Sutton in Transition
Events July 2012
Sutton in Transition events
Friday 7th July: We will be showing the Film In Transition 1.0 at the Hackbridge Festival (All Saints Community Church, New Road, Hackbridge). – Will be 3 showings from 2pm till 5pm.
Friday 20th July: 7.30 – 9.30. Sutton in Transition Meeting at BedZED Pavilion: Incredible Edible Part 2: The Carshalton Community Allotment and other local growing opportunities.
Tues 24th July: Humpsey Dearie (Lord Nelson Pub, Lower road, Sutton. 7.30 -10pm) Sutton's premiere unmiked open mike night / sewing circle. Songs, poems, stories, sketches, knitting et al. See it, Believe it!
We'll take a break in August and be back with something amazing in September - watch this space!
The Conference of The Birds 4-5th July, Secombe Theatre
A stunning performance including poetry, music, shadow and rod puppetry. Inspired by a classic allegorical Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds tells the tale of how the birds of the world met to find a King, wise Hoopoe takes them on a journey of discovery to find the all knowing Simorgh, who would help them find their King. The show was created by local and national arts organisations, funded by the Arts Council England, working with Sutton school pupils and community groups, bringing together a wide variety of skills and experiences, ages and abilities. The result is a unique piece of theatre suitable for all ages, which takes its audience on their own fantastic journey of discovery.
Wed 7pm Thur 1.30pm Adults £5 Children £2
Wallington Farmers Market (http://www.wallingtonfarmersmarket.org.uk/)
Sat 14 July, 09:00 – 13:00. Old Town Hall and Library Gardens, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0NB
Wallington Farmers' Market is held from 9am to 1pm every second Saturday of the month at the Old Town Hall and Library Gardens in Woodcote Road, Walliington. Established in 1999, it is the borough's oldest Farmers' Market and hosts around 26 local producers stalls every month
Cockney Sparrow Count http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/313435-cockney-sparrow-count
18th June - 12th July London's Plucky Cockney Sparrow needs your help
Community Visions: Food and Community Fayre (http://www.oneplanetsutton.org/category/news/)
Sat, 7 July, 12:00 – 16:00
Sutton Ecology Centre Gardens, The Old Rectory, Festival Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NY
Jointly organised by Sutton Racial Equality Council and BioRegional, this free community event will offer multiple activities, games and food stalls for all to celebrate diversity through an international array of food from Sutton’s diverse communities and supported by Sutton’s local, sustainable food growers in the natural surroundings of Sutton’s Ecology Centre. It will be an exciting opportunity to explore and enjoy food, community, nature and health. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 020 8404 4896.
The London Borough of Sutton have organised a summer of biodiversity events.
On Saturday 7th July, from 1.30 until 3.30 pm, there will be a gentle wildflower walk through Cuddington Meadow with a guide pointing out plants and animals that make their home there. This is suitable for all age groups but please ensure that you have suitable outdoor clothing. To book and/or get further details please telephone 020 8770 5822 or email email@example.com The cost will be £3.50 per person or £10 per family
Carshalton Community Allotment
Carshalton Community Allotment: Fridays and Sundays, 10.30 - 1pm.
Sunday July 15th: 11.30 till 12.30. Zero Carbon Band play the Carshalton Community Allotment.
Social/ Community events
Wed 4th July: Green Drinks (Hope Pub, West street, Carshalton. 8pm) regular fixture for the green or community minded. Drinking and talking.
Friday 6th July and Friday 10th August (5-10.30pm Bedzed Pavilion) A monthly licensed event (over 18s only) to promote local real ale: 2-3 real ales from a brewery within 30miles of Hackbridge each month
Saturday July 7th: Hackbridge Festival. Procession leaves Hackbridge School at 1pm. Festival from 2pm till 5pm at All Saints Community Centre and Alls Saints Church (both New Road), Hackbridge, Stalls, Music, Films, Food, Fun Fun Fun!
Sat 28th - Sun 29th July: Carshalton Lavender Harvest (http://www.carshaltonlavender.org/Getinvolved/Annualharvest).
For information try firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07948 174907.
Sun 22nd July: SOGG outing (http://www.sogg.org.uk/pages/calendar.php)
An independent visit to the winner of Sutton in Bloom wildlife category garden.
2-6pm. Near community allotments, Woodcote Garden Centre, Flittons and Barnes nurseries. £3 admission.
Sat 21st July: 2Eden, 7th Day Adventist vegetarian Lunch. http://2eden.blogspot.co.uk/
EcoLocal Courses (email@example.com , www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk)
Sunday 8th July, Food Foraging course 10am -4pm Learn how to make the most of the free food in public spaces. All welcome and no experience needed. The session costs just £30. Bookings and more info: 020 8770 6611
Saturday 14th: Fruit growing workshop 10.30am - 3pm
Learn all about feeding, planting & formative training of your fruit. Learn about how fruit forms and how to get a good crop. All welcome and no experience needed. Just £20.
Sunday 22nd July - Permaculture 10:30am to 3pm (Carshalton Community Allotment , http://www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk 020 8770 6611) Permaculture uses design principles to develop integrated systems that provide for our needs of food, shelter, energy and community in ways that are healthy and efficient. Led by George (from Sutton in Transition), this one day workshop offers an excellent way to find out more about it, providing an opportunity to actively learn about the principles and see examples of designs being implemented by groups and projects in this country and abroad. All welcome and no experience needed. This workshop is just £20
Beanstalk Project: A fun way for families and children to learn how to grow food (http://www.ecolocal.org.uk/project-detail.php?id=32, Call 020 8770 4900 to book a place.)
Wed 25th July, 10:30am – 12:00 noon.: Bug Hunt - Wildlife Friend or Foe? Wallington Library SM6 0HY. Advance Booking Needed.
Friday 27th July, 10:30am – 12:00 noon.: Muck and Magic: the magic of compost. Sutton Community Farm, Telegraph Track SM6 0SH.
Sunday 29th July, 1.30pm - 3pm: Muck and Magic: the magic of compost. At Carshalton Community Allotment Westmead Allotment Site SM5 2PW
Food on Your Doorstep a Future foraging food project volunteers required.
Food on Your Doorstep project want volunteers to help out on Sun Sept 9th 10am to 1pm. Come and help us on the plot, we're extending our growing area. You'll be helping schools and community groups in Sutton who get our fruit and nut trees and bushes free. Westmead Allotments, Colston Avenue, SM5 2PW. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find a map here www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk/ Food on your Doorstep is a voluntary project run from and supported by EcoLocal.
So much is already happening in Sutton:
a local food network http://www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk/home/
a community farm and box scheme http://www.suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/
a community allotment and courses http://www.ecolocal.org.uk/project-detail.php?id=107
farmers markets http://www.ecolocal.org.uk/event-detail.php?id=100
Smarter Travel Sutton http://www.sutton.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11904
Carshalton lavender http://www.carshaltonlavender.org/
Hope Pub http://hopecarshalton.co.uk/
Parity Projects http://www.parityprojects.com/
Wandle Valley Trust http://www.wandletrust.org/
and more ... (let us know if you'd like a link here)
We are signposting people to all these brilliant things, connecting them together better, working out what the gaps are (with a permaculture/peak oil/climate change informed point of view) and filling them.
We began doing this through the 13th Film Club - monthly get-togethers on the 13th of the month. So far we've shown films, had discussions, got crafty, described our visions of the future and eaten lots of homemade vegan cake. There's lots more to come - watch this space!
Finally Films we think are interesting
Making local food work
Store Wars, an amusing feel good video about Organic Food
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/ Other informative films here too, search the site.
Compeling analysis of why we should tackle Climate Change now to save money in future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF_anaVcCXg
the Meatrix witty expose of Factory farming based on the Matrix http://www.themeatrix.com/
A Farm for the Future, looks at how a farm might look with out cheap oil for fuel, fertilisers etc, inspiring and hopeful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xShCEKL-mQ8
Films about the current money system and why it does not work and how you can make a postive difference with your money! at http://www.positivemoney.org.uk