Arts, Culture and Well-Being Archive

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    Climate March November 2015

    On Saturday November 28th, Sustainable Bungay, aided by two bees and some children, paraded through Bungay in order to raise awareness of climate change and the Paris climate talks. We started outside the Library and were sent off by Terry Reeve, the Town Reeve, pictured […]

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    The Happy Monday Cookbook

    Happy Mondays at the Community Kitchen have given into the demands of their diners and produced a seasonal cookbook with great emphasis on buying locally, cooking from scratch and celebrating the abundance of available vegetables. We were lucky to receive some funding from Lloyds Bank […]

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    Radical Roots: On Community Food Growing

    This month a groundbreaking handbook about arts and social change burst onto the bookshelves. Playing for Time – Making Art as if the World Mattered by Lucy Neal was, like Sustainable Bungay, inspired by the world-wide Transition movement. As well as discussing the social and […]

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    On Making Space for Nature in Sustainable Bungay

    This post was first published on 24th September 2014 under the title Mark Watson on Making Space for Flowers as part of the “Making Space for Nature” theme on the Transition Network website. It appears here unabridged. “Did you grow all those yourself?”, a young […]

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    All the latest! Transition Free Press Winter edition is here

    Happy New Year everyone! If you haven’t seen the fourth winter edition of Transition Free Press it’s now available in Bungay and on-line. Keep an eye out for the real-life paper copies (£1) at all our events this year, including Happy Mondays, Film Nights and […]

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    Introducing The Dye Garden 2014

    Each year Bungay Community Library Garden has a different theme for the central bed and revolves a series of events around its showcase plants. In 2010 when Sustainable Bungay first created the garden we grew a host of nectar and pollen flowers for Butterflies and […]

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    Wellbeing Walks – Visiting the Hedgerows – 12th October, 11am-1pm

    Mapping Bungay is a year-long project based on a series of walks in and around the town, organised by Sustainable Bungay’s Arts, Culture and Wellbeing group. You can find out more about the project here. There is also an essay, written by Charlotte (Rewilding the […]

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    Annual Summer Picnic goes downriver! Sunday18th August, 1pm

    Bring out your picnic rugs and hampers (and mandolins),  it’s time for Sustainable Bungay’s Annual Summer Picnic! This year we are converging on the riverbank at Outney Common. We (that’s the Arts, Culture and Wellbeing group) reckoned the easier spot to meet was at the […]

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    Wellbeing Walk No 5 – we’re off to Bath Hills! Saturday 3 August, 10am-12 noon

    Our August wellbeing walk will be starting at Outney Meadow car park and – if we’re all agreed – we’ll be heading over the common towards the river – where we’ll do a reccy for our Annual Summer Picnic (Sunday 18th) – and then the […]

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    Mapping Bungay Wellbeing Walk – Sunday 14th 11am-1pm

    Just to let you know that this month’s wellbeing walk will be hosted by Tony Dawes of the NR35 action group. As well as following our usual formula of meeting up and deciding where everyone would like to go, our circular route will include one […]

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    Edible Plant Event Sunday 9th June 3pm

    This Sunday 9th June Build Your Own Vegetable Growing Container at Bungay Library at 3pm. Plus planting ideas for vegatable pots and containers and friendly gardening chat ! Booking essential please email lesleyhartley16@gmail.com A free Edible Plant workshop with donations kindly requested

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    Considering Transition community events as cultural and creative acts

    by Charlotte Du Cann Last month as part of the Playing for Time project, a convergence of artists, theatre makers, writers and tutors met at Lumb Bank, the Arvon Foundation’s centre in South Yorkshire. We were collecting material that will form the core of the […]

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    REPORT: Mapping Bungay wellbeing walk no 1 – Falcon Meadow and Bridge Street

    Last Saturday seven of us met up at the Bungay Community Library garden to start our wellbeing series of walks around Bungay. We are mapping all the best spaces and green places in town throughout the summer and wlll be posting up our next ones […]

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    Wellbeing Walk – Mapping Bungay – Saturday 13 April 11am-1pm

    The Arts, Culture and Wellbeing group are sallying forth this Saturday to start our wellbeing mappping of Bungay – finding, recording and celebrating all the great places and green spaces in the town. Do come and join us (and bring a brolly in case of […]

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    Arts, Culture and Well-being in the Community – mapping the year, Sunday 17 February, 4-6pm

    What makes up community well-being in a time of financial constraints and climate uncertainty? This was the question twenty five people turned up to explore at Sustainable Bungay’s first Green Drinks of the new year at the Green Dragon. The evening also marked the start […]

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    Poplar Trees and Permaculture

    The followng post was originally published on the Transition Norwich blog This Low Carbon Life on 18th January 2010 “What happened about those poplar trees on the corner in Reydon?” asked Penny. We were in the middle of an observation exercise in the Bungay Library […]

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    Spring Tonic Walk April 2009

    One of the main things about getting involved in a Transition Initiative for me was the realisation that I might actually be able to share some of what I know with others who might be interested. In the meetings of the Norwich Heart and Soul, […]

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