24 Jan 2014

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.

January Hopeless Maine: Made in Stroud. For the first time, original art from Hopeless Maine vol 2 is now on display! All of the pages of illustration from Hopeless Maine: Inheritance are now at Made in Stroud, many adorning the walls and other available for browsing. It’s a rare opportunity to see how these graphic novels develop from paper to final, print edition. As the originals are for sale, this is the only time the whole book will be available for viewing in original form.

Sunday 26th January Public meeting at Lansdown Hall at 7.30pm entitled: Frack Free Five Valleys?

There will be films, speakers, Q&A plus discussion concerning the new threat of fracking to Stroud and the Five Valleys.  Admission FREE.  See the enclosed poster for further details.  The meeting is organised by FRACK FREE FIVE VALLEYS and supported by NO FIBS and National Campaign Group FRACK OFF.

Thursday 30th January, New Toad Patroller Training, Richmond Painswick, 7-9pm
If you are interested in being a life saver this spring become a Toad Patroller at one of many local Toads on Roads crossings. Patrollers work at dusk on mild nights when toads will be migrating to their breeding ponds. Patrollers look along pavements and verges at known sites to collect toads, frogs and newts and bucket them safely across the road.  This training session is to introduce new patrollers to existing patrols and teach them how to patrol and survey.

STAND (Severnside Development Against Nuclear Development) – www.nuclearsevernside.co.uk – is specifically campaigning against the proposed nuke at Oldbury.  Wrong place, wrong technology etc., there is every chance that it can be seen off, but, of course, we have to keep the door firmly shut. The STAND roadshow on 1st February is the follow-on to a similar event that brought Stroud Calling Forest-side. There will be 5 speakers each speaking for 10-15 mins – health, flooding, latest developments regarding Horizon, alternatives etc.

Saturday 1st February, 10.00 – 4.00, Merrywalks Centre, Stroud
Once again Transition Stroud and Down to Earth will be organising their annual Stroud Potato Day.
Amanda Godber from Down to Earth said, “this is such an exciting time of year with the promise of many a happy hour getting your seed packets sorted and ready to sow. Now you can buy your selection of seed potatoes to plant and have a delicious variety on your table throughout the summer.”

Come and join us at the Merrywalks shopping centre between 10.00 and 4.00 and you might even be able to taste a delicious lemon drizzle cake made with mashed potato.

You don't need a big garden or allotment to grow potatoes, you can grow them in containers even on a patio or by your back door!
Varieties available will include:

You can read some interesting stories about potatoes as well as pick up some lovely recipe ideas on the Stroud Potato Day blog.

Your Green Future is being held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 February at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud. This event will see industry thinkers and experts offer advice and inspiration to over 400 secondary school students from across Gloucestershire on developing a low carbon, sustainable future.
Any businesses wishing to find out more or schools who may also wish to attend should call  01452 835076 or email cecilye@severnwye.org.uk Further information is available at www.yourgreenfuture.org.uk

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