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.

Happy New Year!

What is Transition Wilmslow up to this year?

We already have quite a few events happening in January.

Join us for our first Film Night of the year:

Tuesday 28th January, 7.15 for 7.30 at our usual venue – upstairs room of Wilmslow Library.

We are showing a fast paced, quirky and fun feature length documentary called “EDIBLE CITY”. It is about the local good food movement that is taking root in San Francisco Bay and across the world, including here in Cheshire!

More information including trailers at www.ediblecity.net

No charge, but donations to cover costs will, of course, be welcome!

We are busy with our Groups and Meetings too:

  • Lindow Moss Group is meeting on 7th January at 8pm Quaker Meeting House to discuss plans going forward

  • Green Drinks our social get together on 14th January from 8pm, usual venue – Coach & Four, Wilmslow

  • Steering Group meeting on 15th January at 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House.  Come along and help us plan our activities for the coming year

  • Energy Group meeting on the 16th January at 15 Hawthorn Lane at 7.30pm

For more information on all of the above, follow the link below:

January 2014 Events Newsletter

What did we do in 2013?

It was a busy year for Transition Wilmslow.  It’s all in the 2013 Round Up Newsletter

And also….

Introducing a new cinema concept in Macclesfield from Cinevangelist– see films for free!  Interested? You can find out more on our Film & Cinema Page

TW Film Night Wednesday 3rd April

Transition Wilmslow welcomes you once again to a film night.  The venue is Wilmslow Library, Wednesday 3rd April 7.30pm.

This time we are showing two thought-provoking short films; ‘The Story of Stuff’ and ‘The Story of Change’.  Please join us for these viewings – it may just change forever the way you look at all the stuff in your life!  Discussion afterwards with tea/coffee and biscuits provided. Click here for more information Story of Stuff

TW Film Night “The Economics of Happiness” Wed 6th March

The-Economics-of-Happiness-1-300x220Award winning documentary the Economics of Happiness is getting its Wilmslow premiere at an event at the Wilmslow Library on Wednesday 6 March at 7:30pm.

The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalisation and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future.

Both hard-hitting and inspiring, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ demonstrates that millions of people across the world are already engaged in building a better world. The film shows that countless people are united around a common cause: rebuilding more democratic, human scale, ecological and local economies – the foundation of an ‘economics of happiness’.

The hour-long documentary features stunning images, as well as a powerful chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile. The screening will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for discussion.

The Economics of Happiness is a project of the International Society for Ecoology and Culture. It has received widespread acclaim and has won several awards, including best in show at the 2011 Cinema Verde Film Festival. Renowned eco philosopher and author Joanna Macy said: “It is good news indeed to find so persuasive an explanation of our ailing world as ‘The Economics of Happiness.’ This film connects the dots between climate chaos, economic meltdown, and our own personal suffering – stress, loneliness, and depression. It presents the localisation movement as a systemic alternative to corporate globalisation, as well as a strategy that brings community and meaning to our lives.”

Entrance to the event is free, but donations to Transition Wilmslow to help cover costs and fund future events will be very welcome.