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We are gradually heading back to having more in-person events. We will continue to follow government guidelines, so if these change please check here to find out whether an event is on-line or in person. More
Nightingale Garden, Nightingale Avenue, Cambridge, CB1 8SG (near Addenbrookes)
An introduction to self care with mindfulness meditation. Four free taster workshops with David Lynch, mindful coach and leader of the Nightingale Wellbeing walks, in partnership with Nightingale Gardeners group. Open to beginners and experienced meditators alike. Join a small group to practise mindfulness in the quiet beauty of the community garden, with periods of silence, guided meditations and time to reflect and share. At the end, you can choose to stay and talk with David about mindfulness as a source of self care, affordable follow-up group sessions and/or 1-to-1 coaching. Spaces are limited to 12 and just for adults. To book a place on a workshop, contact David on 07375 064 336 or via email. The Nightingale Gardeners are delighted to support these workshops to help promote wellbeing using the community garden. The partnership evolved to offer resilience training for the garden volunteers, and sessions are now open to everyone. The sessions aim to support people in learning effective self care techniques to build resilience as we all resume "normal" activities post Covid. If you would like to support the garden, please see the garden website for further information or contact Rebecca. More...
Source: David Lynch and Nightingale Garden
Midsummer Commmon and various locations along the river
An intergalactic programme of free events, including an opening weekend extravaganza for all the family! The weekend will include an Imaginarium with Hilary Cox Condron, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and the Cambridge Resilience Web team. Read more here, and here's a list of the events (more are being added, including the Imaginarium). So far events include stargazing, storytelling, picnics, workshops and more. More...
Source: Our Place in Space
During August, Transition Cambridge usually takes a break, so there won't be any newsletters. Our events page will still have some August events listed, so if you'd like to advertise an event, you can submit it here. You can also post events on our facebook page or include us in a tweet @TransitionCambs.
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Wandlebury Country Park 10:00-11:00 add to google calendar
Weekly Healthy Walking every Thursday throughout the year: 10am and 10.30am. Each walk lasts around 30 minutes and covers about 1.5 miles. This social group meets all year round at 10am every Thursday morning, with the slower walk starting at 10.30am. Walks are well-attended, with 50-60 people joining most weeks. Some people like it so much they do both walks! Teas and coffees are available afterwards. NB: Free of charge and no need to book. If you want to take part for the first time then please arrive 10 minutes early to register. The meeting point is the Stables Education Centre. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome. Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke's roundabout. CB22 3AE. Parking is available on site and costs £3 per vehicle, members free. For queries: email us or call 01223 243830 extension 207. More...
Empty Common Community Garden 10:30-12:30 add to google calendar
ECCG is a magical meeting place for you and your friends, close to the centre of Cambridge. Enjoy chatting as you garden and relax. We meet as a group on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later but people can come individually or in groups whenever they like. We are just completing our 'Heads, Hearts and Hands' hut where we can learn, bond and do things together and have tea and cake too. Come and enjoy the space! More...
Source: Transition Cambridge - ECCG
Online at present 19:00-20:00 add to google calendar
You're very welcome to come along to discuss topics related to climate, nature, the environment, books, and much more! Please come even if you haven't read the book, to chat and think about different topics and see where the discussion takes us. Join us on 20 Sept when we'll be discussing "The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel" by Elif Shafak, which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. 'A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times.' (Liberty Books) Review on Bookanista here.. Currently we are meeting online, however we are keen to meet in person soon. Book through Eventbrite (we'll then send you a zoom link). Any questions? Please get in touch with Meg. More...
Source: Transition Cambridge
ONLINE 20:00-21:30 add to google calendar
We know that green energy tariffs are not all equal. Sometimes the supply company actually owns the renewable generators - sometimes the supply company buys certificates that indicate renewable energy has been generated. How do you know and should you care? How does the certificate system work? Does it make a difference? Thank you to Adam for volunteering to let us pick his brains - he knows about this stuff from his MSc.
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge 10:00-16:00 add to google calendar
A workshop with Mick Collins on co-creating soulful and spiritual responses to the burgeoning global-eco crises, drawing on ideas from his latest book, "Soul Progression and The Restorative Spirit".
The main emphasis of the work will be on exploring deep well-being and how we can care for ourselves and the more than human world.
Book through link below, £15 if booked before 24th August, otherwise £20. All profits from this event including books sales will be donated to Mary's Meals, a charity that feeds starving children in Africa.
The workshop will be held during the UN week of climate action, justice and peace #ACT4SDGs This is a great opportunity to support the emerging 'field of dreams' that inspires us to co-create an improved present and future. More...
Source: Meg Clarke
St John's Church, Hills Road
Before the war there was quite a big Ukrainian community here in Cambridge. That community has now greatly swelled with Ukrainian people fleeing the war who are being hosted here in Cambridge. Many of them are mums with children, and they are keen to offer something of their own culture to the Cambridge community. And so the idea of a Ukrainian Food Event has been born. It is being organised by the Ukrainian women, with a bit of local help with networking etc. More details will follow, but for now, please save the date!
Source: A group of Ukrainian women in Cambridge