Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sunday Aug 2nd: Make a day of it with the Community Garden and Tooting Field Day

All welcome to make a FREE day of it together this Sunday - with an outdoor focus:

Tooting Community Garden will be open to all from 11:00 to 1:00
There's lots to do, from sowing autumn crops to sculpting our bramble bushes (there's going to be a lot of fruit for the Tooting Foodival on 12 & 13 September (click on FOODIVAL in the Quick Links above for info).

Tooting Field Day starts at Sprout Community Arts at 1:30 and runs until 5:00
The theme of this month's Field Day is 'Shelter'
We'll start off in Sprout making recycled-bottle insect hotels to take home, in this case specifically for ladybirds and lacewings (both these families of bugs eat lots of garden pests, particularly aphids).


Then we'll move outdoors to practice making some family-size 'human' shelters out of natural materials. 
Can't take these home, but we can imagine....
All the details here: http://www.fanshen.org.uk/current/tooting-field-days.html

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Foodival, Making, Cinema, Restart, Field Day

Foodival in the Guardian
There are so many things you can get involved with over the next few days in Tooting, hopefully something for everyone! Why not start tonight at the Streatham Cemetery Chapel by helping Jeni & SMArT make the Bird with Borrowed Feathers for Sunday's Field Day.  It's a Mindful Making workshop where you can help to construct a giant bird and adorn it with “borrowed” feathers.

Then tomorrow you could check whether there are still tickets for Furzedown Low Carbon Zone's screening of The Emperor's New Clothes starring Russell Brand at Streatham Park Bowling Club, just off Tooting Common.

Tooting Restart in action
On Saturday, get your broken electronic items fixed at the Tooting Restart Party at Mushkil Aasaan.  And then join in a free puppet-making workshop, have a picnic, or walk all the way from Tooting to Clapham Junction only on the grass with fanSHEN on Sunday's Field Day.


Also this week we are very happy to have this September's Foodival featured in the Wandsworth Guardian.  What are you growing?  Want to help out?  Just email TTT to find out how to get involved.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Urban Heat Workshop 2

Last week, on appropriately the hottest day of the year, we held the second of our Urban Heat workshops, led by the Policy Studies Institute at the University of Westminster
(See http://www.psi.org.uk/site/project_detail/urban_heat for more details).

This project work is taking place in Tooting, Hounslow and Hackney and will also engage with the local councils, emergency services, and other public bodies to see how actions for and by the community could feed into their emergency plans.
A range of different community groups have so far been involved in the research (check out the logos above) and last Wednesday produced some useful brainstorming around the issues, resources and possible actions in our local community's response to extreme heat.  
One of the interesting and energy generating exercises involved mapping the local area, identifying both community resources such as large indoor spaces (bingo hall, mosque) and problems (no shade & few plants in the High St., air pollution).

Interviews with community members and a further workshop in September are the next steps in this project.  If you are interested to find out more, do contact us via transitiontowntooting@gmail.com

Monday, 6 July 2015

Pop-up Cinema in Furzedown Friday 10th July

Pop-Up Cinema on the Green at the local bowling club in Furzedown, to enjoy a social evening, meet people and raise funds for the Furzedown Low Carbon Zone workshops we're planning for this winter.  
Free popcorn!

At Streatham Park Bowling Club, Pringle Gardens, London SW16 1SH 
Timings: 7:00pm to 9:30pm 

We're showing 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand, plus a short film of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'.  The screen is in a marquee, Spanish street food stall Moyete Man will be serving his delicious dishes, and the bar is open before and after.

Tickets are selling fast - there's a handful left so do book now! Tickets cost £5, or £2 for students / unemployed. Reserve by emailing us or book online at eventbrite

London | Lambeth | Streatham
Streatham Park Bowling Club, Pringle Gardens, London SW16 1SH - See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/37051/#sthash.sJPmG3wS.dpuf

Pop-Up Cinema on the green at the local bowling club in Furzedown. The screen is in a marquee, bar is open all night and Spanish street food stall Moyete Man will be serving his delicious dishes. Tickets are selling already so remember to book. We're raising funds for the workshops we're planning for this winter.
Details below -
Pop-Up Cinema showing 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand, plus short film of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'
Book your Tickets: £5 or £2 for students / unemployed
Reserve by emailing us: furzedownlowcarbonzone@gmail.com or online:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/flcz-pop-up-cinema-tickets-17344991336
Screen in Marquee on the lawn
Bar open before and after
Free popcorn
- See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/37051/#sthash.sJPmG3wS.dpuf
Pop-Up Cinema on the green at the local bowling club in Furzedown. The screen is in a marquee, bar is open all night and Spanish street food stall Moyete Man will be serving his delicious dishes. Tickets are selling already so remember to book. We're raising funds for the workshops we're planning for this winter.
Details below -
Pop-Up Cinema showing 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand, plus short film of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'
Book your Tickets: £5 or £2 for students / unemployed
Reserve by emailing us: furzedownlowcarbonzone@gmail.com or online:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/flcz-pop-up-cinema-tickets-17344991336
Screen in Marquee on the lawn
Bar open before and after
Free popcorn
- See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/37051/#sthash.sJPmG3wS.dpuf
Pop-Up Cinema on the green at the local bowling club in Furzedown. The screen is in a marquee, bar is open all night and Spanish street food stall Moyete Man will be serving his delicious dishes. Tickets are selling already so remember to book. We're raising funds for the workshops we're planning for this winter.
Details below -
Pop-Up Cinema showing 'The Emperor's New Clothes' by Michael Winterbottom with Russell Brand, plus short film of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'
Book your Tickets: £5 or £2 for students / unemployed
Reserve by emailing us: furzedownlowcarbonzone@gmail.com or online:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/flcz-pop-up-cinema-tickets-17344991336
Screen in Marquee on the lawn
Bar open before and after
Free popcorn
- See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/apps/event/37051/#sthash.sJPmG3wS.dpuf

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Restart Back in Tooting This Weekend

Electrical or electronic items that need fixing?

Broken something and don’t want to throw it away?
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The Restart Project, encourage and empower people to use their electrical and electronics longer!  They are back in Tooting this July (and again in September) so do come along!

Restart Parties at Mushkil Aasaan, 220 - 222 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW (next to Nandos) 2.30-5.30:


Saturday 11th July


Saturday 26th Sept




Do note that Restart Parties are a community self-repair space where you take responsibility for your own gadgets and data, so please do not forget to take any back-ups beforehand, if relevant – and if possible arrive during the first two hours to allow time for fixing!

Read more about one of our previous parties here.


We hope to make Restart Parties a regular feature in Tooting and are on the lookout for skilled local fixers. If you are interested come along and say hello - or email Hilary Jennings on transitiontowntooting@gmail.com

More info at Restart Project (http://therestartproject.org/) including details of regular skillshares.