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Think & Do Forthcoming Events
For details of continuing online events see details on newsletters HERE
September 2021: The York Rise Street Party, an annual neighbourhood get together with stalls, music, food & drink, theatre and art is on Sunday 12th September 2021 from 12 noon onwards, and is featured in the latest Transition Kentish Town Newsletter. The party is held in York Rise and Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SR. Some of us will be there for most of the afternoon, and to get in touch to meet up contact Mary on 07966 216891.
July 2021: Everyone is invited to a Think&Do Surplus Food Feast on Tuesday 20th July 2021 from 5.30pm at at No 19 Highgate Road - full details of this and other news items in their latest Newsletter - see you there.
The opening of Think&Do Phase 2: We are delighted to announce the opening of Think&Do phase 2 in the form of a community cafe run by Vegbox.org.uk. Coming up this week:
Thursday 13th February 2020: Please join us at an informal launch party on Thursday 13/2, 6-8pm. Bring some refreshments and ideas to share. Take a journey around our Think&Do trail, and get involved in the projects highlighted on the walls.
Friday 6th December 2019
10am to 12noon: Taking action on cleaning up the air around local schools and high streets. What can you do? Drop in and join others who live and work around Kentish Town Road, to share ideas and plans for practical action to clean our local air. The conversation will be led by researchers from Imperial College and members of Camden's Clean Air Action group.† †
1 to 2pm: School workshop/debate. Our throwaway culture Join students from Kentish Town primary school is a workshop/debate on how to stop our throwaway culture at a global and local level. The activity will be led by Transition Kentish Town and aims to activate students into action. †
1 to 3pm: Carnival Seed Crowns with @stellacecildesign Theatre Designer Stella Cecil will be running a Carnival Seed Crown workshop for children and their parents. Using potato prints, compostable paper and natural embellishments this workshop will introduce children to materials that do not have a negative impact on the environment. The crown can be planted after being worn, allowing them to think creatively about waste and how it is of equal value to the piece itself. †
4 to 5pm: NW London Urban Hedgehog Re-introduction Program Come and learn about this successful hedgehog re-introduction programme into private gardens. Supported by a registered Wildlife Hospital, orphaned or rescued hedgehogs were released in private gardens and only months later they started to show all the early signs of settling and breeding in our habitat once more. A very inspiring story. †
5 to 6pm: Tree giveaway. A Camden Forest project Following last week's successful tree giveaway, part of the Think&Do project to create an urban forest in Camden, we will be giving away more trees this afternoon. If you are interested in offering a new caring home for a young tree, pop along and pick yours. We are looking for dedicate 'story tree guardians' to plant 2025 story trees in back gardens across Camden by 2025. We will also be hosting a follow-up meeting to further develop the ideas shared and make this project a reality. † 6 to
7pm: Divestment Q and A: how Camden can fight the fossil fuel industry for climate justice. Join Divest Camden for an informal evening to learn about what divestment is, how it can make Camden a climate justice leader, and how you can help. All welcome and no question is too basic to ask! †
Saturday 7th December 2019
10.30am to 1pm: Hackathon. Come and join us to help turn some of the week's ideas into action. This is an opportunity to work together and start connecting people, resources and ideas shared at the pop-up as a way of enabling new projects and activities to happen. †
2 to 5pm: Camden festive gift swap. Book here Help us reduce the potential environmental impact of the festive season by giving unused presents and other stuff a second life. Bring any item you received last year that you have not used, or anything that you have used but is still in good conditions and swap it for something else. Gift sets, candles, diffusers you have not opened, festive jumpers that you no longer love, clothes, shoes, accessories...everything is welcomed! †
5 to 6pm Create safe routes for cycling to school Join us for a conversation lead by Camden Cycling Campaign on how we can create safe cycling routes for cycling to schools. Tell us about your children's route to school and share ideas on simple changes that could make it possible to cycle. For example, a safe cycle crossing over a main road or less motor traffic in a residential street. Parents and children welcome. †
6 to 8pm: What is next? ...and celebration with Vegbox Kentish Town. Book your ticket here. Join us for a reflection on what is next following the six weeks trial of the Think and Do pop-up shop on the clime emergency as we celebrate the ideas, energy, connections, friends, and much more this six weeks have delivered for all involved. We will be sharing a delicious communal meal made from surplus veg from Kentish Town Veg Box and play vintage board games... so get your game out of the cupboard and bring it on the evening. Unless stated, booking isn't required but please register your interest if you're thinking of coming via Think and Do Eventbrite.