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.
Entry by Donation | Refreshments | Discussion | All Welcome
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
On Sunday 5th June we saw fish swimming in the now fast flowing river, and as we were leaving we spotted a Kingfisher. It’s incredible to see nature returning to this stunning wildlife corridor we have right in the heart of Stourbridge.
If you visit be very careful as also at the moment there is Giant Hogweed growing, which contains toxic sap which can cause severe burns. And if you see any litter, please pick it up and help us keep our town Green and Tidy for us all and the wildlife. Many thanks.
Join us for a Spring Foraging Walk led by Owen Raybould. These walks have always been very interesting and informative, as well as highly enjoyable!
Date: Saturday 9th April Time: 2pm Meet: Blackstone Riverside Park free car park, meet there at 2pm, start the walk at 2:15pm. Tel number Owen: 07525261683 Cost: Donations
Please Note, very important: The location is the Blackstone Riverside Car park located on the B4194, situated just outside the town centre, (see map link below), and not the Blackstone picnic site car park which is located on the A456 Stourport Road on the other side of the river.
Directions: Coming from the Kidderminster area, enter Bewdley and cross over the bridge in the town centre. Turn left at the church down the narrow street, follow the road over a small hill and then under the bypass, the car park is then clearley signposted immediately on your left after the bypass.
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.
Our new reusable Shopping Bag now available in the following shops, costing £4. All proceeds will go towards the River Stour clean-ups and future projects. Designed by local artist/designer Stephanie Green
With the new 5p charge for plastic bags introduced in October, our new shopping bag is high quality and durable with a beautiful design celebrating our River Stour and the bridge…after our town’s name… an iconic bag which people be proud to carry their shopping in.
We wanted the River Stour to be the focus of the bag design, as we as a group have been working tirelessly to remove tyres and shopping trollies from the river in our monthly clean-ups.
Join us for a super sized xmas card signing event, to pressure the Government to take action at the Paris Climate Conference
Date: Saturday 28th November Time: 11am till 2pm Where: Outside the Rye Market, near Boots, Stourbridge
We will be inviting members of the public to sign a large Christmas card for David Cameron to remind him that we expect strong binding commitments on climate change from the British Government at the Paris summit.
Date: Sunday 29th November Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge via Murray’s
Firstly, many thanks to those who came to the last event. Nine trolleys were extracted along with all the other usual plastic muckage and some tyres. We were around 11 people. Murray’s are happy to let us in through their gate for easier access and for the next event there are some real horrors to remove. There are many tyres, a massive red bin and all the other things that appear once one gets started on removal – with the help of the brilliant winch.
Please contact Rosanne (email@example.com) to be added to our River Stour Clean-Up email list to be kept up-to-date with any changes due to the weather conditions closer to the time.
The next film is called ‘This Changes Everything‘ It takes a look at 7 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.’ 7pm refreshments. 7.30 film. Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR Entry by donation.