April Green Drinks

Your invitation to Green Drinks with Transition Farnham

Tuesday, 21st April, 7.30 pm, The Albion, Hale Rd

 Hi all,


This is to remind you that the next Transition Farnham Green Drinks will be at The Albion, 2 Hale Road, from 7.30pm, next Tuesday. Mike is still waiting for a chef, but seems he’s happy for anyone who needs to eat bringing in a pizza. As usual he’s reserving us a large table.

TTF Energy Group: this is a new initiative led by Tom. The aim of the group is to model an energy descent plan as a reference for the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan. The initial exploratory scoping meeting of the Energy Group was held last Tuesday. We look forward to hearing from Tom what this meeting achieved. There is a post at https://transitionfarnham.wordpress.com/noticeboard/ where you can access supporting web links.


New initiative: Farnham Eco-cinema. This looks feasible, so far, and I will give an update on the stakeholders interested in the project, a proposed venue, funding resources and technical support. Our inspiration is the Transition Chichester Eco-cinema, see http://www.transitionchichester.org/?q=node/347  Developing the theme of community-university collaboration, our next step will be exploring a concept definition of eco-cinema appropriate for this context. If you are interested in this initiative, please comment on the website where you will find this email posted. Continue reading

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A new Energy Group for Farnham in 2015

Petrol HeadWould you like to play a part in guiding Farnham towards a low-carbon future?

Transition Farnham is setting up an Energy Group to look at how we can encourage best-practice in heating, lighting, transport and other technologies that affect Farnham. We may start with an Energy Descent Plan but the scope of our project is as yet undecided.

If you have knowledge or experience of insulation standards, heating, lighting, power generation, green tech, the local government planning system, or anything else that’s relevant, come and join us.

Initial meeting: 19:30 on Tuesday, 14 April at 12 Three Stiles Road, Farnham, GU9 7DE


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Eco-cinema for Farnham?

Is there scope for an eco-cinema in Farnham?

On a recent visit to Chichester I visited the pop-up Transition Cafe, which operates on Mondays at the Whipped and Baked Cafe when the owners are having their day-off. The Transition Cafe is staffed by volunteers in shifts during the day and the trade takings are given to the owners in exchange for the social space provided. Cool!

Chichester also have a successful eco-cinema project. See http://www.transitionchichester.org/?q=node/391 

Spring 2015 poster

Would such a project to show films of a similar kind find an audience in Farnham? Would it work best from a fixed centre or, would a mobile pop-up cinema reach more people? Chichester have a good stock of films which they are prepared to let us access. If  an eco-cinema is feasible in Farnham because there are the assets and resources to make it work and the business model is to hand in Transition Chichester’s experience, then why not give it a go!

Comments, please. In general, would there be support for this initiative? Would there be volunteers interested in being involved?

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Transition Network Newsletter – April 2015

April 2015 – Transition Network Newsletter

Creative Responses to Climate Change could have you in stitches, reaching for the stars or even going to Berkhampsted for the TN roadshow. Find out what sort of animal some groups are and how quiet people can find their voices. Some ideas on what to do now that everything has changed plus what went into the new book Playing for Time – Making Art as if the World Mattered and other book reviews. There is more too..

Transition Road Show
Berkhamsted 19 April
Tickets are selling fast for the last TN UK roadshow in the current series. Come to lovely Berkhamsted for a day of connection and inspiration, plus a farmers market and a castle! Organised by Transition Initiatives from across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Review the packed programme:

Transition at Trinity: the Bristol Roadshow
Bristol was the first official ‘Transition City’ and Transition Bristol has been instrumental in many pioneering initiatives in the city, such as the Bristol Pound, the UK’s first Peak Oil Report produced by a city council, the Food Resilience Plan to name just three. Continue reading

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Eden Project talk by co-founder

 “EVERYMAN’S EDEN”Eden ProjectThe founding of the Eden Project

an illustrated lecture by JONATHAN BALL, co-founder

Friday 27 March 2015 at 8pm, £7

at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

Box Office 01252 745444, boxoffice@farnhammaltings.com

A talk organised by The Farnham Building Preservation Trust.

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Repair Café Farnham starting up in 2015

Engine repairsWhat do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Bin it? No way! Farnham is starting a Repair Café at the URC hall in South Street to fix things and help residents to love their stuff for longer.
So far there is only a Facebook page but please take a look anyway.

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Green Drinks 2014

Transition Town Farnham now meets at The Albion pub to discuss whatever is new in sustainability. The pub is at the corner of Guildford Road and Hale Road, Farnham. They do remarkably good food. Come by bicycle for the best reception but there’s plenty of parking, too. Join us at any time from 19:30 on the third Tuesday of each month.

There are usually around five of us; sometimes more, occasionally fewer. A lively evening is almost guaranteed.

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