From Nat and Alan: Details of upcoming talks are below. Please, as ever, do pass on to individual friends and family, but please do not share this access information publicly on social media. 

FRIDAY 17TH JULY (6.30PM – 7PM)  Bedtime Stories for Children. Children and their families are invited to listen to two local storytellers every Friday evening (until further notice). Alison Newsam and Austin Keenan will be telling stories from around the world and everyone can share jokes.  Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 279 256 3240 Password: Storiesnow

WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY (7.30PM – 9PM) Food Standards and the US Trade Deal. We’ll be talking about the content of this recent article from George Monbiot about a US trade deal and chlorinated chicken. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 898 7379 2000 Password: 786925

WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY (7.30PM – 9PM) What Difference would Universal Basic Income make to People’s Lives.
Perry Walker (Talk Shop) will lead us in a virtual game of cards. Each card describes the experience of a participant in a UBI trial overseas. The purpose of the game is to help imagine how people in the UK might respond to receiving a Universal Basic Income.  Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 846 3834 8443 Password: 792639

TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST (7.30PM – 8.20PM) Mindfulness in the Time of Covid. A session that will provide a way of coping with Covid through mindfulness, giving you the opportunity to nurture your resilience. This Mindfulness Space is open to all those wishing to benefit from learning to manage the daily concerns and uncertainties we are living with. Each session will be led by Franca Lane, a Mindfulness Teacher, working in schools, the NHS and MBCT-Spain. Franca has a background of working in mental health (both charities and the NHS) and has been practising mindfulness since the 1990’s. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 529 277 2716 Password: 356985

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGHOUT AUGUST (8PM – 9PM) An opportunity to socialise and just log on for a chat. Link to follow. 

COMING UP IN THE AUTUMN… Lots of ideas being floated about for the Autumn, such as education, complimentary therapies, voting reform and invasive species. Much more to follow as we come up with plans for the Autumn. Please get in touch with us with your ideas! Feel free to contact us at,  or

Hope you can make it! Best wishes, Nat and Alan Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually) at The Left Bank Village