Green GB Week

Green GB & NI Week will be taking place from the 4th – 8th of November 2019, in conjunction with government’s Year of Green Action (YoGA).

Green GB & NI 2019 is a week of events and activity where government, businesses, academia and civil society will come together to explore how clean growth will change our futures and how we can contribute to action on climate change.

The week will highlight the opportunities, benefits and challenges of reducing our emissions to net zero, ending the UK’s contribution to climate change, and growing our low carbon economy.

The week is themed around how particular parts of life in the UK will evolve, such as having cleaner,warmer buildings, cleaner modes of transport, such as electric vehicles, and reducing our waste with new green technologies all over the UK. Explore below to find out more about clean growth and how to get involved in Green GB & NI week 2019.

Taking Action against Climate Breakdown

A North West Gathering hosted by Transition Liverpool
Join the local Transition community for our annual gathering, a chance
to look at problems caused by climate change and encourage active
participation in developing solutions.
Saturday 12th October 9.30am – 4pm
Friends Meeting House
22 School Lane Liverpool L1 3BT

During this day-long event we will:
• Take a look at the likely impact of fossil fuel use on our coastline as the area
becomes more severely affected by sea level rises and storm surges
• Hear from local groups such as the School Strikers about their activities to give
a picture of the important collective work being done
• Seek to support and inspire each other as we make necessary changes to our
individual lifestyles
• Discuss the steps we need to take to reduce emissions
• Explore how can we work with politicians in our local region to tackle climate
breakdown

A light lunch will be provided with vegan and vegetarian soup, and
desserts
Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day
www.transitionliverpool.org

Book your free place on Eventbrite: search
‘Transition Liverpool Gathering 2019

Friends’ Choir at Croxteth Hall

BOOK NOW!

The Friends of Croxteth Hall & Country Park hold a concert at the historic Grade II-listed stately home at 7.30 pm on Saturday 21 September 2019. All welcome.

The Pastorale Choir brings a popular choral performance to the hall’s atmospheric old dining room where the Earls of Sefton – Liverpool’s oldest family – once held court.

Tickets cost just £10 each including prosecco, hot drinks and cake.

There will also be a raffle and bar available.

Stephen Guy, West Derby Society chairman and member of the Friends’ committee, said: “This is a great opportunity to savour the atmosphere of this fascinating building while enjoying an entertaining musical evening.”

For tickets contact croxtethfriends@gmail.com  or send cheques or postal orders made out to Friends to Croxteth Hall plus SAE to FCH&CP, c/o 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, Liverpool L12 7JG.

This event is sponsored by Glaisyers www.glaisyers.com

On the night concert-goers can drive right up to the Hall by using the Home Farm entrance in Croxteth Hall Lane and park around the Hall L12 0HB.

September beach clean-up

Summer is over and sadly it means lots of brought-in rubbish (plastic bottles etc). They all need removing before they get blown into the sea. Help us prevent plastic reaching the sea, join us in our monthly beach clean-up. Meet on the Promenande (Mariners Rd entry to the beach.)

Community Action Day

Let’s bring the community together to improve where we live.

Swanside and Roby councillors are organising another Community Action Day!

Come along to:

  • St. Barts Churchyard
  • Roby Hub Community Centre
  • Roby Field and the public footpath linking Church Road and Western Avenue
  • Swanside Community Centre

Work you can get involved with includes:

  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming grass
  • Trimming tree and hedgerow branches
  • Litter picking
  • Face painting
  • Installing insect houses

Turn up, get your hands dirty, and you’ll feel great about improving your local area!

Walking Art Workshop – Drawing

Walking Art Workshops – Art along the Sefton Coast with Sarah Jane Richards

As part of our Gems in the Dune project join us and our community artist Sarah Jane Richards for this adult workshop. We will explore the Sefton Coast whilst creating mark making drawings of the plants and landscape. Accompanied by Gem of the Dunes experts who will bring the dunes to life with their knowledge of flora and fauna. Led by artist Sarah Jane Richards this free workshop is open to all abilities.

Paper, drawing boards and a selection of drawing materials will be available to use. Alternatively feel free to bring your own materials and any equipment you would like to use – eg. easel, something to sit on.

 

This art activity is outside, so please check the weather and dress appropriately.

 

Location: Crosby Marine Lake, Crosby. Meeting point – Entrance to the Crosby Marine Lake nature reserve

There is a small charge for car park on Cambridge Road,  – nearest train station is Waterloo.

 

This workshop is free and places are limited  – please book via: email – Gems-in-the-Dunes@arc-trust.org or telephone: 01704 571575

 

Artwork will be kept after this workshop for a local exhibition and will then be available to pick up from the Ainsdale Discovery Centre – dates TBC.

 

Itinerary: 

1.00 – meeting and intro to mark making

1.15-3.00 – walking through around the boardwalk creating drawings

 

 

This project is part of the Back from the Brink, a nationwide project saving England’s most endangered species from extinction and funded by The Heritage Lottery Funding. For more information visit https://naturebftb.co.uk/

Outdoor Porcelain Workshop

As part of our Gems in the Dune project join us and our community artist Sian Hughes for this Outdoor Porcelain Workshop for Adults.

We will be using porcelain paper clay to capture impressions of plants and objects found in the landscape environment  where the ‘Gems of the Dunes’ are located in partnership with National Trust Formby. We will be guided by the Gems in the Dunes experts on what plants we can use and they will also give us detailed information of the ecology of the dunes and the endangered ‘Gems’ that are at risk.

 

We will also be recording the time, place and names of the collections – in this way you will have recorded botanical specimens ‘in the field’ in a fragile medium that also reflects  the ecology.   I will fire the clay to create translucent porcelain pieces for you.

We will bring boards, rolling pins, clay and cutters, paper for recording and boxes to store. Please bring pen / pencil and a bag to carry the rolling pin and box.

This art activity is outside, so please check the weather and dress appropriately, we will be walking around the dunes. You may want to bring a water bottle and something to sit on.

Artwork will be kept after this workshop for a local exhibition and will then be available to pick up from the Ainsdale Discovery Centre – dates TBC.

Itinerary –  timings approximate.

10.00 –  Meeting Point – St Lukes Church, Formby.  Walk to the Dunes.

10.15 – 10.30  Demonstrate how to roll the clay and make the impressions. Ranger assists with plant collection information

10.30  – 11.45  Group collects materials, makes their porcelain pieces, and personal notes.

11.45 – 12pm  We re-group for feedback, each person selecting a piece to be fired, then handing over their collection boxes to Sian.

 

LocationNational Trust Formby. Meeting Point – St  Lukes Church, Formby, L37 2DF.

There is parking on the roads by St Lukes Church alternatively please use public transport.

 

This workshop is free and places are limited  – please book via: email – Gems-in-the-Dunes@arc-trust.org or telephone: 01704 571575

 

This project is part of the Back from the Brink, a nationwide project saving England’s most endangered species from extinction and funded by The Heritage Lottery Funding. For more information visit https://naturebftb.co.uk/