20 Dec 2011
'Stroud in Transition' news
The first item in the newsletter is about the recent Winterfest - the photos here are from that event but you can also see the video I helped make:
Winterfest was a celebration of the year in Transition Stroud and related projects. One day of stalls, bicycle servicing, storytelling and entertainment in an empty shop on Saturday 3rd December in Stroud. Groups and organisations all contributing to building resilience in Stroud District had stalls - Stroudco Foodhub, Down to Earth Cooperative, Stroud Community Agriculture and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust around Stroud. Transition Stroud groups present were Textiles, Heart and Soul, Skillsgain and Transition Stroud Youth, and the Eco Open Homes, Edible Open Gardens, and Changing Gear / Back to Bike projects all had stalls.
We signed up 25 new names to the Transition Stroud mailing list and took names of new people willing to open their eco homes and edible gardens. Several other groups signed up new members and the Textile Group sold £90 worth of wonderful home made goods.
Erik Wilkinson and Philip Booth have made a film of the event, which has short interviews with people involved in the projects, and gives a flavour of what Transition Stroud is about. See: Winterfest video
Thanks to everyone who made such an effort to make their stall look so professional and interesting and to all the people who came to demonstrate their skills. Also thanks to Tony’s Butchers for the lovely roast chestnuts, to Anthony Nanson for the wonderful stories and to Circle of Sound for the seasonal music. All in all a great success - and certainly has convinced us of the value of doing future 'pop-up' events in Stroud - watch this space.....