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October

November

Oct 3rd to 31st: 'Big Conversation' with Greater Cambridge Partnership

various in and around Cambridge, and online
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (formerly known as the City Deal) is consulting widely about its future plans. They have a budget of £1bn, and a remit to deal with jobs, housing, transport, communities and air quality. They say: 'The Big Conversation will seek people's views, online and face-to-face at a series of business and community events across the area, on what improvements in transport, housing, skills and technology would most help them in the future.' More info from their website; events are listed here.

Monday 16th October - Sunday 29th: Festival of Ideas

venues around Cambridge 09:00
The organisers say: "The Festival of Ideas aims to challenge people's received ideas and to question the status quo. The theme of this year's 10th anniversary Festival is truth. From fake news, espionage and conspiracies to populist lies - the subject of truth (and lies) has dominated the news in 2017. These stories are entwined with wider topics: How do we decide what is true? Can there be a 'correct' historical narrative? How do religions and ideologies stake their claim to universality? The Festival is a chance to discuss from a huge variety of different perspectives what truth really means." Of interest to Transitioners, there's a film, a debate and a performance about climate change. Most events are free and you need to book for some - note that booking opens on 25 September. More...

Wednesday 18th October: Cosy Cambridge: Natural and Reclaimed Materials

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Part of the Cosy Cambridge mini-festival of workshops.

Speakers: Oliver Rehm, MD of Baufritz UK, builders of The Treehouse on St Barnabas Rd, will talk about 'Building with Wood'; and Judith Green, previous Open Eco Home Host at Ross Street, will describe her experiences of 'Choosing and Living with Natural & Reclaimed Materials.

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Free. No booking required. More...
From: CCF

Thursday 19th October: Education, equality and everything else: a fairer England in the year 2027

Anglia Ruskin Uni, East Rd, CB1 1PT 18:30-20:00 add to google calendar
Danny Dorling presents his personal, positive vision - and then leads discussion - on how England's educational systems can be fairer in the year 2027, and so work for everyone.

Part of the imagine2027 series of events - see www.imagine2027.org.uk for more details, and how to get involved.

Please reserve a seat via eventbrite. More...
From: imagine2027

Friday 20th October: Cambridge Pumpkin Festival : Feed the 1000

Sainsburys Coldhams Lane, Brooks Rd, Cambridge CB1 3HP: Main Entrance 11:45-17:30 add to google calendar
Launching this year's Pumpkin Festival Cambridge Sustainable Food and FoodCycle Cambridge attempt to feed 1000 people from surplus food. Takeaway a free meal and pick up plenty of food saving tip's. Help to make this a great event. This event will be opened by Daniel Zeichner MP at midday. Do come along and support us in getting the Food Waste message out there.

This event is free. Contact us if you have any queries.
From: Cambridge Sustainable Food

20th-28th October: Pumpkin Festival

Cambridge


The Cambridge Pumpkin Festival returns for the third time from 20th-28th October 2017. Events will range from cookery workshops to a pop-up farmers' market, including many activities for the children such as a kids' disco soup. The festival is a celebration of food and autumn, which creatively encourages us to think about the food we throw away. In addition to attending the events (many of which are free) and spreading the food waste message, we would love for you to volunteer with us at one or more of the events throughout the festival. Email us or go to our website for more information.
From: Cambridge Sustainable Food

Saturday 21st October: Cottenham Repair Cafe

Cottenham Community Centre, Coffee Shop, High St, Cottenham, CB24 8RZ 10:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing.

You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. Booking is optional, or you can just turn up on the day. Check back soon for details on how to book. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

This is a free event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome.

Book here or by phone Enquiries: 01954 253903 or by email More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Monday 23rd October: Cosy Cambridge: Energy Meters and Controls

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Part of the Cosy Cambridge mini-festival of workshops. This one is organised by Nicola from the Transition Cambridge Energy Group. This talk/discussion will help you answer the following questions:

What heating controls should I have?
What will 'smart' heating controls do for me?
Why should I keep track of my energy use?
Should I get a smart meter?
Should I switch to a time of use electricity tariff?

FREE. No booking required. More...
From: CCF

Tuesday 24th October: Film: 'In the same boat'

Arts Picturehouse, St Andrews Street CB2 3AR 17:15
All of humanity are in the same boat - living with the paradox of economic systems which aim for infinite growth on a finite planet. The film analyses the effects of globalisation, describing some harsh truths - however there is also room for hope, it is in our hands. More info and trailer here. Book tickets here. Part of the Cambridge Film Festival.

Wednesday 25th October: Cosy Cambridge: Insulation

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Part of the Cosy Cambridge mini-festival of workshops. This one is organised by Margaret Reynolds, also a member of the Transition Cambridge Energy Group.

Introduction Margaret Reynolds, Architect, M Reynolds RIBA
Installing Floor Insulation in our house Peter Pope, Cambridge Architectural Research
Examples of solid wall insulation work Raphael Delimata, Bow Tie construction
Natural materials insulation Matt Smith, Natural Building Technologies

Talks followed by Q&A and refreshments. FREE. No booking required. More...
From: CCF

Saturday 28th October: Abington Repair Cafe

The Abington Institute, 66 High Street, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AE 10:00-13:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing.

You can bring along the following to be repaired and maybe pick up a few repair skills at the same time: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. The booking details will be published nearer to the event. When booking, please tell us what the item is and what's wrong with it (if you know!), or you can turn up on the day. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

This is a free event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Tuesday 31st October: Cosy Cambridge: Alternative Energy

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Part of the Cosy Cambridge mini-festival of workshops. Choosing renewable energy and efficient heating solutions right for your home and budget. Chair: Jason Palmer - Director, Cambridge Architectural Research Including talks, such as: Innovations in Solar PV and battery technology for homes - Owen Morgan, Founder of Cambridge Solar

Free. No booking required. More...
From: CCF

Thursday 2nd November: Cosy Cambridge: the Human Library

St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Build your confidence to create your own cosy home - 'borrow' a human 'book' in our library and get great one-to-one advice! The human library will include installers, experts and Open Eco Home owners with a variety of experience, ideas and expertise relevant for all kinds of home builds and retrofits.

Each person sharing experience or advice becomes a 'book' in the Human Library. Guests will be given a list of all available 'books' and be able to browse around the 'library', selecting who they would like to speak to.

There's no minimum time for visitors when speaking to a 'book', but 10 minutes is the maximum for one person. Our librarian will ring a bell every 10 minutes to help keep time.

Also available on the night will be free copies of the Cosy Cambridge handbook, a guide to creating a cosier home, as well as a selection of stalls, and refreshments.

Free. No booking required. More...
From: CCF

Sat 11th Nov all day: Circular Cambridge Repair Cafe

Wesley Methodist Church
Cambridgeshire has become a real hub for Repair Cafe's in the UK. To celebrate that, and draw attention to over-consumption and the role that it plays in climate change, CCF and Transition Cambridge are teaming up to set a record to run the worlds largest Repair Cafe!

Up to 80 repairers will spend the day bringing back to life phones, computers, kitchen appliances, toys, bikes, clothes and jewellery. There also will be a range of stalls, music, short talks, a meal from surplus food and much more. Save the date! More information coming shortly.

Wednesday 22nd November: Sustainable food?

Free Church, 1 High St, Sawston CB22 3BG 19:45
2G3S, Greener Sawston, and Sawston Free Church present a discussion evening (part of the Sawston 'Your Village - Your Voice' series) covering different aspects of Sustainable Food, including:

  • Sustainable Food for the UK: options after Brexit (Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy, University of Cambridge)
  • Growing your own organic food: barriers to change (Simon Saggers, organic smallholder)
  • An introduction to Cambridge Sustainable Food and latest news about establishing a Food Hub near Sawston (Bev Sedley, Chair of CSF & Duncan Catchpole, leader, Food Hub task force)

Admission free; donations welcome: any profit to Cambridge Sustainable Food