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Short film about Canalside

If you’d like to have a tour of Canalside through the eyes of two local schoolboys who did a film project on Canalside in the summer, as part of a school study topic on farming, press play! They interviewed members and staff, and took part in a construction weekend where interested members worked together to construct an extension for our pole barn. See some footage from around the project site, and from the construction work. If you know the project, you may spot a few familiar faces!

Diggers awake! Saturday 20th October 2012

A moment in English history and its relevance to land, food, the biosphere and human potential now
A Discussion and the film ‘Winstanley’

Saturday 20 October 2012
Kineton Village Hall, Kineton, Warwicks
3.30 – 7.00

With food policy expert Professor Tim Lang, English revolution historian George Yerby, Latin America land rights watcher Tony Campbell – and the film Winstanley.

In 1649, in defiance of local landowners, a group of activists and unemployed people led by Gerrard Winstanley, occupied the common land on St George’s Hill, Surrey and began growing food there. So began the Diggers movement.

Today we face big challenges of how we use and look after our land. Whether it’s global food security, or local community activism, land use and land rights are as relevant as ever. Who owns our land? What should we do with land? Nature or nurture?

To celebrate the Diggers and discuss their contemporary resonance, Getting Kineton Growing, in association with Rescue!History, is organising this afternoon event. It also dovetails with the Sealed Knot’s 370th anniversary commemoration of the battle of Edgehill.

Admission for the event will be by prior registration and will include the
cost of a wholesome, vegetarian, locally derived buffet supper.

Registration by 14 October
£10.00 wage-earners
£6.00 unwaged and students

For registration and more information Contact Marianne
at marianne@crisis-forum.org.uk
There are a limited number of places at this event, so register early!

Getting Kineton Growing c/o Mark Levene, Box Tree Cottage, Market Square, Kineton, 01926 641026
Rescue!History, http://www.rescue-history.org.uk/

Organised by Getting Kineton Growing in association with Rescue!History

The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at ‘archive’ footage from 2007 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Whilst the film had its world premiere in London yesterday, 15th March, the weekend of the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March is monstrously important to the whole future of The Age of Stupid. The length and breadth of the UK theatrical run will literally be determined by the number of bums on seats in cinemas during this opening weekend. The box-office success of these 3 days is crucial to the overall success of everything that happens after this point; overseas cinema groups, TV deals and DVD distribution will all take their lead from what happens during this pivotal weekend.

So… please please please come along on at least one of these days to the Apollo cinema in Leamington to see your local viewing – and take 10 friends along with you too. It’s really impossible to overstate how much depends on these 72 short hours!

(If you can’t make it over the weekend, be sure to make sure you and everyone you know sees it in the very near future! This film may change all of our lives…)

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