Events calendar

 

Our calendar of current environmental events includes:

  • Demonstrations
  • Training courses
  • Fairs
  • Talks

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Bee Cause stall at Merefest, Oswestry

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oswestry Friends of the Earth's are holding a Bee Cause stall at Merefest. Pop along to find out how you can help bees in your garden, and how you can support our campaign for more Government action to help bees too.

Contact: Message us at facebook.com/oswestryfoe
Location: Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere, SY12 0EG
Start time: 11am
End time: 9.30pm
Organisation or Local Group: Oswestry Friends of the Earth
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Seeding of Bee World at St Mary's Triangle, Leicester

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Seeding of Bee World meadow at St. Mary's Triangle, Victoria Park Road, Leicester (joint event with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust). Drinks/cakes for sale and info on Bee Cause campaign and Leicester Friends of the Earth.

Contact: Neill Talbot, [email protected]
Location: St. Mary's Triangle, Victoria Park Road, Leicester, LE2 1XA
Start time: 10:00
End time: 12:00
Organisation or Local Group: Leicester Friends of the Earth
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Heathfields Heritage Fair, Croydon

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Croydon Friends of the Earth will be holding a stall at the ecology centre. We'll be demonstrating how to make Bee n Bees and raise awareness of the Bee Cause campaign.

Contact: Rebecca Parnell, http://www.foe.co.uk/croydon
Location: Heathfield Ecology Centre, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Croydon Friends of the Earth
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Bee Cause stall at The Good Life, Chester

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Join Chester Friends of the Earth to find out more about the Bee Cause and how you can help bees in your garden.

Contact: www.facebook.com/groups/ChesterAndDistrictFriendsOfTheEarth
Location: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, CH5 3FB
Start time: 10am
Organisation or Local Group: Chester & District Friends of the Earth
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Bee-friendly planting week of action, Nationwide

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

We're encouraging bee-lovers everywhere to get out there and plant some bee-friendly plants and flowers. So please save the date and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to join you. You can download further info' at www.foe.co.uk/beenbees, or if you have more space, visit www.foe.co.uk/beeworlds. And if you want to help local bees even more, why not get in touch with your nearest Friends of the Earth local group at www.foe.co.uk/findagroup to plan a planting day near you?

Contact: Rachel Hubbard, [email protected]
Location: Nationwide
Start time: [various]
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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The Bee Cause at Bude for Food Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bude Friends of the Earth will be holding a stall at Bude for Food Festival - pop along to find out more about how you can help bees in the area and meet others who are keen to do the same. Bees pollinate most of our fruit and veg so helping bees should be a big issue for all foodies out there. The Bude group have also recently created a Bee World (a bee-friendly wildflower meadow) nearby.

Contact: Mary Whibley, 01288 331424
Location: The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG
Start time: 10am
End time: 5pm
Organisation or Local Group: Bude Friends of the Earth
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Creating a Bee World, Oxford

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oxford Friends of the Earth are sowing wildflower seeds at new sites on The Kidneys nature reserve this Saturday, as part of Oxford City council's city-wide wildflower planting. Volunteers are more than welcome to come along. The nature reserve is located off Meadow Lane, Oxford. The group also planted a Bee World on the site last year - here's Fiona's account of how it went: www.foe.co.uk/green-blog/4-steps-beautiful-bee-world

Contact: Fiona Tavner (email via the form at www.oxfoe.co.uk)
Location: The Kidneys nature reserve, Bedford St, Oxford OX4 1TJ
Start time: 1pm
Organisation or Local Group: Oxford Friends of the Earth

People's Climate March London

Sunday, September 21, 2014

On the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis. Together, we’ll demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone. There is only one ingredient required: to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Temple place, London, WC2 3BD
Start time: 12:30
Organisation or Local Group: Peoples climate march

Climate change protest, Dudley

Sunday, September 21, 2014

We will be joining other green and social justice movements in publicising what we're doing to prevent climate change.

Contact: Guy Sheppard, [email protected]
Location: Priory Park, Priory Road, Dudley, West Midlands
Start time: 14:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dudley & District Friends of the Earth
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Anti-Fracking lobby and march

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Anti-Fracking lobby and march in Manchester city centre

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Manchester city centre
Start time: 12:00

Royal gardens

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A look at 6 of England's fabulous and historic royal gardens. In the past the royal gardens were at the forefront of fashion and set the standard for others to follow. Find out about the fashionable showcase at Hampton Court Palace, the oldest royal garden at Windsor Castle and the fairly new garden at Buckingham Palace and three other stunning royal gardens. 9 x 1.5-hour sessions. Course fees £52.00 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Northamptonshire, 01604 813 445, [email protected]
Location: Rushden Town Bowling Club, 144 Northampton Road, Rushden, NN10 6AN
Start time: 10:00
End time: 11:30
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association

Garden history

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This course is a journey from the foothills of Mesopotamia in 3000BC, Egypt and Persia, through China and Japan to Europe - arriving at the English landscape movement. 9 x 1.5-hour sessions. Course fees £52.00 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Northamptonshire, 01604 813 445, [email protected]
Location: Weston Community Project, Weston Hall, High Street, Weston, Towcester, NN12 8PU
Start time: 14:00
End time: 15:30
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association

Make your garden glorious!

Thursday, September 25, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014

As modern gardens get smaller, choosing the right plants and caring for them correctly becomes ever more important. We will look at some new plants, plus old favourites, placing them in suitable settings for optimum growth and looking at different aspects of garden design. Covers hands-on planting and pruning, plant identification skills and commonly encountered problems, together with how to tackle them. 7 x 2-hour sessions. Course fee £53.90 or free if in receipt of an income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Leicester Branch, 0116 251 9740, [email protected]
Location: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
Start time: 13:30
End time: 15:30
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association - East Midlands

Great glasshouses and fantastic follies

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014

A course that'll take your breath away as you step into either a great glass cathedral of the Victorian period or a fantastic folly from the English Landscape period. For both sets of structures we will be looking at design, function and visual appeal. You might also consider taking on the job of a hermit in the grotto or hermitage? 7 x 2-hour sessions course fees £53.90 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Lincoln Branch, 01522 522 472, [email protected]
Location: Whipper-in, The Market Place, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 6DT
Start time: 14:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Educational Association East Midlands
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Wildflower planting day, Birmingham

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Volunteers will be sowing wildflower seeds at Digbeth Community Garden to make the space a true haven for bees next spring. This community space was launched in July last year and is under threat of being sold by the council to be used as a car park. Come along and support the space and help make it bee-friendly.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw's Passage, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Start time: tbc
Organisation or Local Group: Birmingham Friends of the Earth
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Bee World, Dudley

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dudley Council have allocated space for us to plant wild flowers to encourage bees. We will be clearing the ground before sowing the seeds.

Contact: Guy Sheppard, [email protected]
Location: King George VI Park, Park Lane, Kingswinford (about 100 metres from this entrance), Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 8AT
Start time: 11:00
End time: 15:00
Organisation or Local Group: Dudley & District Friends of the Earth

Permaculture Design Course (building sustainable communities)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

12 weekend days 27 Sept – 7 Dec. A requirement is prior attendance on the Introduction to Permaculture course or equivalent. Part of a national adult and lifelong learning programme, run by a number of Permaculture Design Course providers. It follows the 72-hour international Permaculture Design Course syllabus and so qualifies participants for the Permaculture Design Course completion certificate awarded by the Permaculture Association (Britain). Cost: £560-£840. NB: bookings only via website.

Contact: [via website]
Location: Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9PZ [& other Sussex locations]
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Brighton Permaculture Trust
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Introduction to Climate Campaigning

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Passionate about people and our planet? Want to help make a difference? Here in Coventry Friends of the Earth are looking for people who want to raise awareness of climate change locally and make change happen in their neighbourhood and their city. To get you started, we're running a half-day introduction to climate change, our campaigns and the skills you need to start campaigning with Friends of the Earth.

Contact: Tim Atkinson, [email protected]
Location: Coventry Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry, CV1 2HA
Start time: 10:00am
End time: 13:00pm
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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Bee World planting in Dudley

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Calling all volunteers to help us clear some ground and sow some seeds to create a Bee World ready to bloom in the Spring. Bring a spade, shovel or fork, and a picnic too, for a lovely afternoon socialising and doing your bit for the bees. We'd love to see you there. We have a prominent position in King George VI Park, Kingswinford, kindly donated by Dudley MBC. There is plenty of parking at the Park Lane entrance by the bowling green. Walk towards the lake and you'll find us.

Contact: www.facebook.com/dudleyfoe or www.foe.co.uk/dudley
Location: King George VI Park, Kingswinford
Start time: 11am
End time: 3pm
Organisation or Local Group: Dudley & District Friends of the Earth

TreeStation Open Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We will be opening to the public with lots of fun, interesting and exciting activities and demonstrations going on all day. There will be guided tours, firewood processing, hand-carved wooden furniture stalls, mushrooms growing on wooden logs, and more, as well as wood-fired pizza, home-made cakes and plenty of refreshments to tempt you. It's all free for all ages and there will also be plenty of our products on show that might be of interest to the sustainably-minded. We will also be giving a presentation about our current Community Share Offer, which will help us to better fulfill our social mission of reducing carbon emissions in Manchester.

Contact: Hannah, [email protected], 0161 231 3333
Location: TreeStation, The Yard, Vaughan Street, West Gorton, Manchester, M12 5FQ
Start time: 12:00
End time: 16:00
Organisation or Local Group: Greater Manchester TreeStation

Apple Day at Stanmer Park

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our annual, free (car parking £5), family day, featuring masses of apple-themed activities, food & drink, storytelling, plays, music, apple identification and a wonderful range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more. Not to be missed... the sun always shines.

Contact: [via website]
Location: Stanmer Park, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN1 9PZ
Start time: 11:00
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Brighton Permaculture Trust
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Bee Cause stall and wildflower planting, Portsmouth

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Come and find out more about how you can help bees in the Portsmouth area, and help plant a bee-friendly wildflower bed. You'll be able to find out why bees are essential for our food, how to make a bee hotel, get seeds to start a wild-flower patch near your home, take part in our quiz, and paint bee pebbles to take home.

Contact: the group's Coordinator - 02392 351165
Location: Portsmouth Natural History Museum (at the back of the museum)
Start time:
Organisation or Local Group: Portsmouth Friends of the Earth

Say NO to Fracking at Tory Party Conference Demo

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Make some noise and ensure the Tories hear loud and clear we don’t want the dirty F-word.

Contact: Nikki Packham, [email protected]
Location: Birmingham, tbc
Start time: 11:30
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Arundel Bypass Walk

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Guided walk - meet Ford Road bus stop, Warwick Court, near the Baptist Church and A27. Come for a gentle walk along the main proposed route of the second Arundel Bypass through ancient woodland in the South Downs National Park. Dogs on lead and children who can walk for 2 hours welcome. Led by Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Contact: Kay Wagland, [email protected]
Location: Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9JQ - meet Ford Road bus stop, Warwick Court, near the Baptist Church and A27.
Start time: 12:00
End time: 14:00
Organisation or Local Group: Arundel SCATE

Barton Moss Community Energy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Salford has huge renewable energy potential and we can create a positive alternative future for Barton Moss. Join local residents to discuss how we can make this future a reality.

Contact: Barton Moss Community Energy, [email protected]
Location: Eccles Gateway, Community Room 2, 28 Barton Road, Eccles, M30 0TU
Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00
Organisation or Local Group: Barton Moss Community Energy

Fracking Community Training, Preston

Monday, September 29, 2014

Want to stand up and be counted on fracking? The extraction of shale gas by fracking poses serious risks to the environment and human health. With applications for fracking wells in central Lancashire perhaps the first of many across the county, it’s never been as important to make your voice heard. So come and join Friends of the Earth and other local residents for an evening of skills and training in Preston. We’ll tell you what’s really going on with fracking in Lancashire as well as working together to stop it. And we’d also bring you together with other activists in your area and beyond. If you'd like to attend either event please e-mail Tim on [email protected] with your name, a contact number.

Contact: Carla Doran, [email protected]
Location: St Wilfred’s Church, Chapel St, Preston PR1 8BU
Start time: 19:00
Organisation or Local Group: Friends of the Earth
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Arundel Bypass Public Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2014

A chance for the public to find out what is happening with regards the A27 and learn about alternative solutions to a highly damaging second bypass for Arundel.

Contact: Kay Wagland, [email protected]
Location: Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9AP
Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00
Organisation or Local Group: Arundel SCATE

Flood Risk Management

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Developing a robust flood risk management strategy that enables you to better assess flood risk, and effectively prioritise investment in flood protection & mitigation, is more vital than ever before. This conference brings together experts and key industry players involved in all aspects of predicting and mapping flood risk as well as providing solutions and technologies to manage that risk.

Contact: Customer Service, 020 8969 1008, [email protected]
Location: London
Start time: 09:00
End time: 18:00
Organisation or Local Group: Brownfield Briefing

Introduction to garden design

Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014

Looking for guidance and inspiration? This course examines the key principles and demystifies the ground rules of garden design. We'll study garden style, how to achieve balance and unity, working with colour and plants. 7 x 2-hour sessions. Course fees £53.90 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.

Contact: WEA Nottinghamshire, 01623 427352, [email protected]
Location: Burton Joyce Library, Meadow Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 5EY
Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00
Organisation or Local Group: The Workers' Eductaional Association
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Demo and rally outside Lancashire County Council

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Join us outside the Full Council meeting to call for a Frack Free Lancashire.

Contact: Nikki Packham, [email protected]
Location: Lancs County Council, County Hall, Fishergate Hill, Preston, PR1 8XB
Start time: 12:00

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