Summer Gatherings

The Festival season has started and we’re busy digging out our tents and our SB stall. First on the list is the Transition East Summer Gathering as initiatives from all over East Anglia head up to Hill Farm in Framsden for a midsummer weekend. It’s a great chance for local Transitioners to meet and discuss what’s going on in their communities and the challenges we all face as the triple crunch of peak oil, climate change and economic recession start to bite.

Last year Glenn and Jeannie hosted the first gathering of Transitioners from Suffolk, South Norfolk and North Essex and this year they’re making their farm available for a two day gathering to share experiences, swap ideas, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate. There’s even a village Barn Dance in a C15th barn – that’s something you definitely can’t get at Glastonbury!  Some of us will also be going to the Transition Conference in Liverpool in July (full report in the autumn newsletter!)

Other local seasonal highlights include All Under One Roof at the Emmanuel Church on Saturday 16th July where SB will join other sustainable enterprises to show what’s going on in the region and the new look Greenpeace Fair in September at  Henham Park. Charlotte Du Cann

Transition East summer gathering 25th/26th June – Hill Farm, Framsden, Suffolk IP14 6HA Contact Glenn & Jeannie for more info and if you want tickets for the dance please let them know ASAP: or 01473 890737.