Transition Stroud Events

Events organised by Transition Stroud are listed below. For a calendar of all sorts of events in the Stroud District see hubStroud.

  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016
    7 for 7.15pm-9.30pmNEW VENUE: The Imperial Hotel

    Note the new venue for 2016 - our monthly meetings will now be held at the Imperial Hotel, close to Stroud railway station.

     

  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    9.30 am - 3 pmMerrywalks Shopping Centre, Stroud

    Come along and buy your tubers and ask questions. Many varieties available. See stroudpotatoday.blogspot.co.uk for more details

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2016
    7 for 7.15pm-9.30pmNEW VENUE: The Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - all welcome.

  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016
    7 for 7.15pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - all welcome.

  • Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    You are welcome to attend and contribute to the next monthly meeting of the Transition Stroud Council, the co-ordinating body for Transition Stroud.


    For the first half of the meeting, we will have Richard Erskine giving his highly thought-of talk on “Demystifying Global Warming” (let us know you plan to attend and help us publicise the Transition Stroud meeting on Facebook).

    The talk provides a guide to global warming in plain English while not trivialising the subject, to make this complex topic accessible to a general audience. It avoids technical terms & jargon and polarising or emotive language. The goal is to give those who attend the talk a basic foundation on which to continue their own personal exploration of this important subject. It provides a ‘golden thread’ through the key points that someone new to the subject needs to grasp.

    The second part of the meeting will be our monthly meeting with the focus mainly on the Sustainability Project. There is the option of leaving after the talk.

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016
    11am - 4pmLansdown Hall, Lansdown Rd, Stroud, GL5 1BB

    A workshop with Dirk Slater - founder of FabRiders, a consultancy which focuses on utilising data and technologies, and developing strong organisations and networks, all in service of improving the effectiveness of social change efforts.

    Dirk has more than two decades experience working with activists and advocates in over thirty countries on a variety of social change issues including: the empowerment of marginalised communities, defending the right to freedom of expression, and improving governmental transparency and accountability.

    We hope this will be a good opportunity for local people involved in campaigning to strengthen their strategies and compare notes in order to build solidarity. Places are limited - you must book a place to attend the Effective Campaigning Workshop.

    Help us publicise the event using the Facebook page for the Effective Campaigning Workshop.

    The event is one of two day-long workshops from 11am-4pm to close our film and discussion series for 2015/16. This workshop is followed by one given by Climate Outreach on Sunday 15th May, and we hope people will be able to attend both events.

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016
    12noon - 2pmBlack Book Cafe

    Following Transition Stroud's workshop on "Effective Campaigning" with FabRiders, we look at texts on this subject. Relevant and available from the Transition Stroud library based in Black Book is the Trapese Collective's "Do it yourself; A handbook for changing our world", but you are welcome to suggest or bring along texts you have found helpful and think others may benefit from reading or hearing about.

    The Transition Stroud Book Group is an informal book group and you are welcome to attend to listen and contribute to the discussion even if you have no read the book. Attendance is free, but we appreciate donations towards purchase of books and Transition Stroud's wider work.

  • Fri
    06
    May
    2016
    18:45 - 21:30Stroud Subscription Rooms

    Nearly 100 Transition Stroud supporters have already booked their place to hear this inspirational speaker, who founded the ground-breaking Transition Movement. We’d be delighted if you could join us at ‘Transition Stroud: 10 years and beyond’ to meet Rob and to help us prepare for our 10th anniversary. Attendance is free and by invitation only so if you’d like to be there, please RSVP to admin@transitionstroud.org by 22nd April.

    More details here

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2016
    11 am - 4pmLansdown Hall

    We close our 2015-16 film and discussion series with a workshop on communicating climate change from Climate Outreach

    The workshop will look at the best ways to engage people from a variety of backgrounds on the issues connected to climate change - avoiding pitfalls that can make campaigning off-putting or dis-empowering.

    Here's a really nice 5 minute video about Climate Outreach's work. Last year, they were behind an excellent workshop we organised that was delivered by George Marshall - who features in this video. We hope this years event will be of use to even more people.

    Lunch will be provided. Entry is free, but donations to help us cover costs and to contribute to Transition Stroud's work are very welcome.

    Let us know you plan to attend and help us publicise the Communicating Climate Change event on Facebook.

    We hope people will attend both this and the preceding event from FabRiders on April 17th as a pair of workshops.

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - all welcome.

  • Mon
    20
    Jun
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - all welcome.

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - all welcome.

  • Mon
    12
    Sep
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - Council only.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    Throughout the Stroud Valleys

    Eight days of activities and events showcasing interesting and innovative sustainable initiatives in the Stroud District, from sustainable drainage to upcycling; from farmers’ markets to composting and electric cars. Transition Stroud Director Helen Royall has done a wonderful job of bringing together over one week a wide range of transition initiatives in Stroud District – don't miss out!

    To get the full programme see www.stroudvalleysshowcase.org.uk

  • Tue
    11
    Oct
    2016
    7.30pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud monthly organising meeting - to allow TS Council to cover essential business, this meeting will be for Directors only.

  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    12.30-3.45pmThe Old Town Hall, The Shambles, off the High Street, Stroud GL5 1AP

    A Transition Stroud Open Meeting is being held on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October.

    We will be talking about what we did in 2016; and what we are going to do in 2017.

    The agenda is:

    1.00 pm to 1.45 pm: A buffet lunch .

    1.45 to around 3. 45 pm: Feedback on Transition Stroud’s work this year and ideas for 2017 – our tenth anniversary year.

    The meeting will follow the 2016 Transition Stroud AGM (from 12.30-1pm), which you are also welcome to attend.

    We would love to see you at some or all of the meeting.

    Please let erikjohnw@gmail.com know if you can attend, and whether you will come for the AGM and/or lunch as well as the feedback session.

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016
    7 for 7.15pm-9.30pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud organising meeting.

    This meeting is for Council only, to allow us to concentrate on discussing organisational matters.

  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016
    7.15-9.30 pmThe Imperial Hotel, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AP

    Transition Stroud Open Meeting - all welcome.

    Details to follow but a Christmas theme is planned!