FILM: We the uncivilized – Saturday 21st April

The film documents the search of a young couple to find a different way of living-to find community, meaning, and a way of living in harmony with the earth and raises questions about our so called ‘civilized’ ways of living and hence the title.

Refreshments will be served and we hope to generate some discussion after the film.

Date: Saturday 21st April
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Entry by Donation | Refreshments | Discussion | All Welcome

Synopsis

Disillusioned by a story of consumption and alienation, a couple are called to action, and embark on a yearlong exploration around the UK, in search of the seeds of a different story, and with it, hope for the future.

We join Pete and Lily on an intimate and life-changing journey as they confront the stark reality of our times, and discover a hidden culture of connection and belonging.

Featuring conversations with grassroots activists alongside pioneering voices, including; Satish Kumar, Polly Higgins, Bruce Parry, Martin Shaw, and The Late Patrick Whitefield. A tale of both deep grief and inspired hope. www.wetheuncivilised.org

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Transforming the Food System – A public talk and short film

start_a_groupTransforming the Food System – A public talk and short film

You are warmly invited to an evening on ‘Transforming the Food System’.

When: Saturday 10th December, 7pm for 7.30pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR.

Short film featuring the ‘Incredible Edible’ grow your own food network http://incredibleediblenetwork.org.uk/

A talk from forager and nutrition researcher Owen Raybould: ‘Can healthy eating save the planet?’ about: Ecological farming, Soil science, Climate change, Human health, food network and local projects.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you there…

 

FILM: Planetary – Saturday 19th March

Our next film evening we’ll be showing ‘Planetary

Date: Saturday 19th March
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective and have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental journey, exploring our cosmic origins and our future as a species. Planetary is a poetic and humbling reminder that it is time to shift our perspective. It asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us.

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  • Donations on the door to help cover costs
  • Refreshments available
  • Do come, and bring friends! All welcome

Foraging and the Future of Food – Saturday 27th February

foragingAn Evening with Owen Raybould – Nutrition researcher and Forager – on ‘Foraging and the Future of Food’.

Date: Saturday 27th February
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Exploring different ways of bringing nature and wild ecology back into our food production. Including a short documentary and time for Q & A.

Owen’s talk will cover Permaculture, Re-forestation, Organics, Wildflower seeding, Herd and forest grazing, the importance of fungi in soil, and direct human involvement, such as Community Supported Agriculture.

  • Refreshments available
  • Entry by donation
  • All Welcome!

FILM: This Changes Everything – Saturday 14th November

hands-save-beautiful-transparent-earthOur next film screening is This Changes Everything, inspired by Naomi Klein’s international best selling book.

Date: Saturday 14th November
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Venue: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better

Entry by Donation | Refreshments | Discussion | All Welcome

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This-Changes-Everything_Final-692x1024Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Paris, COP21
LONDON: 29th NOVEMBER 2015:

In the UK a wide coalition of campaign groups and organisations, people from all walks of life, will come together in London for the biggest UK climate protest ever. The People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs Join us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/516078015212179/
http://www.timetoact2015.org/

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FILM: “I AM” – Saturday 3rd October

i-am-movieOur next film screening:  “I AM Documentary

Date: Saturday 3rd October
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis

Tom Shadyac conducts interviews with scientists, religious leaders, environmentalists and philosophers including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Lynne McTaggart, Elisabet Sahtouris, David Suzuki, Howard Zinn, and Thom Hartmann.

The film asks two central questions: What’s Wrong With the World? and What Can We Do About it?. It is about “human connectedness, happiness, and the human spirit” and explores themes including Darwinism, Western mores, loneliness, the economy, and the drive to war.

From the director of Bruce Almighty and Ace Ventura: Pet detective, comes a powerful and incredibly beautiful film.

Film director Tom Shadyac thought he had it all until something happened to make him realise he might have it all….wrong.

All Welcome  |  Refreshments  | Entry by Donation

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http://www.iamthedoc.com/

 

FILM: Fed Up – Saturday 20th June

Fed-Up-Food-Documentary-SugarThis is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry.

Date: Saturday 20th June, 7.30pm
Where: Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR  (map)

This no-frills documentary tells it like it is about obesity – and it’s not a pretty picture. Since 1980, sugar intake has doubled, there is an epidemic of Type II diabetes and overweight children have ascended from the exception to the norm. Why is this happening?

“The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see”

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation

FILM: SELL-OFF – The Abolition of our NHS – Saturday 2nd May

nhs-logo-1NHS services like Staffordshire Cancer Care are being sold off to companies putting profit before patient care. Concerned GPs and Health Insiders tell the alarming story

Date: Saturday 2nd May, 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation

Synopsis

Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and the media are failing to tell us this. NHS insiders (including one professor, two consultant radiologists, a cancer expert, a public interest lawyer, and several outspoken GPs), tell the alarming story of how the health service as we know it has been quietly abolished, to be  replaced by a system modelled on the US in which care is delivered by profit-maximising companies that charge patients for treatment

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Save our NHS campaign

The NHS has been part of our lives for 67 years, but now it’s make or break. The NHS isn’t getting the cash it needs. And the government is letting money-hungry private companies carve out profits from treating the sick.
www.38degrees.org.uk/nhs

FILM: Project Wild Thing – Saturday 14th March

project-wild-thingOur next film night will show Project Wild Thing  ‘Reconnecting kids with nature’

How important are nature, wildness and free-range living for kids and adults to exist alongside an increasingly industrialised and technological society?

Date: Saturday 14th March, 7.30pm

Where: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR

Synopsis
Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature.

  • All Welcome
  • Refreshments
  • Entry by Donation

FILM: The Yes Men Fix the World – Saturday 24th January

The Yes Men Fixed the WorldOur next film is called ‘The Yes Men Fix the World

When: Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm.

Where: The Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis
A riotous true story about two political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits.

The Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet. This thought provoking wake-up call proves a little imagination can go a long way towards vanquishing the Cult of Greed. Who knew fixing the world could be so much fun?

Donations on the door to help cover costs.

Do come, and bring friends! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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