November in Transition


Reading Green Drinks, Tuesday 3 November, 6:30pm at Global Cafe, RISC 

If you work in the green or ethical sector or just have a passion for those issues, GreenDrinks is for you.

Come along to the Global Café on Tuesday 3 November from 6.30 to 8.30pm to meet like-minded people for a chat over a drink or two.

There’s no need to book – just turn up on the evening. But if you’d like to sign up for monthly meeting reminders, email the local co-ordinator, Kathryn McCann, at For more details see

Transition Town Reading Meeting: Tuesday 10 November, 7:30pm at Great Expectations Pub.

Come along and discuss all things Transition Town Reading over a pint of beer or cup of tea at the Great Expectation pub (33 London St, Reading RG1 4PS). We can usually be found in the library room on the left hand side as you enter the pub.

You can help to plan the future direction of TTR, including funding, communications, the website and thinking about what we should focus on next. There will also be updates on and next steps about ongoing and new projects. If you have new ideas for projects, this is a great opportunity to bounce them off other interested people, get feedback and support. In particular we will be talking about the 2016 Reading Year of Culture and potential events we can run to be part of it.

Repair Cafe at Jacksons: Sunday 15 November, 12noon-4.30pm

November Repair Cafe is again at Jacksons (1-9 King’s Rd, Reading, RG1 3AS).

At this event we’ll also be running a workshop given by Tony Cowling (leader of the TTR draught busters project) on dealing with draughts, damp and condensation in your home. Tony offers simple, practical solutions to these common problems, and has a wide range of experience with these issues. Come along with your own particular problems or find out how to make sure they don’t arise in your home! Workshop is free but we encourage you to sign up at

Throughout the day you can also learn how to use a sewing machine / make some Repair cafe bunting.

Bring along your broken items to be fixed as well! Repairs include:

Mechanical items
Sewing, clothing and fabrics
Tool sharpening
In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and our team of ready repairers will give it a go!

Home made cake, tea and coffee all in plentiful supply.

Everything is free but donations are very welcome to help keep repair cafe (and homemade cake!) going.

We are looking for more volunteers to help with organising, publicity and running Repair Cafe, if you’re interested please email

Green Christmas Market: Saturday 5 December, 10am-2pm, Reading Minster (St Mary’s Butts)

Looking for an green, ethical Christmas gift this year? A Green Christmas Market is being run at Reading Minster (St Mary’s Butts) in the centre of town from 10am to 2pm on Sunday 5th December. A range of local stallholders will be dispaying their wares including True Food Co-op, Roots Food and more. A great way to get in the festive spirit!

Introduction to Permaculture Design course, 19-20 March 2016, RISC

Permaculture is one of the founding principles of Transition and we encourage as many people as possible to attend this course! Here are the details:

Before we can “save the world” we have to save ourselves. Well we have to at least start with ourselves because that is the part of the universe we have the greatest control and influence over!

Led by Steve Jones from Sector 39, these 2 days, at RISC are designed to be the start of your permaculture journey. Packed with information, new ideas and rich with opportunity to develop your own thinking and personal goals.

This 2 day event is part of a build up to a full Permaculture Design Course in Reading commencing January 2017 (6 full weekends at RISC and one optional extra weekend/ field trip to Mid Wales)

Advance booking is essential for this event, min one month.  For more information including how to book, go to

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