THIS SATURDAY | Fruit Picking Study Trip with Company Drinks | The Plotlands

From: Radical ESSEX <hayleydixon>

A day study trip to The Haven Plotlands Museum in Langdon Hills, with talks, tours, readings and fruit picking.

Please join Focal Point Gallery and Company Drinks for a

Fruit Picking Study Trip
This Saturday, 21 July
10.00am to 5.00pm
at The Plotlands, Langdon Hills and
Company Drinks Pavilion, Barking

A day study trip to The Haven Plotlands Museum in Langdon Hills, which looks into the history of self-sufficiency of east London communities moving out to Essex, and the means we have today to build infrastructures that make use of local resources for immediate local benefit.

The day will be a mix of readings, talks, tours and fruit picking, where we will be learning about alternative economics, Essex as a place of radical culture and the idea behind ‘Taking Back the Economy’.

Guest speakers include Gillian Darley, Verity-Jane Keefe and Ken Worpole. A free bus will travel between London, Barking and the Plotlands.

Schedule

10.00am pick up from Museum of Childhood,
Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA (meet at 9.45)
10.45am pick up from Company Drinks Barking Pavilion,
Barking Park IG11 8TA (meet at 10.30)
12.00pm arrive at The Plotlands.
12.00pm nature reserve walk and blackberry picking
1.00pm picnic together and short talks – please bring your own food!
2.00pm tour of The Haven
2.30pm leave The Plotlands
3.30pm arrive at Company Drinks Barking Pavilion
3.45pm talk, discussion and drinks led by Gillian Darley, Verity-Jane Keefe and Ken Worpole
5.00pm end

The event is free, but booking is required to secure a place on the bus. Please register here

The trip is co-organised by the Centre of Plausible Economies/Company Drinks together with Focal Point Gallery through their Radical ESSEX programme. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme New Geographies, led by ECVAN.

The Radical ESSEX publication will be available to purchase at this event.

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Seeog trip: Saturday 14 July, 14:00 – 17:00: Visit to the Monastery (including garden) of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights

From Carol:

A reminder about our visit on Saturday afternoon….

Saturday 14 July, 14:00 – 17:00: Visit to the Monastery (including garden) of
Saint John the Baptist, The Old Rectory road, Tolleshunt Knights, by Maldon, CM
9 8EZ

This is a visit using car share.

Carole
http://seeog.org.uk/

Free Symposium: Deconstructing Neoliberal Hegemony

From Eileen

‘After posting something on FB I was contacted by the organiser of a symposium called ‘Deconstructing neoliberal hegemony’ which sounded just up my street! My family get a bit fed up with me going on about ‘neoliberal hegemony’ so I welcomed the chance to spend a couple of days with others who are interested in it. I feel a tad apprehensive because they are mainly international academics but go I must! http://realdemocracymovement.org/ifi-2018-invitation-copenhagen-deconstructing-neoliberal-hegemony/

Then, browsing what to do in Copenhagen I came across the Christiana alternative community. https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/alternative-christiania. Something else worth visiting I reckon.

I’m going on Sunday 10th June and returning Wed 13th June. The symposium is Mon/Tues. I’m flying (sorry!) from Stansted – return flight about £80

Have booked an airbnb in central Copenhagen

The symposium is free – they ask for a donation

Be great if anyone feels the urge to go and can afford it. Total cost around £250 plus food

email: eileen

PRESS RELEASE: Posh Fish & Chips networking event

‘Posh Fish & Chips’ networking event for businesses

Clarence Yard in Clarence Street, Southend is hosting a business networking event on 14th May and providing ‘posh fish and chips,’ with veggie alternatives, for delegates.

The evening event is part of the Double Whammy series of Southend business networking events.

Tickets for the event are £10, which includes food and a welcome drink. £8 from each ticket sold will go to a ‘charity pot’ to support two local good causes: Southend Hospital Charity For Wards Appeal; and N-Act, a local theatre group that users the power of stage play and interaction to inform and educate young people about important issues such as social media usage and gang culture.

Jill Poet, CEO of BSTLC CIC which organises these events, stressed: “We welcome business people to join us at DW Networking events as we find business networking in a relaxed, more social atmosphere works really well. And, of course, our events also raise money for local good causes through ticket sales. We’ve raised over £9,000 to date. But these are quality business networking events and we will not be holding any raffles on auctions on the day.”

Booking is essential: jill, or Google Double Whammy Southend

www.dwnetworking.co.uk/Southend

For more information, contact CEO Jill Poet on 01702 468387 or email: jill

Jill Poet

Tel: 01702 468387

Email: jill

Web: www.jillpoet.co.uk

Posh Fish & Chips networking event 2018.doc

Parks Nursery Open Weekend – 12th May

Parks Nursery Open Weekend

Saturday 12th May & Sunday 13th May

10am till 4pm

Attractions include

Floral Displays, Horticultural Society Exhibits, Recycling Information,

Hanging Baskets /Plants For Sale

The Parks Nursery is Located on the

Wakering Road

Southend-on-Sea

Essex, SS3-0PZ

(Behind the Rose Inn)

parksnursery

Taster Day Sat 14/04 10-14 – SiT Community Allotment

Taster Day – Sat 14/04 10-14

@

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be)

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive.

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

Sat 14/04 10-14

Season prep.

11:30 tour of the plot

13:00 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea.

Pick up free potatoes for planting, courtesy of SEEOG.

Vegetable soup ingredients and bread courtesy of London Road Co-op. Working together to reduce waste of surplus food.

Ps. Pls park in adjacent roads as the allotments paths are closed off.

22/04 Sun 10-14

Pottering about

Other events and groups locally:

Vacant plots on the main Southend East site available. Contact Dave on 07801355630 Well stocked trade hut.

Amazing World and Life Changing Books Selection – Fundraiser for SiT

TonyWagstaff.uk or 07766727266, park in or around Cluny Sq

Think Global/Drink Local – 25/04 Wed 19:00 Railway Hotel pop in for THE community social meet up, open to all groups and individuals interested in local community and sustainability

Repair Café Pictures Shoebury Hub – 25th March Sat

St Laurence Orchard Work Days – Trust Links

Essex Wildlife Trust – Woodland Craft Workshops and much more

SEEOG Trip to Crapes Fruit Farm 5th of May

Mendip Wildlife Gardens Wonderful Family Gathering and Southend Community Wellbeing & Vegan Festival write up

Eco Church Group Kings Road United Reformed Church 12th April

Folk and Ale Festival on the Pier 14/15th of April

Fermentation Workshop 26/04 Conscious Kitchen

May Fayre 12/05 11:00 – 2:00pm Growing Together Wescliff

Southend Vegan Fair Spring 2018 26/05

Great Get Together 2018 East Beach 23/06

Learning opportunities

Compost making

Wise watering

Soil fertility

Weeding

DIY

water catchment and storage

Tool shed

Potting table

Materials storage

Starting new plot – digging

Visit us to plant, catch the sun, grow, water, sit, enjoy, drink tea or just chat.

How you can help?

  • donate tools (even if broken as we might be able to fix them)
  • donate seed
  • donate your time – volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis
  • leave us a review here and here

Where is it?

Click to find our little plot off Hamstel Road. Link to MAP

Past days

Muddy March Plot day

March visits

Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko
07411457259

Southend in Transition

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New event Bikeability

From: "Cycle Southend" <cyclesouthend>

We have a new event taking place during the school East holidays! Book now to avoid disappointment!

LEVEL 2 BIKEABILITY

9TH & 10TH April 2018 (both days must be attended to complete the course)

09:00 – 13:00

Meeting: Southchurch park, by the café

Suitable for ages 9 – 14

Cost: £30

Level 2 Bikeability teaches the skills needed to make a journey on quieter roads. The course includes how to recognise hazards, positioning on the road and how to use junctions. This is suitable for children that can already ride a bike and want to learn new skills. To take part all that is needed is a roadworthy bike and a helmet!

Booking is essential, please go to www.cyclesouthend.co.uk or call 01702 215595.