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From ecological farming in the Forest of Dean to oil crisis in Cuba and climate talks in Copenhagen, the Cheltenham Transition Town charity has scheduled a diverse calendar of free film screenings fit for all this autumn.
Sure to attract a diverse crowd of eco-minded individuals, the green films are being shown on most Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons at The Footsteps Cafe in Cheltenham.
Promising to be both educating and enlightening, organisers say that small donations for the film screenings are welcome and that Fairtrade drinks and snacks will be for sale.
Tuesday 28 September at 7pm and Thursday 30 September 2010 at 1pm
While trying transform her farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking realised just how much food production in the UK is dependent on cheap fossil fuel. Her film shows how she sets out to explore ways of farming in a low-energy future.
Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 7 October 2010 at 1pm
Described as an introductory film about the Transition movement, this imaginative hour-long film shows a snap shot of how communities around the world are responding to peak oil and climate change.
Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 14 October 2010 at 1pm
This 48-minute film shows how a back garden in Hampshire, a housing estate in Bradford, a community co-op in Devon and a small farm in the Forest of Dean all tackle permaculture in a unique and inspirational way.
Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 21 October at 1pm
Described as ‘the story of the Cuban people’s hardship after they lost access to Soviet oil in the 1990s,’ this film shows a triumph of ingenuity over adversity through co-operation, conservation and community, and is offered as a model of moving to a more sustainable society.
Monday 25 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 28 October 2010 at 1pm
Spanning expert opinions about peak oil and resilience, rediscovering community, and the Cuban experience, this film is described as a great introduction to a range of ecological subjects.
Tuesday 2 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 4 November 2010 at 1pm
Organisers say that this important and uplifting film about the Brazillian city of Curitiba, shows how poverty, flooding, waste, transport and slum problems have been tackled using political will and ground breaking ideas.
Tuesday 9 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 11 November 2010 at 1pm
Drawing on an extensive archive this film explores the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign, one of the most successful campaigns introduced by the Government during World War II, which encouraged families to transform their gardens into allotments to grow vegetables. By 1943 Britain had 1.4 million allotments producing over one million tonnes of vegetables a year.
Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 18 November 2010 at 1pm
Including footage from the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, this film explores exactly what is meant when a point after which all action comes too late is predicated – whether it be to save the human species, civilisation, or simply the lifestyles to which we have become accustomed.
Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 25 November 2010 at 1pm
As the global population’s appetite for energy rises, resources are depleted and global warming continues to be the most pressing issues facing humanity today, this film focuses on the US situation and asks what can be done.
Tuesday 30 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 2 December at 1pm
An entertaining and animated feature by graphic artist Paul Grignon, this film explains simply what organisers describe as the ‘magically perverse debt money system’. It considers the rise of banking and argues that without money reform, all attempts at sustainability are doomed to failure.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Saturday 19 October to Sunday 1 December 2019
Grab your wellies, get the family together and head to Westonbirt Arboretum for its Autumn trail.
Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November 2019
Bringing the history of Tatty Devine – an iconic British jewellery brand, to Cheltenham, The Wilson’s latest exhibition...
Saturday 19 October to Monday 4 November 2019
Artist Luke Jerram’s impressive Museum of the Moon will rise in the Nave of Gloucester Cathedral, this October....
Saturday 19 October 2019 to Tuesday 28 January 2020
Marking two significant anniversaries with an emotive exhibition, Migrations: Masterworks from the Ben Uri Collection...
Saturday 19 October 2019 to Saturday 18 April 2020
Step inside an enchanting exhibition when The Magical World of William Simmonds heads to Museum of Gloucester.