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Buckfastleigh Transition Town – for a sustainable future for Buckfastleigh, Devon
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  • Ancient Futures – Fri 21st March @Jellyfish

    Posted on March 15th, 2014 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Film Club  presents a screening of…

    Ancient Futures - Learning from LadakhAncient Futures – Learning from Ladakh

    How can we learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture?

    ‘…forces us to re-examine what we really mean by progress…’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 21st March, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • Jellyfish

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 andy No comments

    If you haven’t visited Jellyfish Productions yet, then here are some good reasons to do so:


    December events:

    Fri 20th from 6pm: Jellyfish’s Film Making Class premiere! The Children have made a beautiful 5 min film and deserve a celebration! Popcorn & nibbles.
    …and from 7pm: “It’s a wonderful Life” by Frank Capra (135min) £3 (conc £1.50)
    Complementary glass of mulled wine or spiced beer, soft drink and Christmas nibbles. All welcome! No need to book.
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  • Christmas community gathering…

    Posted on December 9th, 2013 andy No comments

    The Community For Wellbeing are hosting a community Christmas gathering (residential or drop-in) from 10am Christmas eve til 4pm Boxing day at Eden Rise, near Totnes. This will include yoga, singing, dance, movies, sculpture workshop, bring & share meals and much more. Transport available. Donations welcome.

    Sounds like more fun than some family Christmases I’ve known!

    More info at www.communityforwellbeing.com/xmas-gathering.html 07818 298835

  • HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Fri Dec 13th

    Posted on December 7th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Education group presents a screening of the visually stunning film…

    HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    ‘A globe-spanning exploration of the planet and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 13th December, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • IBA-Free Buckfastleigh – Celebration! Sat 16th Nov

    Posted on November 9th, 2013 andy No comments

    Saturday 16th November (next Saturday) will be a time of celebration of the town’s landmark victory in the planning appeal to turn Whitecleave quarry into an incinerator Bottom Ash ‘Reprocessing’ plant.

    Family fun: 2-5pm. All welcome – Bring a cake, bring your family, drink some tea, share some stories, crafts and games…

    Grown-up’s Party: 7-11.30pm. £2 ticket from The Seed or Refurnish. Bring a bottle -Music by DJ Hodguez (Rambunctious Social Club) and Makiwa…

    …At Buckfastleigh Town Hall.

    Organised by Buckfastleigh Community Forum

  • Wildspace Jumble Sale – Sat 26th Oct 2pm

    Posted on October 25th, 2013 andy No comments

    Jumble and Bake sale at the Town hall on Saturday 26th Oct at 2pm. All proceeds to supporting Wildspace community garden…

    For more info contact Click here to reveal email address

  • WE WIN!

    Posted on October 17th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buckfastleigh has won the appeal!

    The planning inspector today returned his decision to support DCC in their refusal of planning permission to MVV/Gilpins attempt to site a waste processing plant for Incinerator Bottom Ash from the proposed incinerator at Devonport in the town.

    This means the town will remain free of hundred of lorries, blasting and dust, thanks to the tremendous effort of everyone in the town to fight this for the last two years.

    Find out more here.

  • ‘The Seed’ – new wholefood store and café in town…

    Posted on July 26th, 2013 andy No comments


    The Seed
    is a new social enterprise in Buckfastleigh located next to Plum hairdressers on Fore St, which is aiming to make nourishing wholesome food available for everyone at a price they can afford.

    The wholefood store will be selling a variety of items both food and non-food at more affordable prices and the café will be providing refreshments and a daily meal comprising of a few healthy delicious dishes sold on a ‘what you can afford’ basis.

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  • AGM & Movie ‘Taking Root’ – Friday 28th June

    Posted on May 11th, 2013 andy No comments

    Taking Root - the vision of Wangari Maathai

    Buck the Trend will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Friday 28th June at Buckfastleigh Town Hall, followed by the movie ‘Taking Root – the vision of Wangari Maathai’ at 7.45…

    To find out more click here

  • ‘The Hunter-Gatherer Way’ – Friday 10th May

    Posted on March 11th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend and Buckfastleigh Library invite you to meet the fascinating local Author Ffyona Campbell

    more here: