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Tuesday 14th November 2012 - We're going all out to make a world record with The Greatest Share on Earth. People over the world will be sharing for an hour between 1-2pm (your local time). From sharing food and conversation to clothes swapping, skills sharing and car sharing, it's an hour to share in your offices, homes, schools and communities. We need your help to catalyse and inspire as many people as possible over the world to share. We're aiming to get 10 million people sharing and really put the Sharing Economy on the public agenda.Let us know what events or activities are happening in your area, organisation or with your members. 
Saturday 10th November 2012 - LETS Co-operate - The first LETS Co-operate conference was held - with support from Co-operatives UK - in November 2002, inspired by John Courtneidge, who is a co-operator, quaker, and community activis, and co-ordinated by Mary Fee, Secretary of LETSlink UKt. Our intention was to promote LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes) as co-operative initiatives encouraging community participation. This aim of this conference is to review progress - ten years on - and make some future plans: St Mary's Church Magdalen Centre, Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN. Capacity limited to 60 at this event, which will be bookable - for full details see www.letscooperate.org.uk
S/S 3/4th Nov 2012 - Whale of A Time Festival - a non profit 100% free festival celebrating our Oceans and Rainforests. Lots of talks, films, discussions and eco-art, at Birkbeck College, University of London: www.whaleofatime.org/festival.php

Wednesday 31st October 7pm: Transition City Lancaster and Cumbria University proudly present "A New Approach to Community Economic Development"- Public Talk with Thomas Greco at High Pollard Lecture Theatre, Lancaster Campus, Cumbria University
Thursday 1st November 2pm: Complementary Exchange Systems: Design, Organization and Implementation: Workshop with Thomas Greco in Room AXB003, Alexandra Building, Lancaster Campus, Cumbria University.
Details/booking: www.localwealth.co.uk/tom-grecodownload poster

Tuesday 30th October 2012 from 14.30 - 19.30.- Interactive Workshop on Food and Currency: at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus, Charlotte Mason Building, LA22 9BB, with Thomas H. Greco - world’s leading authority on complementary currencies, and Ashley Cooper - specialist in global warming imagery. In preparation, view Jem Bendell's video on the Money Myth: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5uGLbV5zVo. For details and booking see: www.impactinternational.com/enews/university-cumbria.html

Sunday 28th October 2012 - Launch of ‘The Traumatised Society’ by Fred Harrison  - at St James, Piccadilly - 3-5pm (free). For further details and booking see www.christianmuslimforum.org/index.php/calendar?task=view_event&event_id=17

Sunday 28th October 2012 - Seminar with Thomas Greco
10am-1pm
in the Bertrand Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (nearest tube, Holborn, on the ground floor with wheelchair access). This will be in the form of an Open Seminar led by Thomas Greco from USA - is a community and monetary economist, educator, writer, consultant, and author of Reinventing Money promoting community currencies internationally - (suggested donation £10/£5 in addition to LETSlink membership)..

6pm-8pm: Thomas will also be giving a public evening talk “A New Approach to Community Economic Development”, presented by New Economics Foundation and the Brixton pound at the Transition Center, 8 Robsart Street, London SW9 - free tickets bookable online here (appear to be sold out!).
Watch this space for further details of both talks - meanwhile see: www.reinventingmoney.com

Saturday 27th October 2012 - LETSlink London Gathering - with Thomas Greco
Two separate sessions are planned - venue to be confirmed - all members are welcome - you can re-subscribe and/or join at this event (Groups and organisations £25, individuals £10).

Sat 27th Oct: 10am-1pm: Presentations, and networking for all organisers of LETS groups in London and elsewhere, followed by bring and share lunch.
Sat 27th Oct: 2pm-5pm: Networking circle followed LETS-play-LETS game, and practical ongoing support session for individual LETS members to access and update their online accounts. NB We are developing our online trading at www.londonwide.letslink.org

Thursday 25th October 2012 -Alternative Currencies Conference - guest speaker, Thomas Greco, also conributions from the Lewes Pound project, York LETS, a York Timebanking pilot project, andLETSlink UK: hosted by York LETS, contact : Natalie Clarke <natalie.clarke@live.co.uk>
The New Putney Debates - organised by Occupy
No booking is necessary, except for the Socially Useful Banking? event on Monday 29 October. If you would like to reserve a place at the Law and Democracy event on 3 November, then please email occupylawuk@gmail.com. Occupy London events are free of charge but donations on the day towards the cost of venue hire will be greatly received. Please note, events organised by partner organisations may charge.

Saturday 27 October - 1pm - Economics and Democracy
Sunday 28 October - 2pm - The English Revolution and the Putney Debates
Sunday 28 October - 8pm - Play: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Monday 29 October –6pm - Socially Useful Banking?
Wednesday 31 October – 6.30pm - Taxes, War and Law (partner event)
Thursday 1 November –7pm - Land and Democracy
Saturday 3 November –1pm - Law and Democracy
Sunday 4 November –11am - Capitalism is Crisis (Another World is Possible)
Monday 5 November – 6.30pm - Housing Crisis
Thursday 8 Nov – 6.30pm - The Courage to Pay: Tax, Honesty and Business
Friday 9 November – 6pm - A New Economy
Saturday 10 November –11am Environment and Democracy
Sunday 11 November – 11am (tbc) A New Agreement of the People for 2012
Saturday 24 November –11am (tbc) Land and Freedom (at Runnymede)

Full details: www.thenewputneydebates.wordpress.com/programme/

Mon-Fri 22nd-26th October 2012 - Quilligan Seminars
Exploring pragmatic ways the Commons can be restored - Politically, Economically, and Culturally - promoted by the Christian Council for Monetary Justice (www.ccmj.org) and the School of Commoning (www.schoolofcommoning.com) - via link below.

Mon 22nd Oct: 2-4pm
(free) - Reclaiming the Commons - with Martin Large - at Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster London SW1A 2LW
Tue 23rd Oct: 9am-5pm (£30) - Co-creating a people-powered healthcare - guided by James Quilligan and moderated by Anna Betz and George Pór - at Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square London W1T 6AQ.
Wed 24th Oct: 9am-4.30pm - An Economic System that protects the Commons - with John Lipiz (CEJ) and Peter Challen (CCMJ) £30/£15 - at School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ
Thu 25th Oct: 1.15pm-5.30pm (£65/£45/£25): Accountability - why we lost it and how we can recover it - with Esther Ridsdale & Dr Claudius Van Wyk - at the Civil Society Forum, London
Fri 26th Oct: 2pm-4pm - Building a Movement of individuals & organisations seeking to end the culture of greed and the damage it does to others, ourselves and the planet - with Paul Moore, Charles Secrett, Frank Taylor - at Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster London SW1A 2LW.
Full details/booking: www.schoolofcommoning.com/content/overview-october-2012-seminars

In 2011 and most of 2012, there was a gap in this service, as we became busier with supporting local groups to put their systems online, and the economic crisis gave rise to so many events we could not keep up with them . . .
Thursday 25th November 2010: 6.30-8pm: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building: Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us - with Professor John Quiggin chaired by Professor Andrea Prat
The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as fundamentally safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many-- even some of those charged with cleaning up the mess. John Quiggin explains how these dead ideas still walk among us--and why we must find a way to kill them once and for all if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the future. John Quiggin is professor of economics at the University of Queensland in Australia. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.
 
Thursday 18th November 2010, 6.30-8pm at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE: Zero-Sum World: Power and Prosperity in the Age of Anxiety - with Gideon Rachman:
In this lecture to mark the publication of his new book, Gideon Rachman argues that the global economic crisis has changed the logic of international relations and ushered in a new and more dangerous era. This will be characterised by rising tensions between America and China and a failure to deal effectively with global problems such as climate change and nuclear proliferation. Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.
 
Wed 17th November 2010: Money & Spirituality: Seminar with internationally famous founder of rebirthing Leonard Orr: Networking from 6pm (food provided by Hari Krishna), Introductions at 7pm chaired by Peter challen, Seminar starts at 8pm, at The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, organised by Raga Woods in collaboration with LETSlink.
n this seminar, Leonard will explore his thesis that the global monetary crisis we face today is a result of spiritual problems ... in that until people own their natural divinity they have trouble realizing that they have the right and power to print their own money. Until individuals print their own money and master money, they can't give government the power to print money and we remain trapped in the bankers' system. Realizing that we have the same power as the bankers to print money is basic to financial and economic freedom. A rational money system will support farmers and the services businesses and adult education as well as goods. We all deserve equal access to money and capital to finance our work and our great ideas. Money scarcity is destroying our civilization and our economic well being, not to mention our environment, because people are "forced" by money scarcity to do work that is not in harmony even with their ethics as well as values to survive in the bankers scarcity system. Adult spiritual education can be helpful to people who haven't found their divine gifts to the world. When they do find them, the money system can support them if it is designed to do this. Leonard will illustrate these ideas with actual examples, and we will also discuss follow-up action in terms of community currency projects, in London and elsewhere.our Enquiry Form. PDF A5 FLYER DOWNLOAD
 
Sat/Sun 13/14th November 2010: Banking Shapes the World: How Money and Banking is at the Root of Debt, Crisis and Poverty, and What We Can Do to Change It. Day 1 10am-6pm: Afterparty 7.30pm @ University of London Union, Malet Street (2 minutes from the conference venue) Day 2 10am-3pm: Room B04, Birkbeck College Malet Street London WC1E 7HX: Tickets are £10 (nonstudents £20), register online. "Does the fundamental design of the banking system automatically lead to an unstable, unproductive, unfair and unsustainable economy and society? If the answer is yes, then should we take the opportunity to truly fix the problem now, or simply make superficial changes and start saving up for the next bailout?" Full details www.positivemoney.org.uk/students/conference-november-2010  
Tue 9th November 2010 6.30-8pm - Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE Sustainability in Practice with Satish Kumar
When he was nine Satish joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. At 18, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's vision  of renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Satish Kumar is a visiting fellow at Schumacher College, a residential centre for study of ecological and spiritual values. He founded the Small School, with ecological and spiritual values in its curriculum. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.
 
Mon 1st November: Benny Dembitzer invites you to attend the GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE, the 22nd since we started in 2002, covers the key issues that face the Third World, ranging from health and education to international finance and microfinance, international aid, agriculture, water, exports, environmental issues. The course comprises 24 modules and is organised in the evenings and at week-ends, thus enabling any participant to carry on with their jobs and their daily routines. It lasts 2 weeks and is held in central London. We have had over the years more than 400 participants, including staff from all the major development agencies, the Department for international Development and the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development, as well as students and teachers. It may be of use to you or someone you know if you are contemplating a change of career and want to learn about the challenges you would face. For someone who has specialised in a single area of work, from humanr resources to journalism, from marketing to accounting, the course would be a useful way to reconnect with the broader issues. Full details and more information, including an application form, can be found on our website: www.ethical-events.org.  
Wed, 27th October, 2010 - 7-9pm - Where did our money go? Surviving and thriving in the Great Transition - £10 / £7 concs: "Two years on from the biggest public bail-out in history, nef invites you to join friends of the Great Transition for an evening of political debate, music and culture to confront our economic and environmental crises and celebrate the possible." To book tickets, visit the Southbank Centre website, or call 0844 875 0073 - here.  

Thu 30th Sept -0ct 3rd 2010: American Monetary Institute, Annual Conference, with Professor Steve Keen, Dennis Kucinich, Michael Hudson, Professor William Black, Professor Nic tideman, Michele St Pierre, Robert Poteat, Dick Distelhorst, Ben Dyson, Jamie Walton, Will Abram, and Professor Stephen Zarlenga. Tel. 1-518-392-5387, email ami@taconic.net • Stephen Zarlenga, Director "Dedicated to the independent study of monetary history, theory, and reform": www.monetary.org/2010conference.html

Fri 10 Sept 2010: Finance Innovation Lab Assembly: 9am-5pm, Moorgate, London: www.thefinancelab.ning.com
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August 14-18, 2010: 'On The Money - a Vision Quest to the Heart of Local Money', a five day workshop for local currency designers, held at Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland.
Why now? Local money will play a critical role in the transition to the resilient communities of the future. A few community currencies have succeeded and lasted decades. not sustained themselves. After thousands of experiments around the world it is time to apply the lessons learned to create a new generation of sustainable systems.
What does the workshop cover? * Why, What, How, Who, Where and When of community currencies. * How to get past the initial enthusiasm and idealism to create a system that lasts. * How to choose the best design features. * How to involve your community in the development process. * The workshop will be high on methodology, low in ideology, as we critically engage with existing models and systems to identify what works best for your own situation.
Who is leading it? John Rogers and Jonathan Dawson, both experienced community currency acitivists and teachers. With guest contributions from Richard Douthwaite, Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer and other community currency practitioners. We will learn together how to channel the idealism and enthusiasm driving community currrencies into using the right tools to do the job of design properly and create a quantum shift in practice.
Please check out the short video about the workshop here
• Full workshop details here

Tuesday July 20 2010: 6-8pm: THE  RISE AND FALL OF CIVILISATION: PERSPECTIVES OF MORAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. House of Lords Committee Room 2A, Westminster London SW1A (Press Conference College Green 4.30pm, Chaired by Moeen Yaseen (Managing Director Global Vision 2000). Speakers: Daud Pidcock (Global Vision 2000, Monetary Reformer, Political Activist and Broadcaster), Muhammad Rafeeq (Banking Consultant and Internet radio broadcaster), Vijay Mehta (Chair World Disarmament Campaign), Lawrence Bloom (Chair Green Economy Initiative Green Cities, Buildings and Transport panel UNEP, Michael King (Managing Director WDX Organisation), Canon Peter Challen (Chairman, Christian Council of Monetary Justice). More.

 
Saturday 15th May 2010 - LEVELLERS' DAY 2010 - What are we going to eat? - Sustainable food for all. 10:30-6pm - Burford, Oxfordshire, with Professor Tim Lang, Tristram Stuart (Liber-ateFeeding The 5000) and David Gardner (Co-op Farms) - further details: www.levellers.org.ukTwitterFacebook  
S/S 1st & 2nd May 2010: Post-Usury Economy: The Norwich Conference aims to bring together individuals and groups who are looking for change.
Saturday 20 March 2010. Visions of Mercia: The Midlands after Meltdown. FREE conference in Stoke-on-Trent. Seven speakers, represent the Acting Witan of Mercia, Greenpeace, Transition Towns, the Optimum Population Trust, Devolve!, the Regionalist Seminar and the Mercia Bureau. The conference is running from 10 to 5. Please visit our website www.independentmercia.org for further information and please spread the word! If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Jeff Kent (Convener of the Acting Witan of Mercia) at witan@mail.com- 01782 791673.
 
Sat 26th Sept 2009 - Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL - A vibrant, jampacked, holistic event, running from 10.30am to 11.30pm, the Festival is a unique one-day event with over 50 free talks and workshops and over 60 stalls covering: Self-healing and Self-empowerment • Natural Parenting and Nature Cures • Healthy Vegan Organic Meals and Whole-foods • Permaculture and Environmentalism • Musical, Poetic and Artistic Expression • Simple and Non-consumerist Living • Creating Community and Networks • Celebration and Connection: Doors open: 10.30am • Talks and Workshops: 11am-8pm Stalls: 10.30am-6pm • Conscious Dance Party: 7pm-11.30pm. Ticket price for full event: 10.30am-11.30pm: £10 /£8 (concs) at the door. Late ticket price - from 4pm onwards: £7 /£5 (concs) at the door. £4 refund if you leave before 7pm. Accompanied under 16's free. For full details of special volunteering deal please visit the website: www.festivaloflife.net

Sat 23rd May 2009. Practical Economics: radical alternatives to a failed economic system: 10am-6pm Conway Hall, London. Keynote speaker Paul Mason economics editor at BBC Newsnight. Also Liz Cox from the New Economics Foundation on sustainable community economics, Rufus Pollock, Mead Fellow in Economics, Emmanuel College, Cambridge and co-director of the Open Knowledge Foundation on the economics of producing and distributing open information, Chris Cook of Open Capital on innovative legal structures and financing. We hope also to have speakers from the Permaculture Association, Transition Towns Inititiative, West Midlands New Economics Forum and many more.  Workshops are likely to cover gift economies, local currencies, co-ops and collectives, property in common ownership, anarchist economics, income sharing, etc. We will be holding the Rootstock AGM during the course of the day.  At the same time and again after the conference, we will show the newly released film, 'Age of Stupid', starring Pete Postlethwaite. This event is supported by the New Economics Foundation and by other supporters, and is organised by Rootstock and Radical Routes. Free: followed by Gig £8/4, or £11/£6 +food - booking essential.

Thu 23rd April 2009. Challenging the Recession: Can we Change the Economy? Yes, we Can! A conference focussing on practical solutions for individuals, NGOs and businesses organised by the Forum for Stable Currencies and LETSlink UK in association with The London Civic Forum - Further Details

Saturday 14th February 2009 - Valentines "FeelGood" Day: at the aker Meeting House, 78 Eden Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1DJ, featuring alternative therapies and other LETS activities. Organised by Kingston Upon Thames Local Exchange Trading Scheme - KUTLETS - one of the earliest established LETS in the UK - and open to the public.
Saturday 24th January 2009 -11am-5:30pm (Doors open at 10:00am) – Stoke 99: Conference of the British Constitution Group, at Kings Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Speakers John Bingley, David Bourne, Albert Burgess. Brain Gerrish, John Harris. Send a cheque for £12.50 per attendee to: The British Constitution Group, c/o Roger Hayes, 7 Holland Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 7QZ – roger@thebcgroup.org.uk, 01752 312743 or 0781 352 9383 or online: www.thebcgroup.org.uk

Stoke 99: Conference of the THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION GROUP

Monday 12th January 2009 - 7pm: Financial crisis: What does it mean for social change? January Activist Forum at The Studio, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2 (through the blue door and upstairs). Economist Paulo dos Santos (SOAS) will kick us off with some thoughts on the economic crisis and radical social change. Then we'll all discuss it. This is the first in our series of monthly activist forums, a regular space where we can discuss the politics of social and ecological justice, make links between issues we're involved in as activists, and help strengthen radical politics in London.
Saturday 13th December 2008  at 43 Lancaster Gate, London: Global Vision 2000's one day emergency conference: "THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRASH AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR HUMANITY
This conference is being called to address the unprecedented "black swan" event of the unfolding global financial crash. All attempts by the Government are failing to resurrect a bankrupt financial sector and the financial collapse will deepen with more bubbles expected to burst and impacting severely on the real economy. The economy is being haemorraged, asset prices plunging, banks are insolvent, mass unemployment stalks the land and social strife beckons. It is time to ask what is really going on? more
Local Economy Day: Thursday June 19th 2008: Lambeth Town Hall. 11am-9pm: What are the economic and structural obstacles to building sustainability into our communities? Transition Town Brixton is hosting a one-day conference aiming to examine in depth the economics of sustainability.  We will spend the day unpacking the economic mechanisms that drive carbon intensive lifestyles and waste resources.   Topics of discussion will range from macro-economic overviews, the drawbacks of our globalized economy, the nature of money, the importance of credit, the under-acknowledge role of cheap energy as economic driver and the causes of our unsustainable systems, and then move into a local perspective and on to possible action.
Saturday 14th June 2007 - LAUNCH EVENT for the new web-based London-wide LETS - under the auspices of "Love London" - London21's three-week festival of sustainability events.
Wed-Fri - April 14-16th 2008 - Unmoney Convergence: a group of social-entrepreneurs, academics, economists, bankers, philanthropists, business men and woman, system changers, lenders, borrowers and barter-ers will gather in Seattle for the 2008 unMoney Convergence to engage in an evolutionary conversation on money. Topics covered will include micro-credit, slow money, local currencies, complementary currencies, time dollars, retail trade exchanges, LETS, state of the art transaction software and hardware technologies, money and spirituality, ecological accounting, social venture and entrepreneurship, monetary theory, value network mapping, equity sharing, energy backed currency, organizational structures, gift economies, and barter. 
Saturday April 5th 2008 9-6: GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN, SOCIOECONOMIC INJUSTICE AND WAR:CAUSE AND REMEDY: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London WIH 1LP: Global Vision 2000 will be hosting a special one day conference on " The Global Financial Meltdown, Socioeconomic Injustice and War: Cause and Remedy " on Saturday 5th April 2008 in London.  As an independent international Islamic thinktank it will be building on previous events focussing on these issues. This time it will bring together some of the UK's leading independent political and economic thinkers, writers and campaigners to focus on these issues at a time of crisis and turbulence in the global financial markets and impending recession and ongoing wars raging around the world. Organised by: Moeen Yaseen, Managing Director, Global Vision 2000
Friday 30th to Sunday 2nd December 2007: The Colours of Money Seminar Brighton, convened by Stann Whipple <triform13 - at - yahoo.com>, full details are available at www.arthuredwards.net/events
Tuesday 27th November at 6pm - Monetary Reform Club, Room 2c, University of London Union, Malet Street. For further details contact Margaret Oluk: 0780 964 5030 - oluk2000-at-hotmail.co.uk.
Sat 27th Oct 2007 10am - 6pm £1: Anarchist Book Fair: Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. The very first Anarchist Bookfair was in 1983. It’s happened every year since, getting bigger and better each time. This coming one is our 26th Anarchist Bookfair and it is the largest and most important regular gathering of Anarchists in the world. It reflects the full range of Anarchist groups, publishers and activity. Alongside the day length Bookfair, where you can get the latest books, pamphlets, magazines and all the other stuff, there are continual meetings and discussions on all aspects of anarchist activity. These are open to all. Through the day there is a professionally run creche and hot food. As has happened in previous years there will be anarchist caberet throughout the day and a full programme of videos/DVD’s for people to watch. Buses 25; 205; 339. From Mile End tube come out of station and turn left, walk along Mile End Road until you get to Harford Street and entrance to venue is opposite Harford Road. From Stepney Green tube come out of station and turn left, walk along Mile End Road and venue entrance is on your left opposite Harford Road.
Sat 27th Oct 2007 CCMJ (Christian Council for Monetary Justice) Annual General Meeting, at Christchurch 127 Blackfriars Rd London SE1 8NY from 1pm to 4pm.
October 10th 6-9pm: AUTHORS AND ADVOCACY FOR MONETARY JUSTICE: a hearing and debate in which we examine the advocacy for which we should be responsible as the rich poor gap widens remorselessly and planetary stewardship eludes us, at The John Marshall Hall, Christ Church, 27 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8DP. £5: RSVP to peterchallen@googlemail.com
FSS 5-7th Oct 2007: Bromsgrove Forum: residential UK Gathering for reviewing Monetary Reform and Structural Justice.
Sept. 27-30 2007 - American Monetary Institute: MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE at Roosevelt University In Chicago. Some scholarships may become available for bona-fide students: 2007 schedule: also NB free seminar 26th September 2007

S/S 1st-2nd Sept 2007 11am-7pm - DJs and (dancing Sat 7-10pm) - £8 /£5 Under 16s Free - FESTIVAL OF LIFE - Heal Thyself Heal the Planet - Steiner School, St Pauls Church, 1 St Pauls Road, London N1 2QH - 0870 7344 888 - www.festivaloflife.net

Saturday June 16th, 2007 11 am to 5 pm: AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS CONFERENCE organised by Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique: from 10.30 am Imperial College, Mechanical Engineering Building, Concourse Level 2, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AZ with Ann Pettifor, David Woodward, John Christensen, Colin Hines, Aileen Kwa Bookings: Admission ú5. Tickets on sale at the door or booked in advance by cheque and sae to Friends of Le Monde Diplo, 63 Cloudesley Road, London N1 0EL - download PDF Flier
May 23-27, 2007 Great Barrington, Massachusetts: Building Sustainable Local Economies "Tools for Change" Training Seminar, organised by the E.F. Schumacher Society, linking▀people,▀land,▀and▀community▀by▀building▀local▀economies

TRUTHFEST - Festival Event !!!
September 29th - October 1st 2006
Near Bristol, including: The eight fold path
1. Para politics. 2. Bioethics - The alternative perspective, 3. Holistic Banking - The Money Talks, 4. Power Trip, 5. Dark Secrets, 6. Social Engineering, 7. Eco-futures - The Doorway to Autonomy 8. 2012 - The countdown to infinity.
Each of these paths is divided into three stages of learning each of which takes place sequentially but in a different location.
1. Talk Experts express there truths followed but a Question and answer session
2. Film Video evidence is presented that relates to the talk
3. Dialog - Small groups break up and form solutions based discussions
The purpose for this structure is to firstly allow participants to follow specific topics of enquiry and focus finally on small groups taking action. Secondly is will allow for a controlled output of information that can collectively be collated and used to strengthen the position of the underground movement for truth, peace and culture.
For details click on the poster. Also see: www.myspace.com/truthfest
Tickets for sale here: www.cultureshop.org/details.php?code=FEST
Contact truthfest@googlemail.com

September 28-29, Weimar, Germany: A Conference on Monetary Regionalisation, Weimar, September 2006. International Scientific Conference: "Monetary Regionalisation" in Weimar, Germany: by Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota <mig@lime.plala.or.jp> - Local currency systems as catalysts for endogenous regional development"- www.monetary-regionalisation.com/
Gill Seyfang, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) Reeports: Monetary Regionalisation: Local currency systems as catalysts for endogenous regional development - read the report.

Sun September 10th 2006 - FESTIVAL OF LIFE and London Vegan Festival - Heal Thyself Heal the Planet - celebrating sustainable, compassionate, raw and living food, and holistic lifestyles - inspiration for transformation • Self-healing & Self-empowerment • Natural Therapies & Parenting • Healthy Organic Meals & Whole-foods • Permaculture & Environmentalism • Musical, Poetic & Artistic Expression • Simple & Non-consumerist Living • Talks/Workshops, Education/Experience • Creating Community & Networks • Celebration & Connection - new venue: Kensington Town Hall Hornton St, Kensington, London,W8 7NX - 10am-10pm £5/£3 • Contact: Chris Kennett: 023-9261-1607 • fol_chris@hotmail.co.uk • www.festivaloflife.net
August 26th-September 4th 2006 - The Camp for Climate Change Action: North of England:
Tuesday 8th August 2006 1-4pm: LETS workshop with Mary Fee at Global Village 2006 [Sat 29th Jul to Wed 9th Aug] in Kent: Today, we live more than ever in an interlocking world, where solutions have to be found by international co-operation and understanding to the problems created by globalisation. Global Village 2006 will build, for a fortnight in southern England, a community of young people and adults working together with optimism and determination to change the world for the better. For more information, please see www.globalvillage2006.org or contact Tamsin Pearce at info@globalvillage2006.org

Aug 2-6th: THE BIG GREEN GATHERING - Europe's biggest Green Gathering: £5 off adult & concession tickets bought before May 1st. Venue Mendip Hills - near Cheddar - details will be sent with tickets - contact www.big-green-gathering.com

Wed 7th June 2006: Sustainable Currencies- 6-9pm at Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, Limehouse (DLR from Bank), London E14 7HA In times of economic hardship, bartering is used to sustain the essentials of life. Local Exchange Trading Schemes (LETS) do this by means of local currencies. They encourage good use of resources, and enhance neighbourly relationships. Following "green dollar" experiments in Canada, the first Local Exchange Trading Scheme in the UK began in Norwich in 1985 and there are now hundreds of schemes. Some have survived well, others have fallen by the wayside. New ones are being set up incorporating web-based technology. Running a LETS is a complex, co-operative undertaking, and can be done in many different ways. We will consider what factors can help to make LETS more sustainable. Call 07966-216891 to confirm venue. Contact: london@letslink.org
Sun June 4th 2006 12-7pm Free/ Don. The 15th CAMDEN GREEN FAIR & Bikefest: Regent’s Park, London NW1 c/o Rachel, 63 Maiden Lane, London, NW1 9YN • 020-7974-2260 • camdengreenfair@googlemail.com
www.camdengreenfair.ik.com/
2nd-4th June: World Environment Day: Green Film Festival 2006: Park Hall Country Park, Hume road, Weston Coyney, ST3 5BH. Matthew Widgery, Green Film Project, T: 07922 478 360, F: 001 206 20 FILM 1, E: greenfilm@london.com, W: www.greenfilmproject.net.tc
Wed 26th April 2006: 1.30-5.15pm: Motivate London: Why Projects Work: at the Social Market Foundation, 11 Tufton Street, SW1P 3QP, organised by the London Sustainability Exchange "accelerating the transition to a sustainable London by connecting and motivating people. Sign up for our FREE bi-monthly email bulletin by emailing info@lsx.org.uk for the latest news on our projects, and a roundup of the major sustainability news in London." - PDF download.
Sat 8th April 2006 10am-7pm: Green Economics Institute - a conference at Oxford University Mansfield College on Intergenerational Equity and long termism in Economics and the stakeholder perspective as well as Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics. For further details/booking please email: info@greeneconomice.org.uk
Green Economics Institute
Sat 8th April 2006 - Associative Economics and Rudolf Steiner's Thinking: 1.30-4.30pm Room S315, St Clements Building, at the London School of Economics, England. A presentation in association with The Network Project contact: Rosamund Stock <r.e.stock@lse.ac.uk>
Associative Economics
Sat 25 Feb 11am - Sun 26 Feb 2006 - 2pm - at Earth Spirit, Lockyers Farm, Compton Dundon, near Glastonbury, Somerset. This weekend will provide a space to discuss Green Economics, in beautiful surroundings on an organic farm and to walk in the country and to discuss the relevance of Natural Science to Economics and Green Economics and to think outside the box of our everyday experiences and move the concepts of Green Economics forward in a supportive group. Details. Malcolm MacInnes has submitted a paper - PDF. Mary Fee's paper, which will be based on this presentation.
Green Economics Institute
Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th December, 2005: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS OF NONVIOLENCE AND THE VISION OF A SUSTAINABLE WORLD jointly sponsored by IILM ACADEMY OF HIGHER LEARNING, JAIPUR CAMPUS AND ANUVRAT GLOBAL ORGANIZATION - a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with UN DPI. Venue: Adhyatm Sadhana Kendra, Chhatarpur Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110 030, INDIA.
 
Saturday 19th Nov 2005: "From Ownership to Stewardship":
one-day conference by "The Network Project" at LSE - details follow.
Sat 29th Oct 2005 CCMJ (Christian Council for Monetary Justice) Annual General Meeting, at Christchurch 127 Blackfriars Rd London SE1 8NY from 10am to 4pm.
Tue-Thu18-20th Oct: Bromsgrove Forum: residential UK Gathering for reviewing Monetary Reform and Structural Justice.
S/S 1-2 Oct 2005 WORLD SUMMIT ON FREE INFORMATION INTRASTRUCTURES: a weekend of scheduled presentations and short special interest meetings; the week leading up to that and some of the week after will be space and facilities for workshops, at least one on documenting and propagating freenetworks and another on creating and sharing free-of-copyright maps.

Thu 29th Sept-0ct 2nd 2005: MONETARY REFORM CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO - 12noon for 4pm: AMERICAN MONETARY INSTITUTE , PO BOX 601, VALATIE, NY 12184. Tel. 1-518-392-5387, email ami@taconic.net • Stephen Zarlenga, Director "Dedicated to the independent study of monetary history, theory, and reform": www.monetary.org - REPORT

Sunday September 11th 2005 - 10am-9pm • £4/£2 FESTIVAL OF LIFE • Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC2 - Friends of Green Angels: 020-7209-3976 • info@festivaloflife.net • DETAILSwww.festivaloflife.net

Wed, Sept 7th: Aubrey Meyer - advisor on climate change through his Global Commons Institute www.gci.org.uk and his framework "Contraction & Convergence". 6-9pm in Committee Room G at the House of Lords - using Blackrods Entrance at the opposite end to Big Ben. For further details see www.ccmj.org/fsc/meetings.htm and click on meeting date
Thursday August 18th, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 6, Limehouse Town Hall. This monthly event brings builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.

Monday 25th July 2005 THE FUTURE OF THE CITY: - from 6pm for 7pm: a special Cogers debate on money and poweR, at the St Bride's Institute in Bride Lane (at the Ludgate Circus end of Fleet Street) - food from 6pm. Get there early as places are limited (only 150). The debate starts at 7pm

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Wed 20th July 2005: Limehouse Town Hall: Dorkbot - people doing strange things with electricity - artists and geekspace Details
Thursday July 14th, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 5, Limehouse Town Hall. This event monthly event brings builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.
Thursday June 30th, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 4, Limehouse Town Hall. Thismonthly event brings together builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.
Thursday 16th June 2005: Re-thinking Welfare Economics - Mutual benefits without the moral hazard. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT (Baker St. Tube) 0207 723 4400. www.talkingeconomics.com - or contact Arthur Edwards 01452 810764 / arthur@talkingeconomics.com. Organised by The Centre for Associative Economics (01227 738207) – www.cfae.biz.
Wed 15th June 2005: Limehouse Town Hall: Dorkbot - people doing strange things with electricity - artists and geekspace Details
Fri June 10th, 2005: London: GRASSROOTS INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A one-day conference in London for researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the UK. Attendance, refreshments and lunch are free to participants, but places must be reserved in advance. Contact Ann Dixon on 01603 593176 or m.a.dixon@uea.ac.uk

Sun June 5th 12-8pm: The 14th CAMDEN GREEN FAIR & Bikefest new venue: Regent’s Park, London NW1. For stalls contact Julian Jacobs, or advertising contact Ravina 020-7239-1283 - jjacobs@groundwork.org.uk
Friday 27 May 2005: 9.30-5pm - “A UK Poverty Agenda for the New Government” - one day conference to be held at the Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5JR: Registration form from Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, Conference Office, 73 Lansdowne Road, Tottenham, London N17 ONN: Call 020 8801 3014 or email <anna@rozbicki.freeserve.co.uk>
Thursday May 26th, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 3, Limehouse Town Hall. Thismonthly event brings together builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.
Wed 18th May 2005: Limehouse Town Hall: Dorkbot - people doing strange things with electricity - artists and geekspace Details

Wednesday 18 May 2005: CONTESTING CAPITALISM: PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES. One day Workshop at the Collective for Alternative Organisation Studies (CAOS): University of Leicester Management Centre. Please note, attendance is FREE, but we need to know how many participants there will be in order to book lunch and refreshments. So if you wish to attend, please complete the registration form attached and email to Jenni Hern (j.hern@le.ac.uk) by 15th of April 2005.

CAOS

Details: WORD • RTF

Thursday 12th May 2005: Save as Houses? The Valuing of Financial Assets Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT (Baker St. Tube) 0207 723 4400. www.talkingeconomics.com - or contact Arthur Edwards 01452 810764 / arthur@talkingeconomics.com. Organised by The Centre for Associative Economics (01227 738207) – www.cfae.biz.
Thursday April 28th, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 2, Limehouse Town Hall. This monthly event brings together builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.
Wed 20th April 2005: Limehouse Town Hall: Dorkbot - people doing strange things with electricity - artists and geekspace Details
Friday 15-16 April 2005: Stroud, Glos: Husbanding the Land - Valuing the Farmer - A fresh look at the economics of Farming. Presentation on the Friday evening and a workshop over the Saturday. Tickets £50 for the whole event or £5 for the Friday presentation only see www.talkingeconomics.com - or contact Arthur Edwards 01452 810764 / arthur@talkingeconomics.com. Organised by The Centre for Associative Economics (01227 738207) – www.cfae.biz.
Thursday 14th April 2005: Microfinance - theme of the year or genuine investment strategy? Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT (Baker St. Tube) 0207 723 4400. www.talkingeconomics.com - or contact Arthur Edwards 01452 810764 / arthur@talkingeconomics.com. Organised by The Centre for Associative Economics (01227 738207) – www.cfae.biz.
Thursday March 31st, 7-9pm, LETS Get Together 1, Limehouse Town Hall. This monthly event brings together builders of webserver-based LETS and community exchange systems, with potential interested users of them, at an evening 'Forum' style event. After a few 10/15-minute presentations of peoples' work-in-progress, there'll be time to talk and plan.
Saturday 19th March 2005: Labour Reform Network Project Workshop on COMMUNITY CURRENCIES and REGENERATION with John Rogers of Wales Institute for Community Currencies: 1-4pm: Room S315 St. Clements Building. Houghton Street. London WC2A 2AE. Please note this is a small workshop. If you are interested to attend please contact Rosamund Stock in advance due to need to extend room booking if larger numbers are expected: r.e.stock@lse.ac.uk or call 0845 458 0610.
London School of Economics
Houghton Street,
London, WC2A 2AE
+44 20 7955 7583
FSS March 18-20 weekend £100 (L) Colours of Money: from Competition to Association with Christopher Houghton-Budd at Chartham, Canterbury. This event looks at how money can be the main instrument for bringing about real and lasting change in our economic circumstances: Contact Arthur Morgan Edwards: arthur@talkingeconomics.com
12th March 2005 War on Want’s Annual Conference 2005 Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Dimbleby Other Speakers: Angelino Garzon, Governor of Valle de Cauca, Colombia Congressman Alexander Lopez, Colombia Haifa Zangana, Iraqi novelist Duncan Campbell, journalist Gina Patnaik, Rachel Corrie relative and campaigner Toby Shelley, journalist and writer. Venue London School of Economics Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (nearest tube: Holborn) 13.30-18.00 (plus War on Want AGM from 11.00) in conjunction with LSE People & Planet Cost:Members: free Unwaged/ Student: £3 Waged: £5
Thursday 10th March, 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Local Strategic Partnerships and Sustainable Development - The Practical Implications of the New Report. Followed by: Policies, Processes and Planning: how do we build better links between political processes and Sustainable Development in London? Venue: London Community Recycling Network offices, Grayson Square, N1 6HT. The meeting is open to all members and supporters of London 21 Sustainability Network. Please contact Edouard at info@london21.org or on 020 7359 8228 to book your place. The event is free for London 21 supporting members (£3 for others). You can download the report here: www.london21.org/right/downloads/finallspreport.doc
Thursday 10 March, 2005: Talking Economics: An associative perspective on economic events (Fairtrade Fortnight Special) The fairest of them all? Brand value and competitive marketing in a global economy. One of a regular series of talks held on Thursdays at Rudolf Steiner House, Organised by The Centre for Associative Economics (01227 738207) – www.cfae.biz
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Wed 9th - Sat 12th March 2005: Llanidloes & District Community Forum: Four-day Consultation and Networking Event: Community Cauldron: Minerva Centre (Llanidloes): Contact John Waters, Centre Manager, Llanidloes Resource Centre: 0845-408-0472 Click here for full details (including PDF leaflet)
Saturday 19th February 2005: Labour Reform Network Project Workshop on CORPORATE POWER AND ITS ABUSES with Claire Fausset of Corporate Watch: at London School of Economics 1-4pm: Room S315 St. Clements Building. Houghton Street. London WC2A 2AE. Please note this is a small workshop. If you are interested to attend please contact Rosamund Stock in advance due to need to extend room booking if larger numbers are expected: r.e.stock@lse.ac.uk or call 0845 458 0610
London School of Economics
Houghton Street,
London, WC2A 2AE
020 7955 7583
Saturday 12th February 2005: The Creative Forum & Peace Not War present Networking and Creating Friendships + Practical Activism + Positive Change: 1pm till 8pm at St George's Theatre, 49 Tufnell Park Road, London NW5 -
Monday 14th February from 7pm - support the campaign for this centre by attending Islington Council's planning meeting - see details on flier.
Sunday October 16th: LETS Co-operate: an event within the European Social Forum - Community, LETS and Monetary Reform groups will have an opportunity to make a contribution to the event - the formal talks are now at LSE - circle time and networking are still at Conway Hall. Here is our own page for this event.
October 14-17th: European Social Forum, Thu eve (opening ceremony), Fri /Sat full days of plenaries, seminars & workshops, Sun - assembly of the social movements in the morning, demonstration in the afternoon: two venues: Alexandra Palace & Bloomsbury: NB LETSlink is a leading partner in the Solidarity Village, an autonomous venue based in Holborn - follow links to many other websites.


16/17 September in Liverpool - "Socialising the Global Economy" followed by the AGM of the European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development (Euronet) on Saturday, 18 September. Organised jointly with SEN.

Sunday September 12th 2004 - 10am-9pm • £4/£2 FESTIVAL OF LIFE • Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC2 - Friends of Green Angels: 020-7209-3976 • info@festivaloflife.net • www.festivaloflife.net NB at this event we will have planning meeting for LETS Co-operate on Saturday 16th October 2004.

Saturday Sept 11th 2004: 1pm-1am - The European Creative Forum presents Visions of Another World - MAKE PEACE NOT WAR. Full programme of activities. This will be an opportunity to meet people involved in the ECF - as well as others who are planning the ESF (October 14-17 2004) to meet each other and review progress.

Monday 19th July 5-9pm: Consultation on Economics Topics for the European Social Forum (14-17th October 2004) and developing the concept of the Solidarity Village - all are invited - LSE Room H101 - go to agenda on this website via the picture link...

Tuesday 20th July: Consultation on Economics Topics for the European Social Forum (14-17th October 2004) and - for Social Economy Organisations: Coin Street Community Builders: enquiries: john.goodman@cooperatives-uk.coop

July 18th-22nd 2004 - Complementary Currencies in Europe: Their Importance for the Economy, Regional Development and Employment - In the Catholic Social Institute, Bad Honnef (near Bonn)Monday 19th July 5-9pm:

10th -24th July 2004, England: Earth Activist Training with Starhawk & Erik Ohlsen, based on the principles of Permaculture, at Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire, England: earthactuk@123mail.org
Saturday 10th July, Room H216, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2. Life after Capitalism? A conversation with Michael Albert - follow the links for details...
July 8th-11th - Fabricated Nature? Biotechnology, Theology and Ethics International conference on environmental issues held by the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences, University College Chester. Contact trs.crb@chester.ac.uk.
JRI
Monday 5 July 6 - 9.30 pm - Friends House, Euston: Sustainable Development - What does it mean for London's community groups? This event is organised by the community network London 21 and is aimed at community groups' members and workers. All travel expenses will be paid and the evening will start with food and refreshments. The event is free of charge and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Booking is essential, as places are limited, please contact Vinciane on 0207 359 8228 or vinciane@london21.org
Sunday 4 July - 12pm to 5pm - Brighton Sunny Day, is run by volunteers and promotes the use of sustainable and renewable energy, and other green related issues, recycling, composting, etc. Click picture or Contact Holly Robertson brightonsunnyday@yahoo.com
Sun July 4th 12-7pm Free/ Don- CAMDEN GREEN FAIR- Camden Greening Forum - St James Gardens NW1 c/o Julian Jacobs, for stalls or advertising contact Ravina 020-7239-1283 - 12 Baron Street, London N1 9LL (Weds 0200-7239-1289) jjacobs@groundwork.org.uk
Thu 1st July to Sat 3rd July 2004 - The Social and Cultural Movements Group, Edge Hill College, UK hosts the 2nd International Conference: Imaging Social Movements. Contact Lee Salter: 01695 584374
June 25th-27th, 2004 - Local Currency in the 21st Century - to be held at Bard College, Annondale-on-Hudson, New York, USA: Chris Lindstrom, Conference Coordinator, EF Schumacher Society (413) 528-1737 chris@smallisbeautiful.org
Wednesday 23 June, 2004: Collective for Alternative Organisation Studies (CAOS) - Launch: Opening Up The Future - University of Leicester, UK

DETAILS OF LAUNCH
www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/caos

From noon Friday 18th June to noon Monday 21st June Spirited Away in partnership with the Northern Pagan Archive invite you to the first Pendle Witch Camp located on a wonderful hilltop site overlooked by Pendle Hill, near Burnley, Lancashire, an area steeped in the folklore and history of witchcraft. Enjoy talks, workshops, stalls and entertainment, including workshops for Tarot, Healing, Massage, Guided Visualisations, Drumming & Chanting, Sweat Lodge, Crystal Dreaming, Juggling etc.
Wednesday 16th June 2004 6-8pm: Meeting - all are invited: Economics Topics for the European Social Forum Agenda: at LSE Room E171: The New Theatre, East Building, Houghton St, Aldwych, London EC1, Holborn or Temple tube. Meeting to be co-ordinated by Sabine McNeil and John Courtneidge: - all offers of help in organising and minuting meeting are welcome.
Saturday June 5th LONDON GREEN MAP LAUNCH - including LETSlink London workshop on mapping the green economy. Click for Full Details


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June 5th-19th 2004 - LONDON SUSTAINABILITY WEEKS - Coordinator: Tim Webb of London 21 - to mark World Environment Day and European Green Days on direct action for sustainable development - many local community events will be taking place - launch event - 020-7359-0452 • www.londonsustainabilityweeks.org
June 3rd-4th 2004 in Bratislava, Slovakia: Social Finance and Inclusion in Europe - INAISE annual conference organised in collaboration with Integra Foundation. Beforehand, on the 2nd and 3rd of June, is an information session on EU structural funds for social finance. Contact viviane@inaise.org
Mon May 31st 11-8pm £5 (concs) KINGSTON GREEN FAIR Canbury Gdns Kingston-upon-Thames 01932 229911 • info@kingstongreenfair.org.uk • www.kingstongreenfair.org.uk
Sunday May 16th 2004. World Debt Day - Jubilee Debt Campaign will hold an international day of action. Contact Ashok Sinha Coordinator, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT • Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 4722 • Fax: +44 (0) 20 7324 4723 • Mobile: +44 (0)7905 139 140 • www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk
Saturday 15th May 7.30pm. Body Shop party hosted by Yeovil LETS - at Yeovil Arts Centre (upstairs) A fun evening for ladies of all ages. A chance to socialise, sample the Body Shop products and to buy products (with no obligation). Please bring a small contribution of food or drink towards the light buffet. Ask your friends to join us! For more information call LETS co-ordinator Kara on 01935 433185. LETS is a small non-profit making organisation which trade in an alternative currency. Visit the website on www.core-energy.co.uk/lets.htm

Saturday May 15th 2004 - KYOTO MARCH: Time to stand up for the environment. Time to make a stand against BushOrganised by the 'Campaign against Climate Change'. Up-to-date details: 020-8855-3327,  07903-316331: www.campaigncc.org

Wednesday 11th May: The London Social Forum announces: Emotional Intelligence for Activists - a Workshop on Facilitation and Chairing of Meetings - to be held at London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES (between Whitechapel and Aldgate East tube stations).
Saturday May 8th 2004: 1pm-1am - The European Creative Forum presents Visions of Another World - launching the Creative Process for the ESF - at Area 10 Warehouse, Behind Peckham Library, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Square, London, SE15. This will be an opportunity to meet people involved in the ECF - as well as others who are planning the ESF (October 14-17 2004) to meet each other and review progress.
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Saturday 1st May - 11-1 pm - BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP at Over Stratton Village Hall. Only £2 per person. Learn how to make simple but beautiful books from handmade recycled paper with Rachel Emmett. Rachel also produces crafts of very high quality, which will also be available to buy, among other stalls. Please bring: a sharp, sturdy needle, a pair of scissors and any fabric you may wish to cover your book with. For further information call Rachel On 01935 864133. This will be in conjunction with the South Somerset LETS monthly trading event.
Sunday 25th April 2004 - Give and Take Day - 11am-2pm - Yvonne Carr Community Centre, Thessaly Rd, Patmore Estate, London SW8 - (Wandsworth Road BR) or bus down Nine Elms Lane from Vauxhall tube.

Friday 23rd April from 8:30pm - All L.E.T.S. members and the whole of Southville are invited to this Extravaganza Cabaret at the Southville Centre. A chance for the people of Southville to meet, chat, be entertained, have fun and if a member of L.E.T.S. (Local Exchange Trading Scheme) bring along their goods to trade. The event is aimed at adults (although children will be welcome). Featuring Compere extraordinaire Chris Brown, plus Music, poetry and banter from local artists Nick, Dave, Geoff, Carol, Tony & friends. BRING FOOD AND DRINK TO SHARE (There will be no bar open.) Entry: £3 or 3 Squids; children £1. We are always looking for people to get involved - might you be interested in helping out at an event? Either setting up, clearing up, or even performing? We're thinking of doing quiz nights - would you be interested in coming to one? Contact Karaline: karaline@freeuk.com) See you there!

Tuesday 20th April, 4-6.30 pm: Community Green Mapping Process - a training session organised by London 21 on at the Islington Ecology Centre (Arsenal Tube; £10/free for community groups). The session will cover the tools detailed in the pack as well as others. Book: vinciane@london21.org

Thursday 15 April 2004 10.30am-3.30pm: Let's start a CSA! Community Supported Agriculture - The SOIL ASSOCIATION'S Cultivating Communities Project - very low cost workshop to be held at Penwith Business Centre, Longrock, Penzance

Wednesday 14th April: The London Social Forum announces: Emotional Intelligence for Activists - a Workshop on Facilitation and Chairing of Meetings - to be held at London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES (between Whitechapel and Aldgate East tube stations).
Saturday April 10th 2004: 1pm-1am - The European Creative Forum presents Visions of Another World at Area 10 Warehouse, Behind Peckham Library, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Square, London, SE15. This will be an opportunity to meet people involved in the ECF - as well as others who are planning the ESF (October 14-17 2004) to meet each other and review progress.
Friday 9th April 11am - CND Rally - Trafalgar Square, London - Stop the war coalition support Aldermaston Easter March - SURROUND THE AWE BASE on - Monday 12th April 2004 - THOUSANDS TO SAY NO TO NEW WMD
Sunday March 21st at the Glastonbury Town Hall.Richard Rockefeller will be the main speaker at the opening of the Avalon Fair Shares LETS and Timebank in Glastonbury. Letslink UK attended this event. See NEWS ITEM
March 19-21st: The Money Crunch:to be held at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, USA. Presenters include: Randy Peterson, Bernard Lietaer, Stephan Brunnhuber, Thomas Greco, Luca Fantacci, Sergio Lub, Edgar Cahn,, Octavia Allis, Greg Berry, Arthur Brock, Christine Gray, Victor Grey, Anita Halcyon, Joel Hedroff, Chritian Isquierdo, and Dr. Alec Tsoucatos. Details can be found at: www.accessfoundation.org
March 14th : Marlow & District LETS celebrates its 10th Anniversary at its AGM.
For details contact Eileen
 

 

 

Events Archive 2003

Featuring: James Taris UK Visit: Nov 2003
NB This listing is available for all LETS groups to list
open events, eg socials, talk & trade, AGMs etc.

Sat Dec 13th: North Birmingham "Second Saturday" is a regular monthly programme, usually including a lunchtime "Cafe Society" and occasional entertainment, led by LETS members, and open to associated groups and projects. These include the local Food & Global Recipes Project, which promotes buy-local organic and fairgrade, and is also developing a sustainable events catering business. Another associated project is BECOMM (Birmingham Electronic Community), which is developing on-line forums in association with Birmingham's budgetary devolution. Becomm also includes the market-place which is a LETS-inspired skill exchange system. For further info: 0121-333-6860.

Sat Dec 6th 1pm-eve North London LETS Christmas Trading & Social in the common room at their offices, 1a Waterlow Road, Archway, North London - turn up or contact: 020-7281-0919.

Thu Dec 4th James is attending a Social and AGM of Waterfront and South Greenwich LETS at Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead SE18 from 7pm. All LETS members or those interested to join in the Greenwich area are invited to attend - for catering purposes please contact Ann Seargeant ea.sargeant@ntlworld.com or call 020-8265-1251.

Wed Dec 3rd - James returns from Bletchley to London where he has been invited to a planning meeting of the Ministry for Peace being held in the Grand Committee Room of the Houses of Parliament, at 7pm. For details contact "Diana Basterfield" diana@metronet.co.uk.

Tue/Wed Dec 2nd/3rd - James will be travelling to Bletchley and will be met by Peter Hughes and will join members of the Milton Keynes LETnet preparing the evening meal for the AGM in the evening where he will be Guest Speaker. For details contact peter.hughes14@which.net

Mon Dec 1st - James will be attending Alternatives at St James, 197 Piccadilly, London W1 to meet David Boyle, author of "Funny Money" who is speaking on the subject of "Money" - £8/£5.

Sun Nov 30th - James Taris will be joining us at Social Evening of the Camden LETS at 55 Antrim Mansions, NW3 8-9.30pm - contact Phillida on - 020-7722-8120 - p.sawbridge@btinternet.com

Meanwhile LETS members in London are invited to an informal gathering at the Bedzeds ecological housing project, near Sutton. James Taris and members of LETS groups in London will have the opportunity of meeting Bedzed's innovative architect Bill Dunster at 6pm at the Bedzed Centre, 24 Helios Road, Wallington, Surrey, (nearest BR Station Hackbridge) http://www.bedzed.org.uk

Fri Nov 28th Woody Bronson will be attend the Organophosphate Users Support Group AGM Knighton Community Centre 7pm www.rs-opus.co.uk and are hoping to meet LETS members in the area. Woody represents a group who are seeking to create ecological and chemically clean sustainable co-operative housing project/s: contact

Thursday 20th November 2003: launch of the new Wales Institute for Community Currencies, a partnership project between University of Wales College Newport, Time Banks UK and Valleys Kids (a charity working with young people in the South Wales Valleys). at the Oasis Centre near Caerphilly, at which both local community development practitioners and policy makers from the National Assembly for Wales will be present and is headed up by John Rogers. The project is part-funded by European Regional Development Funds. See NEWS ITEM


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