What’s happening locally?

A Show: ‘Baked Alaska’

About climate change

Commissioned by Christian Aid and others to promote awareness of the effects of global warming, it is to be performed by Riding Lights Theatre Company of York in over 40 towns nationwide.
“The sketches and stories are based on the lives of real people struggling with the effects of man-made climate change. The cast’s comedic antics deliver this important message through satire and metaphor with both humour and impact.”

“It seems incongruous to call a show about climate change fun, but Baked Alaska is.

More information here  See this show locally at:

Alderley Edge Methodist Church, Chapel Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7DU. Monday 19 October 2015

St Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall, Brownley Road, Wythenshawe, M22 0DW. Friday 13 November 2015

Both performances start at 7.30pm

A Film: ‘Growth Busters’

The first of Transition Wilmslow’s 2015-2016 film season

A film exploring the forces that fuel our worship of growth everlasting!

It tackles millionaire real estate developers enriched by public growth subsidies and economists who spin pro-growth propaganda.

More information and links to the trailer on our Film & Cinema section

Friends Meeting House, 1a Bourne St, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD

Thursday 29 October 2015, 7pm for tea and cake, 7.30pm showing, £2 admission

 

Film Night

Our 2014-2015 winter film series is here!

12 November 2014: 7.30pm. Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Alderley Road.

(Please note change of venue)

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice 01The story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. The film received the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming.

 Watch the trailer here

£2 suggested donation – includes tea & cake!

Film Night

Join us for our last film night of the season

Tues April  29, 7.30pm at Wilmslow Library

 we will be screening

No Impact Man’

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Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact!

See the trailer here

Dirt! The Movie!

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Continuing Transition Wilmslow’s film series

Tuesday 25th March 7.30 Wilmslow Library

 “Floods, drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.”

‘Dirt! The Movie’ takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. ‘Dirt! The Movie’ will make you want to get dirty!

Watch the trailer

It’s a waste!

‘Trashed’ – a very thought-provoking film was screened at Wilmslow Library by Transition Wilmslow. 

Our planet is already trashed with our non-degradable waste.  A ‘soup’ of plastic fragments floats in all our oceans; waste dumped on the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean turns up on beaches far away to the west. Incinerating just compounds the problem by creating deadly dioxins rendering adjacent farmland unfit for food production and animal grazing.

We can’t change the past but we can act now for the future.

Transition Wilmslow supports any initiatives involved in waste reduction and recycling.  We would like to hear from you. transitionwilmslow@gmail.com

You might be interested in what is happening locally

Waste Reduction Volunteers and Recycling Champions:

Read about their schemes here

Loved by Lottie:

Making unloved furniture loved again – on Facebook 

Wilmslow Clean Team

see what they do here, contact WilmslowCT@gmail.com 

Trashed The Movie

Want to see Jeremy Irons in Wilmslow?

Jeremy Irons

Come along to an exclusive Transition Wilmslow screening of

Trashed The Movie

(Screened at over 46 film festivals, nominated thirteen times and won 8 awards)

  at Wilmslow Library, Tuesday 25th February 2014, 7.45 pm

  All Welcome!

Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.

See the trailer of the film here

Link in to what’s happening locally – right here!

Sign up to the Waste Reduction Volunteers 2014

Check out the work of a local ‘up-cycler’ here

Catch up with what the Transition Network is doing worldwide

February Newsletter

Film Night

Edible City: Inspirational Film

Tues 28 January: the film showed how San Francisco Bay residents are growing food in urban areas;  Bringing healthy and accessible fresh produce to the inner city.  Much ‘food for thought’ in this film!

Closer to home we can be inspired by

  • Food4MaccDirect   – great local food from over 30 different producers and farmers

  • Incredible Edible Wilmslow replanting unloved plots in Wilmslow town centre with herbs, fruit and vegetables for everyone to enjoy

  • And of course our own Food Group – rounding up a successful year

Food Banks continue to feature in the news.  Wilmslow is no exception in having families and individuals who find themselves in financial difficulty.

Food Friend welcome your help with this: buy a few extra food items when you shop and hand them in to Wilmslow Parish Church.