Big Green Fortnight 20 May to 5 June 2011

Now that the official Big Green Fortnight programme has been published (see I thought it would be a good idea to point you to a few highlights of particular interest to Transitioners. There are over 75 events p

acked into the two weeks so it’s worth putting some notes in your diary.

The BGF kicks off on Friday 20 May with East Dorset Friends of the Earth’s Eco Fashion Experience at the Pavilion Dance Centre (3–8pm)

On the evening of Sat 21 May there’s a treat in store – a screening of Yan Arthus-Bertrand’s stunning film “Home” at the Lighthouse in Poole (free!). [Incidentally, it’s not part of the BGF but there’s also the Green Party’s Barn Dance at YMCA Winton on Saturday 21st (tickets £5 from]

Next day (Sun 22nd) there’s a rare opportunity to visit Mark’s (from Tatnam Org Patch) amazing Forest Garden in Branksome (42A Gorleston Road, 11–4pm).

Tuesday’s talk by Geoff Jones on “Building an Eco Home from Scratch” at Bournemouth Natural Science Society promises to be interesting. Organised by Dorset Humanists.

On Wednesday 25th PA21 are screening “Age of Stupid” at

Broadstone Methodist Church.

Then on Thursday 26th we have Transition Poole’s cycle-powered film screening and discussion at Hamworthy Fire Station. You’ll need to book in advance because there’s limited places. But invite your friends – we need a good crowd.


28th is the Tatnam Organic Patch Open Day from 11-4.

Then on Tues 31st there’s a pretty hard-hitting film about food at the Lighthouse “Our Daily Bread” (8.30) with discussion. Tickets from the Lighthouse.

Wednesday 1st June Transition BH Hub and Association of Sustainability Practitioners invite you to a talk and discussion on “A Green Economy for Bournemouth and Poole” at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth, 7.30 with Dr Alan Knight of Southampton University. An opportunity to get to grips with the tricky questions around our local economy (see

Fri 3rd daytime is “Public Heath Showcase: Going Green is Good for You” at the Wellbeing Centre, Bournemouth University (10–4).

Sat 4th join in the family fun at the Green Unity Fair, Bournemouth’s first offgrid entertainment and educational event, from midday until 10, Shelley Park, Boscombe. Free.

Finally, Sun 5th June The Big Lunch – in your own neighbourhood!

Further info about all these events at or

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