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The next ‘What if’ event 16/06

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Graham Burnett 27 May 12:44

The next ‘What if’ event will be held on Monday 16th June upstairs at The Railway Hotel from 7 – 9. Our theme this month will be the dialogue between the present, the past and the future, and will feature ‘Reels of Resilience’ presented by our special guest James Taylor. This is a film show of archival documentaries from the 1930s and 1940s, encouraging the audience to find parallels between then and now. It will be more than just a film show, encouraging the audience to both observe and interact with the material, which shows ordinary people creatively adapting and responding to change and inspiration, and how these can speak to us now with the different challenges that we face.


“What If… Philosophy of Appreciation” Monday at 19:00 The Railway Hotel

Things are emerging from the What if… gatherings. Plans afoot re urban woodlands, plotters planning floral antics, and conversations happening about alternative education.

Who will you meet, and what will begin, at the next one…?

Using ideas, tools and techniques drawn from Appreciative Inquiry, Permaculture Design and other creative methods of group engagement, ‘What If?’ is a series of workshops, events and gatherings for anybody that wants to make positive change happen in their own life, their community or their world! Hosted by Graham Burnett (Spiralseed), Sherry Fuller and friends.

Join us the Railway for the next workshop and open space conversation. Sherry will be talking about the philosophical principles of Appreciative Inquiry; a way of ‘seeking that which gives life, in order to ignite the imagination of what could be’. This will be followed by the usual dialogue about the things that matter most to you.

Come along and be inspired!

Payment by donation. £5 suggested or what you can afford, would like to pay.


Hang around for a pint afterwards in Southend’s best pub and live music venue. 🙂

Graham Burnett
Graham Burnett 16 May 13:25

The next What If… event will happening upstairs at The Railway next Monday, hosted by Graham Burnett and Dusty Bottems – all welcome, see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/654593631256895/?fref=ts
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What if…3, the Philosophy of Appreciation
Monday at 19:00
The Railway Hotel in Southend-on-Sea


MAKE COMPOST NOT WAR 2 gig. Sunday, 1st of June 2014 13:00-22:30

Graham Burnett invited you to John Fatman ‘s event: MAKE COMPOST NOT WAR 2 Sunday, 1 June 2014, 13:00 – 22:30 at The Railway Hotel Matt King , Carole Shorney and 4 others are guests.

Fine music inside and outside to raise funds for the Railway vegetable garden project and Sea Shepherd. The garden is maintained and managed by local people with learning disabilities in order to help them develop horticultural and food preparation skills, combined with developing community and social engagement. Any surplus produce goes to a local homeless support project.

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), established in 1977, is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Graham Burnett invited you to John Fatman‘s event:
Sunday, 1 June 2014, 13:00 – 22:30 at The Railway Hotel
Matt King, Carole Shorney and 4 others are guests.
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