First things first


Thursday, 24 June 2010

London Permaculture Festival 22 August

There is a lot of crossover between transition and permaculture interests, so this might tickle your fancy:

London Permaculture Festival
inspiring & connecting London- Sunday 22nd August

This summer London will have its very own Permaculture festival.

The festival aims to bring together all groups directly or indirectly related to Permaculture and Transition in & around London to share news, information & skills: connecting together green-minded people in the city, for the first time.

The London Permaculture Festival aims to inspire and inform. Packed throughout the day with back to back engaging workshops, inspiring films, interactive practical demonstrations, expert talks, and relaxed networking. Helping Londoners to engage with their local activist projects, community gardens & Transition Town groups throughout the city.

The beautiful Arts & Crafts building of Cecil Sharp House near Camden Town, home of the London folk scene, will host this non-profit grassroots event organized solely by volunteers- aiming to unite green London and create a positive critical mass of awareness around DIY culture, reshaping & reconnecting our capital city in this time of resurgence.

Expect workshops, talks and interactive demonstrations on…

Guerilla Gardening action
Edible landscaping for small gardens
The Dark Mountain Project
The ins & outs of Forest gardening
Video link-up with Patrick Whitefield
Non-Violent Communication intro (NVC)
Reclaim the Fields with OrganicLea
Hands on bike surgery
Notebook making with John-Paul Flinthoff
Permaculture Design intro
Maddy Harland on 'The Work that Reconnects'
Activist video making
Tips for low impact living

Also on the menu…

Dr Bike surgery
organic herbs & seeds (seed swap)?
networking with world café/open space
inspiring films throughout the day
garden with family and children’s area, face painting?
eco book stall, Permaculture Magazine
local food, music & bar till late.

Full details of the programme still to be confirmed.

11am – 11pm £4/£3 conc
(children & under 18s free :)

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road
London NW1 7AY

Tube Camden Town
train Camden Road
A disability accessible venue

If you're interested in helping to create this event, as there is still much to be done, contact us on

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Rehearsing the Future

Here's a message from the Greenwich and Docklands Festival 2010:

This year the festival's theme is ‘Earth’ and our events are based on the ideas of the earth, discovering new areas and mans effect on the earth.

‘3rd Ring Out – Rehearsing the Future’ is an event presented by Metis Arts, which uses live performance, video simulation and interactive computer systems to show how our environmental decisions may affect the Greenwich skyline.

This is a rehearsal for the worst case scenarios of climate change, and gives audiences the chance to become active participants in a performance which explores how we might collectively imagine our future.

The performances take place in Greenwich Park, from Thursday 24th June – Sunday 4th July at various times. It is a completely free event, but due to restricted capacity tickets must be booked through Greenwich Theatre Box Office.

For further details on the event and its timings please visit or call Greenwich Theatre on 020 8858 7755.