Event Archive

See what events we've listed in the past - many of these events have been put on by partner organisations.

A 100% renewable future for the South West?

Time: 
9 October 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

Frustrated by the Government's recent u-turn on feed-in-tariffs? Against the fracking 'dash for gas'? Or simply interested in finding out more about the potential for clean energy here in Cornwall?

Join West Cornwall Friends of the Earth for a talk by Dr John Green at Redwing Gallery, Penzance on Friday 9th October where there'll be an exploration of the topic of 'a 100% renewable future for the South West'. The talk will start at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) and will run for around 45mins – 1 hour with time for questions after. Refreshments will be available.

"We can produce all our energy needs in the South West from renewable energy sources. Based on the rigorous analysis provided by The Resilience Centre in a report commissioned by Molly Scott Cato MEP, this talk and discussion will focus on how, and by when, this will be achieved.

Harvest Celebration

Time: 
4 October 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Penzance TR18 7RD

Bosavern Community Farm has successfully engaged many new people with the farm in 2015 through workshops; camping, university links, business networking, school and scout group educational visits. Plus of course their weekly volunteer sessions, leading to even greater support and positive publicity of the wonderful farm.
Thanks to these groups and individuals they have enjoyed a summer of increased productivity and growth on the farm. They are now entering the time of the year when all the hard work during the earlier months is producing rewards and fantastic produce.
Their annual harvest festival provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this year's achievements. There's free entry (bring a dish to share on the Harvest Buffet table), free crafts,games and activities for small and big kids alike! Farm tours, question and answer with their Beekeeper, live music (bring an instrument to join in if you wish), Refreshments (hot soup and cake will be served all day from Alice's cafe). There'll also be Free tasters and the Farm Shop will be open for tasty treats and delicious Autumnal veg!

Local green homes open their doors to visitors

Time: 
2 October 2015 - 10:00am - 4 October 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
West Cornwall

Have you ever thought about making green improvements to your home but needed ideas or more information? Local community group, West Cornwall Community Renewables, is running a Green Open Homes weekend where householders who have made energy and environmental improvements, large or small, are opening their doors to share their experience and their homes with other local people interested in installing green home improvements.

A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and with average energy bills topping £1,200 a year making energy efficiency improvements at home can make an important contribution to both cutting carbon emissions and energy costs. West Cornwall has some of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the UK and with many households across the area are struggling to pay increasing energy bills and keep their homes warm, there is an urgent need to find ways to save energy and cut fuel bills. Come along to our open homes and get inspired.

Nuclear waste - A never-ending problem

Time: 
22 September 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

As part their autumn programme of events, West Cornwall Friends of the Earth are delighted to present a talk by Allan Jeffery, Information Officer for the Stop Hinkley Campaign. Entrance is free but spaces are limited so to confirm your attendance, email westcornwallfoe@googlemail.com

Peace Fest 2015

Time: 
20 September 2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Penlee Park, Penzance

Call for a global ceasefire on the occasion of the 15th Annual United Nations Day of Peace and Global Ceasefire. A free DIY party and picnic in the park - bring food share with others.

Sandy Cove Beach Clean

Time: 
19 September 2015 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Sandy Cove, Newlyn

Sandy Cove Beach Clean 2015 SeptemberSandy Cove Beach Clean 2015 SeptemberEnjoyed the amazing beaches here in West Cornwall this summer? Then why not join West Cornwall Friends of the Earth for their next beach clean at their adopted beach - Sandy Cove in Newlyn - on Saturday 19th September at 3pm and help keep our beaches looking beautiful! Children and dogs are very welcome - the more the merrier! Gloves, bags and buckets will be provided and they'll have drinks and cakes for all of the lovely volunteers on the day. If you have any questions then please email them on westcornwallfoe@googlemail.com or call Heather on 01736 719257.

Green Film Festival

Time: 
16 September 2015 - 7:00pm - 20 September 2015 - 10:30pm
Location: 
St Ives

Wednesday 16th September
17.00 – 19.00 Porthmeor Studios
Discussions: Filmmakers artists and activist – Together Towards a Future
A round table discussion and networking event to bring together artists, filmmakers and activists to share projects, make connections and highlight areas of joint collaboration towards a sustainable future.
FREE

19.30 Royal Cinema St.Ives
The Big Pick | Bryony Stokes | 2014 | UK | 6.02 mins | U
Made with the Rame Peninsula beach cleaning organisation trying to grapple with the amount of marine pollution on their local Cornish beaches.
Trashed | Candida Brady | 2013 | UK | 98 mins | 12A
We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons will demonstrate that changing the way we live our lives, we can contribute to our own survival and well-being and ultimately that of the planet.
TICKETS Adults £7.50 (15-59 years old) Children and Seniors £5.95

Thursday 17th September
15.30 Porthmeor Studios
Pilchards: A Brief History of the Cornish Sardine | 2014 | UK | 40 mins | U with Q & A

Sing the Gardens

Time: 
26 July 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Trereife House, Penzance

A relaxing day singing songs of flora and fauna, birds and bees. Led by experienced local singing leader Kelsey Michael. All welcome, no experience needed. Just a desire to sing! Early bird bookings by July 11: £25. Bookings after July 11: £28 (some concessions available).
Phone Kelsey on 07410 981854 or e-mail at kelseyl.michael@gmail.com

Local Banks for a Local Economy

Time: 
10 July 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Charter Room, Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AA

As part of their Future Business series Plymouth Social Enterprise Network are organising a learning event at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 10th July 10.00 to 1.00 to find out more about how we can work together to create local banks that support our local economies in Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall. The speakers will be:
- Alex Templeton from the Community Bank of Hampshire
- Mark Burton of the Bristol Pound, Bristol Credit Union and Plough and Share Credit Union
- Fiona Brownsell, a banking systems expert and Director of Tusmor consultants
- Tony Greenham from New Economics Foundation
The event is free: you can find out more and book your place at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/local-banks-for-a-local-economy-tickets-1...

Beach Clean and Litter Survey

Time: 
5 July 2015 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Sandy Cove - south of Newlyn Harbour

Gloves, bags, buckets and cake provided! More information from westcornwallfoe@gmail.com