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Transition Town Brixton
 Together towards a better future:       Newsletter March 2017 
Paid internship offered at Brixton Energy
Community energy pioneers Repowering London are recruiting 16-26 year old Brixtonians for renewable energy, environment and social enterprise interns to start in the month of March. An immersive paid adventure into all things green in Brixton will see interns receiving AQA certificates upon completion of the 3 month programme.

See p7 in this month's Brixton Bugle and the poster on the Repowering website here.
 

Bank of Lambeth project
Monday 13 March, 6.30 for 7pm-9pm
Open Project Night, Impact Hub Brixton, (back of POPBrixton, SW9 8PQ)

Imagine if we could harness the tide of money that swills in and out of Lambeth every month to benefit the local economy and community. We've made loads of connections and are working on our strategy. Join us. Read the update, follow the facebook...

 

London and SE Transition Hub meeting at OPN
Monday 13 March 6.30 for 7pm at Open Project Night as above.
Following a very successful and well attended Local Innovation for Transition event last month the benefit of connecting for inspiration and learning is proved. So work continues to build a fully functioning regional Hub to do more of it. See you there!


 

Divest Lambeth campaign
Meeting Monday 20 March at Open Project Night, 6.30 for 7pm at the Impact Hub Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
After a brilliant meeting with the successful Fossil Free Southwark in February stuff is beginning to happen. Get on board! The government's pension schemes are beginning to divest! The tide is turning. We hope to get the money re-invested (via the Bank of Lambeth??) in the local economy. Follow the facebook page.

 

Great progress is Sew Easy.
Are you 18 - 30 out of work and not in college or uni? Want to learn how to sew?
The Remakery is running a basic sewing course for absolute beginners to learn how to make a shoulder bag. It’s a 4 week course, 3 hours a week every Wednesday morning. The course starts in March. To find out more call Golda on 07391 053 823 or send an email to book your place. More here 


 

Remakery 'Open Workshop Nights'
every Thursday from 6-9pm 51 Lilford Road, Se5 9HY.
Come and take part in an opportunity to collaborate, design, develop and make things from reclaimed materials. Bring a bite to share. Working materials provided. Sign up here



 

Permaculture Cinema: The Story of Stuff
Thursday 30 March, 7-10pm, Cafe Cairo, 88 Landor Road SW9 9PE
A Short Film.  Is more always better?

How does money relate to stuff. More exploration of 'open money'. Fun guaranteed!!. Facebook event




 

Grab a Bugle.
Brixton's free community newspaper available at B£ cafe, all over Brixton and here. Articles from Brixton Energy, Incredible Edible Lambeth on Myatt's Fields greenhouse offering free seedling for community projects coordinates, Mich Thill of Social Landscapes on what is 'permaculture', 'Brixton gets its own orchard'. Start your own food business with CREATE Lambeth...

 

Urban Permaculture Design Courses
Permaculture Introduction weekend 18-19 March and full Permaculture Design Course 7 Weekends between April 8th and July 17th in and around Brixton visits include the Remakery and Loughborough Farm. This certified course is fun, engaging and highly recommended. It will change your life! Covers food production, shelter, energy, water, community engagement and livelihoods.
 
Start your own food business free course.
Join CREATE, a series of free workshops in Loughborough Junction, providing practical advice, support and networking for future food entrepreneurs. Starting April 2017. Read the article on p10 of Brixton Bugle. To enroll or find out more, please email lambethfoodcreate@gmail.com or call 07841830463.


 


Any transition or community projects out there that could use some support from a local business?

The Brixton Pound coordinates a scheme through which local businesses give their time and skills for free to local civil society groups. Through this resource-sharing project, community groups and projects can access support with their social media, web & graphic design, branding & marketing, small enterprise development & plain old manpower. Businesses have so far supported the design and running of People's Fridge; run skillshare workshops; mentored sole traders looking to launch their own businesses selling handmade goods, and more. It's a flexible scheme so if you've got ideas about how traders could share their skills with you or people you work with, let us know! To discuss contact Lucy@brixtonpound.org

Affordable space hire in Brixton

Have you visited the Brixton Pound Cafe yet? As well as our delectable menu of sourdough toasted sandwiches and teas & coffees, served from 8-6pm through the week, we have a pleasant cafe space which can be hired for meetings, workshops and events, with lower rates for community groups. We also have a large basement that will hold up to 30 comfortably. For rental enquiries, contact Tom@Brixtonpound.org.


Have a great spring!
The TTB Team.



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