Transition Penwith is an initiative that works to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from Energy, Economics and the Environment.

The Game is Rigged: It’s Time to Change the Game

27 April 2015 - 4:30pm - 22 June 2015 - 9:30pm
Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives

The Penwith Game Changer Intensive is an eight-week course structured around a weekly group meeting, and features videos, readings, and activities that allows for group interaction in structured discussion, designed to educate, inspire, and equip us to be pro-activist leaders, “game-changers” in our communities. Drawing on some of the most groundbreaking evolutionary activism and thinking available on the planet today, the course is based around the Pachamama Alliance's acclaimed ”Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” documentary and its follow-up “The Game Changer Intensive”. Using thoughtfully selected videos, readings, and rich, facilitated discussion topics designed to open up the possibilities for decisive effective action, we will explore what is possible for humanity on a global scale, and specifically:

What is possible here in Penwith?

Do you have a “green” home?

Have you insulated your home, put solar panels on your roof, installed a smart meter or even built your own eco home? If so, and live in the Penwith area then community group West Cornwall Community Renewables (WCCR) would like to hear from you.

Following the success of our recent ‘Power to Penwith’ project we are organising a Green Open Homes event in May and are looking for householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, who would be willing to share their experience and their homes with other local people interested in installing green home improvements.

We’re interested in people’s homes with all types of improvements, from installing an energy efficient boiler or carrying out simple draught proofing measures to those who have undertaken a full green makeover and invested in renewable energy.

Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Book Launch

7 May 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Edge of the World Bookshop, Market Jew Street, Penzance

At a time when consumers are increasingly interested in the provenance of fresh, local food, and when the revival of Cornwall’s popularity has made the county into more than just a tourist destination, this timely book sets a benchmark for our knowledge and appreciation of wild foods and how they may be foraged, prepared and cooked.
A handy identification guide, sumptuous recipe book and delightf ul source of inspiration, Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly offers an accessible introduction to foraging in a special and distinctive landscape. It covers over twenty wild edibles – flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds, shoots and seaweeds – and will appeal to all who want to access fresh, local ingredients, while enjoying a walk in the country or by the sea.
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Neighbourhood Plans need your input!

Penzance Neighbourhood Plan is still in its initial consultation phase. The Penzance exhibition is now out on the road, with visits to each of the Villages that make up the Parish - Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor and Gulval. Please complete the online survey here:

The Hayle Neighbourhood Plan is also in the early stages of its schedule. If you live or work in Hayle please complete their "Aims and Objectives" questionnaire at:

St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Draft and documentation has now been submitted to Cornwall Council. For more detail see:

Penwith Economic Blueprint: The Next Step

22 April 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives

The Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceThe Blueprint Map which came out of the ConferenceA follow-up to the successful 'Re-thinking Our Economic Future' conference in February took place in St Ives on March 16. The conversation continues on the Local Economic Blueprint for Penwith and a number of next steps were identified. This April meeting will look at progress so far and identify how to take the work forward. Don't worry if you didn't make it to the conference or March meeting, come along anyway! For more info, contact Lucy at

Big Re-think is Big Success

Transition Network said that the Roadshow "engaged so many people in the local community in so many ways, which was inspiring. The event has opened up a lot of opportunities for Transition to develop... Read more

Flash mob choir in Penzance as part of the Transition Penwith Roadshow 2015 from Storylines on Vimeo.

Singers from local choirs (Levow an Bys, Dawn Chorus and Perran Voices) led by Pip Wright singing in Penzance from Storylines on Vimeo.

Saturday local food market in Penzance!

25 April 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Methodist Chapel Forecourt, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4BE

The Chapel Street Farmers' Market is held in the forecourt of the Methodist Church on Chapel Street, Penzance, every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. A variety of local growers and producers are there each week selling organic vegetables, plants, bread and other fresh local produce, and the market hopes to have a butcher and a fishmonger soon. Please make it part of your weekly shop to visit the Chapel Street Farmers' Market and support your local growers!
Stalls available for chemical-free growers and producers now. They also need lots of help advertising the market (putting up posters etc.) and finding potential new stallholders to approach. Let them know how you can help. Please contact the organisers on for more information.
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Bushcraft, Green Woodwork and Traditional Archery Courses

15 April 2015 - 12:00pm - 22 August 2015 - 12:00pm
Plan-it Earth, Chyena, Sancreed, Penzance TR20 8QS

These short courses are designed for those wishing to spend more time enjoying and living with nature, and are based in woodland / coppice in Sancreed, West Penwith. From basic bushcraft and survival to deeper and more advanced skills these courses offer a wealth of knowledge from a woodsman who uses them regularly in his work.
Contact Greg on or 07776 223337 for booking

Field Archery and Bowmaking Basics
Course Length; 1 day
Course fee: £75.00
Age: 14 years+ (all children to be accompanied by an adult)
Course Dates: Wed April 15 / Bank Holiday Mon May 25 / Thu Aug 20

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