The T&D team at The Left Bank are adapting to the circumstances and bringing to you an alternative forum for their talks and discussions during this period.
You are invited to join them for our first attempt
at a virtual event (using the free and popular online software Zoom)
In their first online experiment, local storyteller, Austin Keenan, who has been telling stories for thirty years, will tell three stories from three cultures: Russian, Irish and Arabic. Perry Walker (Talk Shop) will facilitate online discussion in between each of the three stories, that you can join in with should you wish to.
If you would like to book a place, please reply email firstname.lastname@example.org who will let you know how you can access the session.
Nat and Alan Co-Coordinators of Wednesday Evenings at The Left Bank Village
meeting is open to all HGN members, supporters, associates, and other
interested parties…. Join us and hear about projects that HGN are currently
engaged in/planning and news about what other community groups and individuals
are getting up to around the county.
Monday, 22/6/2020 – 10:00am – 3:00pm Queenswood Country Park, HR6 0PY
What is Forest Gardening? Come along and
find out with renowned permaculturalist Tomas Remiarz. We will use the early
stages of Queenswood’s Forest Garden as an example of how to put this technique
Forest gardens mimic nature in order to grow
food sustainably and stay in tune with wildlife. Find out how this works in
practice with permaculture renowned Tomas Remiarz.
The day will cover:
What is a Forest Garden – brief introduction
Working like nature – observation exercises
Examples of existing forest gardens
A look at the Queenswood’s recently begun Forest Garden, along with some practical work if appropriate/possible.
New Leaf would like to help young people engage with nature through our Alfred Watkins “Traders Tracks” project: a walking in landscape art project which looks at sustainability. This part of the project will also help young people gain accreditation though the Arts Award program in conjunction with Trinity College London.
Support from Tesco for the New Leaves project is currently being voted on by customers in all its Hereford stores for so, if you find yourselves in the supermarket grab a blue token and vote for us (up to 31st March).
Bromyard’s Conquest Theatre, Wednesday 26th of February at
This is the first showing of the new documentary by Hereford
based Fred Spaven. Join him as he converts a classic motorcycle to battery
electric power and rides from Land’s End to John o’Groat’s meeting Britain’s
clean transport pioneers along the way.
“Land’s End to John o’Groat’s on an electric motorcycle
being filmed, exploring and having a giggle!”
of Noke, near Pembridge HR6 9HW 10am-6pm daily 9th & 10th
year, Spring Greens Environmental Fair is even more relevant than ever. There
have been so many declarations of Climate & Ecological Emergency – we need
to Network – to compare notes.
the last 10 years our event has grown in numbers attending but the range of
stalls, exhibits and activities on offer has shrunk.
last November Big Al died very suddenly. He was one of our most amazing
networkers. This year’s Spring Greens Fair will be a kind of memorial
celebration in his loving memory.
we need you to bring your burning issues – get involved – pass this invitation
on to local activists and organisations. Ask them to share their community
projects, environmental campaigns, sustainable business innovations, incendiary
arts & actions for change.
Are you a friendly, welcoming
person who likes talking to others, who has an enthusiasm for environmental and
social issues and the ability to engage in conversation about these without
If so, we can offer you an exciting opportunity to be involved with the new Sustainable Future Centre at Queenswood Country Park, nr. Leominster, which is run jointly by New Leaf Sustainable Development and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
centre is open every Saturday and we are looking for a team of volunteers to:
visitors to the centre and provide information about the current exhibition /
films / workshops being shown.
visitors in conversation around the issues being highlighted.
visitors to local groups / organisations / projects where appropriate.
10am – 4pm, the Jubilee Building, Queenswood Country Park HR6 0PY Sat 14th March
Come and see us for the opening of the new Sustainable Future Centre at Queenswood, the Green Heart of Herefordshire, run jointly by New Leaf Sustainable Development and the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
The Jubilee building is being transformed into a new (part time) hub which will be an information and educational resource, highlighting global sustainability issues and showcasing local ideas and solutions to the climate and ecological crisis.
Themed exhibitions, literature, films and workshops will highlight different areas of sustainable development, sharing information and creating conversations about what we can do locally.
See the new ‘air source heat pump’ in action which adds to Queenswood’s on-site sustainable technology, including solar energy, solar thermal hot water, and a water bottle filling station to combat single use plastic bottles. The Visitor Centre also sells a range of ‘green living’ products.
Want to get involved? Send us info about your groups and organisations to share. Also Wendy Ogden and Pete Norton from New Leaf will be on site on Sat. 14th March to talk about volunteering opportunities at the centre which will be open every Saturday from then on.
Free glass of local apple juice for visitors to the
centre on 14th March. Please note that parking charges apply on site.