Film and Swap Shop – Saturday 29th November

what-would-jesus-buy-movieRecycle Swap Shop and Film: ‘What would Jesus Buy

Date: Saturday 29th November
Time:  6.30pm Swap Shop; Film starts at 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

To celebrate International Buy Nothing Day. Come and see the comical Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir campaign across American to get people to curb their consumerism over the Christmas period

Swap Shop

Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste!  No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc

Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food.

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and cake
  • Entry by Donation
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FILM: The Truth Behind the Dash For Gas – Saturday 11th October

fracking-natural-gasFILM: The Truth Behind the Dash For Gas 2014

A documentary about fracking in the UK

Date: Saturday 11th October, 7pm for 7.30pm start

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

Cost: Donations

Can UK communities protect their land from becoming gasfields?

This film examines the potential impacts of fracking and coal bed methane extraction in Somerset and beyond.
It includes the social, health and environmental consequences associated with unconventional gas drilling

All Welcome + Refreshments

Trailer

FILM: The UK Gold – Tuesday 7th October

Tax Dodgers FilmYou are invited to this screening of The UK Gold, hosted by Stourbridge Churches Together.

Date: Tuesday 7th October, 7.30pm

Venue: St Thomas’s Church Hall, Market Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AQ

Cost: FREE

There will be an exhibition and the film will be followed by an open panel discussion.

Christian Aid has partnered with Oxfam and Action Aid to sponsor the film, The UK Gold: a story ‘seismic enough to shift perceptions of finance and flag forever.’

Synopsis

The UK Gold follows Hackney vicar Father William Taylor as he stands up and speaks out against tax dodging.

Narrated by Dominic West and featuring a stunning soundtrack by Thom Yorke and Robert Del Naja, it reveals how the UK’s tax havens are complicit in maintaining the financial secrecy that fuels tax dodging, robbing poor countries of an estimated US$160 billion a year.

Father Taylor told Christian Aid: ‘I can see the City of London from my parish in Hackney and I’ve often wondered what goes on over there.

‘This film is about joining the dots and showing the connection between those with power and wealth and those without.

‘There are countries in Africa struggling because the City is helping companies that operate there to channel funds through havens and avoid paying the taxes they owe.’

Trailer

FILM: Lemon Tree – Saturday 26th July

lemon Tree FilmThis film: Lemon Tree is being shown by the Stourbridge Palestine Solidarity Group

Date: Saturday 26th July at 7:30pm
Venue: Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

The Film is an allegory of Israeli / Palestinian strife. Based on a real story Lemon Tree explores the painful human detail of life in a warped society.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/510607259039073/

Free Admission, but donations to Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) are welcome on the night Continue reading “FILM: Lemon Tree – Saturday 26th July”

FILM: No Impact Man – Saturday 12th July

No Impact Man DocumentaryCan you save the Planet without driving your Family crazy?

Date: Saturday 12th July, 7.30pm

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

Synopsis

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan lived without plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe.

In this sensational and funny story, Beavan and his family found that no-impact living is worthwhile – and richer, fuller, and more satisfying into the bargain

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and Cake!
  • Entry by Donation

Trailer

FILM: Occupy Love – Saturday 17th May

Our next film screening…

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning

Date: Saturday 17th May, 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)
Entry: By Donation

Occuopy-Love-World-HeartSynopsis

Join director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse.

The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

See more at:
http://occupylove.org/about/

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cTBlGcZCeA

Next Film Date

Our next film will be No Impact Man, and is showing on Saturday 12th July at 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge.

FILM: 97% Owned – Saturday 5th April

our-money-systemA documentary film screening about Money, Debt & Bankers (97% Owned)

Date: Saturday 5th April at 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR (map)

Money is at the root of our social and economic crisis. A debt-based monetary system that gives private banks the power to create money from nothing. Then millions of ordinary people suffer when money and finance systems breaks down.

The monetary reform documentary  97% Owned features interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers

Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before tomorrow morning”
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/truth-money-iou-bank-of-england-austerity

Questions and Discussion

We hope to have guests from Positive Money Birmingham to help answer questions after the film
https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamFriendsOfPositiveMoney

All Welcome   |   Tea and Cake   |   Entry by Donation

More…

Positive Moneys Ben Dyson speaks on Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ngmjr
Ben Dyson, founder and director of Positive Money, tells how his disillusionment with mainstream economics led him to campaign for a proper understanding of how money works as the first step in fixing a failed banking system

Join the Positive Money Campaign
http://www.positivemoney.org/join-us/
https://www.facebook.com/PositiveMoney

 

Recycle Swap Shop and Film evening – Saturday 8th March

reduce-reuse-recycleRecycle Swap Shop & screening of film ‘Chasing Ice

Date: Saturday 8th March, from 6.30pm
Where:  Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

Swap Shop

Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste!  No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc
Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food

Film – Chasing Ice

Starting at 7.30pm

Chasing-IceAcclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey in the Arctic, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
http://www.chasingice.com/

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and cake
  • Entry by Donation

FILM: Message in the Waves – Thursday 27th February

message-in-the-wavesFILM: Message in the Waves

When: Thursday 27th February
Time: 7.15 for 7.30pm
Where: United Reformed Church, Hagley Road, Halesowen, B63 4PX

A film from the BBC Natural History Unit looking at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. A captivating film showing the effects of plastic on ocean wildlife when it is indiscriminately thrown into our waterways. Donations on the door

Film Trailer

FILM: Dive! – Saturday 25th January

Dive-the-MovieFilm: Dive the Film and (The Story of Solutions)
Date: Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm
Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House , 37 Scotts Road , Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (http://www.quaker.org.uk/stourbridge)

Synopsis
The film follows director Jeremy Seifert and his friends as they dumpster dive behind several grocery stores in the Los Angeles area to demonstrate the massive amount of food that is wasted each year in America.

After showing that much of the food found in dumpsters is perfectly edible, Seifert confronts the managers of the stores to question why they don’t donate more of it to local food banks.
http://www.divethefilm.com/

Please bring any donations for the Black Country Food Bank
http://www.blackcountryfoodbank.org.uk/supporters/donate-goods-or-gifts-in-kind/
(suitable donations)