Camden Local Exchange Trading Scheme
News and Events
These are events where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones. We maintain a network of groups like ours - some use different names but we all host the same kind of events. We call ours parties because they have a fun, ad-hoc spirit where all are welcome to meet, mingle, and share in the fun of repair. To find a Restart Party near you see the London calendar. Camden Restart Party will be at Camden New Town Community Festival on 12th September 2021 from 2pm to 5pm, at Camden Square Park, 12 Camden Square, London NW1 9UY.
We have just received the September Newsletter, featuring the York Rise Street Party on Sunday 12th September. Transition Towns are an international movement, sponsoring local voluntary action, both campaigning and practical, in support of the environment and climate emergency. Our Local branch is: - Transition Kentish Town - their regular Newsletter includes details of their campaigns and forthcoming events - here is a link to their Newsletter Archive. A pop-up Think & Do shop was opened at 315 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ, hosting a wide variety of workshops, but was closed due coronavirus lockdown. A new series of events happened online and they are now using an openspaxce at No 19 Highgate Road - see here: www.thinkanddocamden.org.uk. For events in which we are participating, click HERE.
VAC sends out regular newsletters with highlights from the voluntary and community sector, local and national coverage of relevant stories or policies affecting civil society organisations, Funding News, VAC and other event listings, Jobs and volunteers, Offers, resources and announcements. A recent development, in which Camden LETS may be able to participate, is the idea of Social Prescribing Networks - watch this space for further developments. VAC's Newsletter Page links to their latest edition.
We have formed a connection with HEAR, which is a pan-equality network of London equality and human rights voluntary and community sector organisations: www.hearequality.org.uk, we have set up a joint account for two members of their staff, Christine and Rebecca - and are looking forward to working closely with them - watch this space for further updates
This is a new network which in process of development because of activities that used to be based at Highgate Newtown Community Centre being dispersed to other locations. Find the main website via www.hnca.org.uk and there is a local events listing HERE.