Events in 2018

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LIVE WELL COURSE

 

Thursday 19th April. It is a 4 sessions course for adults to discover healthy food and edible plants you can grow in your house or local community garden. Each session will be of 3 hours, from 10:30am to 1:30pm (every Thursday).

Contact Clyo@wen.org.uk to book

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Greening Barkantine Workshops for local residents - Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network

Starting on the 5th May 10.30am- 12.30pm and then

Saturday 16th June

Saturday 21st July

Save the date: Saturday 4th August - WEN Summer Gathering - all day

Join in with a series of workshops bringing together local residents to enjoy and improve the local green spaces around Barkantine.

Come celebrate local growing champions and take home skills and equipment to start growing your own.

Learn how to grow your own food and improve the local green spaces. 

Workshops will include:

*How to grow fruit and veg at home
*Visiting and appreciating local spaces
*Indoor plants to green your home
*Balcony growing

 

BREATHING LIFE IN TO ST LEONARD'S PRIORY

Come and share your ideas about St Leonard's Priory green space.  We have a wide range of free activities, events and history walks for you to join in with , all based around this historic site. 

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St Leonards Priory

St Leonard's Priory, Bromley High Street, St Leonard's Street, London E3 3EG - Come and help us develop this forgotten space in to a local community area for local people to enjoy.  All welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Debate Festival

7th june at London Transport Museum

Come and see WEN on our stall!!

Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

Get two tickets for the price of one with the code 241EarlyBird (ends 7 May)

Book tickets

Please note event is suitable for 18+ only

Come and see WEN on our stall!!

Date: Thursday 7 June 2018
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12

Get two tickets for the price of one with the code 241EarlyBird (ends 7 May)

Book tickets

Please note event is suitable for 18+ only

Join London Transport Museum for a festival event to discuss and explore ways of making London a cleaner, greener, and more liveable city. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening of talks, debates, immersive experiences and workshops, as well as networking in our Futures Marketplace and exploring the Museum’s new and iconic galleries after hours.

Highlight activities include:

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy will open the evening with a keynote speech.
  • Let’s clear the air! Concerned about the detrimental impact of air pollution in London? Join this expert packed panel debate to ask what is happening to reduce pollution in our city and what we can all do to help. Chaired by Professor Frank Kelly of the London Air Quality Network at King’s College London.
  • Climate change: Forecasting risks, engineering solutions – Climate change is predicted to increase the risk of major flooding, droughts and heatwaves in the capital. As part of the Year of Engineering, join a panel of professional problem-solvers to explore the evidence and discuss ideas for engineering a brighter future. Chaired by Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
  • Lightning talks – Inspired by the draft London Environment Plan, enjoy a line-up of quick-fire talks by people striving to make London one of the greenest cities on Earth. Expect sustainable megaprojects, urban farming, designing for mental health, living streets and green Brexit recommendations.
  • Futures Marketplace – Pop into our Futures Market Place to enjoy workshops and meet the innovators, disruptors and changemakers working towards a healthier, more sustainable, and cleaner city.
  • Yoga and mindfulness for urban living – Join cultural yoga instructor Chi Onuora who will be sharing a simple daily practice routine of yoga and mindfulness exercises, designed to minimise stress and enhance life in an urban environment.
  • Enjoy a drink, music and the chance to explore the Museum’s collection after hours, including London Transport Museum’s brand new displays and galleries; Digging Deeper and The Secret Life of a Megaproject

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, said: “All Londoners deserve a city that is clean, green and healthy. The Mayor has set out his ambitious plans for improving London’s environment immediately and for generations to come. I’m pleased to be joining the Late Debate to share more about what we’re doing - including cleaning up London’s toxic air, becoming the first National Park City through protecting and expanding green spaces and reducing waste from single-use plastics”.

Speakers, hosts and contributors (alphabetised) include:

Simon Birkett, Founder and Director, Clean Air in London; Justin Bishop, Senior Consultant in Transport Planning, Arup; Samantha Heath, Chief Executive, London Sustainability Exchange; Hugo Horlick, Director, Rootlabs; Prof.Frank Kelly, Director of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London and Deputy Director of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health; Lilli Matson, Director of Transport Strategy, City Planning, Transport for London; Layla McCay, Director, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health; Chi Onuora, Cultural Yoga Instructor; Rob Paris, ‎Head of Sustainability & Consents , Crossrail; Tom Platt, Head of Policy and Communications, Living Streets; Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority; Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Engineering; Ian Uttley, Senior Engineer at London Underground; Representatives from the Institution of Civil Engineers, Deptfordfolk, and Green Alliance, and National Park City Foundation.

 

 

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Red Wave talks - why menstruation matters - Thurs 7th June 6.30pm Holborn EC1N

Free entry - Drinks and bites to eat included

Register HERE

RED WAVE TALKS brings together individuals, groups, businesses and organisations who want to break taboos and create a climate where #menstruationmatters.The event features a series of short talks from inspiration women speakers, with conversations, information and treats.

Alongside the charitable sector there are a number of start-ups and businesses creating new solutions to solve the challenges of menstruation. From those campaigning for #plasticfree period products, to groups providing clear information and educating women... RED WAVE TALKS gives a voice to those who think that #menstruationmatters.

Inspirational women speakers from

  • Femedic.com

  • Incredible Bleeding Woman

  • Plastic Free Periods

  • Binti International

  • WUKA

  • Precious Stars

  • More….

 The WEN Stall

The WEN Stall

 

Are we missing something? If you'd like us to post an event then please get in touch info@wen.org.uk.