January 2016 in Transition


Reading Green Drinks, Tuesday 5 January, 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 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 kathryn@katcreative.co.uk. For more details see http://www.greendrinks.org/berkshire/reading


Transition Town Reading Meeting: Tuesday 12 January, 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 new ideas and events for 2016.

Repair Cafe at Jacksons: Sunday 24 January, 12noon-4.30pm

January Repair Cafe is at Jacksons (1-9 King’s Rd, Reading, RG1 3AS) from 12noon to 4.30pm.

Bring along your broken items to be re-cycled, refreshed and refurbished! Christmas presents broken already?? Bring them down! Also if you have your own creative project (e.g. sewing, knitting, Raspberry Pi) you’re welcome to bring them along to work on!

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 at collaborating with other local groups around Reading to take Repair Cafe to different venues. If you or someone you know would be interested in this then let us know by email at  repaircafe@transitionreading.org.uk

Film showing “This Changes Everything”, Friday 29th January, 7.30pm at Global Cafe, RISC

Global Justice Reading are showing a film that everyone should see! Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, it is an epic attempt to re-imagine the challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international bestseller, it looks at the catastrophic consequences of capitalism through the eyes of seven diverse communities. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. You can sign up on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/996714413721981/

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