REconomy LIFT

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The Cinema Museum

2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)



SE11 4TH

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REconomy L.I.F.T. (Local Innovation For Transitioners)

Transforming Local Economies from the roots up

Saturday 25th February, 1.30pm - 6.00pm followed by drinks

Venue: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, Kennington SE11 4TH

Keynote speaker: Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute, new economincs foundation)

See below for the event programme of speakers and workshops.

This REconomy Event is designed by and for Transitioners whether you are new to REconomy or have established REconomy projects in your Transition Town. Hear from current REconomy projects by Transition Towns in London and the South East covering food enterprises, community energy and loads more, find REconomy buddies for future conversations through structured networking, and develop your REconomy skills in skills surgeries.

A celebration of the diversity in REconomy activity across London and the South East to enable us to imagine a new economy and skill-up to make it a reality.

Join the new Transition London and South East Hub and the REconomy Project for an afternoon workshop.

  • Be inspired by leading new economy thinkers and do-ers

  • Develop your vision and thinking on local economic transformation

  • Get practical insights from Transition groups who have food, energy, transport and property enterprises up and running

  • Explore the opportunities for local economy action in your area

  • Be part of hands on workshops to build your enterprise development skills

  • Meet and exchange with fellow Transitioners from across London and the South East

Supported by Friends Provident Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Event Programme of Speakers and Workshops

1. Welcome and Introduction

Lucy Neal - Transition Town Tooting

Lucy will be our host for the event, in 2015 Lucy published her book, Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered highlighting the critical role of the imagination in our collective endeavours, unlocking the imagination will be a powerful ingredient of REconomy LIFT.

Andrew Simms – New Weather Institute, Centre for Global Political Economy, New Economics Foundation

Andrew will be giving a keynote contextualisation of how this local innovation fits into the Bigger Picture.

2. Workshops from Transition Practitioners

Karen Jones and Laura Marchant-Short - Crystal Palace Food Market
Karen and Laura co-founded and run, along with a team of lovely volunteers, the award winning Crystal Palace Food Market which supports small, sustainable farmers, local food producers and promotes local growing and community, creating local employment!

Tom SteeleKentish Town Vegbox
Tom co-ordinates Kentish Town's local and affordable vegbox scheme which offers a weekly selection of fresh, seasonal produce sourced from small-scale organic farms close to London. Profits from the scheme are invested back into the local community.

Richard Watson - Energise Sussex Coast / Schools Energy Co-op & Community Energy South
Richard is going to be talking about Community energy though the lens of both energy installations and energy efficiency.

Chris Rowland - Ovesco, Meadow Blue Community Energy (MBCE), Community Energy South
Chris is going to share his experiences of OVESCO (250kW of roof top solar) and MBCE (5MW solar farm) and the barriers that are making it more difficult to build new projects with a view of what needs to be done to get community energy growing again.

Sarah McAdam - Transition Network
Sarah will be hosting a conversation about What REconomy looks like in your neighbourhood? Perfect if you're new to REconomy.

Duncan Law - Transition Town Brixton
Duncan is a co-founder of Transition Town Brixton and is going to be talking about Local Economic Blueprints / Local Entrepreneur Forums as tools to affect local economic change.

Michael Stuart & Sophia Flucker - Transition Kensal to Kilburn
Michael and Sophia were involved in a project that almost succeeded in turning an empty pub in Queens Park, NW6 into a temporary community hub and learned a lot along the way. We will facilitate a conversation to share ideas including our experience of planning the hub and tell you how to spot an unscrupulous property owner!

3. Skills Surgeries

Catherine Ross - Transition St Albans
Sustainable St.Albans, now in its second year, is a festival of over 100 sustainability events across the district. It has enabled Transition St Albans to reach beyond 'the usual suspects' and engage a wide range of local people, businesses and organisations in Transition and REconomy. Catherine will explore how you can replicate Sustainable St Albans Week in your area .

Jo Taylor - REconomy Project
Jo has Co-Produced the event and will be running a skills surgery on Fundraising.

Sam Allen - REconomy Project
Sam will be leading on a skills surgery on Communication - how do you shout about your projects and get people along?

Hilary Jennings - Transition Town Tooting
Hilary will be running a Skills Surgery on Local Partnerships that strengthen projects through diversity.

Philip Tulba - Locality
Philip will be exploring and discussing legal structures for social enterprises.

Jane Langley & Preeti Bonthron - Blue Patch
Bluepatch is an on-line catalogue of the 'go to' online marketplace for exceptional and sustainable British made products and services.Their members are trailblazers, innovators and inspiring creatives - the driving force behind the new economy.

Jane and Preeti describe their workshop as a 'romp through a business plan'. Bring your business ideas and leave with a basic plan and next steps.

Format and Encouragements for Participants:

• For both parts we will encourage participants to use their 2-feet should they feel their attention is better used elsewhere i.e. people can change workshop mid-way through if they choose

• We will provide flipchart paper, pens etc for notes, It'd be great to capture conversations and key learning points, as appropriate.


Who is running the workshop?

This workshop is being run by the Transition London and South East Hub, in partnership with REconomy Project UK, and supported by Friends Provident Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nearest tube/train stations: Kennington (Northern Line) and Elephant and Castle (Northern and Bakerloo lines, and BR) are both within easy walking distance.

Bus routes: Routes 109, 133, 155, 159, 196, 333 and 415 stop within 3 minutes’ walk; 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 148, 168, 171, 172, 17, 188, 468, 453, C10, 363, 343, 344 and P5 all stop at the Elephant and Castle; additionally routes 3, 59 and 159 along Kennington Road are also under 10 minutes’ walk away.

Parking: Cycle parking provided. Limited car parking is available at the Museum. At weekends there is free parking in surrounding streets.

Is the venue accessible?

Wheelchair access is via the main venue entrance. There is a lift to the first floor where we are meeting. The venue has an accessible toilet. If you have any specific needs on the day, please let us know in advance by contacting John Clingan.

What can I bring into the event?

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring cakes / biscuits to share at tea time.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Check the facebook event page and post your question there. If that doesn't work or is not appropriate, email John Clingan.

What's the refund policy?

Email John Clingan if you wish to apply for a refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We'll check your name on the door.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Email John Clingan.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, Well, it might be. Depends whether we have a waiting list. Email John Clingan.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That would make it difficult. Please email John Clingan if you wish to transfer your ticket.

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