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November Movie night – Queen of the Sun

Queen of the sun poster2

“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).

October movie night – Happy

Transition Town Guildford October Movie night – The HAPPY Movie

Happy poster

The October movie night will be the movie Happy .

“HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.” IMDB rating 7.2/10

RSVP here

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 14th October

@The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

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

Entry by donation, please RSVP to assist the kitchen with numbers