Sunday, 28 October 2012
Throughout the day staff and volunteers will be sharing some of their favourite stories in the specially-created Story Zone, featuring classics and new favourites. And, help put together a visual story of a sustainable future in Tooting!
The Day of Story at Tooting Library marks the launch of Transition Town Tooting's Imagining Tooting project, which is gathering together views and ideas on a flourishing local future for Tooting, from many voices in the community.
Programme for the day:
10:30 am. Story: Handa's Surprise, and Handa's Hen
11:00 am. Story: Peace at Last and The Tiger Who Came to Tea
11:30 am. Story: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child
12:00-2:00pm. Crafts & making with TTT. Come along and use the craft materials provided to make props and illustrations for a creative story about our shared future in Tooting.
For all ages - families, individuals, children and young people are welcome to join in. Drop in or stay as long as you like.
No art experience necessary - just bring along your interest in Tooting, and try out some fun techniques with TTT.
2:00 pm. Story: Local storyteller Alison Royce presents her Stories of Wonder and Surprise, for ages 7-adult.
2:30 pm. Story: Mog the Forgetful Cat and The Rainbow Fish
3:00 pm. Story: Dog's Don't do Ballet and Goldilocks and Just the One Bear
Children's and adults' book-sale all day
Friday, 19 October 2012
Come and try it at another event...here are two groups of young people arranging the boxes in rank order of 'food miles':
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
We discussed what they are aiming to achieve, and what 'drivers for change' (urban biodiversity loss, or people's wish for local food) that these gardens are responding to.
We looked at some global responses to the same urban challenges, and made links to the origins and activities of Transition Towns.
We continued with a planning discussion for the Tooting Community Garden, revisiting its purpose and our own separate and shared reasons for spending time in the Garden, and explored some questions:
> How complex do we want the project to become?
> Could we commit to producing salad or herbs for a local restaurant? (A real challenge, because a request from a supportive local restaurant owner was put on the table)
We'll summarise the notes of the meeting, and share them. If you would like to be involved with the Community Garden group, come along to 5 North Drive on the south side of Tooting Common (look for us behind the large house) between 11:00 and 1:00 on Sundays, and join our planning get-togethers too.
Email Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org for any more info.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Here is the link for a report from Transition Tooting:
To view the other London accounts, click on 'Guest Bloggers'.
TTT appears in another Transition blog, in an account of a session we offered during the Transition Conference held in Battersea on Saturday Sept 15th. It was a section of the Treasuring Tooting Walk. There's that photo of feet in the Lido again!http://www.transitionnetwork.org/stories/mark-watson/2012-09/humans-flying-walking-backwards-future-and-dipping-our-feet-lido
And - remember the wonderful Tooting Transition Shop in Upper Tooting Road in May? A video of the nine-day project has been posted at https://vimeo.com/48938206