Past Events

Make Do and Mend Workshop

Date: 
Tue, 17/07/2018

Mansfield
9am - 12.30pm 
FREE, booking is essential
Organised by Veolia
 
A free creative workshop to learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand. Projects might include working on alterations and adaptations to clothes in your wardrobe so they can be reused rather than disposed of, updating a patchwork quilt, or reusing fabric to make a bag, aprons, cushion or stocking. 
https://bit.ly/2J95lk1

Chesterfield Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 14/07/2018

10am-3pm
Monkey Park, Chesterfield
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
 
Bring your broken household items and bikes to be fixed. Sewing jobs, electrical items, laptops, radios, toys. If it’s broken volunteers will try to fix it. https://bit.ly/2LLJwbM

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

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

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.

Peg and Loom Workshop

Date: 
Sun, 10/06/2018

10am

Hockerton Housing Project (HHP), nr Southwell

Organised by HHP

£100

A creative day of learning how to use a peg loom and create a rug or wall-hanging of your own. The workshop is led by the shepherdess for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Agnes Kiemel, with the looms made by her husband Mark, and the wool provided by our Herdwick sheep at Hockerton. Participants will be able to take the loom and sufficient wool home to complete their work, and can return the loom within three months for a refund of £40. The day includes refreshments and a vegetarian lunch. Book via https://bit.ly/2HR1U4U

Propagate, Prosper, Preserve - A series of Workshops

Date: 
Sun, 10/06/2018

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 second 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.

Torrs Hydro Study Tour

Date: 
Sat, 02/06/2018

10:30am-approx.12:30pm
Torrs Hydro, New Mills, Derbyshire
Organised by Marches Energy Agency
Free: pre-booking essential


A chance to visit one of Britain’s first community-owned hydro projects and hear from those who made it happen. Torrs Hydro is owned by more than 200 local shareholders, sells the power it generates to the local Co-operative supermarket and has given grants to many local community projects. Come and meet ‘Archie’ (the single archimedes screw turbine) and hear from some of the project’s volunteer Directors.
 
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/2JSEKYx

Belper Goes Green

Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2018 - Sun, 03/06/2018

Organised by Transition Belper

Transition Belper’s eco festival aims to share a simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly way of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way. Includes two stage of entertainment, a CAMRA beer festival, hot and cold food, crafts and community art projects, activities for children, a wellbeing area, energy and low carbon travel advice, craft and recycling stalls and stalls from a whole range of community groups. https://tinyurl.com/lah2unb

Nottingham’s Pint of Science Festival

Date: 
Wed, 16/05/2018 - Fri, 18/05/2018

Various locations in and near the city


 
This festival includes talks on environmental law, recycling electric vehicles, sustainability in action, recycling, how climate change is affecting our food, and environmentally friendly food production. https://bit.ly/1SvH5VH