Events calendar

Our calendar of current environmental events includes:

  • Demonstrations
  • Training courses
  • Fairs
  • Talks

Events marked with a Friends of the Earth logo are organised by or with us. 

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'Thule Tuvalu': Climate film, intro to Transition, discussion

Friday, March 6, 2015

Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth + Transition Redbridge host the free Climate Week London ‘premiere’ of Thule Tuvalu, which tells the story of two communities - in the Arctic circle and the south Pacific - through the voices of local inhabitants, who already suffer impacts of glacier melt and sea level rise. Vegan and veggie refreshments and an Introduction to Transition Redbridge. The film starts at 7pm, followed by a moderated discussion on active participation in Transition Redbridge.

Contact: Diana Korchien [via Eventbrite URL, below]
Location: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, London, E11 2RQ
Start time: 18:00
End time: 21:30
Organisation or Local Group: Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth
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Run on Sun Fun

Saturday, March 7, 2015

This is a fun event for children and their families about solar power. Electric cars will be there to test drive. Many solar activities will be laid on in two halls.

Contact: John D Anderson, 01274 590525, [email protected]
Location: Baildon Methodist Church, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 6SZ
Start time: 14:00
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Baildon Friends of the Earth

Bee-centred Beekeeping: An Introduction

Saturday, March 7, 2015

If you attend this workshop you will arrive at an informed view of the honeybee colony, the "bee", its life, its interrelationships with nature and its essential needs. You will gain a good understanding of what might be needed on your part to do justice to honeybees and to become a proper carer for them. In case of hive visits, protective clothing will be provided. Price: £75.00 / friends of the Trust: £60.00. Includes: organic lunch, tea/coffee. Email to book.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Bee Room, Hammerwood Road, Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, RH19 3RX
Start time: 09:30
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Natural Beekeeping Trust

People, Politics and the Planet - Any Questions?

Monday, March 9, 2015

A debate on the environmental policies of the UK’s major political parties, chair: Jonathan Dimbleby. Join the Sibthorp Trust, the British Ecological Society, and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management at this event. Panellists include Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, Barry Gardiner MP (Labour), Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment, and Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP (SNP), with further speakers to be announced. Tickets: £20, £10 Students/BES/CIEEM members.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: The Light, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 1BJ
Start time: 18:00
Organisation or Local Group: British Ecological Society

People Care Permaculture Intensive

Monday, March 9, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

Permaculture design for the self and our communities. This immersive residential course will enable participants to confidently apply permaculture design tools to personal and social settings. We will explore the role of nature connection in resourcing ourselves, our creativity and our design process.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: High Heathercombe Centre, Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XE
Start time: 16:00
End time: 14:30
Organisation or Local Group: High Heathercombe Centre

Sunhive Workshop

Friday, March 13, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sun Hive-making workshops are open to experienced beekeepers; beginners by arrangement. The workshop will take place over two and a half days and will involve weaving the straw skep baskets over wooden moulds which are built to precise measurements. The workshop fee includes tuition, pre-made wooden hoop frames, support structures, copy of Sun Hive book and organic lunch and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday. Course price: £300.

Contact: [email protected], 01733 704508
Location: Tablehurst Farm, London Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DP
Start time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Natural Beekeeping Trust
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Yorkshire & Humber Regional Gathering

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An opportunity for local activists to come together and get up to speed on campaigns, share their skills and successes, and network together.

Contact: Carla Doran, [email protected]
Location: To be confirmed
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth

Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training with a focus on the environment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 to Thursday, March 19, 2015

This three day training course will help participants explore the benefits and challenges of involving stakeholders in decisions about the environment, understand the principles and concepts of stakeholder participation, learn practical facilitation skills and how to design a participation process. Leaflet available from

Contact: [email protected], 01233 813 875
Location: Coldharbour Office, Coldharbour Farm, Amage Road, Wye, Ashford, TN25 5DB
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dialogue Matters Ltd

Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course

Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015

For anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. Day one will take a look at the fascinating world of the honeybee, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Day two will focus on how to keep bees in Waree hives and the practice of keeping bees within an ethical framework. Reserve your place by booking your place now on our registration page.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, London, E4 7UH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:30
Organisation or Local Group: Organiclea Community Growers

Bee-centred Beekeeping: A talk by Gareth John

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gareth John, longtime beekeeper, trustee of the Natural Beekeeping Trust and the Biodynamic Association, will present the theory and practice of a bee-centred approach to life and bees in a talk at the British Beekeeping Association's Annual Convention at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

Contact: [email protected], 0871 811 2337
Location: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
Start time: 14:00
End time: 15:00

Permaculture Design Course, Keveral Farm

Thursday, July 16, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

The 2015 Permaculture Design Course at Keveral Farm marks 21 years since our first design course. The course is a unique opportunity to live and learn with like-minded people in a supportive and beautiful environment.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Keveral Farm, St Martin, Looe, PL13 1PA
Start time: 15:00
End time: 10:00