End of year celebration and December movie night

Join us for a special end of year movie and celebration. In lieu of our Christmas Picnic, come join us for some food and drinks at the Stirling Arms from 6 pm and then stay for this Christmas themed movie – What Would Jesus Buy?

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“An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America’s mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands – Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement.”

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 9th December

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

Join us for food and drinks and celebrate the year from 6 pm onwards, Movie starts at 7 pm

Entry by donation

November Movie night – Queen of the Sun

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“QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.”
IMDB rating 7.1/10

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 11th November

@The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

6 pm onwards for food and drinks, 7 pm Movie starts

Entry by donation

Peoples Climate March Perth

Despite the terrible weather, nearly 1500 people turned up in Perth for the Global People’s Climate March on the 21st of September 2014. If was a powerful and colourful show of support for action, not words on climate change. If you missed it, check out the great 2 min speech from the rally below, it was a highlight for me.

With fine weather over east there were record turn outs. And combined with the massive 400 000 people who marched in New York this was easily the largest climate march in history! See the front page coverage in the global media here. It even made the West Australian :)

Marches around Australia

Marches around Australia

So be proud and take heart that the movement is growing…. but as the speakers said, this is only the beginning, so sign up to 350 Perth to indicate what you are interested in and learn how to take action to divest, invest or lobby.

Rob Hopkins, the founder of Transition Towns, has written a wonderful piece on the London march – Reflections on the Peoples’ Climate March, London

“At the end of the Peoples’ Climate March in London, the last speaker, from Avaaz, asked the crowd to think of a place, or a person, that they really cherished, and to hold them in their thoughts during a minute’s silence.  To remember who it is that you are there for.  You could have heard a pin drop. It was an incredible moment.  Thousands of people in complete silence outside the Houses of Parliament.” Read the full piece here

And you can still invite some friends over and watch this powerful free movie online: Disruption – http://watchdisruption.com/ (It’s only 50 mins long).