5 Sep 2014

Stroud in September

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. These are local events that are (unless it says otherwise in the listing) run by assorted local groups – these are all independent of the Green Party.
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.

We came across these free courses across Glos (incl Stroud) about how to develop more inclusive and welcoming communities' – find out more here. 

The Peregrine Falcons of Gloucestershire

By Steve Watson

Friday 5th September
7.30pm - approx 9.30pm

Cost: £5/adult & £3/child
We are very lucky to have Peregrine falcons living close by in the wilds of Symonds Yat over in the Forest of Dean. Few of us may have been lucky enough to see, in real life, one of the fastest animals on the planet.  On 5th September Stroud Valley’s Project is offering you the chance to see this illustrated talk.  ‘The Peregrine Falcons of Gloucestershire’ is a fascinating presentation by Steve Watson, who has been studying the Symonds Yat peregrines for 30 years.
This talk will cover the biology, ecology, hunting strategies, UK population dynamics and the pesticide story of the peerless peregrine falcon. Steve will also discuss the Symonds Yat breeding performance and convey some personal anecdotes. The talk will include high quality photographs and video clips.
We hope you will be able to join us for this unique and interesting evening. Refreshments will be available.
Cost: £5/adult & £3/childBooking and paying in advance is essential as places are limited.
Please call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 to book or find out more
P.S. Please feel free to pass this email on to other groups and organisations who may be interested.

Sumptuous Syrian Supper - a fundraising evening for Syrian Refugees on Saturday 6th September at Star Anise, Stroud from 7.30pm - a night of fantastic food, fun and laughter - there will be an auction and other Middle Eastern inspired fun! Tickets £17.50 from Clare Skivington clareskivington@gmail.com 0788 4021067. 

In Aid of Hand in Hand for Syria
Registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1145862)

Help mobilize a law of Ecocide 

a day of local & global direct action planning

Date: 6 September 2014
Place: Lansdown Hall, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, GL5 1BB
Time: UK 10 am – 3.30pm
Polly Higgins has recently moved to Stroud and is organising this event. She says:
"For me New Law - Ecocide law - sits at the heart of how we choose to govern our world. It's our choice: sit back and let the wheels of destruction continue, or stand up, speak out and say 'enough, no more'. It's a choice-point where each of us can choose. Which is why I choose to speak out. I choose to host a
Day of Action on the 6th of September (see below), to mobilise local and global action for a law of Ecocide. I'd love you to join me - either in person on online for the livestream. The guys at Facing Crossroads shall be there to film it all, and shall be helping message out this one story that looks set to become truly a global story in the making. Come help me as we step into the next chapter!"

The event is free. Email
support@eradicatingecocide.com to let them know you can attend,
or join the livestream on the day at
eradicatingecocide.com + facingcrossroads.org
People from across the world shall be joining us, both online and in person. Everyone is a participant.
·         Do you live locally? Can you offer a bed to any of the participants? If so, please email support@eradicatingecocide.com
·         Please share this event on twitter, facebook, your local cafes and noticeboards (as it will be livestreamed, people can be involved from all over the world - not just in Stroud!). Copy and paste the above or download the poster here: Earth In Our Hands Day of Action
·         Do you have an idea as to how to take Ecocide law forward? Please come and share your plans. There will be break-out sessions and round-table mobilization. You can input online too.

Sunday 7th - Peaceful Community Action Training Day facilitated by "Seeds for Change":
link for location for this one: http://www.maypolehall.co.uk/index.htm
This event will cover making peaceful community events happen (like the Balcombe protests last year) as well as engaging the wider community. These skills will be transferable to many situations.

12th September  Kings Stanley market, held in the Village Hall between 3pm and 6.30pm. There is a mix of local produce, including Popes sausages, Godsells cheese, Days cider, Stroud brewery, bread, cakes, honey, plants etc, also a variety of craft stalls, books, bric-a-brac, memorabilia and collectables. There is also a community table where anyone can sell plants, fruit and veg with no upfront fees. The playgroup organise a cafe with drinks, cakes and ice-creams.

This is the second year we have been organising the market and it has been very popular. We usually have about 28 stalls and it is generally well attended.

'Economics & Transition'

The third meeting of the Transition Stroud Book Group will be Saturday 13th of September at 4pm at Black Book Cafe. We hope to see you there! (if you can't make it, please email us and comments on/reviews of any of the books and let us know what time would suit you in future: admin@transition.org). Books under discussion are: 
The Bioregional Economy by Molly Scott Cato (the South West Green MEP based in Stroud)

Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson.

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein.

A copy of each of these books is available from the Transition Stroud Library at the Black Book Cafe. 

1 comment:

Arun Cappi said...

There is also the Gloucestershire Climate March on 21st Sept in Stroud! See www. Gloscan.org.uk