Launch of Transition Town Christchurch Ping! Project

Date: 
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 12:00 - 15:00
Location: 
Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB

Ping! Launch by the Mayor and Town Centre Ward Councillor Peter Hall

Venue: Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB
Time: Actual Launch 12:30 pm, followed by Table Play and Information about project to 3pm

Coffees teas and biscuits provided.

Free table tennis in Druitt Hall will be on offer in Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB, starting with Mondays 12-3pm. Bats and balls provided. Please wear trainers.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT-- A Talk by Chris Hook

Date: 
Wed, 23/01/2013 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB

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JANUARY'S EVENT will be a talk on SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT by
Chris Hook Workplace Travel Plan Co-ordinator, a champion of Sustainable Transport from the Environmental Directorate, Dorset County Council. He will be travelling (sustainably!) from Dorchester with an important message to Christchurch Residents. We need to be supporting existing schemes and pushing for more in Christchurch. PLEASE COME TO HELP HIM SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE HIS JOURNEY WORTHWHILE.

THE DORSET WILDLIFE TRUST -- A Talk by Noel Bergin

Date: 
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

NOVEMBER 'S Transition Town Christchurch event is a talk by Noel Bergin about the DORSET WILDLIFE TRUST .

The Trust was founded as a charity to promote nature conservation, managing reserves and seeking to improve public appreciation of wildlife. They also influence decision makers and others who affect wildlife, standing up for wildlife against development threats. Demand for housing is putting at risk areas where wildlife flourishes, and the Trust challenges poor development plans and councils’ land use changes where damaging.( READ MORE BELOW)

FILM “A FARM FOR THE FUTURE" by Rebecca Hosking

Date: 
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Druitt Hall, off High Street, Christchurch (by Library) BH23 1AB

DVD-- “A FARM FOR THE FUTURE” by Rebecca Hosking

Wild life filmmaker Rebecca Hosking returned to the family farm in Devon and set out to rethink its future in the light of Peak Oil. Permaculture and Forest gardens are explored and her conclusions are that farms should be more bio-diverse, resilient, beautiful and nourishing than what we have come to view as ‘normal’. An inspired critique of our food production and its security.
Permaculture Magazine said:

Sustainable Communtities Act

Taken from;
http://www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk/

The Sustainable Communities Act will only help you and your community IF your council now chooses to ‘opt in’ and use it. But it is not compulsory for them to do so.

Please take action urging your council to opt in to the Act.

There have already been some great results showing how this new process of governance works: For example people in Sheffield have used the Act to protect local Post Offices from closure and increase their usage.

'Drawing on Nature' Short Art Course

Date: 
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:30 - 12:30
Location: 
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group
‘Drawing on Nature’ A Short Art Course

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th , 26th September
10:30am – 12:30pm- at Druitt Hall

Inspired by Druitt Woods and a variety of natural objects we will explore a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, painting and printmaking.

By the end of this 4-week course, you will have created a number of representations of nature. The course is broken down into specialised weekly sessions co-led by two artists.

Week 1) Location drawing, gathering ideas and inspiration

Meet Dan Fish--"Zero Carbon"

Date: 
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 19:30 - 21:30
Location: 
Druitt Hall, (off High Street Christchurch, by Library) BH23 1AB.

Meet Dan Fish—“ Zero Carbon”

Retired engineer Dan Fish and his wife live virtually 'carbon neutral'. Their New Forest house is heavily insulated, they use the sun's energy to heat their water, generate their electricity and charge their electric car. They grow much of their own fruit, vegetables and salads. Dan will describe the technologies involved and the philosophy behind their essentially sustainable lifestyle. Come and get some ideas that will help reduce your energy use --good for the planet and your pocket!
Free event. Refreshments available.

NEWS FLASH: A New Druitt Hall for Christchurch

TRANSITION TOWN CHRISTCHURCH HAS JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING NOTICE:

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A New Druitt Hall for Christchurch

The Friends of Druitt Hall are delighted to announce that additional sponsors have now been located to enable a new affordable Town Centre Community Hall to be built as a replacement for Druitt Hall.

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group

Transition Town Christchurch Arts Group is exploring a new ways of making art which fit with ideals of sustainability. This includes creativity with a low carbon footprint, zero waste and the use of recycled materials, themes from the natural environment, and helping to build community resilience by getting people talking, creating and having fun making art together. Art is communication and a way of seeing. It expresses the artists relationship with self, others and the surrounding environment.

Natural Beekeeping Day with John Haverson

Date: 
Sat, 08/09/2012 - 09:00 - 16:00
Location: 
Oak Tree Farm, Highwood, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset BH20 6AR

We are pleased to announce that due to popular demand we will be holding another Natural Beekeeping Day with John Haverson on Saturday 8th September in East Stoke,Wareham.

This one-day workshop is aimed primarily at beginners but will also benefit more experienced beekeepers wishing to adopt a holistic approach to caring for bees in a Warré hive. The course will cover:

· The life and nature of a bee colony.

· How the expression of that nature can be enabled by a beekeeper using a Warré hive and other modern hives.