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.

Hayle Hub Social & Planning Gathering for June 2016

6 June 2016 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Cornish Arms, 86 Commercial Road, Hayle TR27 4DX

A reminder that the next Hayle and Area Hub Social and Planning Gathering will be after half term on Monday 6th June at the slightly later time of 7.30pm in the function room in the Cornish Arms, Commercial Road, Hayle. A chance to catch up and connect with the ongoing community projects in Hayle and surrounding area and bring your ideas and energy too! If you live in the Hayle district then we hope that you can make it along!

Open Farm Sunday

5 June 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Penzance TR19 7RD

Farm Tours with Growers, Cow Shed Cafe, Meet the Bees and see the site of the new Bosavern Community Farm Bee Education Centre. There will be bee-themed Arts and Craft activities with guest Artists, a fun super-speed photo competition with Ellie Smart Photography, and brilliant Bumble Bee Safaris and talks with the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and lots more...
This is a perfect oppourtunity to visit Bosavern Community Farm if you haven't already and - even if you have - it's a good chance to see how the farm has come on since Open Farm Sunday 2015... there's always something new to see.

So come along, meet the Team, enjoy some farm-grown food with great views over to The Scillies and have a relaxing Sunday!

Fabulous You!

10 June 2016 - 7:00pm - 11 June 2016 - 12:00am
The Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Penzance TR18 4HG

Discover people and services in your community who can empower you with skills and support to create a good life. Also join a spectacular fashion show. Let the good times roll from 9.15pm as Madam Fandango’s Theatrical Dance Co. leads into DJ Ralph Mayles disco party till midnight. Tickets are £10 in advance from M & Co, 32 Market Jew St, Penzance TR18 2JF. Also contact Judith on 07855648239 to book show tickets and daytime exhibitor tables: prices from £10—£30.
Over 40 local professionals will be sharing their expertise and providing you with information on training, courses and taster experiences. Try Kriya Yoga, Reflexology, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, DISC personality test, Indian Head Massage. Have a beauty treatment and browse vintage clothes. Get creative with dream boards and more at the activity tables. Tasters from £5.

Population Growth and Global Sustainability

15 June 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

West Cornwall Friends of the Earth are organising this talk and Q&A by Dr Stephen Bown, Trustee of Population Matters. He will be introduced by FoE group members Chris James and Monique Schneider - published authors on the topic of overpopulation.

"The Earth is finite. Already we are using natural resources at a rate that is 50% greater than is sustainable. Wildlife has declined by 50 % since 1970. The main underlying reasons are human over consumption and over population. Human ingenuity and technology cannot keep up with the increasing demand for renewable, natural resources. This presentation will describe how the global population is changing, where there is progress in stabilising numbers at sustainable levels and the factors that are holding back progress in other areas."

Cornwall: A Million Acts of Sanctuary

Cornwall: A Million Acts of SanctuaryCornwall: A Million Acts of SanctuaryCornwall is mobilising.
From the border with England to the north, to way down in the wildness of the west, people are taking action in countless ways across our extraordinary county to offer sanctuary to those people, adults, children, grandparents, young couples, and individuals caught up and forced to abandon their homes and seek sanctuary somewhere across Europe and the Middle East. It's hard to imagine what it must be like to be as desperate, and how much you have to hope for some compassion in others, as you look for safety. There are a million ways offering sanctuary: if you're not sure how, and you want to join in then take a look at:

True Nature

An exhibition at Morvah School House near Pendeen, Penzance TR20 8YT which will run until Friday June 3rd 10:30am - 4:30pm (closed Mondays). The detritus, turmoil, joy, beauty and adornment experienced in our everyday lives. Sculpture, writing, painting, photography and jewellery from Penwith artists and makers: Cathie Ashley, Graham Russell, Jane Haskings, Justin Holland, Natalia Hamon, Glenda Fletcher and Gillian McWilliam. Sorry but the venue is not accessible to wheelchairs users.

Future Tracks Summer 2016 Programme

Greg Dyer says that the hazel, ash, oak, sweet chestnut and willow he cut this Winter is already budding up and coming into leaf. It's beautiful to be in the woods at this time of year when everything is turning from grey to green. As well as his regular bushcraft and green woodwork sessions he's also offering traditional archery beginners courses this summer. "Have-a-go" traditional archery days can be booked throughout the summer (see dates below) where everyone gets a chance to shoot traditional bows at animal targets in the woods. It's the best way to start the journey to making your own bow! All the courses will be run from his new and improved outdoor studio space in the woods at the re-vamped Living Well Centre in Sancreed (see for details of accommodation available on site) so be assured that you will be able to stay dry and have a cup of tea by the fire even on the wettest days. If you're interested in any of the courses then email Greg at or call 07776 223337 to book a place.

Have-a-go At Traditional Archery

Critical Camping Events on The Lizard

4 June 2016 - 2:00pm - 5 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston TR12 6HU

Critical Camping at Kestle BartonCritical Camping at Kestle BartonFive more weekend events throughout the Summer of 2016
4 – 5 June
2 -3 July
23 – 24 July
3 – 4 September
24 – 25 September

Paul Chaney will lead these Critical Camps: a season of workshops and talks by invited artists, thinkers and scientists, at Kestle Barton Rural Centre for the Contemporary Arts, located on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall.

Critical Camps will explore topics raised by Chaney’s ongoing research project Lizard Exit Plan – a speculative scenario in which an unspecified hypothetical apocalyptic event cuts off Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula from the global economy. The camps will be hosted in the Encampment Supreme pavilion – a 775 sq.ft architectural fusion of post-consumer waste products and locally found natural elements, constructed by the artist and volunteers during public workshops in 2015.

Divest Cornwall

Divest Cornwall petitionDivest 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.

Penwith LETS

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!

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07967 588 038
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