We the uncivilised – A Life Story

Filmmakers Pete and Lily Sequoia have just moved to Garway and warmly invite you to a screening of their award-winning documentary.
Go at 6:15 and bring food to share, if you would like to eat together. Film starts at 7:30, Followed by a discussion hosted by, Pete and Lily Sequoia.
£5 – Tickets on the door

A couple confront the reality of our times and discover a culture of connection and belonging.
“For everyone out there who feels the waves of change – go and see this film.” Veronique Cabois, Editor Tawai.
“A stunning, sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” The Cube, Bristol.

More details here.

The Kindle “BIG EAT”

Growing Local’s great community lunch at The Kindle

The Kindle Centre in Hereford are hosting another FREE community cook up and Make Do & Mend session – from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 10 November.

All welcome to join in with cooking up a big feast with Growing Local, to be shared at lunch time, or go along to take part in the Clothes Swap or mending sessions. Bike Repairs also available.

For more info click here.

Win £250 shares in wind energy project!

Grannell Community Energy are pleased to be behind a new Welsh community energy project with a soon to be commissioned wind turbine. Their 500kW Enercon wind turbine will be installed near Cribyn, Lampeter in Spring 2019.

Their mission is to help mid-Wales develop a clean energy future, mitigate climate change by installing renewable energy generation, and to do this in a fair and democratic way by spreading the ownership and benefits across the community rather than concentrated in the hands of the few.

Grannell Community Energy is a Community Benefit Society, meaning that anyone (aged 16+) can become a member by purchasing shares hence become a part-owner of a wind turbine.

They want lots of people, across Wales, across the UK and outside the UK, to buy shares to support the project. By buying shares and becoming a member, you will be helping to mitigate climate change, helping to build a stronger and more resilient community in mid-Wales, plus you will get a fair rate of interest on your shares.

Their share offer is now open and if you apply before 30 November you will be entered into a draw to win £250 worth of shares.

More info here.

Sustainable Transport Solutions for Hereford

This week’s Discussion Evening at the Left Bank, Hereford centres on transport issues in our county.

Organised by Talk Shop. Grab a drink from the Koffie Pot and then join us in the Garden Room, Left Bank for a 7.30pm start on Weds 7th November.

More info here.

Herefordshire Tree Week

Herefordshire Tree Forum warmly invite you along to a variety of events & activities taking place during Herefordshire Tree Week, from 23rd November – 2nd December around the county.

Activities include talks, walks, music, pruning advice and more….!

Full details can be found here.

Autumn Lecture with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Fri 30th November, 7-9pm at Hereford Town Hall.

Join Rob McBride, Archie Miles and David Lovelace for a tree-themed autumn lecture in association with National Tree Week.

They will each be giving a short talk, followed by a panel discussion, giving you the chance to ask questions.

The theme fits in with National Tree Week, celebrating our beautiful national trees.

There will also be a raffle and a ‘Silent Auction’ for a special edition of Archie Miles’s book ‘Treescape.’

Tickets are £14 and can be booked here.

Last Train to Tomorrow

There will be a performance of Last Train to Tomorrow, a song cycle about the Kindertransport composed by Carl Davis, which is taking place at Leominster Priory on 1st December.  The date is significant as it is the 80th anniversary of the first Kindertransport train leaving Berlin in 1938, bringing children from a burnt-down orphanage to safety in Britain.  10,000 mostly-Jewish children were brought to safety over the next 9 months, Britain being the only country to help in this way.

The performance, by Herefordshire Youth Choir, is supported by a talk from Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, a Kindertransport ‘child’ from Czechoslovakia and from the CEO of Refugee Action, Stephen Hale.  All profits will go to two refugee charities: Refugee Action who are supporting Syrian refugees resettling locally and People In Motion – a local charity who support refugees in Europe, so we need a full house to enjoy this exciting performance.  Carl Davis himself will be conducting the piece.

The talks will take place at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available from Eventbrite or Leominster Tourist Information Centre.

21st century transport: a vision for Hereford

Professor John Whitelegg (School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University) recently gave a presentation to the CPRE AGM having written:

“Hereford is a beautiful city. It has a long history, splendid architecture and a lively cultural record. Its urban form is eminently suited to the majority of everyday trips to be made on foot, bike & bus. It could be a European best practice sustainable city in the same way as Lund in Sweden (88,000), Colmar in France (68,000) and Delft in the Netherlands (101,000).

Sadly Hereford like the majority of English towns & cities is dominated by motorised vehicles and its associated noise, pollution, road traffic danger and greenhouse gases.  It does not have to be this way.  This presentation will not dwell on the negatives (they are very well known) but will emphasise the positives and the optimistic and realistic potential that exists to propel Hereford and surrounding villages and rural area, into a 21st century vision of safe, calm, green, child-friendly, healthy, economically successful, zero carbon & fiscally responsible city region.”

You can download his full presentation here.

New Funding for Green Schools Project

Beth from the Green Schools Project in Herefordshire is delighted to share that the Pippin Trust and Herefordshire Community Foundation have given the project a grant to pay for three secondary and three primary schools to take part in their programme.

Green Schools is a non-profit organisation which enables young people to fulfil their potential by providing resources and support to schools to engage them in environmental projects.  Please get in touch if you are affiliated with a school and would like to know more. You can email Beth: beth@greenschoolsproject.org.uk

Mistletoe Festival – Update

Thanks to Patricia Ronan for updating us on progress of the development of Herefordshire’s very own Mistletoe Festival.

As there is insufficient time to raise funding for this year’s activities, the Festival will take place on December 1st 2018, which is National Mistletoe Day. A Gathering will meet in the old Pippin orchard in Breinton and harvest mistletoe for sale if a buyer can be found.  Then participants will progress to the Cider Museum for a celebration where members of the public can join in.

This initial event will be to launch the idea and gain local support.

The event co-ordinators will continue planning for a much bigger event for next year, apply for funding and launch it at the Three Counties Show.

If you’d like to be involved or find out more, contact Dr Patricia Ronan, email: pbronan@icloud.com.


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