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Transition Town Brixton OPEN DAY
Saturday 5 May, 1pm-6pm, Food 6pm, Film: In Transition 2.0 and discussion 7-9pm
At the Transition Centre, 6-8 Robsart St, SW9 0DJ, (map) opposite The Jamm, corner of Slade Gardens.
TTB Open Day flier
An exciting opportunity to see some of the work of TTB, with displays, stalls, talks, practical workshops, culminating with delicious Pakistani food at 6pm, and a screening of the movie In Transition 2.0 at 7pm followed by discussion.

Come and meet some of the people who are making TTB's exciting projects happen - like Brixton Energy, the Remakery, Brixton Pound, Community Draught Busters... and sister projects like Makerhood (local makers network), Local Greens box scheme, Green SW8, Community Food Growers Network. We also have working groups including Food and Growing, Family Group, Heart and Soul,  And maybe get involved...

Also exciting workshop timetable, (see website for full details) including:
1pm Remade craft workshops, sewing, printmaking, green woodwork (all day)
1pm Seed sowing with Garden Organic's Master Gardeners.
2pm Plant your halloween pumpkin; outdoor games
3pm working with the council session from Green Community Champion Officer Sue Sheehan
3pm DIY solar thermal panel making taster workshop
4pm Draught Busters workshop
5pm Towns in transition – find out about TTB
(Throughout the day ongoing design work on Slade Gardens Permaculture Food Garden AND traditional sports, egg and spoon, sack race etc for all.)
6-7pm delicious Pakistani FOOD

7-9pm FILM: In Transition 2.0 - what's been happening in Transition all around the world - a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times. Powered by pedals and followed by discussion.

Hope to see you there. Tell your networks and bring friends.


CANCELLATION of TTB's monthly Shared Space Open Evening on Monday 7 May
(first Mondays of the month at the Loughborough Centre, junction of Angell and Barrington Roads SW9 7PD)
due to Bank Holiday, Windmill Festival and TTB's recent Open Day.
Apologies. Normal service will be resumed Monday 4 June.

FILM: Couchorama - the Diaper Dilemma - a documentary about the history and impact of nappy-wearing
presented by TTB Family Group
and Real Nappies for London
Tuesday 15 May, 2-4pm The Transition Centre, 6-8 Robsart St, SW9 0DJ, (opp Brixton Jamm off Brixton Road) map

- an amazing and informative film with an introduction from Hilary Vick, head of Real Nappies For London, a cloth nappy display and opportunity to share tips and ask questions, as well as meeting people and enjoying some tea and cake.
Places are limited so please book a free ticket using the easy Eventbrite link here

NEWS

Brixton Pound wins Design Award
Designers of the Brixton Pound won a 'Nomination' - the equivalent of a 'Silver' at the D&AD Awards, the design industry's Oscars. More


Transition Town Brixton features in El Mundo
TTB features in the Spanish newspaper El Mondo, see here. Could someone tell us what it says? And if it's good circulate to your local Spanish speaking friends.


Brixton Energy real time generation meter
The Brixton Energy Solar 1 powerstation is generating thanks to the investment of 101 local people. An online monitoring system has been installed so that you can see exactly how much electricity is being produced - and carbon emissions saved.
Click on the following link to see a chart illustrating the output from the panels in the last 24 hours (updated every 10 minutes). If you live locally, you should be able to match the peaks and troughs in the output of the panels to the weather you have just experienced: http://southernsolar.solarlog-web.co.uk/4234.html

There is also a really inspiring blog entry by Kevin, an investor from the Loughborough Estate who also got to help instal the panels.

JOBS

Two part-time posts with Rosendale Allotments that would suit community food growers. deadline 8 May. See www.rosendale-allotments.org.uk




Together towards a BETTER low energy future, cooperative, reskilled, resilient and FUN.

The Transition Town Brixton Team
www.transitiontownbrixton.org


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