Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Plastic Ocean Film Screening - 24th November



“one of the most important films of our time” David Attenborough
A Plastic Ocean (2017)

Dir. Craig Leeson / 102 mins

Friday 24 November 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)
MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

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A feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.

Following an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors, the film traces their mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface our seemingly pristine ocean.

A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.

Presented in association with Transition MK.
Transition Milton Keynes

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

CAG skill share event - 11th Nov



Join the Community Action Grouo at County Hall in Oxford for the fifth annual CAG Network Skill Share.
The CAG Network Skill Share is the highlight of the CAG calendar and a chance for community groups from across Oxfordshire and beyond to come together to swap ideas and inspiration, take part in training and get expert advice.
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Screening of 'A Plastic Ocean' - 24 November


We are delighted to let you know that we have teamed up with Independent Cinema MK and MK Gallery to show a 'Plastic Ocean', an award-winning documentary by Craig Leeson that makes a powerful impact in the fight to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.


Please join us on Friday 24th November at MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, MK9 3QA

The screening will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 (concessions £4). You can book your ticket here


A Plastic Ocean is a feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. Following an international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors, the film traces their mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface our seemingly pristine ocean. The result will astound viewers - just as it did our adventurers, who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health. During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better. Click here to see the trailer. 


The event will also be the opportunity for you to meet our Transition MK Team.


Cakes and light refreshments will be on sale.


If you have any questions, please contact us at: transitionmkinfo@gmail.com.


We look forward to seeing you there! 



Friday, 3 November 2017

Germaine Greer - Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism


Germaine Greer - Women for life on earth: the inevitability of ecofeminism
7th November at Stantonbury theatre
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Community-led housing workshop on 13th November - only 2 spaces left!

If your area is crying out for decent, affordable housing, then why not consider taking some local action to set your own housing project?


Community Action: MK and Future Wolverton are hosting a free taster workshop to explore the current interest in community-led housing initiatives such as co-housing and community land trusts, and to consider the opportunities that might exist in Milton Keynes for local people to take the lead in addressing their own housing situation.
The workshop will feature speakers representing K1 at Marmalade Lane, the first co-housing development in Cambridge – Frances Wright, a local resident involved in the initiative and Jonny Anstead, Director of Town, who helped to develop it.

What is community-led housing?

Community-led housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. It is usually developed by, with and for a community-led organisation or enterprise, and is controlled and in some cases owned by a community-led organisation or enterprise. These projects aim to solve local problems by working for and with the local community.
Community-led housing can help address issues like affordable housing for:
  • those who are in need (such as unemployed people or single parents)
  • young people looking to buy their first house
  • older residents wanting to downsize
  • Reasonably priced homes for families
  • Housing that meets the community’s wants and needs
  • A long waiting list for council housing



BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Register at: 

communityledhousingworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Bletchley Garden Club - 14th November

Return of ‘All Saints Apiarists’ and to hear more about bees. An opportunity to purchase clear and set honey. Members £1.50 guests 3.50.

Visit the Bletchley Garden Club website for details


MK Soup - 26th January 2018


MK Soup
Friday, 26 January 2018, 7pm
Christian Foundation House, Wolverton

MK Soup is a social enterprise which supports social enterprises- with soup!

Based on the Detroit Soup model, MK Soup is a meeting place for people who would like to make the world a better place- whether through food, community action, sustainability or another idea. MK Soup is organised by the MK Food Revolution and the MK Christian Foundation. On the night of MK Soup you buy a £5 ticket for a bowl of soup and in return, you get to listen to four people pitch their community ideas. At the end of the night, the crowd votes for its favourite idea and the winner takes the profit of the night. Two months later, the group then hears back about what has been achieved with the money.

Click here for more information



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mk Peace and Justice Network - 26th October



Milton Keynes Peace & Justice Network
Public Meeting at The Guildhall,
Thursday 26th October:

7pm for 7.30pm
Guest Speaker, Martha Spurrier,* Director of Liberty 
Church of Christ the Cornerstone,  300 Saxon Gate West,  Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES




* Martha is a barrister and has an exceptional track record in defending people’s rights, raising awareness of threats to fundamental freedoms and holding the state to account for neglect, abuse and mistreatment.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Fight hate crime event 18th oct



The Fight Against Hate campaign team is planning a Day of Action on 18th October 2017 to achieve the following goals:
  • publicly celebrate the children’s hate awareness posters by displaying them in front of the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes city centre
  • launch new hate awareness posters on Arriva Buses
  • engage with power holders, including MK Council and Thames Valley Police and the business community
  • hear testimony from survivors of hate crime
  • learn from other Citizens UK campaigners around the country about different ways of fighting against hate.
For more information and to book visit the eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fight-against-hate-campaign-day-of-action-registration-37942263331 

For a full list of Weaving Trust events visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/citizensmk-8267199117 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Little Norwood Apple Day reminder -14th oct

Little Horwood are hosting their Apple Day on 14th October, at the Recreation Ground, from 12.30 - 4.30pm. Entertainment for all the family!