Monday, 17 September 2018

Minimalism film screening - 10th October

Our friends at the Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum are hosting a film night on 10th October, showing 'Minimalism' - a film that takes the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

Join them on Wednesday October 10th in Room G001 (ground floor) at the university's Gateway Building at the Bedford campus on Polhill Avenue. Start at 7.30 sharp and we finish at around 9.30, allowing time for discussion and the exchange of ideas and potential action.

The event is free but donations are welcome.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Plawking at Teardrop Lakes - 1st September

The next Plawking event organised by Transition Town Milton Keynes is on Saturday 1st September from 5 - 6pm. Meet at MK Station and we will walk over to the Teardrop Lakes, where we will tidy for around an hour.  Hope to see you there! 

Photo from a previous TTMK Plawking event

Facing Up to Climate Reality: Do We Have the Will? - 15th September

Dr Rupert Read, philosopher, teacher, author from the University of East Anglia is coming to the Panacea Museum in Bedford on Saturday September 15th at 2pm to give a talk entitled 'Facing Up to Climate Reality: Do We Have the Will?' as part of The Anthropocene: Of Our Own Making art exhibition and 'eco fair' . The event is free and open to all, and children will be most welcome too. There will also be a talk on palm oil from Greenpeace, Jo Atherton eco art, poetry on environmental themes, stalls on zero waste, community gardening, composting, plant swap table, sewing repair stall (don't throw away that which Ana might be able to repair), a Woodland Trust stall and, to be confirmed, Sustrans with their power generating bicycle.

MK Food Fest - 15th Sep

MK Food Fest- 15th September at Linford Manor Park. Free entry. Visit their website for further details.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Planting Up's foraging walk - 9th September

Join Planting Up for a 2 hour gentle walk to look at the edible and medicinal qualities of plants and their folklore.

Further details on the Planting Up website or sign up via eventbrite

Monday, 13 August 2018

Transition Town Milton Keynes Film Night - The Future Of Bees

Transition Town Milton Keynes warmly invite you to join us for our next Film Night on Thursday 6th September. We will be watching some interesting films about bees and explore what we can do in MK to create more pollinator-friendly habitats in our neighbourhoods and give bees a better future. 

The event is free but we always welcome donations towards our work.  

Hope to see you there! 

Monday, 6 August 2018

Plawking at Caldecotte a great success!

Thanks to everyone who came litter picking at Caldecotte Lake on 4th August. It was a bit cooler by the lake.  We are gradually getting more people which is great. 

Transition Town Milton Keynes plan to run a monthly plawking events on the first Saturday of each month, from 5-6pm at different locations around MK. 

The next event will be on 1th September at the Teardrop Lakes at 5pm (meeting at MK Station). See you there!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Join us for 'Plawking' on 4th August

Join Transition Town Milton Keynes for our next 'Plawking' event on 4th August at 5pm
For those of you who aren't familiar with this term  (like me!) it's essentially litter picking and walking (there is also 'plogging' - litter picking and jogging!)

Meet at the Caldecotte Arms Pub entrance (that's the pub with the windmill) at 5pm. Equipment is provided but please bring your own gloves. We will litter pick for around an hour, and then reward ourselves with a hard earned drink at the Caldecotte Arms (optional).

Transition Town Milton Keynes plan to run a monthly plawking events on the first Saturday of each month, from 5-6pm at different locations around MK. The following event will be on 8th September at the Teardrop Lakes (meeting at MK Station).

Hope to see you there! 

Our merry band of volunteers plawking at the Blue Lagoon

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Planting Up summer social - 5th August

Secrets to gardening success
5th August
10.30 -14.30 at Westbury Arts Studio

Join us for a talk at the Planting Up plot and Westbury Arts Centre gardens as our guest speaker does a show & tell to reveal the secrets to gardening success.

This event will end with a BBQ veggie lunch but before we eat, children can create their own rock art pebble signs for the garden you’ll be shown how to make your own low-cost, home-made compost factory (wormery).

Led by our Master Composter, this wormery workshop will show you everything you need to know about vermicomposting and how to make your own “black gold” for your lawn, flowers and vegetables at home. This demo not only promises to help you save your kitchen waste from landfill but also to save money – no more buying compost and no need to buy a worm bin which can cost anything from £30 – £200+ in the shops.

Reserve your place today by booking your ticket via the Planting Up website.

Tickets cost £15pp or £10pp when you book two or more together. Children under 10 go free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Cyclists - Join Bicycle Bell-ero event on 22nd July!

Bicycle Bell-ero, part of the IF Festival, is on Sunday 22nd July at MK Rose in CMK. More cyclists are needed for this fun event.

This is a unique project that makes cycling into a musical experience for riders and audience. The project welcomes beginners, families, individuals, regular casual cyclists, cycle commuters, active hobby cyclists, cycling clubs and sports cyclists.

Download and read more about taking part here and sign up here.

Visit their website for more information.