What a beautiful day to be sitting and writing. As I look out of the window it is hard to imagine that ecocide is happening or that anyone would wilfully spoil Mother Earth. So how wonderful that there is a whiff of positive hope emerging for some meaningful outcomes from the UN Earth Summit Rio+20 this June.
Polly Higgins came to Totnes a couple of weeks back and talked about her campaign Eradicating Ecocide. Polly is a Lawyer who gave herself a ‘year off ‘to work on this new piece of legislation that she felt was missing from international legal frameworks to prevent serious damage and destruction of the planet; seven years later she is honing her campaign towards creating opportunities for change of hearts and minds at Rio+20. Polly is hoping to convince international legislators and CEOs of major companies meeting at Rio of their moral role and the long-term interests of our global economy in taking the lead and supporting changes in legislation that would create Ecocide: The 5th Crime against Peace. In line with the UN Sacred Trust of Civilization. (More on www.eradicatingecocide.com)
The hopes and dreams that remain unfulfilled from the Copenhagen Summit eighteen months ago may have dampened our enthusiasm and led to a lot of cynicism, but to stop trying for changes in the international legal frameworks would be to fail to recognise the mitigation that has already happened due to the hard work of pressure groups and campaign successes to date. At the first Rio in 1992 key principles of sustainability were internationally agreed; in particular the Polluter Pays Principle and the Precautionary Principle. Also agreed was Local Agenda 21, a process for stakeholder engagement and partnership working at the coal-face of environmental care. These principles and processes may have been rolled back and somewhat lost out to economic development over the past 20 years, but they leave a memory of what can be achieved and what success can look and feel like.
Ten years ago at Rio+10 at Johannesburg, ‘Peak Oil” had started to appear on global economics thinking, however Transition had not appeared as a twinkle in anyone’s eye. In just a few years this positive response to peak oil and climate change has become viral and having a substantial impact on hearts, minds and economics.
At a far more local level here in Totnes, plans are afoot for a 24 hour Festival of Transition to coincide with the opening of the Rio+20 Summit on the longest day of the year. It may appear irrelevant to Rio+20 to host a very local event about the work of building local resilience and sustainability, when the chances of anyone in Rio noticing this activity are slim, would be to miss the point. This 24 hour Festival of Transition is to promote awareness and encourage interest and understanding of the debates and declarations agreed as the 10 day Summit unfolds. It is also to have fun and promote Transition locally. Plans to date include dancing, cycling, walking, touring, talking, feasting and a vigil. Keep tuned into TTT’s new website to find out how you can get involved. For those of you reading a long way from Totnes, we invite you to re-use and recycle some of our festive ideas as they unfold and share yours too.
In hope for positive outcomes and creative thinking at Rio+20 next month.
Coordinator Energy Descent Pathways project at TTT
Monday morning, rainy weather and mood to match. The phone rings."Hello, I would like to offer a skillshare!" Yipeee! Clouds dispelled, I feel this generous offer warming my heart and waves reverberating into the community and the land. Bringing joy to giver and recipients alike, each such gift helps to reinforce a web of abundance to replace our current unsustainable money-based and growth-addicted economy. This system relies on a mentality of scarcity and isolation, so gestures of generosity are benevolent yet revolutionary acts which seed the way to a much more nurturing social landscape.
Coordinating skillshares in the past months has been a delight because the project embodies so well the spirit of transition: we have fun in the process of building together the world we dream of, encourage each other to express our deeper needs and aspirations, and create synergy whilst sharing our journey of transformation.
Each skillshare session I have attended has been highly enjoyable and I feel much gratitude to the givers. Unable to do them all justice, I'll just mention the last three sessions I attended – all gardening events, two of them not originally skillshares but based on the same principle of free sharing. I loved all three! As a novice gardener, I received support, encouragement and inspiration from enthusiastic growers and felt my fingers getting noticeably greener!
So I feel grateful to Jane Pickard for sharing her passion for a permaculture approach within a setting – the stunningly beautiful grounds of the Sharpham Estate – where historical traditions also matter deeply. Her knowledge of gardening and love of nature were shining through the delightful tour she guided us on, and it was so uplifting to hear her ideas about possible community projects at Sharpham!
Atmos Totnes, the community campaign seeking to bring the former Dairy Crest site in Totnes into community ownership to develop it as “the heart of a new economy” for Totnes, is one step closer to becoming a reality after Atmos representatives met a team from Dairy Crest in the offices of Totnes MP Dr. Sarah Wollaston MP last week. The meeting, described by both parties as ‘constructive’, paved the way for Atmos Totnes to formally apply for an 18-month Exclusivity Agreement which would allow them to apply for planning permission on the site and to move the initiative forward.
“It was clear”, said Rob Hopkins of Atmos Totnes, “that the campaign we have been running in the town for the past two months has had an impact, and that the weight of this community’s voice has been heard. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has got behind it. Atmos will be a game-changer for Totnes in so many ways. Creating a good working relationship with Dairy Crest means we can start to change that site’s story from being one of dereliction and abandonment to one of innovation, vision and possibility. We’re thrilled”.
Also read more about Atmos here...
TTT's AGM 2012
Thursday the 26th April saw the 3rd annual AGM for TTT after becoming constituted as a charity in 2009. It was agreed last year that just reporting back on the years activities and electing trustees, whilst a legal obligation, was a bit dry and so this year we agreed to make it more meaningful, more transition. We also decided that, rather than just making the report verbally available we would put a lovely visual representations of our accounts, thanks to Emma Capper http://www.emmacapper.co.uk/
and the key highlights of our year on the wall which included:
- Winning an Ashden Award for our Transition Streets Programme
- The EDAP being a West Action for Market Towns Awards 2011 commended project
- Gaining funding for, and appointing, the Food Linking Project Manager
- Gaining funding for, and appointing, the Transition in Action Manager post
- Naomi Klein and Richard Heinberg asking to speak here#
- Substantial involvement in the BBC2 Town programme about Totnes
- Co-housing being accepted into Phase 1 of the Baltic Wharf development
- Talk by Paul Clarke inspiring Incredible Edible group to start up in Totnes
Steamer quay planters have their spring makeover! - Incredible Edible Project
The Steamer quay planters, which have sported seagull-pecked brassicas in recent months, had their spring replanting on April 20th.
A few of us bought our seedlings and seeds, and enjoyed renewing the beds, with the usual appreciation and attention from passers-by. We're handy for the Riverside cafe there too! Fortunately we got the new plants in before the deluges of rain in the following days.
William, passing by, sampled a bit of rocket (see photo).
With the temporary closing of the playboat on Steamer quay the planters are becoming the alternative play site..... so we'll see how they survive this treatment!
TTT Film Nights
The Film Club continues to grow and enjoy interesting films every month. There is often a worry that the films that ‘make a point’ are very doom n’ gloom. Indeed many of them are. However we do try to weave in and out with positive, uplifting and inspiring films. Recently we showed Capitalism – A Love Affair. This seemed a very apt film for Valentines Night and it didn’t disappoint if you enjoy humour on a night out. Our love for consumerism was laid out before us, as was the deliberate policies of companies to sell us plenty of short-lived goods that we don’t really need and the role of banks to keep us in debt. I really enjoyed the closing scene of Michael Moore wrapping ‘Crime Scene’ tape around a skyscraper US bank. Last month’s Tree Stories made locally by Jan O’Highway from Totnes was very heartening, with familiar faces telling their stories about trees in their lives, a very pleasant experience of the art of storytelling. We showed this with another short film, The Green Patriarch, a heartening tale of a religious leader who has put caring for the environment at the heart of his ministry. He demonstrated some good ways of getting big players to listen; he hosts meetings on boats and takes them to visit places with problems. Encouraging stuff.
This new Summer season will kick off on Tuesday 8th May with In Transition2 – The movie. Rob Hopkins and Emma Goude the Film maker will be on the panel for the discussion that follows. GM Crops, Farmer to Farmer on June 12th and Black Gold a Shared Supper & Film Night with Oxfam and Fair Trade will complete the summer season on July 10th.
Business Plan Workshop
Thinking of starting a green business or social enterprise? Then you need a solid business plan. This workshop will provide outlines, tips, best practices and advice on developing an effective business plan. Space is limited to the first ten who sign up. Bring your lunch and business ideas. This workshop is a taster being offered by the REconomy Local Enterprise Centre and is led by Jay Tompt, MBA. Cost: £5 Date: Tuesday, May 29th, noon-2pm at the Birdwood House. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Totnes Independent Coffee Festival celebrates the thriving cafe culture of Totnes
It started on Saturday 5th and will last until Sunday 20th May, when the festival will end with a barista competition in the Civic Square.
The participating cafes and restaurants are running exciting coffee-related promotions throughout the two weeks of the festival. Customers get to enter a prize draw by rating their coffee experience at each venue. The cafe voted by the public as being the best will be announced at the festival finale.
The Coffee Festival will culminate in a barista-style competition on Sunday 20th May, during the Good Food Market, staff from participating establishments in and around Totnes will compete to be named the best barista in town. There will be entertainment laid on and demonstrations to the public in the skilled art of coffee making.
The fortnight co-insides with World Fairtrade Day on the 12th May, The festival is working with the Totnes Fairtrade group to raise the profile of quality fairtrade coffee. Totnes has one of the highest number of cafes, restaurants and shops, using or selling Fairtrade products, in proportion to the size of population, in the country.
The festival has been initiated by Transition Town Totnes. One of the organisers Holly Tiffen, says:
“Totnes has a really special and unique High Street, home to a wealth of independent cafes and shops. Unlike so many other British towns Totnes has avoided the generic cloning of it's town centre, as a result it is a creative, vibrant and attractive place to live and visit." Read more...
Look out for posters in participating cafes and restaurants. And don't forget 20th May - Coffee Festival Finale Barista competiton in the Civic Square and Poultry Walk from 10.30 - 3.30
Rob Hopkins did a great talk at TedExeter...see here:
Transition Streets: calling all WordPress builders
We're looking for a local web developer with proven experience of creating WordPress-based websites, who's available on a freelance basis in June 2012. The job is to redesign and develop the Transition Streets website from Drupal to WordPress so that it can be managed by our staff team.
Please email email@example.com for more information. Application deadline is Sunday 20 May 2012.
Transition Streets illustrator captures the mood
Illustrator Claudia Schmid, from <name?> Transition Streets group, has created a beautiful illustration for the new Transition Streets leaflet, which is available from the TTT office at 43 Fore Street if you find yourself wanting to explain what Transition Streets is all about, or even set up a new group in your street.
You can see more of Claudia's work at Totnes and Dartington Open studios
Find out more about Dartington Village Hall's retrofit...
on a new interpretation board in the hall's foyer. It explains the work done by Totnes Sustainable Construction, heat retained and carbon saved, alongside an archive photo of the men who originally built the hall in 1925.
Date for your diary - Sunday 17th June 2012.
Last year’s Dragon Boat racing on Longmarsh was a great event with hundreds of people lining the river and many community groups and businesses taking part. But TTT was sadly absent. Well, its happening all over again this year so now’s our chance. We have been invited and would really like to take part.
The Dragon Boats have been replaced by the locally famous Longboats, so this is a great opportunity to get aboard the big canoes that ply the waters of the Dart Estuary. We need to get a crew together ASAP.
We need a crew of 10 and up to five reserves, and as much help fundraising as possible. Most of all we need someone to coordinate. We have a number of people who are up for being in the crew but we need someone to coordinate it all. This willnot be a lot of work – just to handle the emails, liaise with the Rotary Club organisers and collect the sponsorship money. If you are interested please contact the TTToffice or hal.hola (at) gmail.com.
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Transition Youth Theatre
The Transition Youth Theatre run by Encounters Arts has been meeting weekly with a group of ten young people (13-18yr olds) at Studio 20, Dartington, exploring what its like to be alive at this time of challenge and opportunity. The group is working towards two public performances in June (and hopefully one at the Transition Conference in September too!) sharing the process they have been working with. One is likely to be at Dartington and the other at Kevicc on Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd June. To read the Youth Theatre blog, click here.
Festival of Transition, 24 Hours of Possibility
From 20th - 22nd June 2012, people from all over the world will gather in Rio, Brazil for the 20th UN Earth Summit to discuss how we are going to make the transition to a sustainable future. Often those in power talk as if these changes will necessarily make us worse off, using this as an excuse to delay and water down international deals.
But why shouldn’t our lives post-transition be better than before? What if we saw tackling climate change, a broken financial system and dwindling supplies of fossil fuel as opportunities, rather than problems to fear and ignore?
The Festival of Transition, taking place during the UN Earth Summit, offers you 24 hours of possibility: 24 hours to imagine and experience how a post-transition society might also be a better one. We want you to join us in staging a real life experiment in living differently, in showing what’s possible. Together we can send a message to our friends, families, communities and world leaders that overcoming the big challenges we face can lead to better lives.
The 24 hour Festival of Transition is being organized by the New Economics Foundation supported by the Transition Network, the Ramblers Association and other NGO’s.
Don't miss the planning meeting Tuesday 15th May at 6pm in the TTT meeting room, 43 Fore Street, Totnes. Open to public to share ideas and plan with TTTotnes involvement in Festival of Transition 20th/21st June
Lots of great ideas came up at the first meeting. To find out how you can take part, come along...
Inner Transition Open Meeting - 24th April
The first half of the meeting was spent reflecting on our own relationship to the earth. Three poems were read as stimulus material and then in small groups we shared our personal responses to the poems and considered our own ‘wildness’. In my group we thought about past and future generations, our physical connection with the natural environment, our need for physical comfort and how change is always uncomfortable.
During the second half of the meeting Mark Jefferys gave a talk about his ‘Earth Education’ programme. This is an educational response to planetary destruction. The ideas date back to the late 1960’s in America and although are aimed primarily at educating children about the earth, Mark defined it as “The process of helping people of all ages to live harmoniously and joyously with the natural world”.
Earth Education takes a head, heart and hands approach. Children are taught about the four major ecosystem processes of energy flow, cycles, inter-relationships and change. They spend time in nature, including some time alone on the ‘magic spot’. During this time they are still and silent as they sit in the forest; a very special time for many of the children who attend these events. There is also a focus on how to change our actions in order to live lightly and children are encouraged to share what they have learnt with their families and friends.
Mark will be running an Earth Walk on the evening of 26th June and more details will be circulated nearer the time.
Mark’s contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltic Wharf Cohousing Group
Another busy and lively Open Day this month - with our architect Rob Delius from Stride Treglown taking us through the principles behind the site layout and initial ideas for the common house and house type plans.
Here is the new site plan for Phase 1 at Baltic Wharf – the cohousing is inside the fuzzy red line. It includes an orchard (inside the purple line) which will be for public access as well, and a community vegetable garden (inside the orange line) which we will run as a gardening club, also open to other residents of Baltic Wharf.
For more details please see our new website at http://balticwharfcohousing.org
In the afternoon there were small group discussions on topics that included rules and conflict resolution, sustainable solutions for the site and membership pathways
Our next Open Day will be on Saturday 26th May 10am-5pm at St Mary’s Church Hall
Upcoming TTT Events - see the calendar here...
Saturday 12th May 11am-4pm - Dr BIKE - Bike Maintenance - Free skillshare!
Doctor Bike (who co-runs www.transitionnetwork.orgin his spare time) shares his expertise in bike repairs at the Market on Saturdays, and does it (mostly!) just for the love of it.
Come and shadow him, assist him, feed him or sing him a song, learn great tricks of the trade and help promote the Great Turning Times of the two-wheels.
Also look out also for announcements for the next 4-evening Bike Maintenance Course.
Saturday 5th May - Sunday 20th May. A 2 week festival.
TTT hosts: A Festival for Totnes’ Independent Cafés
TTT are hosting a two week festival to celebrate the Independent Cafes in Totnes from Saturday 5th May to Sunday 20th May, culminating in a Barista-style coffee making competition amongst the town’s cafes and restaurants in a public place - venue to be confirmed.
Throughout the fortnight cafes will be holding various coffee promotions and the public will be invited to judge the best cups of coffee to be found in Totnes. To find out more information please contact Holly: email@example.com
Sunday 27 May, 1 to 3.30 pm. TTT Office – 43 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5HN
Tuesday 15 May TTT meeting room, 43 Fore St, Totnes. 6-8pm
Event - Skillshare – Event Planning and Organising
If you would like to help plan, organise and run the exciting 24 Hour Festival of Transition (or Festival of Possibilities) taking place on June 20th/21st, come to this meeting, share the decision-making and choose some tasks. You might represent a community group or attend as an individual. Offer your skills and/or acquire new ones!
Contact Annie (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 762992) for further info.
Friday 18 May Birdwood House 44 High Street, Totnes 4-5:30pm
Yoga for Times of Change - Facilitated by Hilary Bee - Free skillshare!
Hilary is an experienced Kundalini Yoga teacher who runs classes in Follaton and elsewhere.
This free class is suitable for beginners as well as regular practitioners. It is designed to help us be resourceful in times of personal and planetary change. It includes physical postures that can be done on the floor or from a chair, breathing techniques, hand positions, sacred sound, a short gongbath and a meditation, which on this occasion will be "Meditation for when you don't know what to do".
Please bring a mat!
Saturday 26 May Bowden House, Green Lane, Totnes. 3-4:30pm
Herb Walk - Facilitated by Annie Gardner - Free Skillshare!
Annie is a herbalist. She will take us on a walk on the beautiful grounds of Bowden House, show us how to identify some wild and cultivated herbs and tell us about their medicinal and other uses. We will then get a chance to taste some of the herbs as teas, so you might bring biscuits or some other snack to share!
Children are welcome.
Please meet outside the main house and bring rain gear in case of rain!
More info from Annie on 0759 0004828 or email@example.com
Sunday 27 May 43 Fore Street Totnes 5-7pm
Easy Weaving - Facilitated by Chris Hart, experienced textile artist - Free Skillshare!
Chris, who runs the Totnes Spinning Group and has been working with textiles for several decades, will show us how to do simple weaving and create a small bag, or get well started on a scarf – or any other simple rectangular design. We only need to bring the material to weave with (for the 'warps and wefts', but don't worry about terminology!): we can use old clothes torn up, plastic carrier bags, string, yarns of wool, silk, cotton, etc. Everything else will be provided.
It's best to book, but you could also turn up on the day.
More info from Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 849421.
(To see how easy weaving can be, see http://vimeo.com/31728101)
Thursday 31 May Birdwood House 12:30-4:30pm
Working with the Energy of our Emotions - Free Skillshare!
Facilited by Michelle Le Vieux, an experienced NLP practitioner who with her partner Claudius (www.claudiusvanwyk.com) adopts a holistic approach to human transformation.
It is wonderful to feel joyous, excited and happy. Yet we often feel angry, frustrated and sad. Sometimes we may experience these uncomfortable emotions as if they have somehow come out and ‘got’ us, they seem to have an energy of their own. During our time together we will explore the dynamics of how our feelings seem to ‘get’ us. We will work with a process to move through the tough emotions in generative ways and explore a method of creating more happiness for ourselves.
More info from email@example.com.
Sunday 3rd June Community Food Tree Nusery, Follaton Arboretum, Totnes. 10am-12pm
Free Skillshare Work / Play session at Follaton community food plot
Come and participate to this monthly family-friendly event at the Community Food Tree Nursery – a lovely spot behind the Council House walled garden, in Follaton Arboretum. You can help maintain the nursery through weeding, planting food crops, applying mulch and other tasks – which you'll be taught if you are a beginner. There will also be an introduction to the principles of bud grafting, a task which will take place in July, and perhaps some talk about the forest garden to be created through the same project (part of TTT Fruit and Nut Tree Project). You are also welcome to come and just enjoy the nice spot and friendly company (perhaps bringing biscuits to share?)
More info from Larch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 867512.
Sunday 3rd June. Meet 12 noon to eat at 12:30pm. The TTT food group presents:
Big Lunch Local Food Feast at Leechwell Garden
Bring a home-made dish using local ingredients to share with ... enjoy talk with other foodies on local food issues, share ideas, learn about Totnes food projects.
Monday 4th June. Live Lounge, Totnes Industrial Estate. £6/5 conc. TTT Fundraiser Gig.
The Creative Cup: Rebecca Mayes and the talented of Totnes
An evening to share and celebrate the creativity of our community. With music by Rebecca Mayes. Poems, artwork and other creations by local people.
To perform and/or bring your poems, artwork, photography, creations to display please contact email@example.com
Friday 8th June Birdwood House, 44 High Street, Totnes. 5:30-7pm
Making Sushi - Free Skillshare!
Shimako Sharpe will show us how to make sushi "Norimaki" (vegetables and rice wrapped in seaweed). She will show us the knack of sushi making – how to boil the (white organic) rice, how to roll it, etc. We will make at least one long roll each. Some rolls will contain only vegetables, others a little piece of locally-sourced smoked mackerel. Sushi is an ideal food for parties, shared meals and picnics.
We will taste the sushis we've made together and take some back home. So please bring a container --- your family and friends will be impressed!
Free offering from Shimako but donations requested costs of ingredients and venue.
You must book with Shimako: 01803 864918 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9th June Leechwell Garden, Totnes 5-6pm
Minibeast Safari - Free Skillshare!
Duncan Allen and Tarryn Castle, who run Pupa Education (www.pupa-education.co.uk), will take us on a mini safari in the lovely new Leechwell Garden to discover what wonderful insects and their habitats can be found in the centre of Totnes. They will tell us why our invertebrate friends are so important and make us discover some amazing things about them.
This will be fun, and children are very welcome!
More photos of insects at Leechwell garden here
More info from Duncan on 07943 750976 or email@example.com
TTT Film Night. Dartmouth Inn, Totnes. 7:30 for 8pm start. £4/£3.
Tues 12th June - venue tbc.
TTT Film Night: Black Gold – film + community supper
Venue tbc. 7pm start.
For more info email Jacqi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 13 June, Birdwood House, 44 High Street, Totnes, 7:30-9pm
Voiceplay! - Free skillshare
A workshop in improvisational singing lead by Selena Merrett (www.medleymusic.co.uk).
Singing collaboratively in a fun and guided group, we will explore how to be more creative with our voice, playing with harmony and rhythm, tone and texture. Some singing experience useful, but everyone will be invited to participate at their own pace and in their own way.
More info from Selena: 01803-732546, 07904-218461 or email@example.com.
24 hours of Transition: A Festival of Possibility - 20-21th June
The 1st day of the earth summit in Rio.
Over the 24 hour period in Totnes, we experiment with living sustainably and remember the steps we have already taken along this path.
See website and Totnes noticeboards for further info.
June 20th, various locations - 24 hours
During the first day of the Earth Summit in Rio, all kinds of stimulating events will take place in Totnes, as a chance to try out experiments of sustainable living and celebrate our achievements. We will also be showing that there’s no need to fly to Rio to have an impact. There will be plenty of opportunities for practical demonstrations, generosity, imagination and fun, so watch out for further info!
See http://transitionculture.org/2012/04/17/announcing-the-festival-of-transition/ for more information.
A meeting for anyone wishing to help organise this event is scheduled for Tuesday 15 May, 6 pm at the TTT meeting room - 43 Fore St.
Find out more about the Festival of Transition and other events taking place across the country here.
also on the 20th June...
Free Skillshare – Cycling for Beginners and Rusty Bike Riders
Time and location to be confirmed: stay tuned!
This free session – one of a series – will give children and adults a chance to receive basic advice and safety guidance on riding a bike. The plan is for trained instructors to also organise one-to-one confidence-boosting rides, probably at a later date.
More info from Julian Burn: 01803 863878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and: Free Skillshare – Laughing for No Reason
Time and location to be confirmed
How about more laughter in your life?
How about a really different break to boost your wellbeing?
Kes, a professional laughter facilitator, will be leading this new "Laughing for No Reason" session.
Sense of humour not necessary.
Please bring a throw or blanket if possible.
Info from Kes: email@example.com & 01803 862551
and! ...Free Skillshare: SING with adults, BRING your kids! - Led by Selena Merrett
Birdwood House 44 High Street, TQ9 5SQ 1:15-2:30pm
Led by Selena Merrett (www.medleymusic.co.uk)
Selena will lead parents into singing simple, uplifting, meaningful songs in harmony with others while children join in, sit on a lap or just play. This will be a relaxed space with juice and toys provided. No experience necessary. Kids of any age welcome.
More info from Selena: 01803-732546, 07904-218461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed 20th& Fri 22nd June. Studio 20, Dartington Hall.£4/£3 conc. 7pm. Encounters Arts presents:
Transition Youth Theatre performs: “We're all in this together...... aren’t we?”
Ten young people (13-17) explore their experiences of living at this time. “What do I love? What do I care about or get angry about? What world do I want to inherit?” Funny, insightful, and moving, the piece is written and devised by the group. Book at email@example.com or 07870 698333
Sunday 24th June, Rockery, Borough Park, Totnes, 12 - 3.30pm. Free!
Return of the Rockery
Incredible Edible Totnes invites you to return to the rugged rockery nr. the Rugby Clubhouse, Borough Park, to clear weeds, drink tea and eat cake...not necessarily in that order! A fun day out for all the family. Call Amber on 05601 531882 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 26th June, Car Park behind Craft Ed. Centre, Schumacher College, 8-10pm. Free!
Earthwalk - with Mark Jefferys
A light refreshing touch of the natural world. Open your senses to experience nature from a new perspective! Note: outdoor activity - bring suitable footwear & clothing appropriate for the weather.
Watch out for the TTT Film Nights - 1st Tues of the month. Dartmouth Inn, Totnes. 7:30 for 8pm start. £4/£3.
Sunday 1st July, 10 am to 12 noon(ish)Follaton Community Nursery and Food Plot
Come and participate to this monthly family-friendly event at the Community Food Tree Nursery – a lovely spot behind the Council House walled garden, in Follaton Arboretum. You can help maintain the nursery through weeding, planting food crops, applying mulch and other tasks – which you'll be taught if you are a beginner. We will be doing some bud grafting, and perhaps start planning the forest garden to be created through the same project (part of TTT Fruit and Nut Tree Project). You are also welcome to come and just enjoy the nice spot and friendly company (perhaps bringing biscuits to share?)
More info from Larch: email@example.com or 01803 867512.
TTT's Skillshares Project - FREE workshops available to all - building our community's resilience - email firstname.lastname@example.org for info (or to offer a session!)
TTT Film Nights - 2nd Tuesday of the month - 7:30 for 8pm start. Dartmouth Inn, Totnes
Opening hours for the TTT Office are Monday & Tuesday 9am-5pm. Thanks.
Transition Town Totnes, 43 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN.
Tel: 01803 867358 transitiontowntotnes(at)gmail.com