PLEASE SEE BELOW THE CURRENT LIST OF SKILLSHARE SESSIONS - AND OTHER FREE EVENTS!
Inspired by ethical and sustainable economic models, the SKILLSHARE PROJECT encourages anyone of us to offer guidance on a topic likely to help increase our community's resilience, as a one-off gift (or more!). Contributions of all kinds are welcome! We can pass on valuable skills as well as experiment, stretch ourselves, practice generosity, form connections, inspire each other and have fun!
Sharers offer their time for free, though donations towards costs of materials or venues may be requested. They choose the date, duration and form of the session. A private home is ideal but we'll help find another venue if required, plan the session with you and promote it.
"With the economic crisis in full swing, with climate change and with peak oil looming, we believe that being part of a closely-knit community with a diverse group of skills could be the security of tomorrow. Skillshares provide brilliantly for such a scenario, creating a win-win situation." Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Man.
To receive regular updates on all skillshares, or for requests and offers, please contact Annie on email@example.com (or 01803 762992).
TTT Free Skillshares: Please click on the links
TTT Free Skillshares – 16 May 2013
Skillshares can also be found on http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/groups/skillshares/
TTT Free Skillshares: Please click on the links
Friday 17 May Yoga of Heart – Restorative Flow
Saturday 18 May Dr Bike is at the market and seeing two 'clients' off…
Tuesday 21 May Weeds! Know and manage them, the organic no-dig way
Friday 24 May Love Sewing!
Friday 24 May WO/MAN Open Workshop - Impermanence Dance Theatre
Friday 24 May A quick way to make Hollandaise Sauce
Saturday 25 May Catering Skills – at the Brunch Café
Tuesday 28 May Natural Running
Thursday 30 May Emotional Freedom Technique
Friday 31 May Learn how to make spring rolls POSTPONED!
Saturday 1 June Making Sushi
Sunday 2 June Veggie Plot and Forest Garden – Planting and Sowing
Sunday 2 June The Big Picnic!
Wednesday 5 June Talk on Workers Coops + Squash Coop Open Day
Sunday 9 June Scarecrow Making (Family-friendly)
Thursday 13 June How to service your computer: improve efficiency/lifespan
Friday 14 June Parkour – an Art of Movement
Friday 14 June Sewing made fun and easy! From beginners to experts…
Saturday 15 June Expressive Arts – in the Woods!
Saturday 15 June Healthy/Delicious Indian Food: Cook and Eat!
Tuesday 18 June Way of Council – a wise communication & community tool
Thursday 20 June Stories of local Folklore
Tuesday 25 June Guided Walk to learn about Herbs
Wednesday 26 June Herb Tasting: Experiential session to connect with herbs
Saturday 6 July Guided Herb Walk
Sunday 7 July Forest Gardening , tree care, communal veggie plot
Sunday 4 August Learn Bud Grafting
Other TTT free events:
Thursday 27 June Summer Food Feast @Willows Veggie Restaurant
Non TTT free events: details below list, or click on link
Thursday 16 May Gaia: the Cabaret! – in Exeter
Friday 17 May Free 1st session of Basketry & Beyond Festival, Dartington
Friday 17 May 1 Giant Leap,What about me? Screening with Jamie Catto
Saturday 18 May 'Eco Pad Yatra': pick litter, appreciate nature & company
Sunday 19 May Light Fantastic Wearable Basketry Parade, Dartington
Sunday 19 May Spring Fun Day @Leechwell Garden
Sunday 19 May Seed and plant swap at Leechwell Garden, 12 to 4 pm
Tuesday 21 May Free intro session to Mindfulness course
Wednesday 22 May Wonderful David Abram + Charles Eisenstein on 'Matter'
Wed 22/Fri 24 May How love works: Neuroscience & the nature of human heart
Thursday 23 May Expressive Art Workshop in the Garden
Thursday 23 May Totnes Consciousness Café: Three Kinds of Connection
Saturday 25 May Arts Hub popup event at the Market Square
Sunday 26 May Wildlife Gardening – bugs, bees, bacterias @ Sharpham
Sunday 26 May Seed and plant swap @ Sharpham, 12 to 4 pm
Monday 27 May Bowden House Community Table Top and Yard Sale
Saturday 1st June Woodland wild flower ID guided walk (South Brent)
Sunday 2 June Art Boot Sale at Hannah's (Seale Hayne)
Monday 3 June Volunteer Day with Trees for Health
Sunday 9 June Discover Forest Foods and Higher Farm
Saturday 15 June Day retreat at the Barn Retreat Centre
Thursday 27 June Summer Food Feast – TTT's Food Group
Every Sunday Circus skills practice, Civic Square, 5.30-7 pm, all welcome
On-going Free bee-friendly flower seed packet
On-going New FB page: Buy, Swap, Give Away or Sell in Totnes area
Expressive Art Workshop in the Garden
Thursday 23 May, 11 am to 1 pm
Leechwell Garden, Totnes
Facilitated by Emma Capper
We will be encouraged to take nature as our guide and inspiration, to let our imagination loose in creative play, to learn a new way of seeing and to embrace and develop our natural creativity.
No art experience or skill necessary.
Bring a note-book/sketch pad and pencil.
More info on www.emmacapper.co.uk and from Emma on 07771 515817
Totnes Consciousness Café – Three Kinds of Connection
Thursday 23 May, 7.30 for 8 to 10 pm (then informal)
The Dartmouth Inn, Warlands, Totnes
A talk by Prof Max Velmans
Chaired by Jonathan Crinion
“Only connect” is one of the much quoted phrases of English Literature (from E.M. Forster) and one of the deepest needs of human psycho-social-spiritual development, arising from three kinds of apparent disconnection: the apparent separation of embodied humans from the surrounding physical world, the apparent disconnection of human consciousness from its unconscious ground of being, and the apparent separation of humans from each other. In this talk Max will introduce three forms of re-connection that can be conceptual, experiential and/or relational. Max is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, Visiting Professor in Consciousness Studies, University of Plymouth, and has been involved in consciousness studies for almost 40 years. He has over 100 publications on this topic.
Format: Roughly 30 minutes introduction followed by round table and open discussions and breaks for refreshments. Good pub food also available at Inn
Entry: By donation at door
Booking: Contact Jonathan on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowden House Community Table Top and Yard Sale
Monday 27 May, 11am onwards
In front of Bowden House
Fundraiser for our Community Centre, drop along to this special event, stalls and more, from us and those who recently lived here - includes an all-weather plan!
Contact email@example.com for more details
Discover Forest Foods and Higher Farm
Sunday 9 June. 10.30 am to 4 pm
Underwood Discover Centre, Higher Farm, Beeson
Open Farm Sunday, with Trees for Health.
Farm walk to experience agroforestry project, at Underwood Discover Centre, Higher Farm, Beeson, plus nut orchard, edible hedge, cows and calves, spotting birds as part of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme & sea views. Then help us with some tree care and have a go at the traditional skill of scything. Collect elderflowers & sample elderflower fritters at lunchtime.
Bring lunch, suitable weather gear and gardening gloves. Free/donation if not staying for tree care.
Contact Liz Turner: 07765 631877 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barn Retreat Centre (part of Sharpham Estate)
Saturday 15 June, all day
This event is free but non-guided, suitable for people already comfortable with their own silent meditation practice. It is a peer-group practice for meditators, with no instructions or support. The plan is to walk from Totnes (35 minutes or so), arrive at The Barn and spend the day in silence alternating periods of sitting and walking with an hour of Seva (Karma Yoga, or service), which will involve some work probably in the garden, as a contribution and exchange of energy for our use of the premises. We will eat our own packed lunch for simplicity and finish with a cup of tea and sharing before walking back down to Totnes at 5pm. If someone has mobility problems, going by car will be an option if parking is available on the day at The Barn. If interested please contact Maite Alonso for more details and to book: email@example.com. Limited numbers!
Summer Food Feast
Thursday 27 June, 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Willow Restaurant, 87 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5LW
TTT's Food Group invite all its members and foodie friends to come to Willow vegetarian restaurant. Bring along a vegetarian dish to share, and buy a drink when you get there. These have been really popular events as it's a great space to have chats with like-minded people... and the dishes people bring are amazing!
Every Tuesday, 7 to 9.30 pm – including school holidays
Also every Thursday – as 'Knit and Natter' – 10 am to 12 noon
The Social Fabric, 101 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5PF
(At the top of town in the Narrows)
Grab your needles and join a friendly group of knitters! There will be someone there to offer help and advice with yarns, tricky knitting patterns, or just to remind you how to cast on. There will be special Knit Club offers, grab-a-bargain on yarnsm reduced price patterns, knit-alongs, suprises and more. This is free - and check out the website for all kinds of practical and creative workshops, for adults and kids.
More info from Caroline on 01803 866144
The Skillshare Project would love to hear from you if you’re willing to offer guidance on any topic, at any level, as a gift to help build the community's resilience. The session(s) might take place in your home, or we’ll help find a venue at a date and time of your choice – and pay for it. When relevant, we’ll ask for donations to cover the cost of materials and venue.
Please contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 762992 to discuss an offer – or to get on or off the mailing list!