PinT family group update – first meeting held last Sunday!

So we had our first meeting yesterday at the Green Backyard and it was great to meet new people and to see some new faces getting involved in PinT! It was a very relaxed and child-friendly meeting … We had some general discussion about what Transition is and a few of our ideas for Peterborough. We also talked about making decisions based on consensus and this being a non-hierarchical group, in which anyone can start a project/event/workshop – so if you have any ideas just start a conversation about them on the forum and if it is something people are interested in you can just get going! Lauren would like to organise a pre-Christmas swapping event where people can bring their old books/toys/clothes etc. and swap them for new ones that other people have brought (we need a snappier title for this event… :)). If anyone would like to help Lauren organise this or volunteer on the day, please have a look at the ‘Swap event’ thread on the forum or email her at laurenpatrick@live.co.uk. We didn’t get round to discussing how regularly we would like to meet but a Sunday seemed good for quite a few families and the Green Backyard is great for the kids to run around together and come in and out of the meeting room – so shall we provisionally agree to meet on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm at the GBY? That would mean the next meeting would be on Sunday 4th November? Also, the next main PinT meeting is at 6pm at PECT on Monday 5th November if anyone can make it…

Introduction to Transition: Saturday 23rd June

2pm to 4pm on Saturday 23rd June at the Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough (next to the Apex building)

Come along to this free introductory course to find out more about Transition and the issues that drive it such as climate change, peak oil and economic instability, and meet some of the people who are already involved 🙂

Transition is a global movement that began in Devon in 2006. An experiment on a huge scale, it supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.

Peterborough in Transition is our local Peterborough Transition Initiative, formed in November 2011 and whose members are now offering these free introductory sessions for people to find out more about what Transition means for Peterborough.

**Who are Peterborough in Transition?**

We are a group of local residents working to make our city stronger and happier in the face of environmental, social and economic challenges. We have different skills and backgrounds but we are all actively engaged in the Peterborough community. We are people who are learning by doing – and learning all the time. People who understand that we can’t sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. People like you, perhaps…

**What is a Transition Initiative?**

It’s a place where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and happier.

Transition is happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world – from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada

For more information go to www.transitionnetwork.org

Limited parking is available at the Green Backyard, if you’re coming by car please lift share wherever possible!

Refreshments will be available but we do ask for a donation.

If on facebook, join the event here

 

LAUNCH CELEBRATION on Saturday 9th June: Events & Activities

9th June 2012   from 11am to 8pm at the Green Backyard in Peterborough:

JOIN us to celebrate the official launch of Peterborough in Transition, a group of Peterborough folk working to make our city stronger and happier, with a free day of fun, activity and adventure at the Green Backyard.

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, discussions, free workshops, delicious local food, a licensed bar, kids’ activities aplenty and much much more.

 To print the flyer (in high resolution) go here side one and side two
To get involved in helping to organise this event visit our forum  or  email us

shshhhhhhhhh  all volunteers will get a free meal on the day! 🙂

LIVE MUSIC

Latino Sound
Tallawah – Roots reggae
Niksays – Punk/folk rock
Richard Hall (Isiah) – acoustic folk rock
Charlie Alexander – soulful singer/songwriter
Andy Hughes – talented young guitarist
Dave Williams (The Deadites) – acoustic punk rock
Oscar De Winter – eclectic accordion baritone
DJ Urb – record breaker, expert raker, mess maker, beat creator
Day Glow Joe – world beats and a bit o’ bass
+ many more to be announced

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Live art by Overground artists
Take part in an interactive art experiment about the future of our city hosted by Blok Collective
Craft stalls featuring beautiful, locally made goods
Live poetry performances
Live Story Telling from Malcolm Busby
Film Screenings

LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK

Sample home-made, organic dishes
Try foraged wild foods
Bake a cake and enter it in the Bake-Off (judging at 3pm)
Enjoy local ales and other drinks from our licensed bar

DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS

Listen to an inspiring keynote speech at 1 o’clock from Pam Warhurst CBE, Founder of Incredible Edible, Chair of the Forestry Commission and one of the Observers 50 New Radicals
Meet community groups from across Peterborough
Take part in a World Cafe discussion about the future of our city hosted by Chris Erskine

FREE WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Make wildflower seed bombs with Greeniversity
Join the knitting circle
Learn massage techniques with Greeniversity
Watch a martial arts demo
Listen to an introductory talk about natural beekeeping
Join a drum circle with MONKEY BONGO (3pm and 4pm)
Take part in music workshops hosted by the amazing Beat This (1pm – 5pm)
Watch demonstrations of rustic crafts such as black smithing, pole lathing and friction fire lighting

join a social network specifically for grassroots groups that is rapidly spreading around the UK – Project Dirt – with founder Nick Gardner

***KIDS’ ACTIVITIES***

Bring an old toy to swap in our toy exchange
Get your face painted
Get creative
Win a prize in the Peterborough in Transition quiz

Learn the art of Batik

RAFFLE

We will be selling raffle tickets on the day, all proceeds go to Peterborough in Transition. Get one for your chance to win an amazing prizes all prizes donated by local businesses.

ALL EVENTS POWERED BY PEDAL POWERED GENERATORS BUILT BY THE AMAZING BIKE TO BASICS TEAM! 

Who are Peterborough in Transition?

We are a group of local residents working to make our city stronger and happier in the face of environmental, social and economic challenges. We have different skills and backgrounds but we are all actively engaged in the Peterborough community. We are people who are learning by doing – and learning all the time. People who understand that we can’t sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. People like you, perhaps…

OTHER THINGS HAPPENING ON SATURDAY

Peterborough Sands Pamper Fair: Indulgence and retail therapy to raise funds for Peterborough Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Crafts in the City – Fabulous handmade crafts on sale in Cathedral Square

AFTER PARTY!

And if after one amazing day you still want more, get yourself along to the North Street Bar from 8pm for Lavandula: An amazing new soul night with DJ Urb, Rich Hill and Lukus with all proceeds going to Brain Tumour UK 🙂

This event is just one of many being held during the Peterborough Green Festival