TODAY will see one of the four national Transition Roadshows here in Berkhamsted. With the other Transition Towns in Beds, Bucks and Herts we have formed Three Counties in Transition to create a week of in-depth Transition. The week will start in Milton Keynes on 18th April at their Green Fair, then the main roadshow day will be here on the 19th. In the evening will be a Transition Conversation with the co-founder of the international Transition movement, Rob Hopkins. The week will end with the Ecofair at Tring on 25 April. If you’d like to know more, or if you can volunteer at the event, please contact John on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that due to lack of demand we have had to cancel the creche – kids of all ages are welcome at the workshops.
ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED – BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF SPACES STILL AVAILABLE – please turn up on the day. Timings & details below. If you want to get here at the start, welcome desk on the Farmer’s Market is open from 9am, and the Welcome session for the day is at 10am in the Greene Room above the King’s Arms.
ROB HOPKINS TRANSITION CONVERSATION
The (co-)founder of the Transition Movement heads a talk on where we are at, finished by humourous poetry from Matt Harvey of the “Something Wonderful in My Backyard” Transition Musical. Starts 1800 to 2030. Turn up from 1630 for food & drink.
The workshops for the day are listed below. You can turn up for individual workshops if you want to, or go to the Welcome Desk (stall at the Farmer’s Market on the High Street) and buy a ticket for the day (or part of day).
WELCOME (no need to book this one)
We kick off the roadshow by finding out who’s here and why they’ve come. Make new connections and work out how to get the most out of the day.
WORKSHOPS (click workshop title for more details)
If you’re involved in Transition, we got you at “Rob Hopkins”. The founder of the international movement of Transition will be leading a Conversation and celebration of the day of the Roadshow. If we get ourselves organised, there will be music and if they get their funding the Transition Musical peeps will be in evidence. There will definitely be food and drink.
OK, you’re already in Transition. You might be heavily involved. But it’s starting to eat too far into your spare time, and your not making the headway you were at the start. Deepening is about how to take Transition to the next tantalising level, while retaining at least some of your sleep. Come and share challenges and solutions and hear more about the support that’s available to hard-pressed Transitioners.
Transition, OK. Transition Streets? What’s that? This workshop will tell all, about how people around the world are getting to know their neighbours again, supporting each other, and actively making changes in the way they live to work with our planet and each other rather than against.
For those who are intrigued about Transition, but don’t really understand what it is or how it is done, this workshop will answer some of your questions, doubtless open up more, and certainly inspire you to want to get involved.
From the other side – the ins and outs of creating a Neighbourhood Plan, from those who have been through it in Haddenham
Transition groups (and others) are already running brilliant, inspiring projects and enterprises that create new livelihoods, explore new ways of providing essential goods and services and help to transform their local economies. Come along to this workshop to find out what the REconomy project looks like across the UK and beyond and explore how you might get involved.
A review of ways of saving energy in your home and habits, plus sharing of ideas within break-out groups, with an overview of using an air tightness kit
A workshop with a presentation, videos and interactive demonstrations of how a small local business can benefit from being a pathfinding Member of the Grand Union Pound
Join us to discuss how Transition fits into the wider picture. Where is the movement going? What can we achieve?
Permaculture is the set of principles upon which Transition Towns were originally based. This is a light-hearted introduction to the idea of putting in as little effort as possible and letting the natural system do the hard-work. It started with growing food, and is now applied to society in general.
If you want to come to the Quaker’s Meeting House before 12.30 you can join their 10.30 to 11.30 Silent Quaker Meeting for worship. If you decide to do this, please arrive for the start. They say that it would be lovely to have you there.
Click on the image below to see the timetable in more detail: