Transition Town Lewes 10th Anniversary Celebration Night

How can we really change stuff?

Wednesday 5th July, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) at the Depot Cinema, Lewes. Tickets £10 (£5 concession) available from Includes complimentary drink.

Transition Town Lewes is 10 years old. You are warmly invited to join in the celebrations as TTL asks a panel of writers, economists and local activists the big question: In a world facing its most urgent challenges yet, how can we effect change for the better and do it fast?

Taking lessons of rapid transition from history and current examples of how local communities are working to transform lives, we hope to discover that the solutions to issues like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequality may not be as far away as we often think.

Held in Lewes' stunning new eco-built Depot community cinema and restaurant, with live music from funk reggae band Bring Back the Wolf plus seasonal food and drink available, it's going to be a lively, inspiring and thought-provoking evening - and we'd love you to be there.


Our panel of speakers are:

Andrew Simms - Author of 'Cancel the Apocalypse', 'Tescopoly' and co-director of the New Weather Institute

Howard Johns - Community energy champion, founder of Ovesco and author of 'Energy Revolution'

Alex Kirby - Former BBC Online environmental correspondent and a founder editor of Climate News Network

Helen Meade - Community co-ordinator for the Lewes Railway Land Trust

Zoe Wangler - Executive director of the Ecological Land Co-operative


Lewes Friday Food Market 7th Birthday Celebration

LFM 7th birthday 

Friday 28 July 2017, 9.30am to 1.30pm at the Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes.

Come and join our 7th birthday celebrations with fabulous food, delicious drinks & marvellous music.

More here...


The Lewes Pound Celebrates Lewes

Now we are celebrating the tenth anniversaries of both Transition Town Lewes (TTL) and Ovesco, our local energy company, with more unique LP1 and LP5 notes.The notes as ever will be fully backed by sterling and exchangeable upon request. They will be available in the farmers market on 1st July and of course we will be at the 10th anniversary event at the Depot on 5th July, so you can exchange sterling for the notes and buy food and drinks. more



Latest news from OVESCO

OVESCO is looking forward to "How Can We Really Change Stuff" and celebrating 10 years of both TTL & OVESCO. It’s been an amazing decade from a time when nobody had solar PV to this year when solar PV and wind energy provided 50% of our entire electricity one day in June. 

Sunny Solar School & Hot Solar Thermal

  OVESCO is currently looking at two new projects. The first is called Sunny Solar Schools, which kicks off with a feasibility study to looking at getting solar PV on up to 25 schools across East Sussex. The second project is Hot Solar Thermal, which is looking at the feasibility for solar thermal on leisure centres across the Lewes District. Both projects have initial funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) administered by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). OVESCO is working with Ashden’s LESSCO2 Schools and has already had Ringmer Community College, Newick C of E Primary School and Chiddingly Primary school as the first three schools sign up for feasibility studies. 

For the solar thermal OVESCO has started talking to Wave Leisure to look at firstly look at the swimming pool in Lewes. OVESCO is interested to hear from potential investors and supporters and well as schools in East Sussex with south facing roof space for 100+ solar panels.

More OVESCO news here...


TTL July Social

Monday 24 July 2017, The Lewes Arms

  Don't miss the monthly Transition Town Lewes get-together. If you're new to TTL or just want to find out more, come along and share your ideas, whether you're interested in local food growing, renewable energy, green transport, inspiring films and talks, or something else. Everyone warmly welcome. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177. (There's no room booked so just wander round until you find us!)



Lewes area renewable energy sites


Worth a click...

A little video about electric cars and how they might influence global oil prices as they become cheaper, safer and more reliable:

The Peak Oil Myth and the Rise of the Electric Car


LED Lighting

Confused about lightbulbs and wha to buy? Is it worth changing your existing ones for LED?


Read this excellent new short easy guide: LED Lighting: A Beginner's Guide (2016) by one of our local Eco Open House hosts, Jill Goulder.

And see here for some illustrations of LED ‘warm’ lighting.


Transition Town Lewes (TTL)  is a network of Lewes people. We’re working on local solutions in response to the global problems of climate change, economic change and the end of cheap energy and other resources.

Please get in touch if you would like to meet some of the people involved in project work for TTL.

And don't forget to subscribe to the TTL monthly newsletter to keep up to date with our news and events.

Transition is about the creation of resilient communities. It's not about campaigning but designing. It's about putting in place systems that will help us to deal with the big changes that are on the way. Those changes will be in three main areas: energy, the economy and the environment. Read more and get linked in to the bigger picture!

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Together we can achieve so much more. We’re fuelled by local ingenuity and a passion for positive change in challenging times. This is our town, our future, so get in touch to share your ideas and be involved.

Take a look at our events, read some news and hopefully, get inspired by what you find here.



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