Event Archive

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

Come and see if you can save money on your fuel bills

22 January 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
40 Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JG

West Cornwall Community Renewables (WCCR) is a Community Benefit Society and social enterprise that aims to develop local community-owned assets, particularly those that generate renewable energy, and so support the community of West Cornwall to move towards becoming self-sufficient in renewable energy.

Its aims in doing this are:
- to increase the amount of renewable electricity being generated in West Cornwall
- to raise the investment from local people [and others with a connection to the area] and provide a reasonable rate of interest on their investment
- to provide cheaper electricity for the sites where installations are developed
- to provide funds for further carbon reducing activities in West Cornwall

Treneere Community Rebuild

21 January 2016 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Colcoombe Centre, Treneere, Penzance

Whole Again Communities are proud to have taken over the management of the Colcoombe Centre.
They launch a community DIY SOS commencing on Monday 11th January 2016
This space is for community use – Please do come along and get involved in the makeover and have your say about the future of this worthy venue.
They are officially re-launching the revived centre on Thursday 21st Jan 2016 at 1200
Everyone welcome – show your support and join us for an informal walk-round and some soup!
Any questions or to support us please call Lizzie on 07557807015 or email lizziewholeagain@gmail.com

In Transition 2.0

9 December 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Harry’s Cali-Style Café, 25 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ

More local produce? Community owned energy? Want to get things going in Hayle and district? Come along to this special showing in Hayle of a film from Transition Network...

"In Transition 2.0" is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You'll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It's an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

Bosavern Community Farm 2015 Advent Fair

6 December 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bosavern Community Farm, St Just, Penzance TR19 7RD

Hot on the heels of Bosavern Community Farm's "Black Radish Friday" they're holding an Advent Fair. There'll be farm tours, storytelling, craft workshops, soup, cake, the Pendeen Silver Band and carols round the fire. The farm shop will, of course, be open as well. If you're driving park in St Just and follow the red flag trail from the Market Square.

Walk the Climate Change Talk

29 November 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coronation Lake, Helston TR13 0SR

On Sunday 29th November people in this country and all over the world, including Helston, will be expressing their solidarity with the aim of the Cllimate Change summit in Paris next month. This is to reach international agreement on urgent measures to limit the rise in global temperature for the sake of future generations.

Lizard Peninsula Friends of the Earth are organising an event at Helston's Coronation Lake. Following a short address in Events Square next to the Lakeside Cafe, participants will march or walk around the lake.

All are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring banners, placards, instruments – and come prepared for the worst November weather!

More information on 01326 290104 or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/992246417502640)

Reclaim the Night

27 November 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gather at St John's Hall, Penzance

Mark International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women by joining this march in Penzance. Bring candles in jars.

Friends of the Earth Popup Cinema: Home

18 November 2015 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Redwing Gallery, 36a Market Jew Street, Penzance TR18 2HT

To help bring some inspiration to the cold, dark evenings Friends of the Earth will be running their first West Cornwall FoE 'pop-up cinema' event at the Redwing Gallery.

The screening will be of the visually stunning and inspiring 'Home', by the renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand - shown at Friends of the Earth's 'Basecamp' event this summer. They're hoping to see as many people there as possible so please do share with friends and via your networks.

Tickets (and popcorn!) are free however space is limited. To reserve your tickets please email: westcornwallfoe@googlemail.com

This Changes Everything

14 November 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Praa Sands & District Community Centre, Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands, Penzance, TR20 9RB

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. The film presents seven portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Naomi Klein's narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Admission £5 to cover cost of film licence and hire of hall. Please email godolphinhill@gmail.com if you're going.


Transition Penwith Hayle Hub: Social Gathering

11 November 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Salt Kitchen/Bar, White’s Warehouse, 25 Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4HH

Transition isn’t just about towns – it’s about towns and the productive districts which surround them. As a peninula, Penwith is the perfect well-defined area for looking at how a whole economy might be re-localised. But actual projects on the ground do really need to be started by people in their own immediate locality. And our district has several towns and many villages which makes it even more complicated. That’s why we want to encourage local hubs of activity – bringing together like-minded people who might not otherwise know of each other’s existence. We’re hoping to hold social gatherings in each of Penwith’s four towns over the coming months. The first of these will be in Hayle on Wednesday November 11.
So if you live in Angarrack, Canonstown, Connor Downs, Fraddam, Gainer, Gwithian, Hayle, Joppa, Leedstown, Lelant Downs, Phillack, Reawla, St Erth or Townshend it would be great to see you there. And tell all your friends - you can get a PDF of the poster by clicking the link.

Occupy Love

7 November 2015 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, Penzance TR17 0HW

Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?” Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life. The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond.