1 Nov 2013

Sales, events, films and more

Stroud events


Here’s the current list of things we know about that are happening in the near future.  Where relevant, we’re also listing events a bit further afield that you might be interested in, too.

If you are aware of other talks, events, workshops or other community activities in the coming week or so, please do mention them in the comments. If there’s an event you would like our support in promoting, please email the details to brynnethnimue (at) gmail (dot) com.

Saturday 2nd November Book sale, 11am or so onwards, outside the Sub rooms (weather permitting!)

4th November 9.30–12, 11th November 9.30-2.30 How to Make A Wildlife Garden Adult Education Course Severnview School, Bisley Old Road. Would you like to know how to make your garden more wildlife friendly?  Subsidised cost £25 (total) Concessions are available. The course will be very practical and we will hold your hand in each step of this process. It will cover:- Wildflowers. Planting three different seed mixes that are suitable for this area and how to care for them afterwards. Ponds and safe water in a garden How to measure for a pond liner and exploring options for safe water in a garden. Compost (if time allows).  Do feel free to pass this information on to your contacts.
To register to take part, contact Julie at Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 or email julie@stroudvalleysproject.org.

Wednesday, November 6th.  Ukrainian choir/dance group, in a free concert (with a retiring collection in aid of orphanages in the Ukraine), at Stroud Baptist Church at 7pm.


Wednesday November 6th, Stroud STOP meeting at Thanet House at 7.30pm, for anyone interested in helping reduce plastic bag use, and waste in Stroud.

Sunday 9th November Fracking: Cheap Gas or Hot Air? Transition Stroud is screening a number of shorts films about the controversial process of fracking at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud on Sunday, November 10. Free event, starts at 7pm and will be followed by a discussion. What is hydraulic fracturing? Where is it proposed? Why is it being introduced to the UK? Why is there opposition? What's this got to do with climate change?
Seed Saving run by Transition Stroud Date: Tuesday 12th November. Time: 7.00 to 9. 00 pm. Venue: TBC, in Stroud.Tutor: Jane Brown
Cost: £5 or 4 Stroud Pounds
Saving your own seed gives you fresh seeds that are more adapted to your garden for the following growing season and saves you money as well! Learn which plants give you fertile seeds and simple methods of seed extraction for some common vegetables, flowers and herbs. Also learn about the need to save our seed diversity and heritage for the future. This is not just a hobby!
To book a place: email
Jane  or phone 01453 764853

Friday 15th November, The Green Party presents Uranium: The real cost of nuclear power. Roger Moody will give a talk on the ecological and social consequences of uranium mining at the British School  (opposite Star Anise) 15 November at 7pm followed by the film Yellow Fever: Uncovering the Navaho  Uranium Legacy

Saturday 16th November, Maypole Hall, Paganhill, Stroud, 2pm - 3.30pm Green Party fundraiser, Jumble and Nearly New.  People with jumble to donate should call Nicola Hillary on 07976 771309 or email nicolacdavies@hotmail.com and she will collect.  Clothes, shoes, linens, bric-a-brac, toys, books.  Or bring it to the hall on the day from 10am.

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