Events News Archive

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    Happy Monday Happy Mondays with the Community Kitchen is always a celebration of the best local and seasonal ingredients: the room will be decorated and the welcome warm. But it will also offer opportunities for volunteers to build their kitchen confidence, learn about local suppliers and […]

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    The Great Get Together

    In memory of Jo Cox The Great Get Together Join us for Coffee and cake in the Library Garden, Wharton Street Saturday 17th June  11 am – 1 pm “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us” […]

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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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    A Manifesto for Change

    Do you share the values of caring for people and planet, not just chasing money? We can build a ‘global family’ that does this, with local groups linked regionally and globally for mutual support. Explore what this might mean for you. Is this the next […]

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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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    Sustainable Nick – A souvenir issue

    This week saw the departure of one of Sustainable Bungay’s key movers and shakers, Nick Watts. To celebrate his very active presence amongst the group and to wish him well the comms wing of SB wrote and produced a special newsletter as a farewell card. […]

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    Raw Food Demos at Giddens & Thompson

    This Saturday (11th October) SB’s Mark Watson will run three raw food demonstrations at local Bungay greengrocers, Giddens and Thompson, as part of this year’s Waveney Valley Food & Drink Festival. And it won’t just be lettuce salad! Simon Thompson says, “Mark will be making […]

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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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    2nd Film showing : What children are we leaving our planet?

    FILM NIGHT & DEBATE ON EDUCATION  FRIDAY 24th January 6.30pm for 7pm start BUNGAY COMMUNITY CENTRE, UPPER OLLAND STREET The film is 55min long, French with Subtitles. £3 on the door (to cover room hire + film) It was great to see so many people […]

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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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    Come and see the Bees!

    Once again Bungay Community Bees’ colonies have survived rather a strange weather year. Long spells of dry weather following the late, sudden burst of flower energy has led to low honey stores in good sized colonies. We are currently needing to feed them up with […]

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    STIR Magazine Article on Sustainable Bungay – from July 2013

    STIR magazine is a “reader-supported” printed publication which appears quarterly in the UK and beyond. STIR looks at “the inspiring and practical co-operative, commons-based and community-led alternatives to the crises in our food, finance systems and other important aspects of our lives.” In the July […]

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    Car Free Day | 22nd September

    What would Bungay look like with fewer cars on the roads? On September 22nd every year communities across Europe take back their streets for a day. This year Bungay is joining in and we’re asking everyone to leave their cars at home for the day. […]

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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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    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 A free Edible Plant workshop with donations kindly requested

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    Give and Grow, Sunday May 19th, 11am-1pm

    Almost ready for our regular Spring exchange of plants, seeds, seedlings & garden equipment in Bungay Library Courtyard. An opportunity to come and meet some fellow gardeners for a chat, a brew and some swapping – all for free! Donations – clearly labelled please – […]

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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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    Happy Mondays through the Window

    Nineteen degrees! That was the temperature on Monday (15th April) late afternoon in Bungay as I dropped Charlotte off at the Community Centre where she was co-cooking the April meal as part of Sustainable Bungay’s Happy Monday crew. The highest in a very low temperature year so […]

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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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    Queen of the sun screening this Friday!

    I hope you can join us for a screening of Queen of the sun: What are the bees telling us? Friday 12th April 7.30pm at Bungay Community centre. £3 Entry,bring your own drinks if you would like. QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling […]

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    Edible Plants for 2013

    Hasten the Spring along this Sunday March 17th and join in with a Garden Workshop, “Hot Beds and Leafy Greens”, at Bungay Library at 3pm. A chance to prepare container grown salad leaves to take home and to learn how to make a Hot Bed. […]

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    Screening of “Play Again” Friday 22nd February

    Sustainable Bungay would like to invite you to the next film night at the Community centre in Bungay on Friday 22nd February, 7.30pm at Bungay Community Centre. Play Again is a documentary film exploring the consequences of a childhood removed from nature. The film follows […]

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    The Edible Garden presents Bob Flowerdew ‘No Work Gardening’ Saturday, 9 February, 5.30pm at Bungay Library


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    Living together gathering – 26 January

    A day of workshops and networking about and for intentional communities.   How to set up a housing co-op   Introduction to CoHousing   Forming a group/ Visioning/ Action Planning   Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making   Raising finance and making a business plan  Radical Routes  Case studies from local […]

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    Super sew day, Sunday 9th December, Bungay Library

    Sunday 9th December is Super sew day .   3-5pm at Bungay Library. Sustainable Bungay’s monthly sewing circle invites you to let your imagination run wild!! Did you ever think you could make a fantastic looking christmas wreath out of rubbish, would you like to […]

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    The Plants for Life Year and Belles Tisanes de France

    It was a lovely way to end this year’s Plants for Life series. At 3pm in Bungay library last Sunday, we did a round up of the events and spoke about  what we’d enjoyed and learned from them. Then we took a visit to the Drôme region […]

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    Tisanes – French Herbal Teas, Plants for Life #11, Sunday 25th November

    Everyone is welcome to the final in the series of this year’s Plants for Life talks, walks and workshops at Bungay Library, 3pm on Sunday 25th November. Flower and herb teas are strongly rooted in the French way of life. Eloise Wilkinson, who was brought […]

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    Transition Network UK Conference

    This September, four of us from Sustainable Bungay went to the Battersea Arts Centre in London for the annual Transition Network Conference. Most of the participants were from the UK, but several other countries were represented too. After a warm welcome on Friday night, everyone […]

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    Plants for Life #10 – ‘For Medicinal Purposes’ Winemaking Session – Review

    For our 10th Plants for Life event last Sunday, Winemaking – For Medicinal Purposes, Nick Watts invited a dozen of us to his house for a practical demonstration of how to make fruit wine, in this case (sic) from raspberries. Nick’s front room was filled […]

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    A Transition Camp Journey

    I am a reluctant traveller these days, rarely venturing beyond Bungay or Norwich, let alone East Anglia. And it’s strange. Having lived in the Americas in the 80s and 90s and experienced incredible landscapes, people and ways of life, now, after ten travel (and money)-lean years, […]

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    Plants for Life #10 – ‘Medicinal’ Winemaking Demo – 21st October – Book Now!

    Please Note: This winemaking demo is now fully booked, but if you’d like to come contact Mark (details below) and if there are cancellations we’ll let you know. As we head into autumn, our 10th Plants for Life session will be a practical demonstration on […]

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    Abundance in Woodton & Green Drinks on October 2nd

    With the determination of Cathy Proudlove and co-operation of Woodton Primary School a small group of us today spent an hour harvesting apples from the tree in the playground. These will be brought along to the Green Dragon tomorrow night, 7.30pm  for conversation on – […]

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    Master Composters!

    We’ve got a couple of local Master Composters coming to the next Give and Take Day (22nd September 10 – 1). They’re volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home and offer support to people who are already home composting and […]

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    Karen Cannard – A Zero Waste Lifestyle in a Nutshell

    At tomorrows Give and Take Day, as well as Master Composters, County Council Recyclers, Jake Kerr from Canarchy and representatives from Ditchingham based Emmaus and Waveney Freegle, we’ll be joined by Karen Cannard, creator of the Rubbish Diet. Karen is a zero waste hero, inspired some […]

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    Plants for Life #9 – Autumn Berry Tonics and Tinctures – 23rd September, 3pm

    Do join Plants for Life in Bungay Library on September 23rd at 3pm, as we take a look at (at least) three of the native, local trees and bushes which provide berries as medicine and food. We’ll be talking about hawthorn, elder and sea buckthorn […]

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    Give and Take: Saturday 22nd September 10 – 1

    Eloise Wilkinson writes: It’s that time of year when the shorter days start to make the days feel more autumnal – hopefully we’ll get a few weeks of summer yet! What better time to have a bit of a clear out and perhaps pick up […]

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    30:30 Local Food Challenge

    This is a post from Transition Ipswich explaining their 30:30 Local Food Challenge and inviting you to join them for 30 days of local food. Transition Ipswich, working with Transition Woodbridge, have been gearing up to organise a 30-Mile Local Food Challenge this September, The […]

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    52 Flowers That Shook My World with Charlotte Du Cann, Sunday 5th August, 3pm, Bungay Library

    For our eighth Plants for Life event this year, don’t miss Sustainable Bungay author Charlotte Du Cann as she takes a radical look at medicine plants with a reading from her just-published book 52 Flowers That Shook My World – A Radical Return to Earth (Two Ravens Press, 2012). […]

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    Bikes in Transition

    After many years supporting racing cyclists I decided that I would like to develop the touring side of cycling to enjoy our lovely countryside and invite people to join in. Often people do not cycle because they feel that they have to be dressed in […]

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    Plants for Life Review and What’s Coming Up this Summer

    The Plants for Life series of walks, talks and workshops on plant medicine continues to gather pace. In April we Walked with Weeds around Bungay and explored their medicinal qualities. In May, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal, authors of Hedgerow Medicine, brought herbal tinctures, plant […]

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    REPORT: What if… the sea keeps rising?

    In the C14th barn at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, the effects of climate change on our shorelines were discussed as part of the Festival of Transition. Andrew Simms from the New Economics Foundation gave an overview, highlighting that at the original Rio […]

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    Bungay Bee Hive Day: 15th July

    Bungay Bee Hive Day is a celebration of the honeybee and other pollinating insects along with the plants they love. Unique in the region and in its second year the event is organised by Bungay Community Bees as part of the Bungay Festival and aims to […]

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    Plant Families at Green Drinks

    At our midsummer Green Drinks at the Green Dragon (29 Broad Street, Bungay), Tuesday 19th June at 7.30pm, Mark Watson and Charlotte Du Cann will introduce the theme of Plant Families and talk briefly about the many roles plants play in our lives and life on earth. […]

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    Midsummer Wildflowers and Plant Oils – plus Plant Families at Green Drinks

    Everyone is welcome to our 6th Plants for Life 2012 event,  a demonstration of how to make wildflower and plant oils and an introduction to plant ‘simples’ by Rose Titchiner, followed by an (almost) midsummer visit to Outney Common. (Please note: We were planning to visit […]

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    Hedgerow Medicine – a review of this month’s Plants for Life event

    The upper room at Bungay Library was packed with almost 40 people last Sunday for this month’s Plants for Life talk on Hedgerow Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal.  Julie is a practising medical herbalist and Matthew an editor and writer and their book, Hedgerow […]

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    Plant Swap in the Library Courtyard

    This almost incessantly cold spring has hampered efforts to germinate seeds for my own allotment and garden, and scuppered attempts to raise seedlings for this event – trays of seeded compost remained stubbornly barren on my garage windowsill. Would this effect be widespread and create […]

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    Hedgerow Medecine with Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal, Sunday 13th May, 3pm at Bungay Library

    On Sunday May 13th at 3pm at Bungay Library, for our fifth Plants for Life event, we welcome Norfolk-based herbalist Julie Bruton-Seal and her husband Matthew Seal, to speak about Hedgerow Medicine. Julie and Matthew are the co-authors of Hedgerow Medicine (2008), the book on foraging for medicine plants and […]

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    Walking with Weeds in pictures and words – Plants for Life #4

    It was the perfect sunny day for it. Until five minutes before we set out when it started raining. Thank goodness for bumping into Paul whilst I was doing a last minute reccy of the places and the plants we would be stopping at. Clouds […]

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    A Lot of Give and Take on Saturday

    For our fifth Give and Take Day, Sustainable Bungay returned to the Community Centre in Upper Olland Street, where between 10 and 1 on Saturday a steady two-way stream of clothes, furniture, childrens’ toys, kitchenware, tools and garden equipment came and went with the Givers […]

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    Plants for Life and Medicine – Walking (around Town) with Weeds – Sunday 22 April, 2.30pm

    For this year’s fourth Plants for Life event join us for a walk around central Bungay’s streets, alleyways, churchyards and meadows taking a different look at the plants we often call weeds. In line with our Plant Medicine Bed at the library and the theme […]

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