Past events

Below you’ll find an incomplete list of our past events from the last 3 years – hopefully to be updated soon!

27th March to 28th March 2010: Non Violent Communication (NVC) weekend workshop. More details to come soon! To find out more about NVC, take a lookhere

Friday 11th December 2009“Home” film showing A small bunch of Leicester Transitioners gathered to drink some mulled wine and watch the beautiful film “Home” at Fabrika on Humberstone Gate.

Saturday 31st October 2009Apple Day A day of workshops, talks, games, and apple juice making to celebrate everything to with one of our favourite fruits.

Saturday 19th September 2009Be-spoked! A bike ride and exhibition in Leicester city centre to showcase bikes that can meet your every need.

Weekends of 11th-12th and 18th-19th July 2009Open Eco HousesInspiring low energy eco homes in the Leicester area open to the public.

Saturday 27th June – Sunday 28th June: The Heart & Soul group organised aWork That Reconnects workshop. This involved exploring our feelings about the current environmental crisis and drawing upon them to inspire us to take action, using processes from Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects. For more information click here.

8th May 2009: Ideas meeting to take Transition Leicester forward. For more information click here.

3rd May 2009: Showing of “The Power of Community” at Phoenix Arts, 6.05pm. See here for more info.

29th November 2008: Transition Leicester TGM. Upstairs at the Bishop St Methodist Church, Town Hall Square, 12pm – 4pm. This event was held just over a year after the first Transition meeting in Leicester. The aim was to: Take stock on what we’ve done and what we’ve achieved; Get together to celebrate and socialise;Make plans for the year ahead.

27th November 2008: Talk on Community Supported Agriculture organised by the Food Group, with Kirstin Glendinning from the Soil Association. This took place at Bishop St Methodist Church in Town Hall Square, from 7pm until 9pm.

The food group organised it’s first public event, Harvest Inspiration, on Saturday 11th October 2008 at Bishop St Methodist Church. The event offered inspiration and ideas to get people excited and feeling confident about growing and preserving their own food.

On the 11th and 25th of September we contributed to another two showings of the Peak Oil documentary A Crude Awakening at the Phoenix. The screenings were put on by Leicester City Council, and we organised pair-discussions before and after the film, and answered questions as part of a panel afterwards.

On Monday 8th September we held an event called “Transition is up my street!” at Moat College. The event focussed on what the ideas behind Transition mean for cities and in particular, on what can be done on the level of our local neighbourhoods.

We had a stall at the Watermead family fun dayat Watermead park on Saturday 30th August, where we served up pizza, information about Transition and clever uses for old tetrapaks.

The food group organised a wild food walk in and around Aylestone Meadows on Sunday 10th August.

We had a summer picnic in Abbey Park on Sunday 29th June 2008. A good time was had by all, whether we were sharing food in the sunshine or singing in the rain under the shelter of the gazebo…

At the Riverside Festival in June 2008 we gave the first outing to our very own Peak Oil Slide Show and collected ideas from people on how life in Leicester could be better after Peak Oil.

Richard Heinberg spoke at an event jointly organised with Transition Market Harborough on March 31st 2008 in the Percy Gee Building at Leicester University.

Transition Network co-ordinator Ben Brangwyn spoke at our event at Moat College on February 19th 2008.

The first public event we organised was a showing of the inspiring film A Convenient Truth on February 6th 2008 at the Friends Meeting House in Clarendon Park.

We promoted two screenings of the Peak Oil film A Crude Awakening at the Phoenix cinema in December 2007.