Upcoming Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

Go Ultra Low Nottingham Electric Vehicle Festival

Date: 
Fri, 29/06/2018 - Sat, 30/06/2018

Organised by Go Ultra Low Nottingham

A car show with a difference: a FestEVal celebrating all things electric!

Find out how ultra low emission vehicles are helping to tackle air quality and take a look at the future of electric transport. A range of electric and other Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) will be on display from event sponsors BMW, Kia, Nissan, DriveElectric, Chargemaster, Cenex and LEVC. We will also have a model Formula E car on display!

Like what you see? Why not book a test drive direct with the dealership? Meet local ULEV champions and find out what it is like to own an electric car in one of the ask-us-anything drop in sessions.

There is plenty for the kids too, take part in our giant collaborative artwork or drop in to one of the kids’ activity sessions.

There will be a variety of talks both in the dome on Old Market Square over the two days and in the Council house on Saturday, most of these sessions are drop in and open to all so – if you’re interested come and say hello.

More information, including the programme of talks, here.

Timber Festival

Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2018 - Sun, 08/07/2018

Feanedock, nr Moria, Derbyshire
Organised by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus
£120 (£40 for children)
 
Timber is a new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, with music, art, philosophy and sustainability. Held in the National Forest, the first forest to be created in England for over 1000 years and right on our doorstep! http://timberfestival.org.uk

John Cleveland College Community Woodheat Co-op Study Tour

Date: 
Sat, 07/07/2018

10am-12pm
Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre, Leicester
Free: pre-booking essential
 


An opportunity to visit a community-owned wood heat project. The biomass boilers and solar panels at Hinckley Academy are owned by over 200 people, more than half of them local. The project sources its wood from the National Forest which is just 12 miles away. A community benefit fund has provided LED lighting to nearby primary schools. Come and meet some of the people who have made this project happen and find out more about their journey.
 
This tour is specifically aimed at those who are thinking of starting their own community-owned renewable project (whatever source of power you’re thinking of using) and would like to get inspiration and advice from those who have already done it. We have a small fund available to assist with travel costs to the event if travel costs would otherwise be a barrier to you attending. Please email Caroline Harmon for more information.

Book: https://bit.ly/2KAfl6V

Propagate, Prosper, Preserve - A series of Workshops

Date: 
Sun, 09/09/2018

11am-4pm

Organised by Whistlewood Common with Ryan Sandford-Blackburn

Cost: £35 per workshop or £95 if all 3 are booked

Includes handouts, some plant takeaways, food and home-cooked lunch at all 3 workshops.

(a limited number of concessionary places are available)

 

The third of three workshops

Propagate - Sat, 10th March. The underlying theme of the first workshop will be proliferation. It will cover planning your growing space and plant propagation.

Prosper - Sunday, 10th June. Bring life to your soil to grow healthy food for you, your family and friends. This workshop will cover ‘no dig’ garden beds, composting and mulching and green manure.

Preserve - Sunday, 9th September. Plan what to do with your harvest. Learn about making preserves and juice, as well as drying fruit. We can also cover setting up social systems, like small community groups, to help preserve and share abundant harvests.