SUNDAY 8 JULY: FREE EVENT hosted by members of the local Transition Towns network and LUX Centre in Waterlow Park, featuring highlights from the acclaimed French documentary film ‘TOMORROW’ (‘Demain’, with English subtitles)’ followed by an informal mingling of people and ideas over locally sourced seasonal refreshments in Waterlow Park’s Kitchen Garden.
LUX Centre, Waterlow Park, and Waterlow Park Kitchen Garden, Waterlow Park Highgate Hill, Highgate, London N6 5HD
6-9pm (Screening 6-7pm; refreshments and celebration 7-9pm)
CELEBRATE: Join us to celebrate some optimistic futures that are unfolding around the world, and to find out about ideas for a friendlier, fairer and more sustainable future right here in North London, generated by our own local season of ‘TOMORROW’ film café debates. Share the buzz, add your voice to the debate, vote for the ideas you like best and find out about getting involved.
‘DEMAIN’: AN AWARD-WINNING MOVIE: From its crowd funded origins as an indie documentary, to becoming winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2016 French Film ‘Cesars’, ‘Demain’ has become a hugely influential focus for sharing inspiring ways ‘ordinary’ people are working together to the solve ecological, economic and social challenges facing local communities across the globe.
FREE EVENT – Donations welcomed to support further film making by the ‘Demain’ team, and help kick start local projects.
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.
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.
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.
Transition Kentish Town invites you to join us in a viewing of this inspiring documentary. It’s a positive response to the global ecological crisis and a celebration of local people all over the world who are creating innovative solutions.
When: Monday 17 October
Where: The Grafton (upstairs), 20 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LG
Responding to warnings that the planet may be on the verge of a mass extinction cycle unseen since the last Ice Age, ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion and actress-filmmaker Melanie Laurent set out on a multinational voyage. During their trip, they met community pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education. By shedding light on these positive and progressive initiatives, they document the emergence of what could be tomorrow’s world.
“It’s fascinating how, as a species and as a culture, we are brilliant at imagining our own extinction. We make films about whether we’ll all be wiped out by zombies or nuclear bombs or diseases or robots or aliens. But where are the films about us actually turning something round and… solving the problem? We don’t really have those films. Human beings are so ingenious and creative, we could do extraordinary things, but for that we need to tell ourselves those stories.” Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns
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