is Stephen Peake, senior lecturer in environmental technologies with the Open University. More info and how to book in advance (it's free) via The Junction website here.

Wednesday 05 July: Concluding cafe conversation: Zoe Svendsen and Stephen Peake

19:00-21:00, Hot Numbers cafe, Gywdir St

As the end of Zoe's official residency approaches, she would like to mark the end with a unique twist. As well as asking Stephen Peake: What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change? and what would it be like to live in this future system? Zoe will present a sketch of a future scenario derived from all the previous café conversations and ask Stephen Peake to act as 'respondent' to the scenario and imagine what it might be to live in that world with both intended and unintended consequences. Tickets are free but bookable. More details here.

Saturday 08 July: Waterbeach's Second Repair Cafe

11:00-14:00, Waterbeach Barracks, High St, Waterbeach. CB25 9PA

Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixed! Waterbeach's Second Repair Cafe welcomes small household appliances, electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes, gadgets and general bits'n'bobs. It's best to book your item in by sending an email with details of the item to be repaired but you can also turn up. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. This is a free event but donations are gratefully received to help cover costs. This event is being held in conjunction with Summer at the Beach where local artists will be exhibiting. More details here.

Saturday 19 August: Trumpington Allotments Open Day

12:00-16:00, Foster Road allotments, CB2 9JR

Trumpington Allotment Society invites you to an OPEN DAY at FOSTER ROAD ALLOTMENTS * Fun for children * Fun for everybody else * Vegetables, wildlife, permaculture, sheds * Fresh produce for sale * and much, much more SATURDAY 19th AUGUST time 12-4pm (provisional, TBC) Free, open to all. Part of National Allotments Week If your organization would like a stall please get in touch with us by email. www.allotments.net/allotments/Trumpington More details here.

Middle of September - Middle of March: Growing Together

09:30, Block 10, Ida Darwin, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5EE

Headway Cambridgeshire are running a free weekly gardening course. We are looking for some helpful volunteers to come on the course. You will learn the basics of gardening including aspects of permaculture and organic gardening whilst also supporting people with a disability to do the same. More details here.

Have a great week,

Hannah and the TC bulletin writing team

 

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