2017 Events

FILM: Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Thursday 27th April 2017, 17.30 - 20.00, Old Tree Cafe, FIELD HOUSE - Preston Barracks, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4GL. £4.50

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Film: Inhabit

Global Divestment Mobilisation Week: 5 - 13 May

Keep It In The Ground Lewes (KIIGL) is now part of the umbrella group East Sussex Divest. At present this comprises fossil free campaigns in Lewes, Hastings and Forest Row and is aiming to include Brighton and Eastbourne. The immediate aim of the campaigns is to persuade East Sussex County Council to divest their Pension Fund investments in all fossil fuels. There are numerous alternative investments such as renewables and housing available to the Fund which will not represent the risk to the fund members in the way fossil fuels will in the future. So far Hastings Borough Council, Lewes Town Council, and most recently on the 6th April Brighton and Hove City Council, have passed resolutions calling on the County Council to divest.  

All three campaigns as well as individuals from Brighton are now gearing up to take part in Global Mobilisation Week. During the period 5th to 13th May fossil free campaigns all over Britain and indeed all over the world will be taking part in demonstrations of one kind or another to raise the profile of the divest campaign and to attract supporters.

Spoon Whittling at Vert Woods

With the onset of early Spring comes a host of great new Courses run by Vert Woods Ltd in Lower Vert Woods. Get close to nature and learn new skills: Spoon Whittling with the Spoon Academy’s Jill Swann on May 6th.

This is our second year of courses and we had some great responses last year. All courses are very affordable at around £55 a day.


For more details click on the Eventbrite links or have a look at the Facebook ‘Vert Woods Family days’ page.

Enquiries: stewart@oneplanetmedia.co.uk

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan consultation dates

Monday 8 May – start of public consultation
Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May – walk-in event at Town Hall
Wednesday 21 June – Close of public consultation


See also: The Living Coast - We are 'The Living Coast'! April 2017

Join us at Every Sort of People 2017

Sat 13 May, Lewes Football Club Stadium, 12pm-8pm
£10, £6 concessions, free for under-7s

Every Sort of People 2017  

Transition Town Lewes is excited to be supporting a brand new community festival to be held at Lewes Football Club this month.

Every Sort of People 2017 is an accessible family festival, featuring live music, DJs, art, food and fun activities for all the family. Transition Town Lewes and local community energy company Ovesco will be there with plenty to see and do on green energy, rain gardens and much more. Look forward to seeing you there.

Daphne Lambert in conversation with Anni Townend

May 13th 2017, 3-6pm. Subud Centre, Station St, Lewes £10  -
Ticket price includes a taste bud sensation!

Daphne Lambert is a medicinal chef, nutritionist and author who has worked for the last 25 years with individuals, schools and organisations to rethink our relationships with food. She is the founder and educator within the charity Greencuisine Trust, which through events, projects and courses brings alive the connections between the health of the individual, communities and the planet.

Anni Townend is a leadership consultant, executive coach and author who for the last 20 years has worked with leaders in diverse organisations to bring about lasting change around relationship with self and each other. Through focused conversation Anni empowers people to make positive changes and encourages the growth of strong and collaborative communities.

Together Daphne and Anni will help to bring a greater understanding to the stories behind the foods we choose to eat and how with every mouthful you can make a difference. More...

In association with Transition Town Lewes.

To book on Eventbrite go to https://tinyurl.com/zjlanlv


TTL 10 years

Daphne Lambert – medicinal chef, nutritionist & author. greencuisinetrust.org

Anni Townend – leadership consultant, coach & author. annitownend.com

For more information contact Sue Fleming 0785577 7715

TTL May Social

7.30pm, Tuesday 23 May 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 see our sign!)

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan drop-in event

Lewes Neighbourhood Plan drop-in event presenting the Draft Plan at the Town Hall

25th May 2017, 1pm - 10pm and 26th May 2017, 9.30am -1pm


Have your say on the future of Lewes!

Our draft Neighbourhood Plan is ready for its Public Consultation which will run 8 May-21 June. Sustaining our community and environment, and creating genuinely low-cost housing are key issues. Drop-in event at Town Hall 25-26 May. http://www.lewes4all.uk/

The Draft
Neighbourhood Plan is now being readied for its next important stage the s ix week Public Consultation which  will begin on 8th May and end on 21st June . There will be a drop-in event presenting the Draft Plan at the Town Hall on 25th May, from 1pm until 10pm and 26th May from 9.30am until 1pm. The full text of the Draft Plan will be available online together with a questionnaire in which you can tell us what you think. There will also be printed versions available of both Draft Plan and questionnaire at the Town Hall and the Public Library. All comments must go via the questionnaire as this is a formal process and everyone’s comments must be properly logged. These comments will then be collated, reviewed and where appropriate incorporated into an updated Draft Plan which will then be submitted to the SDNPA for further consideration.   We will be keeping everyone up to date on our website.  More...

SAVE the DATE - TTL 10-Year Party

SAVE the DATE - TTL 10-Year Party

TTL 10 Years
  The Depot Cinema, Wed 5 July 2017, 7pm onwards
We're celebrating our 10th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, including a very special celebration to be held at Lewes' brand new community cinema, The Depot, on the evening of Wednesday 5 July.
There'll be music, inspiring speakers and delicious food and drink in this amazing (and very eco-friendly) venue. So before the summer holidays start in earnest, join us and look forward to another ten years of creating local solutions to global challenges.

Landport Community Garden - Volunteers

Landport Community Garden is looking for volunteers...


They say "Come and join us gardening, grow vegetables, fruit, flowers. Just turn up on Mondays from 1pm, go through blue door on right of old farmhouse/flats at the end of Landport - Hayward Road.

For more information ring 01273 475 480 or email davidgray194@gmail.com"

Follow them on Facebook...

Lewes Food Market

Don't forget... every Friday morning at the Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes

It's bursting with fresh, seasonal, local produce and competitively priced. See you there!

Lewes Food Market is run by a not for profit, Community Interest Company: Lewes Local, which was set up by Transition Town Lewes Food Group. 

Contact the coordinator (tel: 07824711727) or go via the Lewes Food Market website...

Lewes Organic Allotment Project

Wednesday mornings, 9.30am-12.30pm, Nevill

The Lewes Organic Allotment Project  is a community allotment in Nevill which is also used as a demonstration site for workshops, composting instruction days, school trips, and more.

See the Common Cause website for more info.

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