Brigit StrawbridgeThe Fabulous Brigit Strawbridge is here at Permanently Brilliant again for the year's first Brilliant Bee Safari!
An amazing day of inspiration, secrets and sometimes incredible facts on bees - honey bees, bumble bees and feral or solitary bees - and the extraordinary connections between us and them. :)
Brigit only makes if this far west once in a blue moon so if you fancy a day of laughter, wonder and bee-filled inspiration, this is it. This event is being held as part of Permanently Brilliant's collaboration with the Transition Penwith!
Cost: £10 per adult - which includes a home made soup and bread lunch. :)
What's not to like! Children especially welcome (no charge. :) )
Limited numbers, so please book asap by replying to Manda Brookman at firstname.lastname@example.org after which you'll be sent directions. http://www.permanentlybrilliant.com
The annual celebration of spring and the start of summer. An attempt to "drive the devil of winter out". Meet at 7.30pm at the Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn dressed in seasonal finery (either white or green in colour). Please also decorate yourselves in seasonal greenery and or flowers. At 8pm process from the Tolcarne into Penzance blowing as loudly as possible all manner of horns and whistles and banging drums. Old Ned, The Penzance crow will die three times on route, overcome by the devil of winter, to revive him must blow loudly our horns and whistles until he leaps back to life! All this is followed by a celebration at the Admiral Benbow (approx 8pm) which will be suitably decorated in greenery for the occasion. Event organised by the Cornish Culture Association. http://www.cornishculture.co.uk/
Divest Cornwall petitionHere's a petition that's really worth signing. It asks Cornwall Council to:
1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
Also to reinvest such that Cornwall really can live up to its potential as a renewable energy trendsetter for the UK.
Fossil fuel corporations have 5 times more oil, coal and gas in known reserves than the most conservative climate scientists think is safe to burn. Therefore we have to keep at least 80% of their fossil fuels underground to keep the earth in livable shape. Despite this fact, fossil fuel companies continue to explore for more fossil fuels (for example in the Arctic, or in the UK through fracking) because - with our current economic system - the amount of reserves they have determines their share value.
The original Penzance LETS functioned for many years but is sadly no more. Penwith LETS (Local Exchange Trading Scheme) will carry on the tradition - helping people exchange services with other people in the community without the need for money. The group will be run by and for local people, creating wealth that stays in the area. It puts people in touch with a thriving social network and a great variety of resources and skills. LETS is a way of helping people to help themselves. Everybody has skills and someone out there needs yours!