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September 2019

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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A Walk on the Wild Side

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
RSPB Fore Wood, RSPB Fore Wood, Fore Wood Lane,
Crowhurst, East Sussex United Kingdom
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£15 – £30

This group will give you an opportunity to experience Wild Therapy, to find out more about it and how it works. We will be focusing on what gets in the way of our innate wildness, and listening to the wisdom of the more than human. This gentle process will give you ample opportunity to stop doing and just be. Please do get in touch for more information, booking is essential as places are limited by emailing leonieguest@talktalk.net or phoning Leonie on 07759 007664 Fore Wood…

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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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October 2019

Tetrapaks, oat milk, treading lightly and stamping feet

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
OPEN, 19 Grand Parade
St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex TN37 6DN United Kingdom
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FREE

Making oat milk: how to keep your carbon footprint light. A 90 minute workshop and discussion. Includes a demonstration of how to make oat milk and a group discussion about tetrapaks and how to deal with them now they aren't being recycled. All are welcome! This event is FREE but donations to support OPEN are encouraged

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The Fashion Tribe fashion show

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Oscars on the Square, Lower Promenade Opp. Warrior Square, Grand Parade
St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6FA
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£10

By Karma Gedden Up-cycled, sustainable, chic, wearable designs brought to you as part of the SoS festival 2019! BRIGHT!!!! FUN!!! CHIC with lots of CHEEK! Come follow us on: Instagram @fashiontribekg Facebook KarmaGedden Tickets £10

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Car-Free and Beyond

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 5 South Terrace
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1SA United Kingdom
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FREE

A follow-up discussion on the experience of Hastings’s first Car-Free Day with examples from Car-Free towns and communities around the world.

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