Wednesday 30 November 2011

Herbal Medicine Workshops at Green Lens Studio

Herbal Workshops@ Green Lens Studios
4a Atterbury Road,
London, N4 1SF
Phone/Fax: 020 8350 5915
Mobile: 0777933 7693
Led By Medical Herbalist Misty Simpson
 £ 5, £10 or £15. Pay what you can.
Please call 0750 699 2795 as spaces are limited.
Sunday Dec 11th. 1-3:30
Seasonal Festive Remedies  
In this workshop we will look at the medicinal properties, legend and lore of traditional herbs and spices associated with the festive season. We will discuss at frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cloves mistletoe and more. We will take a look at the origins, history and meaning of mid winter celebrations and make a remedy to take home.
January 8th  1-3:30
Keeping Well in Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit in the Dark Months.
This work shop will cover, making cold and flu remedies as well as looking at seasonal effective disorder and herbal remedies for the low spirits that are common at this time of year. We will look at making the darkness our ally and embracing the winter months as an essential part of an ever changing cycle.

February 12th. 1-3:30pm
In this workshop we will look at herbal remedies to accent love. We will look at the medicinal properties of roses and chocolate and explore some heated passion potions. We will explore ways to open hearts and grow love and compassion for ourselves, our families, our communities and our planet.

March 11th 1-3:30 pm
Spring Awakening.
At long last life is starting to spring up around us. Today we will take an herb walk in railway fields and discuss the medicinal plants that are growing there. We will look at nourishing plant infusions, why we detox this time of year and how to do this safely and effectively. Meet at the entrance to railway fields on Green Lanes.  Wet weather dress may be required.

Saturday 12 November 2011

London Transition Groups Gathering

with Rob Hopkins on his new book
The Transition Companion
Some inspiration, some celebration, and possibly a bit of a shindig!
Come and share what you're up to and what you're learning ?
Whether you’re already involved or just interested to know more, all welcome
With London Low Carbon Zones, Project Dirt and the London Low Carbon Communities Network
GLA, Rooms 4&5, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
Thurs Dec 1st 6.30pm for a 7pm start (finish time tbc, will add it here when we know)
Allow time to get through the venue's bag check system
Tickets in advance only
Before Fri 18th £7 and £3 (concs)
After Nov 18th £8 and £4 (concs)

You can make an online payment to Transition Finsbury Park sort code: 089299 account number: 6534 5852 (The Co-op) or send a cheque payable to Transition Finsbury Park to 9 Theydon Rd., Hackney, London E5 9NA.  Then email your name/s, group (if you're part of one, no worries if you're not, you're still very welcome) and borough to to let us know you've paid and you'll receive a confirmation email once your payment's cleared.  (Let us know if the name on your account's different).   We expect the event to sell out so if you book and then find you can't make it, we should be able to refund your ticket if you let us know in time.
We'll email a participants list to everyone the day before the event with the above but not your contact details, drop us a line if for any reason you don't wish to be on it.  We hope to be able to hear from as many people as possible on the night but we won't have time for all 200 of us, so send us a short paragraph if you've something relevant to London as a whole that you want to let everyone else know about and we'll include it in that email if it’s appropriate.
Copies of The Transition Companion available on the night
Email the address above if you'd like a copy, they'll be £15.
If you'd like to make any suggestions or be involved, get in touch.
As well as Rob talking a bit about the Transition movement and answering some questions, it'll be very interactive.  We'll also get updates from the LCZs, Project Dirt, the LLCCN and the producer of Just Do It.  There'll be a focus on people telling the stories of their projects, reflecting on how things are going and how they got to where they are, what's been a disaster, what's been brilliant, and everything in between J.  We also hope to throw in a few songs and poems.
If a few of you are coming from your Transition group, it would be great if you could think about bringing along an object that helps tell the story of your project or where you live.
The event's being put on by volunteers.  If we have any surplus income, it will go into refreshments on the night.

Monday 7 November 2011

Craft in Crouch End

Rachel's Mosaic Workshops
Sat 12 and 26 November, 10am-4pm

Rachel's Mosaic at Stroud Green and Harringay Library
Last chance to book on the creative mosaic making workshop where you will learn the lovely, wonderful, enjoyable art of mosaic and go away with your own finished piece. A great present for yourself or friend or family and Christmas is coming soon....
When?      Saturday 12th November. 10am-4pm
Where?     Hornsey Vale Community Centre,
               60 Mayfield Road, Hornsey Vale/ Crouch End, N8 9LP......
               near W3 or W7 bus stops, a bus journey from Finsbury Park tube or a short
               walk from Harringay overland station
Cost?        £25 but concession prices available

Please contact Rachel by email or on  07905 764 107
During the 4 hour workshop there will be a short break for lunch. Please bring your own snacks/packed lunch. more details here:-

There is also a 2nd workshop on Saturday 26th November for all ages - please see the website link for details. Please forward to anyone who might be interested. Thanks
and hope to see you soon

Dark Day and Winter Festival:
Sunday 20 November, 2-4.30pm 
Hornsey Vale Community Centre celebrate Mid Winter with games, arts and crafts, recycled Christmas cards and decoration-making followed by our annual lantern procession. Also lovely cakes and hot chocolate from the café.
£1 per adult or child. Limited to 120 attendees! So come early to be sure you get a place! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Anna's Write-up From Apple Day 2011
We entertained over 50 children on the day making apple creatures and leaf collages. Children and parents were very appreciative and creative! The craft tables were never empty during the all event and children made some stunning artwork out of leaf and bark and really funny apple creatures. We were using sunflower seeds, broad beans, toothpicks, goggly eyes for making apple creatures. Leaf princesses and butterflies were made out of autumn leaves, bark and were stuck to cardboard bases. Being given such a simple materials to work with, children proved that they don’t need expensive toys and craft materials to be creative! It was a fun day and we hope to come back next year.Anna, Green Peas Events/