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Transition Westcliff Film Club

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Transition Town Westcliff Press Release;

2008 was the year that the news was dominated by high oil prices, with the year ending with the worst global economic downtown for several generations. One very important story went largely unreported in 2008, which was the year of global peak oil. Transition Town Westcliff begun in 2008 and in 2009 we have many activities planned to help people think about community developments, such as growing food close to home. Despite or because of the economic downturn alternative business models are being considered and localisation can be a tonic to the current economic depression.

So if you are feelings hung-over from the gloom of 2008, come and enjoy some positive messages for 2009 at the TRANSITION TOWN WESTCLIFF FILM CLUB – Last Friday of the month, 19:30 till 21:30 at St Marks Church, Princes Street, with a friendly chat/discussion after the film and presentation of local groups and projects. Free entry (suggested donation £2). Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Friday 30 January 2009- The End of Suburbia (78 min)

With brutal honesty and a touch of irony this document asks serious questions about the sustainability of suburban way of life when the cheap fossil fuels are running out, drip, drip…

Friday 27 February 2009 – The Power of Community (53 min)

This is an inspiring look at what hope, community, intelligence & hard work accomplished after Cubans ran out of oil.

Friday 27 March 2009 – Transition Towns (50 min)

Short films about the beginnings of Transition Towns and their viral spread around the world from the UK to NZ, USA, Japan, Europe… and chat afterwards about the year since Transition Town Westcliff started.

Friday 24 April 2009 – Money as Debt (47 min)

An excellent, entertaining and animated feature by graphic artist and videographer, Paul Grignon, explains today’s magically perverse debt money system

With thanks to the support of Milton Community Partnership

Submitted by Graham

Women’s Environmental Network – film screening, community allotment, plan for 2009

Transition Town Westcliff is supporting local groups and projects leading our locality to a greater resilience. Check here about the community allotment and have a read below.

Christmas is behind us, we’ve welcomed the New Year, and our sights are now set on our WEN programme for the coming year.

We’ve started our Growing Your Own Food project at the Manchester Drive allotments, Leigh on Sea, so the main part of our first meeting for 2009 will be taken up with the showing of a dvd  ‘The Allotment’ which demonstrates the benefits and fun of growing your own organic fruit and veg alongside other members of your local community.  Even if you only have a small veggie patch you will be sure to find lots of useful tips.


We’ll also have a short ideas session starting at 7.30 pm because ….

  • We need to get cracking with planning our Earth Day 2009
  • We hope to have a ‘make your own cosmetics & toiletries’ evening soon
  • Will we be marking ‘Real Nappy Week’ this year?

If you’d like to be involved in planning any of our 2009 WEN events or if you just want to come along to hear about the allotment, to see the dvd (starting soon after 8 pm) and meet up with our local WEN group you will be very welcome.

We meet this coming Thursday, January 15th, at 7. 30 at Fresh Horizons, Ditton Court Road, Westcliff (very close to Westcliff Station) – look forward to seeing you there!

For more info contact Eileen 01268 752264 or Carol 01702 342148

submitted by Kamil

Transition Town Brixton, 2nd October 2008 – “The Great Unleashing”

Last Thursday evening saw a truly historic event, the ‘Great Unleashing’ of Transition Town Brixton in South London. Having done some work with TT Brixton on their ABUNDANCE food growing project, I thought I’d join the celebrations and went along with my camera. This was an amazing and inspiring event, as I’m sure the photos below and at the Transition Westcliff Flickr site show.

TT Brixton was initiated by climate change activist Duncan Law after being inspired by a talk given by Transition Town Totness founder Rob Hopkins 2 years ago. After some 18 months of awareness raising and hard slog networking and creating partnerships, the project has grown into a positive and inclusive movement, reaching a critical mass of energy that tonight needed to be “unleashed before it tows us away!” The unleashing marked the official beginning of work on drawing up an ‘Energy Descent Action Plan’ for Brixton. This is a document that will be put together by all sections of the community, visioning a sustainable, abundant and resilient post-cheap oil future for Brixton that focuses on areas such as food production, transport, energy, health, building, economics and culture.

For a more detailed write up check out Amelia’s Blog entry