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
We have managed to get the river bank cleared of tipping at Bagley Street by contacting the owners of the adjoining business. There was quick co-operation which was wonderful.
A bird watcher has alerted us to another blockage in the river where a fallen tree is stopping a lot of rubbish at Bells Mill before the fishery. We are looking into who has riperian ownership of the river there.
This may be a good way forward for the future – tracking river rubbish and contacting and pressing riperian owners to meet their responsibilities.
All the best to everyone. Hoping for good weather and a low river level for our next event. As usual, many thanks for the support. Rosanne
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.
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.
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.