Tomorrow – Beyond the Exam Factory

Come and share ideas of how we can make our education system fit for the future!
Monday 21st May, 8-10pm. The Grafton, NW5 3LG

What is education for?
How do we educate for active citizenship?
Who decides the curriculum?

Join our panel of students, parents and professionals to discuss how to move education forward. Includes extracts from the award winning film ‘Demain’, which features ways local people are working together to develop local solutions to global problems.

Tomorrow – People Power Local Democracy

An inspiring free film, rant and debate. Have your say on our Pop-up Soap Box/dish
Monday 23 April | 8:00-10:00pm @ The Grafton Pub, NW5 3LG.

Come and share ideas on how we can create a more participatory local politics, active citizenship and bottom up democracy. Event includes talk from Frances Northrup from amazing New Economics Foundation.

Includes extracts from the award winning ‘Demain’ which features ways local people are working together to develop local solutions to global problems.

Tomorrow – Transport

An inspiring free film and discussion event.
Monday 29 January | 8:00-9:30pm @ The Grafton Pub, NW5 3LG.

Come and share ideas on the future of transport in London. Hear from the champions of alternative transport. Let’s bust pollution from our streets. Includes extracts from the award winning ‘Demain’ which features ways local people are working together to develop local solutions to global problems.

Mid-Winter Gathering

Saturday 2nd December 12-3pm
The Listening Space
@ The Caverhsam Group Practice NW5 2UP

Free event

So what will be happening at The Midwinter Gathering ?
  • Laughing Yoga Session
  • Clothing and Toy swap shop – bring any unwanted but useable clothes or toys and help yourself in return (ideally drop off any items by  Friday 1st December).
  • Seasonal Crafting – volunteers will be running crafting tables.
  • Live Music at the buskers stand – please feel free to play and share your talents on the day.
  • Seasonal Food and Drink – please bring a bowl and spoon if you can; if you would like to bring food for sharing, ‘finger food’ is best, and if you are happy to share recipes we will upload these to our website. A group of us will be cooking on the day with surplus food.

Camden Air Action Picnic

Join us to stretch out summer and share dreams & bright ideas for cleaning up the air in our back-to-school lives in Camden. We’ll be spreading our picnic blankets alongside the Stone of Free speech on the grassy east facing slopes of Parliament Hill. (If you’re coming from Highgate Road, head up the hill on the paved path that runs up behind the Café, and you’ll find us on the right. If you are coming from the south, just keep going over the shoulder of the hill beyond the bandstand.)

Everyone welcome at this family friendly information sharing social event. Bring a picnic blanket and food and drink to share. Maybe skipping ropes and frizbees to entertain the kids? Get the latest updates on local and London wide action to end air pollution – especially to improve conditions around our local schools. Share stories of summer travels and local events. Catch up with friends and make new contacts for cleaning up the air we breathe.

Bring friends & family, or just yourself, to indulge in some Blue Skies Thinking on ways we can work together to co-create clean air communities in Camden.


Trail of Well-Being

Come and join us for an inspiring tour of our new green spaces off Kentish Town Road. The ‘Well Beeing Garden‘ at the James Wigg practice will open from 11am-12:30 for a FREE LAUGHTER YOGA session. Stop for live music at the Platform 1 Cottage Garden at KT overground station between 1:00-2:30pm.

Stop off at our pop up Camden Air Action stall and find out how green spaces help counter pollution. The day will finish at ‘The Listening Space’ at The Caversham Group Practice between 3 – 5pm where FREE TEA AND HERB SCONES will be served!

For more info:

Clean Air Future Energy Event

Camden Air Action Clean Air Future Energy (CAFÉ) event

At the start of 2017, the Camden Air Action network invites you to a café style event on developing practical local clean air solutions. Concerned individuals, TRAs, Neighbourhood Forums, campaigning groups. health professionals and local councillors: all welcome.

Come along and join the café style discussion table that most reflects your interests for exchanging clean air action information and ideas. And help generate the buzz of energy and ideas we need to build creative clean air solutions. Table topics include creating clean air routes to school; clean fuel transport; organising awareness raising clean air community events; green fuel home energy; developing Camden’s air activist network for stronger mutual support, and maximum effectiveness. Followed by free networking/ social time.

Come along to share your vision of the communities and streets you want to live in, and to raise a glass to a greener, cleaner air Camden.

The Listening Space

The Listening Space – a truly inspiring new eco-therapy project/community space coming to Kentish Town

The team at Transition Kentish Town has been asked by the most wonderful, inspiring Camden doctor – Dr Jane Myat, from the Caversham NHS Group practice in NW5. Jane has asked us to collaborate on turning a really neglected, derelict huge courtyard to be found between Leighton Rd and Peckwater, NW5. The site has not been used for years, and is aimed at being turned into a bucolic garden that could really help patients, and bring the community together. Jane’s words of how many of her patients were victims of war, isolated folks, people cut off from society really spoke from the heart. We want to help her turn The Listening Space, into a place where she and her fellow doctors can listen to patients; a space where we can grow veg and fruit; herbs and plants which originate from as many places around the world as her patients come from. We are going to build a cob pizza oven for regular bread making. We want The Listening Space to provide a truly multi-cultural environment.

The Story

We are a group of NHS health professionals, artists and gardeners who are working together to build a community garden and therapeutic space to enrich the clinical work we do. Our daily practice has shown us the importance of connecting to each other: as doctors, patients and colleagues, to the natural environment and to the food we eat. We recognise how difficult this can be.

Our purpose is to provide a safe and convivial outdoor space to improve physical and mental wellbeing by providing opportunities to increase activity, social networks, skills and confidence. The project specifically aims to benefit those in our community who find it difficult to access other services and for those where no other provision exists.

We hope we can count on your help and support to raise the funds for the initial groundwork to launch our scheme. Here is the link to the crowdfunding page

Many thanks in advance to anyone would like to contribute – there is no obligation but if you would like to contribute, however small the amount, it will all make a difference….and if you feel able to spread the word via your facebook pages that would be fab!

For starters, Saturday November 19th has been earmarked as the ‘Big Dig’ day when we plan to have a big tidy up, bring in manure, plant some bare rooted fruit trees and other things depending on funds raised. I hope you will agree that this is a good opportunity for us all to be involved in something creative and positive and improve our working environment in the process.

Many thanks

GP Jane

Caversham Group Practice 4 Peckwater Street

London NW5 2UP