8 Nov 2013

Stroud events: Fracking, seed saving, Jumble sale, Uranium mining and more

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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 9th November at 10.30 a.m. Come, Listen and Join in Vigil & Silent Walk. The Songs of Change Choir Singing PEACE songs  and anti-incineration song, followed by Vigil and Silent Walk around Stroud Town, meeting at the Ram Sculpture at the top of Stroud High Street. This event will also mark the International "Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives” and encourage the public to attend the first day of the Inquiry  on 19th November into the proposal to build a huge incinerator in Gloucestershire. The Songs of Change Choir will be joined by Glosvain anti-incineration campaigners and members of the Quaker Community

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?

12th November: 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

13th November 7.30pm   Big Cats at Cockadilly - fact or fiction? Talk by Rick Minter author of BIG CATS, Facing Britain's Wild Predators  Nympsfield Village Hall,  Church St, Nympsfield GL10 3UB £2 adults, Under 16s free All welcome - pay at the door.  Tea & Coffee available. This illustrated talk will... Present the evidence for big cats living wild in Glos, including the Nympsfield area. Explain research now underway to study the issue.  Consider the types of cats which may be here.  Hear direct from people investigating big cats, including Frank Tunbridge. The event will conclude with questions, witness reports, and discussion

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 Jumble and Nearly New Sale. A great opportunity to pick up bargains, and help keep useable items out of landfill!  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.

Saturday 16th November Cashes Green Craft and Gift Fair at the Community Centre next to the Spar shop. 10-12pm - supporting British Heart Foundation.

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