Wednesday 8 November 2017

The Alternative Xmas Fair - Sat 25th Nov 3-6pm - Hornsey Vale Community Centre N8 9LP

Sustainable Xmas -Tips to resist the pressure to be sucked into the stressful shopping frenzy:

a) Go cold turkey and give up buying presents. While you're at it, give up turkey too.

b) If that's too hardcore for you, just buy yourself a nice present, thank all your family and friends for it, and suggest that they do the same.

c) As a last resort - buy all your gifts at 

The Alternative Xmas Fair 

(2nd glorious year).

Saturday Nov 25 from 3-6pm at Hornsey Vale Community Centre N8 9LP

  • Unique gifts handmade by the stallholders themselves 
  • Cafe area with homemade cakes and foraged cocktails 
  • Info about interesting local events.
Shop, chat, relax, have fun, and keep your money in the local economy.

Organised by Transition Crouch End & Sustainable Haringey. (You can just come and hang out if you've already given up buying presents.)

Please publicise as widely as possible

All the details about the day are on the details page of the website here

Tweeting: Please include link to website: & hashtag #AltXmas17


Can you spare some time to volunteer on the day? Just involves keeping the place tidy and making sure the visitors and stallholders are comfortable. Contact me in advance. And thanks.

tel 078 06 87 05 05

Thursday 31 August 2017

Mon 11th Sept Green on the Screen 'Dispossession:The Great Social Housing Swindle'

Kiran Acharya, Associate Producer of film will join us that evening and take part in the discussion of this Inspiring film that explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. It reveals  individuals and communities fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, and investigates the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.In 2017 housing tops the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures and agenda that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK as have these filmmakers. This film calls upon our Augur capacity to see beyond what is in front of us and is fiercely relevant locally where the 'The Haringey Development Vehicle '(HDV) is considered the biggest privatization and ‘regeneration’ of Council property project currently being proposed in the country. StopHDV campaign have called a London-wide march for 'Social Housing NOT Social Cleansing' on Sept 23rd in an area that is earmarked for demolition and social cleansing. Film At Earl Haig Hall. Elder Ave N8. Doors open 6.30pm, film 7.30pm. Light snacks available before film for donations. Drinks available in main bar. Free Entry. Donations warmly welcomed.
Film reviews; "A timely lecture on humanity" (The Times),  "A carefully balanced, clear headed study of the myriad of ways the UK property market has skewed and malfunctioned.” (The Guardian), “An important and timely film.” (The Observer), "The housing crisis is one of our nation’s biggest scandals and this film shows us it’s deliberate. " (Michael Sheen)