Upcoming Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

Family Weaving Fun

Date: 
Sat, 29/04/2017

10am-2pm

Whistlewood Common, DE73 8DH

£30. Under 16s free when accompanied by an adult

Organised by Whistlewood Common


Join Marianne King to learn more about weaving, experiment with some techniques and take a piece of weaving home. Yarn and ‘Looms’ will be provided but please bring some fabric, clothes, lace or ribbon to recycle into beautiful artworks. This workshop is suitable for individuals as well as families and there will be different types of weaving for all ages and abilities. Light refreshments are included so please bring a packed lunch. A limited number of concessionary places are available for people on low-incomes. Book: www.shop.whistlewoodcommon.org

Hockerton Housing Project Tour

Date: 
Sat, 29/04/2017

2pm - 5pm

£0-£20, Organised by Hockerton Housing Project

A chance to take a tour of five purpose built earth-rammed eco homes near Southwell in Nottinghamshire. Tour led by a resident. http://bit.ly/2kgLhjU

Whistlewood Common’s ‘Have a Go’ Open Day

Date: 
Sun, 30/04/2017

12pm-5pm

Whistlewood Common, DE73 8DH

FREE

Organised by Whistlewood Common

Whistlewood, a community-owned woodland, will open its doors (woodland!) for everyone to have a go at different activities including: crafts, green woodworking, living willow, campfire cooking, guided tours and a fitness trail. This is a free event with free food and drink and activities for all ages. Find out about exciting plans to build a new straw-bale, timber framed roundhouse on the site. At 2pm there will be a presentation of the design of Whistlewood by Sarah Spencer, lead designer to the project. This will be the culmination of three year’s work on Sarah’s Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. There will be an opportunity ask questions about the design of the site, and also of the organisational structure and ways of working. There will be an opportunity to find out how to become a member and invest in the roundhouse and associated infrastructure. Without Whistlewood’s fantastic members none of this would have happened. www.whistlewoodcommon.org  

Global Divestment Mobilisation

Date: 
Fri, 05/05/2017 - Sat, 13/05/2017

A week of action across the world to encourage pension funds, universities, places of worship, cities, museums and banks to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Join in with a local action or organise your own: http://bit.ly/2lSsDkN

International Dawn Chorus Day Walk & Breakfast

Date: 
Sat, 06/05/2017

5am-8am

Whistlewood Common, DE73 8DH

£8.00 per adult. Child U16 £4.00

Organised by Whistlewood Common

Join Whistlewood Common for an early start to catch the sunrise and listen to birdsong, led by an expert ornithologist. Return to sit around the Whistlewood open fire for a delicious breakfast, cooked by Suburban Peasant, Andy Mason. A limited number of concessionary places are available for those on low incomes. www.shop.whistlewoodcommon.org

Melbourne Plant Sale

Date: 
Sat, 13/05/2017

10am to 2pm

Senior Citizens Centre, Melbourne.

A wide range of plants, perennials, fruit and veg, herbs and more. Refreshments available. All proceeds to the development of the Whistlewood Common, a community-owned woodland. Donations of plants are welcome, please get in touch: www.whistlewoodcommon.org/contact-us  

Faith & the Environment Conference

Date: 
Sat, 13/05/2017

9:30am-4:30pm

Edward King House, Lincoln

Tickets: £6.96

 

A day to explore living well as individuals, church and community. Speakers include Bishop Christopher Lawson, Bishop Graham Cray and Dr Vicky Dunn. Of Grimsby Community Energy. Book: https://faithandenvironmentlincoln.wordpress.com