Newsletter - Late May 2014
Welcome to this special edition of the newsletter
We'll be far to busy to get a full newsletter out to you on 1st June so here's a short, but relevant, edition. Once we have all the new newsletter subscribers added to the list we'll get a full edition out before the next meeting.
Congratulations Jennie and Rob
The Lindops have a new addition to the family - James Adam Lindop arrived in the early hours of Monday morning (19th May) and weighed in at 8lb 10 oz. Both are doing well and we send our best wishes and hearty congratulations.
Marquee events at Belper Rugby Club
In the run up to Belper Goes Green there are a number of events that will hopefully help pay for the marquee hire for the big weekend. Please support these events if you can:
Friday 23rd May - Nels Andrews in concert
Nels Andrews arrives from the USA highly recommended by the likes of Bob Harris who nominated his 'Scrimshaw' album as one of the year's best. Possessed of the gruff urgency of Tom Waits in performance Nels Andrews' songwriting has propelled him to the forefront of alt country/folk. He has shared stages with the likes of Ramblin' Jack Elliot Dick Gaughan and the great Kinky Friedman and now arrives in Belper accompanied by Brandon Seabrook on banjo. An evening of dynamic and uncompromising roots music. Doors open at 7.30, Tickets £8
Saturday 24th May - 'Making a Song and Dance About The NHS'
The evening will celebrate our NHS and support the organiser's intention that it remains in our hands. Compered by performance poet Dwane Reads the evening will showcase a wide range of local talent. Advance tickets £4 and £5 on the door. Doors open at 6.30
Sunday 25th May - 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm Belper's Got Junior Talent
Under 18s are encouraged to come along and sing, dance or entertain
Sunday 25th May - Beatroot Beatles
Belper's own fab four. Doors open at 7.30, tickets £8
Monday 26th May - Newfound Festival 1.00 pm - 10.00pm
A new FREE TO ALL festival celebrating the creative arts with music, the spoken word, film, visual arts and a market
Thursday 29th May - Steve Tilston in concert
Ask anyone on the English acoustic scene who their favourite guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer is and nine times out of ten the same name will crop up in the top three of every department. Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths; widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.Tickets are £8
Please help set up and take down Belper Goes Green
Apart from the big weekend itself the biggest job is setting up and taking down the market stalls. If there are only a handful of people helping this can be quite exhausting so please consider coming along on the morning of Friday 30th May to lend a hand. We may also be able to set up in small chunks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - if you can help at any time please email David George and we'll set up a session. Just as exhausting is dismantling them on Monday 2nd June after a long weekend so help here is even more important. Strong, fit younger volunteers especially welcome. Please email David if you can help.
Please help make Belper Goes Green a great event
Just as important is the weekend itself and we'd welcome more volunteers to act as stewards, direct car parking, staff the transition stall and step in to give stallholders a break. Again, please email David if you can help. We'll break the sessions into 2 hour slots and reward volunteers with a refreshment voucher worth £2.50 per session for the weekend and setting up/taking down.
Bring your seedlings
If you have any spare seedlings after planting out your vegetable plants please re-pot them into individual pots and bring them down to the Transition stall for us to sell on to raise money for funds.
Final Belper Goes Green Meeting - Queen's Head at 7.30 on Tuesday 27th May
All the latest news can be found on the Belper Goes Green page on the web site although things are changing all the time. There will also be a write up in Belper News next week and David George will be talking on Radio Derby at 3.15 on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening we'll meet up to go through last minute bits and pieces and then have a go at the quiz.
Social at the Queen's Head, Chesterfield Road, Belper on Tuesday 3rd June
Come along and wind down after Belper Goes Green - and hopefully celebrate another success!
Time capsule being buried
Along with others a Transition Belper time capsule is being buried at Beaurepaire Garden, Bridge Foot. The capsules will be opened in 50 year's time and Craig Scott has put together a package that includes a memory stick with the web site and videos of the Youth Market and last year's Belper Goes Green. There's also a letter to the future, that we'll add to the web site, and a print-out of the web site. We're not sure that a memory stick will be able to be read in 50 year's time but the print version will be readable.
Transition meeting - Wednesday 11th June at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road at 7.30
Apart from reviewing recent activity Tony Cooper will share some of the information and lessons from the recently completed online Climate Change course. All welcome
Vacancies - would you like to get involved?
Newsletter editor - all the Core Group have access to the system we use for editing and sending e-newsletters. Could you take on the editing, chasing up, formatting and publishing?
Social Secretary - could you organise the monthly social, Christmas Party and perhaps other events and make sure all our events are publicised in all the relevant local media
Events organiser - could you book stalls at events such as the Food Fair, work out what to do at them, get volunteers to help out and keep the display boards up-to-date and relevant.
If you'd like to know more about these tasks please email David or phone him on 07443 650039 for a chat
Transition Belper Facebook Group
Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and join any discussions on Facebook. Join us here
Belper Goes Green
The shared space for all those involved in organising Belper Goes Green. Join us here
Belper and DE56 Energy Descent Action Plan
The shared space for those involved in developing our EDAP. Join us here
Travel and Transport Belper
Transition Belper group to share ideas, information and resources for travelling more sustainably in and around Belper. Join us here
Belper's fruit and veg grower's forum
There is a Facebook Group locally for exchanging tips and ideas for your garden and anything to do with growing fruit and veg. Join the Forum here
A Local group to advertise for Recycling, Upcycling, Neighbourly Help & Advice, Lending & Borrowing in the DE56 Area. Join us here
Belper Gardening Club
The Facebook page for members of the Belper Gardening Club - supported by Transition Belper. Join us here
The trustees of Transition Belper are:
Chair - David George
Secretary - Richard Keighley
Treasurer - Adrian Rochford
Core Group - Craig Scott
Core Group and Station Crew Co-ordinator - Kate Pudney
Core Group and Transport Group leader - Jennie Lindop
Core Group and Creativity and Wellbeing Group Organiser - Christine Gray