Past Events 2012

Recent past events: –
Wednesday 14th March, doors at 7pm for 7.30 start Age of Stupid film showing at George IV, Chiswick High Road.
Join Chiswick Transition for their first community film showing to raise awareness of the issue of climate change and dwindling oil supplies.  The film stars the late, great Pete Postlethwaite as a man living the the devastated future of 2055, looking back to old footage of our time and asking why we didn’t take action to stop run away climate change when we had the chance.
Franny Armstrong’s film is a creative and emotive look at various players in the everyday world contributing to greenhouse gas emission.  Not as dry with facts as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, the film looks at cause and effect and considers the reasoning behind our actions.
Reviewed here in the Guardian by Peter Bradshaw
Age of Stupid – Trailer

Big Dig Day – Saturday March 17th at Syon Lane.
Energy training day from Friends of the Earth, London 31 March – see here

Paul Richens will be conducting a Composting Workshop at 7:30 pm on Thursday 8th March 2012 in the Residents Club Room at Brentford Dock.

You can get more info on how people register (if necessary) from Patti Horsnell. pattihorsnell at

Saturday 3rd March: I (Simon) am organising a screening of a new documentary film called ‘The Crisis of Civilization’ to be held at the Docking Station (Brentford 108 High Street TW8 8AT) on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 7.15 p.m
The film swiftly and decisively investigates how ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.  It identifies root causes of the failing system challenging us as human beings to question of ourselves: ‘what we are going to do about it?’.  For more info please visit:
The makers of the film Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed have generously agreed to attend the screening to answer questions after the film, after which we could have a group discussion!
There are some posters available on the C of C website which we can print out to publicise the screening.

Earlier the same day, 3rd March, some activists/Brentford transitioners might find these TWO events of interest:

1. (in Brentford)
Dear All, (from Diane Scott, Chiswick transition)
Here is a message form Abundance London. If you would like to see the attachment with further details – please reply to this message and I will forward it to you.

‘Abundance London is organizing the Edible High Road to take place in Chiswick later this year to celebrate the first Chelsea Fringe, to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show. We are planning to create a river of fruit trees in big pots along Chiswick High Road, Devonshire Road, Turnham Green Terrace for May/June.
The first batch of trees will be arriving next Saturday and we need to pot them up. So please come and help us from 11am to get the Edible High Road under way. The session will take place in Brentford, where the brilliant project, Cultivate London, has offered us some space to work and store the trees. Please see attachment for details and let us know if you can come.
Hope to see you on Saturday

Abundance London

Karen Liebreich
Twitter: karenatgardenWinner of the Observer Ethical Award for Best Grassroots Project, 2010

2. How Neighbourhood Plans Work Saturday 3rd March 2012 10.30 – 3.30pm  A FREE EVENT organized by:
Community Development Network London, Just Space & London Civic Forum
Conference Centre
220 Arlington Road, Camden, London, NW1 7HE

Are you interested in finding out more about Neighbourhood Plans and the practicalities involved in developing one in your area?

London Civic Forum, the Just Space Network and Community Development Network London would like to invite you to this free event aimed at resident activists, representatives from community organisations and community
development workers (from across the voluntary and statutory sectors).
This event will support participants to:

  • gain a greater understanding of the legislation relating to NP in the Localism Act
  • identify the potential and practicalities of developing Neighbourhood Plans in their areas
  • develop links with other communities and activists who have an interest in Neighbourhood Plans and planning

To book a place go to  If you want to find out more contact Deirdre McGrath at
or call 020 8709 9774

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