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    Buck The Trend (Buckfastleigh Transition Town) E-Bulletin – November 2015

    1. Craft Fair – Fri Nov 6th 12am-6pm @ Buckfastleigh Town Hall
    2. Advice Training – Monday 16th November, 2pm @ Town Hall
    3. Meal 4 All – Saturday 21st November 1-3pm @ The Seed
    4. Making Sessions every Monday at 10-12 @ Food Forever
    5. ‘November’ Exhibition (from 31st Oct) @ Jellyfish
    6. Transition Film Festival – Sat 14th/Sun 15th November @ Totnes Civic Hall
    7. Life drawing sessions – Tue 17th November @ Jellyfish
    8. “The Hunt” by Thomas Winterberg – Friday 20th Nov @ Jellyfish
    9. The Seed Talks and mini-workshops every Thursday – 7.30 – 9.30pm @Jellyfish
    10. Yoga Classes – Every Wednesday from 6 -7.30pm @ Jellyfish
    11. Drama group – Sat 21st November 10.30am-1.30pm @ Jellyfish
    12. Climate Change Day of Action 29th November – Co-ordinating our response

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    1. Craft Fair – Fri Nov 6th 12am-6pm @ Buckfastleigh Town Hall
    Craft Market is now on 1st Friday of every month at Buckfastleigh Town Hall.
    Craftspeople and Artisans are all welcome to hire a table. These will be available at £5 each, please book as soon as possible.
    Light refreshments will be available downstairs and a gold coin donation is requested on entry if possible.
    Our first 3 markets will raise funds for a family Xmas party to be held for those who need the extra help this year on 24th December. Last year our food bank fed 1.5% of the population in one day alone in December, this year with everything else it is expected to rise and in a town this size that is alot of people. Let’s help make their Yuletime a merry one. More info from buckcommunitymarkets@gmail.com

    2. Community Advice Training – Monday 16th November, 2pm @ Town Hall
    If you are involved in community or voluntary activity in the community, you are invited to attend a one-off training session entitled “Triggers and Clues”. The course aims to help key people working in the community recognise when someone needs help and where to get it.
    The course is completely free. It will take place at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on Monday 16 November at 2pm and will last approximately 3 hours.
    The training is provided by Training Devon and endorsed by the Citizens Advice Bureaux.
    Places are limited to 20 people and you are welcome to nominate all those interested in attending. It may be necessary to limit numbers per organisation if too many people apply.
    Please reply to clerk@buckfasteligh.gov.uk if you would like to take up some places.

    3. Meal 4 All – Saturday 21st November 1-3pm @ The Seed
    Come and eat (and cook) together at The Seed Wholefood store and cafe 40, Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AA

    4. Making Sessions every Monday at 10-12 @ Food Forever
    Waycotts Orchard, Merriefield Road, Buckfastleigh – followed by lunch.

    5. ‘November’ Exhibition (from 31st Oct) @ Jellyfish
    Four incredible female artists: Sian Natasha Walton – installation/sculpture, Diana Collins – print/drawing, Lisa Evans – installation/writing, Kate Hyland – oil paintings.
    An exhibition inspired by fairytales, the mother, womanhood and inner landscapes.
    ‘Meet the artist days and events in November:

    • Diana Collins – Friday 6th 12-6pm and Saturday the 7th of Nov 3-8pm.
    • POP IN print making workshop with Diana on Saturday 7th from 3-4pm – All ages welcome!
    • Lisa Evans – Wednesday the 4th and Wednesday 18th of Nov from 12-6pm.
    • Sian Natasha Walton – Friday the 13th and Friday 20th of Nov from 12-6pm.
    • Kate Hyland – Thursday the 19th and Thursday 26th of Nov from 12-5pm.
    • Meet the Artist – conversational cafe/bar with screening of Sian Natasha Walton’s 4min film ‘In my Hair’ -
    • All welcome on Saturday the 21st November from 8-10pm for an open, informal evening with the artists and their art. Cash bar.

    6. Transition Film Festival – Sat 14th/Sun 15th November @ Totnes Civic Hall
    Transition Film Festival returns for it’s second year. Loads of good films – I (Andy) shall be going in for the premiere of ‘This Changes Everything’ the film based on Naomi Klein’s hugely influential book (Sat at 7.30pm). Book tickets now.
    “Rooted Spirits” the film made by 7 12-17 year-olds at Jellyfish will be screened as part of this on Sun 15th Nov @ 11am
    http://transitionfilmfestival.org.uk/

    7. Life drawing sessions – Tue 17th November @ Jellyfish
    Our next Life Drawing session is on Tue 17th of November from 7.30 – 9.30pm with a male model. These sessions are with model only, so please bring your own materials. We are open for bookings for the next two sessions till Christmas (two sessions £14 per person).

    8. “The Hunt” by Thomas Winterberg – Friday 20th Nov @ Jellyfish
    Film Study Group / Film Screening Friday 20th of Nov from 7pm “The Hunt” by Thomas Winterberg. (2012, running time 115 min)
    A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
    Entry £3 – bar open and there will be an intro at 7.20pm. You are most welcome to stay for discussion after the film:)

    9. The Seed Talks and mini-workshops every Thursday – 7.30 – 9.30pm @Jellyfish

    • THUR 5th November: Ian Crane – Exposing the dangers of Fracking
    • THUR 12th November: Neil Smith – Economic regeneration in the Community
    • THURS 19th November: Jeremy Holloway – The Beauty Myth
    • THURS 26th November: Ros Maynard – Somatics
    • THURS 3rd December: Rory Valentine – Raphael’s picture of the transfiguration

    Please contact Derek for more information on 644010
    Donations to pay for costs (around £3)

    10. Yoga Classes – Every Wednesday from 6 -7.30pm @ Jellyfish
    with Kim Edwards – £35 for a 5 week yoga course every Wednesday from 6-7.30pm.
    For additional information please contact Kim on 07792 910 785 or 01364 644613

    11. Drama group – Sat 21st November 10.30am-1.30pm @ Jellyfish
    Agata Krajewska is a facilitator and Bodymind Therapist inspired by long term study of “Movement of Being”. She has been holding groups on presence, embodiment and the deep feminine for years. She explores these themes in writing and performance and supports others in their creative expression. Tel. 0779 500 2816
    More info: www.yournaturalpresence.com

    12. Climate Change Day of Action 29th November – co-ordinating our response
    The Paris COP 21 UN climate change conference is fast approaching. There is a climate march planned for Sunday 29 November in London 12.00 -16.00 (more details here). This is due to be the biggest climate march ever and we need to put pressure on our government and others. Are you interested in travelling to London for the march? If so we could organise some local transport or hook up with Ashburton/S Brent or Plymouth…
    Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) are going to the march in London and want to know if anyone else is interested – Contact jemma@plymouthenergycommunity.com
    Last year, BTT members cycled (very visibly) to Totnes to join the demo there – shall we create something local again? (this year as it’s November it could be raining, but do we care??)… thoughts please…

    Raj from Ashburton has proposed the following:
    Shared Planet Parliament, Crockern Tor, Dartmoor, 29th November 2015
    Crockern Tor, in the centre of Dartmoor at Two Bridges, was the seat of the Stannary Parliament back in the 15th century. Miners and officials from the 4 Stannary Towns – Tavistock, Chagford, Ashburton and Plympton – gathered regularly to air their views and make decisions.
    On November 30th 2015 the G7 leaders are meeting in Paris for a crucial summit on climate change. The hope is for a turn around and a pledge for clean energy by 2050.
    On November 29th people will be gathering all over the world in large numbers in towns and cities to encourage the leaders to make the best decisions for future generations.
    The Shared Planet Parliament at Crockern Tor will mark the first of what we hope will become a longer term tradition – an annual event to bring together folk from all parts of Dartmoor and further afield to show our solidarity for a sustainable world.
    We envision people gathering on the morning of the 29th November – rugged up, with packed lunches and thermoses – in the outlying towns and villages, then walking, cycling, horse-riding or mobility scootering, from all directions, to the centre of the Moor, to Crockern Tor, for an afternoon Celebration of Hope. In the early evening there’d be music and stories and maybe food at the Hotel, and then a bus back.
    The vision is to engage the community – children, youth, parents, elders alike – through both walking together and through making, so during the preceding weeks there would be banner-making activities in schools and a community symbol-making project, for example, a large sculpture of an endangered animal that can be towed by bike trailer to the parliament.
    It would be great to identify a facilitator from each town or village to steer a small group of dedicated change-makers of all ages, so that we can easily share the organisational load, and mobilise lots of folk for the Road to a Shared Planet.