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.

TUESDAYS WEEKLY (7.30pm – 9pm)

Mindfulness Sessions – which 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. The sessions will take up to 50 minutes and will be via Zoom. 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. Please email nataliawaring2@gmail.com for details.

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE (7.30pm – 9pm): Covid-19 and Connectedness: In Terms of God, Religion and Humanity 
An open dialogue, with prompts, about understanding the need for developing the belief of the unity of humanity and religion in the light of global challenges we face. With presentation and facilitation from Rob Thistleton & Pete Hulme, humanitarians, Baha’is & World Citizens. Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89400348194?pwd=ZFJpQXFIM29BT3grWnJvbGVGYlJNUT09
Meeting ID: 894 0034 8194 Password: 952213


WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE (7.30pm – 9pm): Reviving our High Streets (Part 2)

The next part in our continuing conversation about re-imagining the city-scape and the future of our urban centres. Full blurb to follow…. Join Zoom Meeting: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82580892902?pwd=SEFDZ1E3RGhxeGkzSC9jNHh0OVVDQT09 Meeting ID: 825 8089 2902 Password: 300264

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE (7.30PM – 9PM): Long-term Thinking

Can we develop  “15 minute self-sufficient neighbourhoods”? This is about making sure that everyone can access all facilities (essential shopping, Doctors, key services, etc.) within a 15-minute walk/cycle-ride. This reduces the need to travel and creates a community aspect to neighbourhoods. Can we come up with visions of the future? Imagining how things will be in 20,30,40+ years time? From hunter-gatherer societies and patriarchy? Where will the future go and how should it change/develop for the better?

WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY (7.30pm – 9pm): Nic Howes on the Hereford Yazor Brooks Restoration Project

The Yazor, Widemarsh and Eign Brooks are successive sections of the Wye’s largest tributary through Hereford City. Nic has led most aspects of the Hereford Yazor Brooks Restoration Project for the Wildlife Trust for more than two years. He will give an illustrated talk explaining the context and history of the Project, its work and outcomes including an illustrated virtual exploration of Hereford’s little known watercourses. Webinar, followed by questions and discussion (Organised by Hereford Civic Society)

WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY –  RICHARD PRIESTLEY, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND BLOGGER

More to follow

Thursday Evening Stories for Life (7.30pm – 8.45pm)

Join us every Thursday evening (until further notice) for the privilege of listening to two local storytellers, Austin Keenan and Alison Newsam. The stories will come from Scotland, the Middle East and beyond.  Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87424269393?pwd=eTBOSFdzcGd3bUV6STdEdUY1aHdQdz09 Meeting ID: 874 2426 9393 Password: 267965

Friday Bedtime Stories for Children (6.30pm – 7pm)

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. Join Zoom Meeting: 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2792563240?pwd=UWdTTldNMGNjOEFQYWkrcUJ1Y3dyQT09 Meeting ID: 279 256 3240 Password: Storiesnow

Help with the technology… Please could everyone join a little early so that we can make a prompt start? If you are new to Zoom, please give it a go at least an hour beforehand. If you have difficulty, contact Nigel Higgs on nigelhiggs@me.com