Transition Town West Kirby
Events & Updates July 2014
Saturday July 26th 9am to 1pm
West Kirby Farmers Market
St Andrew's Church Hall in Graham Road
Buy fresh local food direct from the producer.
Friday August 1st from 6pm
Home Grown Bananas
At the Old Unitarian Church, Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby for an extended session to celebrate one year (and a bit) of Homegrown Bananas for all the family. Make sure to bring along a song, poem or tale and join in the fun! £3.50 donation, children under twelve free. Doors open 6pm.
Friday 12th September at 7.30pm
Peter Owen-Jones will be giving a talk at St. Bridget's Centre on Friday September 12th as part of Wirral Earth Fest 2014. Writer, broadcaster and Anglican priest, he is best known for his television work for the BBC such as Extreme Pilgrim (where he attempts to experience the spiritual lives of Shaolin monks, Hindu holy men and the desert fathers). More recently, in How to Live a Simple Life, Petr tried to live a life without money in the way of St. Francis. For the Earth Fest, which is co-organised by Transition Town West Kirby and St. Bridget's Church, Peter will reflect on the quest for well-being in 21st century. His open-mindedness, unconventionality, honesty and larger-than-life nature promise to make this talk a great start to the Earth Fest weekend.
Tickets (£5) can be obtained from the St. Bridget's Parish office or call Paula on 625 2739
Saturday 13th September 10am - 4pm
Wirral Earth Fest 2014
Come join us on the 14th - eco expo, crafts, sculpture, live music, local food, local ales, local vikings & lots more. Great family fun. St Bridget's Field & Centre, West Kirby www.facebook.com/WirralEarthFest2013
Incredible Edible dates for your diary:
The next Grange park orchard maintenance dates are as always every 2nd Saturday 3-4 pm and every 4th Friday: 10-11 am.
Meet inside Black Horse Hill entrance of Grange cemetery at the fan- plum tree and find high vis. volunteers in the fields.
Tales, Tunes & Talks by the Sea
This was a wonderful summer event on the 5th July, with stories, poems, songs & sing-alongs in cafes bars, restaurants and parks. See the picture above - a sing-along in Coronation Gardens.
A great new event in the West Wirral calendar. A celebration of cycling, Festi-Velo took place on 12th July. A huge cycle parade from West Kirby to Meols as part of the Festival of Firsts Big Welcome Parade for The Open. There were fancy dress and decorated bikes, a japanese fire engine, an open-topped double decker with Off Pitch choir, rickshaws with ukueleles playing, and decorated Moretons Dairies milk floats. At Meols there were stalls with the Sustrans pedal-powered smoothie maker and bikes to hire from Wirral Cycle Hire and a festival with refreshments, music and bouncy castle organised by St John's Church.
Incredible Edible Transtition West Kirby
This continues to thrive and expand in various public palces in West Kirby. Keep a look out for planters and beds with edible produce and if you see anything ready to pick then help yourself. If you have any spare veg plants, please put them in if you spot a space.
Have a look at www.wirralgroups.org.uk to see what else is happening locally.
... and nationally / internationally
The June 2014 Round-up of Whats Happening out in the World of Transition - Stories of local currency, local food, community energy & more.
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, gave a talk in West Kirby in June 2008.
Download his powerpoint presentation from here (12MB).
Listen to TTWK on 7 Waves Radio Community Hour
( 80 Mb mp3 track - may take a few minutes to download.)
To get a grip on your carbon footprint visit our own helpful calculator: www.carbonindependent.org
Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby
Regularly updated: Click here
|Last updated: 29 Jul 2014|