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

    1. Felted soap making – Food Forever – Mon 7th December 10-12 @ Waycotts Orchard
    2. Buckfastleigh Town Councillor Election: meet the candidates –  Sun 13th Dec 4pm @ The Globe. ELECTION – Thur 17th December
    3. Devonia Site development workshop – Mon 14th December 7-9pm @ Town Hall
    4. Bat Walk – Tue 15th December, 1.00pm-2.45pm @ Millennium Green
    5. Meet the artist: Lisa ClassWed 9th December 2-6pm/Tue 15th December 12-6pm @ Jellyfish
    6. “Creative Performance Group” with Agata Krajewska – Sat 12th Dec 10:30-1:30 @ Jellyfish 
    7. Family Yule Film Screening – Friday 18th Dec 6pm @ Jellyfish
    8. Family Santa Lucia light parade / Carols on the Green – Saturday 19th Dec @ Jellyfish/Millennium Green
    9. “Touching the Stillness Within” – Solstice Women’s Gathering with Agata Krajewska – Sun 20th Dec 4pm-6pm @ Jellyfish
    10.  Magic Yule Concert by Alex Knight & Luc Walpot, Wed 23rd Dec – 7pm  @ Jellyfish
    11.  Life drawing session – Tuesday 15th December  7.30 – 9.30pm @ Jellyfish
    12.  Social reading groups – Tuesday 16th December @ Jellyfish
    13.  Town Guide – contributions please

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    1. Felted soap making – Food Forever – Mon 7th December 10-12 @ Waycotts Orchard
    Felted soap gift – Bring your favourite bar of soap, and learn to felt it into a beautiful colourful gift. Volunteers participate for free, a contribution of £5 towards materials and lunch.
    Food Forever at Waycotts Orchard, Merriefield Road, Buckfastleigh presents Making Sessions every Monday at 10-12, followed by lunch.

    2. Buckfastleigh Town Councillor Election: meet the candidates –  Sun 13th Dec 4pm @ The Globe.
    ELECTION – Thur 17th December

    Come and meet the candidates for the vacant seat on the Town Council at the Globe on Sunday afternoon – or find out more about the candidates here: http://www.buckfastleigh.gov.uk/town-councillor-position-vacant/ . Remember to vote for a new councillor for the vacant seat on the Town Council on Thursday 17th December.

    3. Devonia Site development workshop – Mon 14th December 7-9pm @ Town Hall
    The Devonia site is the geographic heart of the town – The Town Council has successfully applied for technical assistance funding from the Government to consult further on this important site and have engaged a specialist consultancy called AECOM to carry out a planning exercise.
    The Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan group is holding a meeting on 14th December to find out more about the community’s views regarding this crucial site.
    The evening, which will be hosted by AECOM, will provide a chance for the community to put forward and discuss its views on how the site should be used, which will help guide the landowner in determining the nature of any development.
    The evening will be fairly informal and all are welcome.
    Everyone is welcome to attend and input to the process and we hope to have representation from the site owners and from Dartmoor National Park

    4. Bat Walk – Tue 15th December, 1.00pm-2.45pm @ Millennium Green
    Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project invite you to join us for an afternoon walk to find out more about the local greater horseshoe bats and their habitats.
    Meet at the Millennium Green, Buckfastleigh from 12.45pm – We will look at habitats and management in the area, including a visit to Higher Kiln Quarry. Strong footwear and suitable clothing are essential as the walk will include steep steps, rough ground and fields.
    To book your place please email reception@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

    5. Meet the artist: Lisa ClassWed 9th December 2-6pm/Tue 15th December 12-6pm @ Jellyfish

    6. “Creative Performance Group” with Agata Krajewska – Sat 12th Dec 10:30-1:30 @ Jellyfish 
    Work with presence, body awareness, improvisation, writing, storytelling and self-discovery through performance. £15. Booking/information 0779 500 2916  agata@yournaturalpresence.com  www.yournaturalpresence.com

    7. Family Yule Film Screening – Friday 18th Dec 6pm @ Jellyfish
    “The Wishes for Cinderella” by Vaclav Vorlicek. (1973, running time 82 min)…family – drama – fantasy…Age 8+ …Life changes dramatically for Czech housemaid Cinderella when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts. Entry adults £3/kids £2 – cafe/bar open, popcorn on the house and there will be an intro at 6.20pm. Film starts at 6.30pm. You are most welcome to stay for a discussion after the film.

    8. Family Santa Lucia light parade / Carols on the Green – Saturday 19th Dec @ Jellyfish/Millennium Green
    Invite along family, children and friends – bring white/light clothes and a lantern/candle and join us in Jellyfish at 4.30pm to sing along and learn the Santa Lucia song – light parade starts at 5.30pm – followed by the annual lovely event Carols on the Green.

    9. “Touching the Stillness Within” – Solstice Women’s Gathering with Agata Krajewska – Sun 20th Dec 4pm-6pm @ Jellyfish
    A space for women to rest into the silence and darkness of this time of year, connect to the “womby” feeling within and without. Body mediation, presence, rest, journeying, dropping below the mind.  £10. Booking/information 0779 500 2916  agata@yournaturalpresence.com  www.yournaturalpresence.com

    10. Magic Yule Concert by Alex Knight & Luc Walpot, Wed 23rd Dec – 7pm  @ Jellyfish
    Intimate Yule Evening of live Classical, Baroque & Romantic Celtic Harp & Classical Guitar Music. With the Wonderful Alex Knight & Luc Walpot – Music from England, Ireland & Europe – featuring  O’Carolan, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Bar open with Mulled Wine, home made Mince Pies, stilton & cranberry cheeseboard.
    Doors open at 7pm, tickets £10 at Jellyfish or online at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339713

    11. Life drawing session – Tuesday 15th December  7.30 – 9.30pm @ Jellyfish
    Our next Life Drawing session is with a male model. These sessions are with model only, so please bring your own materials. £7 per person.

    12. Social reading groups – Tuesday 16th December @ Jellyfish
    Tuesday 16th at 1.30-3pm – ‘The Reading Lounge’, a come-and-try-it-out social reading group just for women. (£8) Contact Sarah Hopkins 07976504622
    Tuesday 16th at 8-9.30pm – ‘The Book Shed’, a come-and-try-it-out social reading group just for men. (£8) Contact Sarah Hopkins 07976504622.

    13. Town Guide – contributions please
    Town Councillors, staff & volunteers are now producing next year’s Town Guide. The theme is to be our natural environment – the town’s ecology, countryside etc. The guide is designed mainly to appeal to tourists. The guide will follow the overall template of previous editions in that it will include useful visitor information and contact details i.e. lists of B&Bs, camp sites, the main tourist attractions and a map – so all of that is covered.
    If anyone would like to submit content, or has suggestions for things that are important to include, can you let us know ASAP as the deadline for content will be January. Contact clerk@buckfastleigh.gov.uk