Upcoming Events

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

Permaculture Design Course

Date: 
Sat, 20/01/2018 - Sun, 21/10/2018


January 2018-October 2018, 12 days over 10 months
Graceworks, Leicester
Organised by Graceworks
Sliding scale of price for full 12 days: £470/ £350/ £210 payable by instalments
 
Change your life in harmony with nature! Come and join a friendly, welcoming and interactive exploration of how learning from the patterns and flows of natural systems can help us redesign our lives, become more sustainable and build a fairer world.

https://tinyurl.com/ybbr5ocd

Breadmaking Skills Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 27/01/2018

2pm-5pm

venue tbc

Organised by Sustainable Hayfield

 

A breadmaking skillshare workshop led by Brian Bennett, who describes himself as a self-taught amateur. Making sourdough and soda bread – both healthy and distinctive options – are the focus for the session. You will have the opportunity to make and bake, and will also leave with a sourdough starter of your own. 

To book a place contact Ellen Bennett: ellenkbennett@yahoo.co.uk 
 

The Wedding

Date: 
Thu, 01/02/2018 - Sat, 03/02/2018

Nottingham Playhouse
Post show Panel Q&A: Fri 2nd Feb
Book tickets: http://bit.ly/2kqiISu

The Wedding, a new theatre production created by Amit Lahav and presented by Gecko, is coming to Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in February 2018.
 
We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce? Gecko’s latest creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature; the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, their extraordinary ensemble of international performers guides audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society.

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance. We want to believe in our journey but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love, to start again?
 
“Heart pounding drama… get ready to be blown away” - The Reviews Hub

There will be a post-show Panel Q&A in Nottingham on Fri 2nd Feb  for anyone who would like to explore the issues raised in more detail or who is interested in making positive change in their community.

Group Discounts are potentially available. If a number of members of a community group would like to attend, please contact Caroline Harmon for more details.

Basket Making Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2018 - Sun, 04/02/2018

10am-4pm each day
Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth
£88
 
Use fresh cut willows and hedgerow stems to make spectacular and functional baskets for indoor and outdoor use. To book call 01629 533038 email ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk

The Wedding Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2018

Nottingham Playhouse
1pm-4pm
FREE

If you’ve been inspired by The Wedding or would like to see change in your community, come along, meet new people and join Gecko in exploring your feelings and ideas.

  • How do we make change happen? 
  • How do we take part in the positive shaping of our local communities? 
  • What is our vision for the future and what legacy will we leave for the next generation?

This free workshop will discuss the show’s themes of integration, social cohesion and change, led by Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav. 

More information on how to book will be available in the New Year. In the meantime there is more information on the production here: http://bit.ly/2kqiISu

Basket Making Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2018 - Sun, 04/02/2018

10am-4pm each day
Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth
£88
 
Use fresh cut willows and hedgerow stems to make spectacular and functional baskets for indoor and outdoor use. To book call 01629 533038 email ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk

Nottingham Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2018 - Sun, 04/02/2018

2pm-5pm
Sherwood Methodist Church. Devon Drive, Nottingham
Free, donations welcome


Bring along your broken household items and a happy band of repair volunteers will help you to fix them. http://bit.ly/2A7lMIe

The Wedding

Date: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - Sat, 10/02/2018

Derby Theatre
Post show Panel Q&A: Fri 9th Feb
Book tickets: http://bit.ly/2kqiISu

The Wedding, a new theatre production created by Amit Lahav and presented by Gecko, is coming to Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in February 2018.
 
We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce? Gecko’s latest creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature; the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, their extraordinary ensemble of international performers guides audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society.

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance. We want to believe in our journey but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love, to start again?
 
“Heart pounding drama… get ready to be blown away” - The Reviews Hub

There will be a post-show Panel Q&A in Derby on 9th Feb for anyone who would like to explore the issues raised in more detail or who is interested in making positive change in their community.

Group Discounts are potentially available. If a number of members of a community group would like to attend, please contact Caroline Harmon for more details.

The Wedding Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2018

Derby Theatre
1pm-4pm
FREE

If you’ve been inspired by The Wedding or would like to see change in your community, come along, meet new people and join Gecko in exploring your feelings and ideas.

  • How do we make change happen? 
  • How do we take part in the positive shaping of our local communities? 
  • What is our vision for the future and what legacy will we leave for the next generation?

This free workshop will discuss the show’s themes of integration, social cohesion and change, led by Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav. 

More information on how to book will be available in the New Year. In the meantime there is more information on the production here: http://bit.ly/2kqiISu

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop 

Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2018

10am-2pm
Whistlewood Common
£35, including delicious home-cooked lunch and refreshments
(a limited number of concessionary places are available)
 
Sarah Spencer and Graham Truscott, both experienced Permaculture designers, will guide you through the practical aspects of fruit tree care and pruning. They will also look at how to grow fruit trees using permaculture principles, to create healthy, integrated systems. You will get hands-on (supervised) experience of pruning some of Whistlewood’s 150 young fruit trees. The morning session will take place at a local, more mature, orchard. You will experience formative, maintenance and renovation pruning. http://bit.ly/2qagUSV