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September 2019

Norman Goes Green – Green Market at Tommy’s Pizzeria

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tommy’s Pizzeria, 28 Norman Rd
St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex TN38 0EJ United Kingdom
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FREE

The second monthly Green Market at Tommy's will see local traders selling sustainably made and low waste products. From plastic free toiletries, recycled and organic cotton clothing to vegan treats. To take place in the courtyard at Tommy's Pizzeria from 10am–1pm. We will have recycling collection points for the following items: - Torn tights and hosiery - to be sent to Swedish Stockings to recycle - Broken inflatables - to be sent to Wyatt & Jack to be made into bags and accessories - Small…

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Community Street Audit

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at lower junction of London Road and Ashburnham Road
FREE

A chance to learn how to evaluate the quality of your streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them, including safety, air pollution, and ease of walking. Hosted by Hastings Green Party.

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Female Pirate Printer Demonstration

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Goat Ledge Promenade, Lower Promenade, Warrior Square
St Leonards, East Sussex TN37 6FA
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This demonstration at is a homage to an experimental printmaking project in Berlin that uses urban structures like manhole covers, grids, technical objects and other surfaces of the urban landscape, to create unique graphical patterns on streetwear basics, fabrics and paper. Every piece is hand printed, on-site in the public space, as a footprint of the city. A tribute to the Group called Raubdruckerin which interestingly means ‘female pirate printer’ in German. Raubdruckerin comes to Hastings through local Artist Louise Whitham Demonstration times: 11.00am -12.00  and 2.00-3.00 pm …

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Rewild Communities in Hollington

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hollington woodland (Tile barn wood), Hollington Skate Park, Wishing Tree Road North
St Leonards on sea,
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FREE
Woodland event

Discovering, protecting and enjoying our local natural space. An opportunity for the communities of Hollington and Robsack to discover, explore and protect their local woodland spaces We will have conservation and woodland management tasks and activities for the whole family. We aim to help make the woodland space a safer and more enjoyable place for families to enjoy. We will also attempt to work together to protect and support the ecosystem of the woodland beyond this event. We will have an opportunity to enjoy the…

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Colombia Day in Hastings

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Hall, 6 Bank Buildings
Hastings, (between The Body Shop & 1066 Bakery) TN34 1NG
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Free - Donations welcome

Workers Solidarity, Coal Mining & Climate Change An afternoon focused on the political situation in Colombia. With speakers addressing coal mining in Colombia, workers solidary through trade unions, and how these issues relate to climate change. There will also be Latin music, and a street protest led by XR. All welcome, free event, donations accepted, wheelchair accessible.

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Soil, society, sustenance, solutions – Supper event with Tristram Stuart, Craig Sams and Pea Pod Veg.

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home Ground Kitchen, Gotham Alley
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA
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£15

We're really pleased to announce this special event with key speakers discussing issues around sustainable food production, food waste, food sovereignty and soil health. Speakers will be addressing the question of what can we do to support the planet as well as feed a global population. Meet the Speakers: Craig Sams, Founder of Green And Blacks Chocolate and co-founder and Executive Chairman of Carbon Gold Ltd, a carbon sequestration business based on the use of biochar as a soil improver. Tristram Stuart, Food Waste campaigner, founder…

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Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stade Open Space, 20 Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW United Kingdom
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FREE

Bringing the festival to a close is the Big Green Fair; a day-long event that will take over the Shipwreck Museum, Stade Hall and in a marquee on the Stade Open Space. Inspiration, marketplace, workshops, speakers and activities for all ages. All areas are undercover! On the day you will be able to browse the stalls of the sustainable marketplace. Expect a variety of stallholders selling eco wares, food products and promoting eco services. Meet activists and campaigners with activities all framed around the them…

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Soft Noise Stitchers

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stade Open Space, 20 Rock-A-Nore Rd
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW United Kingdom
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Free

Sewing craft meets activism - try your hand at a bit of quiet activism at the Big Green Fair. Sew some words onto cockles and leave them in walls and windowsills for a passerby to stop and read and change how they think or feel about something. Flags adorned with words of encouragement to remind a person of power they could do better. Craftivism is designed to gently and playfully encourage the type of change activism strives for without the aggression and confrontation. Many of…

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Green Fingers Community Garden Project

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Y Centre, St Pauls Road
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6RS
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FREE
Garden club

Free community garden project on the grounds of the Y Centre. The community garden sessions take place on a Sunday each week 1pm–3pm and Wednesday 11am–3pm. The project is run by The Art Shack, a creative and well-being space. It brings people together to make and create a space from nothing out of nothing. Grow veg and flowers in a calm friendly environment. Just pop along no booking required!

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Avoiding Earthxit

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
EAST HASTINGS SEA ANGLERS ASSOCIATION, The Stade, Rock-A-Nore Rd (opposite RNLI)
Hastings, TN34 3FJ
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FREE ENTRY

3 talks unpacking how to form The Parallel Non-Monetary Economy of the 99% How do we address Climate Crisis more rapidly WITHOUT waiting for political and corporate engagement? The answer is the Parallel Non-Monetary Economy of the 99%. Three talks from articles appearing in International Times unpack the processes required, the existing agencies and movements that can establish this EXISTING SEPARATE economy in just 2 years, without requiring money or conflicting with existing global capitalism. From author of forthcoming book - 'A Chance For Everyone:…

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