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Fancy(Bike)Dress?! for Bike Full Day/ Car Free Day 2013

If you fancy not only com­ing to the ‘Strictly Cycling’ per­form­ance out­side the Town Hall at 11am on Sunday but also join­ing in for (some of?) the cycle ride along the Prom and then the cycle track to the Mela at Leith Links, then why not dress up your bike for the occa­sion?!

After the 30 minutes ‘cycle-about’ show (11am to 11.30am on Sunday September 1st 2013) out­side the Town Hall, they’ll take an hour’s break (11.30 to 12.30) before set­ting off from the Cake stand on the Prom at the bot­tom of Marlborough Street at 12.30 to cycle along the prom­en­ade to Leith links, with as many cycle of us as feel like join­ing them!

 

‘Strictly Cycling’ Cycle Ballet: Car Free Day/ Bike Full Day, 11am, 1st September

Not so much Car Free Day as Bike Full Day — Sunday September 1st 2013!

Strictly Cycling (Raysto Images)

Strictly Cycling (Raysto Images!

Strictly Cycling is an excit­ing new ‘cycle-about’ show com­bin­ing impro­visa­tion, cho­reo­graphy and visu­al per­form­ance. The per­form­ance plays with the every­day events and exper­i­ences of rid­ing a bike, adding a hint of the sur­real and com­ic­al, to change the way you think about cyc­ling and your city spaces.

Strictly Cycling is a strolling / cyc­ling, prom­en­ade-style per­form­ance inspired by the flash mob phe­nomen­on. 

The per­form­ance will last about 30minutes.  Then the com­pany will take a break from 11.30 to 12.30 before set­ting off from the Cake stand on the Prom at the bot­tom of Marlborough Street to cycle along the prom­en­ade to Leith links, with as many cycle mob fol­low­ers as feel like join­ing them! So come to the per­form­ance out­side the Town Hall at 11am and

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then join in for as much of the cycle ride along the Prom and then the cycle track to the Mela at Leith Links as you feel like.

 

Orchard work day and pruning workshop 29th June

29th June orch­ard  10.00 till 2.00pm

The sum­mer prun­ing work­shop will be led by David Catt From Borders Organic Gardening Group from 11.00am till 12.00pm. Teaching will be at 11.00 till noon. We are ask­ing for a dona­tion for the tuition (Around £5.00). This will go towards the cost of mow­ing the orch­ard. Bring gloves secateurs if you have them .

350.org’s new film ‘Do The Math’: 29th May, 7pm

Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court , Edinburgh EH4 4TZ

Art For All is delighted to announce that North Edinburgh Arts has agreed to host a film screen­ing of the ground-break­ing film by the 350.org team Do The Math! This film is import­ant in the glob­al and loc­al sense as it encap­su­lates the cur­rent state of the envir­on­ment­al pre­dic­a­ment. It poses tough ques­tions that we all need to ask ourselves. Have we reached a tip­ping point in May 2013 when sci­ent­ists meas­ured 400 parts per mil­lion (ppm) of car­bon diox­ide in our atmo­sphere? 350.org, NASA, and many oth­er sci­entif­ic groups reck­on that we need to reduce our car­bon in the atmo­sphere to 350 for a safe level for the Earth-and ourselves ulti­mately! None of us has the answer indi­vidu­ally, but per­haps togeth­er we do!

Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court , Edinburgh EH4 4TZ Telephone: 0131 315 2151
https://www.facebook.com/www.artforall.org

Pedal on Parliament 2 — Portobello feeder ride: May 19th, 1.30pm

Family friendly cycle to the Pedal on Parliament ride from the Meadows to the Scottish Parliament. 

More details to be pos­ted closer to the event on Sunday 19th May.

Here’s the event for POP2 itself: https://www.facebook.com/events/290581654397071/

More details http://pedalonparliament.org/

An Urban Right to Buy and Grow?

 

“The Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Bill is designed to give people the oppor­tun­ity to step in and improve life on their door­steps and the moribund spaces nearby. The bill is expec­ted to include an “urb­an right to buy”, allow­ing com­munit­ies to pur­chase land and build­ings in a sim­il­ar way to rur­al areas (though wheth­er gov­ern­ment money will be avail­able remains to be seen). It also looks set to provide a “com­munity right to grow”, let­ting groups take over dis­used land while the own­er waits to devel­op or sell it”

 Read more here: 

http://www.localpeopleleading.co.uk/policy-talk/policy-articles/1582/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Supporters+27th+February+2013&utm_content=Supporters+27th+February+2013+CID_53d4df7bd170d224b34955d79392c498&utm_source=Tinder%20by%20Cazinc&utm_term=read%20more

Meeting in Earthy TONIGHT (21st Feb)!

You may already know — but we’ve just heard that there is an open event at Earthy in Porty tonight.

They will be talk­ing about it becom­ing space for loc­al people who want space to work in. The web­site http://www.earthy.uk.com/ calls it a com­munity hub.

The meet­ing starts at 7pm.  This is an oppor­tun­ity to sup­port and devel­op a really valu­able resource in our com­munity (both the shop and the pro­posed com­munity space), so do come if you can.

Hope to see you there!

Fairtrade Fortnight 25 Feb — 9 March

Portobello is now a fairtrade town.   On Tuesday 26 Feb there will be free samples of fairtrade products for cus­tom­ers in Scotmid from 10am — 12 noon.   

Transition Edinburgh networking event

The next Transition Edinburgh net­work­ing event will be Tuesday March 5 . 
This will be hos­ted by Transition Edinburgh University and will be held in the Informatics Centre by George Square.  The time is yet to be con­firmed — likely early even­ing. 
 
It will be open to all – an oppor­tun­ity to share ideas and exper­i­ences.
 
Put it in your diary, and plan to come!

Scots Together is here — this is your opportunity to get involved.

What is it?

Scots Together is a col­lect­ive pur­chas­ing col­lab­or­a­tion which enables res­id­ents of Scotland to get togeth­er to buy their energy more cheaply, by nego­ti­at­ing as a group to get a bet­ter deal with the energy com­pan­ies.

Opens Monday 18 February and closes on Sunday 17 March 2013

Scots Together part­ner­ship between Changeworks, the Eden Project, and uSwitch, based on a suc­cess­ful scheme in Cornwall called ‘Cornwall Together’.

It’s free to access and use. Go to the www.scotstogether.com web­site with a recent energy bill in hand to register your details in order to become a mem­ber of the group.