In 1795 Samuel Taylor Coleridge gave a series of radical lectures in Bristol which questioned religion, attacked the slave trade, condemned the war with France and criticised taxation. They promoted wide debate and were attacked by the city’s merchants. A new Festival of Ideas series, the Coleridge Lectures, looks annually at a theme of interest … Read more

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Bristol 2015 European Green Capital is today launching the initial programme that brings together the events, projects, summits and conferences that will shape the city’s year in the spotlight and a lasting green legacy. Bristol is the first UK city to be awarded the prestigious title and the programme promises to be the best-funded and … Read more

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Venue: Hamilton House 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, Avon BS1 3QY When: 10th July 2014 10am – 5pm This seminar will help you improve your participation and/or facilitation of effective meetings and improve decision-making within your co-operative. The seminar covers: roles in meetings, basic facilitation techniques for idea generation and decision-making tools with an emphasis on … Read more

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Bookings now open 14-16 March (TBC) at Buckland Hall ‘Leadership & Responsibility – How can we best act on our inspiration’? An alliance of ‘Good Causes’ is currently forming to encourage politicians, media and economists to recognise social and environmental imperatives by asking different questions about what creates a ‘better economy’. At this Walk Your … Read more

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What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way! You can repair it at the Repair Café. Bristol’s Repair Cafe had an amazing first event with over 100 people in attendance. Repair Cafe … Read more

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Are you a ‘food activist’ working for justice, peace or coexistence with nature? Are you transitioning from working for others to self-support? The collaborative inquiry aSALT course (Spiritual Activist Leadership Training) may help you sustain your efforts. A Schumacher Institute learning programme, aSALT stands alone and fits well with Pale Blue Dot, the Sustainability Tool … Read more

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11th and 12th January 2014, 10am to 5pm Coexist, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY Looking for ways to live more sustainably but are unsure of how to take action? Join us for a two-day permaculture course that offers positive and practical solutions. Permaculture is a regenerative, ethical design approach that replicates natural … Read more

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Friday and Saturday 20th and 21st December 2013 Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th January 2014 At Stapleton Rd Station, Easton, BS16 1AU • Bare root apple, pear, cherry, gage and plum • Rhubarb • Thornless blackberry • Raspberry • Blackcurrant • Loganberry • Honeyberry • Blueberry • Gooseberry All trees and bushes are UK … Read more

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Susredland’s AGM this year will be on Tues 19th Nov, 7.30, at Rob Haward’s house 7 Exeter Buildings. Drinks will be available. We want as many as possible to come this year as the present officers are standing down and we need to elect a new Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. If you’d like to stand … Read more

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