Money for your projects, a movie to enlighten (and frighten) and a play to intrigue you
By Ben Brangwyn 1st September 2011
Three fascinating events/opportunities, all very transition-related
Grow Heathrow puts on a play
The gang at Grow Heathrow are personal heroes of mine, and here they put Art into Transition in a lovely way.
Alice in Wonderland comes to Grow Heathrow. It’s true! Over the past year and a half Grow Heathrow has hosted many political gatherings, direct action trainings, workshops, skillshares, community gatherings and has generally provided an alternative lifestyle to capitalism but to be honest – all we have ever really wanted to do is sit and drink tea and watch Alice in Wonderland. And now we can!
Jabberwocky Theatre Productions presents: ‘Waiting for Alice’ – a play by Holly Race Roughan & Alex Woolf
Go here to find out more: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250586534975229
Good review here: www.informededinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/fringe-review-waiting-for-alice/
Funding opportunity: Indefatigable 10:10’ers are at it again
With their customary panache and excellent design, the 10:10 team have come up with a process and event designed to put excellent carbon reduction projects (and ideas) in front of people who’d like to fund these kind of activities. Here’s the scoop from their website:
What’s it all about?
Pitch Pledge Party is a brand new funding experiment developed by 10:10, The Funding Network and the Guardian. The aim is to link 10:10 participants with donors looking to support practical carbon-cutting ideas. Think Dragon’s Den, but friendlier!
In the evening of 10 October, 100-or-so committed donors will gather at the Guardian offices in London. Three carefully-selected applicants pitch their ideas one at a time, and after hearing all the presentations, donors individually pledge funds to the projects that get them inspired. Then we party.
Who can apply?
The project is open to any person or organisation that’s signed up to 10:10 in the UK, but we’re particularly keen to hear from those who’ve made a real effort to cut their carbon but need help to take things to the next level. Joint applications for collaborative projects are also encouraged.
Sounds like an excellent event to me, and knowing the 10:10 crew, it’ll be a good party too.
A movie we all should see (I think)
The more I learn about our economic landscape, the more I realise how full it is of mirages, trompes d’oeil and false promises. There have been some notable “openings of the kimono” (confessions of an economic hitman, Joseph Stiglitz of the World Bank) and from the trailer to this movie, it looks like the kimono is coming right off, showing the naked truth of an economy geared to concentrate power and money into fewer and fewer hands.
Global mega-trends are converging when governments, organised religion and mainstream economists have stalled. Understanding we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 thinkers, advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how the world really works.
Screening details are not fully available, and it’s worth keeping an eye out for when this might be coming to a multiplex near you – or more likely when you’ll be able to put on a community screening.
Movie website here: www.fourhorsemenfilm.com/
I think it could be a powerful tool for shifting mindsets as the belt tightening becomes much more visible and to some, visceral. Crucially, it can help people stop blaming themselves as they find their own economic circumstances deteriorating, making it easier for them to move into action.