Very glad to see "Transition Town" Chester supporters have been working hard to put on varied events NEXT (not this) weekend. (Although it's a shame I was somehow missed off the news email list - I might have been able to publicise this earlier...). There isn't a creche and no child care offered - for that reason I'm not sure I'll be able to make it. So apologies in advance if you don't see me...
(The following information comes to you courtesy of Transition Wiki). Events include a session on "Successful Gardening". Look out for fellow "plotter" Mary Gillie...Here's the list of dates, times and events:
1) A Sustainable Future for Cheshire West and Chester?
A series of presentations by members of Chester Climate Change and Sustainability Ginger Group and others.
14:00 to 17:00pm Friday 22nd January, 2010
Room CBB115, Best Building, University of Chester
"Radical changes to society, economy and lifestyles will be necessary to mitigate and adapt to the combined impacts of climate change, peak oil and international inequalities. Planning for a more sustainable future requires the integration of long term vision with identification and communication of the steps by which we may get there. This event attempts to provide an outline of both with an emphasis on communication and awareness raising."
14:00 -14:10 Arrival and registration.
14:10 - 14:40 Keynote presentation: Tom Barker Vision2050 A Sustainable Future for Cheshire West and Chester
14:40 - 15:10 Bob McCombe and Stefan Nicholls. Developing resilience in a small urban community
15:10 -15:40 Opportunity to get refreshments and network in the nearby Westminster Building cafeteria.
15:40 - 16:00 Roy Alexander. Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral
16:00 -16:20 Mary Gillie. Chester Cycling Demonstration Town
16:20 - 16:40 Ged Edwards. Sustainable Blacon
16:40 -17:00 General discussion/debate and opportunity to identify projects for the local and wider area.
Each of the speakers will cross-reference to the others to demonstrate how the examples link closely to the vision.
17:00 - 21:30 Food and Film Age of Stupid ( . Wesley Church Centre (WCC).
SATURDAY: WCC - Stands for Wesley Church Centre
10:30 - 15:30.BTCV- Environmental information and display. (WCC).
10:30 - 15:30. Continuous showing of Eco-Education short films.(WCC).
10:30 - 15:30.Composting Information/Advice available fromCheshire Composting Team.
10:30 - 11:00. Solar Power presentation by Solar Twin.(WCC).
11:00 - 12:00. DrawingWorkshop led by Mary Hill.(WCC).
11:30 - 12:15. Bike MaintenanceWorkshop presented by The Bike Factory.(WCC).
12:30 - 13:30. Succesful GardeningWorkshop led by AndrewLambie and Ester Sloggett.(WCC).
12:30 - 13:30. Yoga/Meditation by Lisa Foden.(WCC).
13:45 - 14:15. Solar Power presentation by Solar Twin.(WCC).
14:00 - 15:00. DrawingWorkshop led byMary Hill.(WCC).
14:15 - 15:00. The Importance of Bees presentation by Cheshire Beekeepers Association.(WCC).
15:00 - 15:45. Bike MaintenanceWorkshop presented by The Bike Factory.(WCC).
15:30 - 16:30. Yoga/Meditation by Lisa Foden.(WCC).
15:30 - 17:30. Energy Descent Action Plan presented by Stefan Nicholls.(WCC).
Throughout the day there will be information, displays and advice available from Solar Twin, Cheshire Beekeepers Association, BTCV, TheBike Factory and CheshireComposting Team.
19:00 - Late. Ceilidh at All Saints Church, Hoole. Organised by Diana Wilderspin-Jones
11:00 Cycle Rides: (a) 23 miles (b) 10 miles. Meet Northgate Arena. Contact Simon Brown: 01244 403960 firstname.lastname@example.org
13:00 – 17:30. Be the Change Symposium presented by Andrew Herbert, Diana Wilderspin – Jones, Mike Arundale and Cliodhna Mulhern
followed by soup, bread and cake, suggested donation £5pp. (WCC).