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Transition Town Brixton
 Together towards a better future:    Newsletter November 2016
EVENTS
(at the Remakery) 
Open Workshop Thursdays
EVERY Thursday 6-9pm, at the Remakery Brixton, 
51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HY (map)
Bring a bite to share. Materials provided. FREE.

OPEN WORKSHOP NIGHTS are an opportunity to take part in collaborative design evenings, and to design, develop and make things from reclaimed materials.

The aim is to prototype ideas in response to a problem or brief and over time attendees will suggest new challenges which will benefit remakers and the wider community.  Briefs will be about materials that are regularly thrown away, things the Remakery has lots of in its storage area or materials and projects put to the society from businesses and the local community. www.remakery.org
 
For more information contact Mark Ovenden, MarkO@remakery.org or find more information at Eventbrite and please join, share and invite people to the Facebook event
 
at the Remakery
Sew Easy Course.
Wednesdays 4:30pm-7:30pm (drop in sessions on Thursdays, same time to practice)
 
18-30 years old?  Want to learn how to sew?  The Remakery is running an eight week introductory sewing course to teach you how to make bags and clothing.  It runs Wednesdays 4:30pm-7:30pm, with drop in sessions on Thursdays at the same times to practice.

The first four lessons are on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of November 2016, with the last four in 2017.  It’s free but a small deposit is required to secure your place – there are only 10 places available on this course.  To find out more please email seweasy@remakery.org or call Golda Mochia the Remakery Community and Membership Executive on 07391 053 823  
www.remakery.org

Brixton Pound Event 
Brixton Food Surplus Network Meeting
8 November, 6.30pm, location tbc (see facebook page)

Do you want to do something about food in Brixton? Find better ways of using surplus and reduce food waste? Or maybe you're already working on this with your project or organisation, but could use some support or connect with other initiatives or volunteers? Come to the Brixton Food Surplus Network organising meeting! Tuesday 8th November, 6:30pm, location to be confirmed.

We've also set up a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/brixtonfoodsurplusnetwork) for better communication between the various existing projects doing something about food, as well as those interested in getting involved. We've already got a wants and offers thread where we can connect resources to those needing them, and the platform can be used to share information, skills, knowledge, ideas for the future, and a lot more - it's an open discussion forum for all to participate, please join, share, and post away!


Silicon Panels at Crystal Palace
Make your own solar powered charger with Crystal Palace Transition Town on Sunday 13 November 10-5pm £75. See facebook event for details or book here

Also 'worth the detour' is their wonderful Saturday Food Market 10-3pm at Haynes Lane, London, SE19 3AP
 (Getting there)

Check out their Patchwork Farm and CPTT's newsletter


at Open Project Nights
TTB new 'New Economy Group' and Bank of Lambeth project meeting.
at Open Project Night

Monday 14 November, 6.30pm, (Please bring some food to share.)
Impact Hub Brixton, back of POPBrixton, 49 Brixton Station Road. SW9 8PQ 

All welcome – no qualifications necessary. Thinking and doing towards a new economy as if people and the planet mattered. It will be the seedbed of all new TTB projects. Connect here.

Agenda:

Brixton Energy open meetings
Monday 14 and 28 November 6.30 for 7pm at Open Project Night, Impact Hub Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road (back of POP Brixton) SW9 8PQ
On Monday 28 they will focus on Energy Efficiency. How can we up the 'draught-busting' work done to date? This work has potentially huge benefits to the fuel poor but is hard to fund and do. Expert speakers from Action on Energy and RetrofitWorks and discussion.

Brixton Energy has won funding to develop 5 innovative projects in Brixton to 'investment ready stage' by the end of May. It will include Brixton Energy Solar 4 and will also explore anaerobic digestion, energy storage and energy efficiency. Brixton Energy will be meeting fortnightly at Open Project Night at the hub on Monday 14 and 28 November. They are particularly keen to work with schools in Lambeth! And to hear from people interested in paid internships and work experience. But anyone interested, come and get involved! No qualifications necessary. Contact info@repowering.org.uk

NEWS

Open Project Night gets funding.
Open Project Night (every Monday at the Hub) is the go-to weekly event for people who want to make stuff happen locally. TTB co-funded its first 6 months. 

TTB and Inpact Hub Brixton have secured funding for the next 18 months from Power to Change. It will include some money for TTB to continue its REconomy work building community support for Transition Enterprises and innovative solutions like the Bank of Lambeth. Join us on 14 November to talk about programming exciting events around the New Economy and supporting and connecting Community Enterprises.


Brixton Bonus is back!
Brixton Pound writes: "Brixton Bonus is the first ever lottery in a local currency, run by the Brixton Pound. With a jackpot of B£1,000 to spend in the local economy, and the sales supporting the grassroots grant scheme Brixton Fund, it’s a win for Brixton every time. Ticket sales for the next Bonus round will open on Monday 31st October, and the big winner will be announced shortly after 5pm on 16th December. This is slightly different from the monthly format we’ve used so far. The reason we have decided to run Bonus less frequently was to make it more of a special event –  so in this Christmas draw, apart from the main prize of B£1,000, there will be lots of runner-up prizes donated by Brixton’s independent businesses. We are keeping those a surprise for now, so keep an eye out for announcements – but they are guaranteed to be amazing!

Once the draw opens on Monday 31st October, you can buy tickets through your Brixton Pound online account, via an onlineform at 
brixtonpound.org/bonus-play (which will automatically create a B£ account for you by the way!), or at the B£ Cafe at 77 Atlantic Road.

In 2017, we will continue to run special Bonus draws seasonally. Making Bonus seasonal will also help us make sure that the Brixton Fund continues providing small grants for the local community – we were blown away by the amount of interest in the past year, and want to make sure the next funding round in spring 2017 is bigger and better than ever.

For more information please visit brixtonpound.org or our pay-what-you-feel
B£ Cafe at 77 Atlantic Road.
 

Brixton Green are meeting the community
every first Monday of the month (7 November) at Open Project Night. Brixton Green is planning a Community Land Trust to develop the whole of the Somerleyton Road site for housing and workspace and a new home for the Oval House theatre. They want to local people to join, help them make it happening as a real community development, by and for the people.
 

INSPIRED BY TOOTING
Transition Town Tooting just celebrated their 8th birthday. They have a lot to celebrate. Read Rob Hopkins' blog here and be seriously inspired (by Tooting and Rob's Transition Culture blogs)






Together towards a better future.

The TTB team



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