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4 Jun 2013

Launching ‘The Power of Just Doing Stuff’

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It’s now 12 days until the launch of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, all very exciting.  The full list of Transition Thursdays, launch events around the country, will be published later this week, but we thought you might like to know about the first two events where you’ll be able to get your hands on the book and hear more about it.  The first, on Saturday 15th June at the 2013 Schumacher Lectures in Bristol, will be a pre-launch, and then the actual formal launch will be in Crystal Palace, London, on Tuesday 18th June (yes, the first Transition Thursday is, in fact, erm, a Tuesday).   Do come along to either (or both)… Here’s more information on them:

Saturday June 15th, Bristol.  Beyond Sustainability – Towards a Regenerative Economy

bgwThe 2013 Schumacher Lectures, part of this year’s Bristol Green Week, are aiming to map out steps towards regenerative development – in the context of climate change, urban futures, environmental policy and new approaches to ethics in a deeply materialist world.  Here’s how the organisers introduce the event:

“Our speakers are among those leading this movement – cities expert Herbert Girardet; Satish Kumar – editor of Resurgence; Jane Davidson, former Welsh environment minister; Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement; Mary Clear of Incredible Edible Todmorden; European planner Michael Schwarze-Rodrian and Carbon Coach Dave Hampton. And to ensure that our spirits dance at the highest level throughout the day, we welcome back our favourite poet, Matt Harvey”.

You can book tickets here, and I will be doing a book signing at lunchtime.  It’s always a great event.

Crystal Palace Transition Town’s Power of Just Doing Stuff launch

artworks-000041160778-vz2wh2-originalThis launch event will be at The Grape and Grain, Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19 2AA London between 7.30 and 11pm on Tuesday 18th June.  It will feature a presentation by me about the book and stuff, as well as a short presentation from Brixton Energy (who feature in the book) about their community owned solar projects, mini-presentations from Crystal Palace Transition Town Projects (which also feature in the book), the launch of CPTT’s ‘Patchwork Farm’ project, music from brilliant local singer Franck Alba and the chance to informally network with other members of transition projects, and like-minded individuals from all over London in a real ale pub.   You can read more here.  As they say on their website, “It’s likely that this event will attract national media attention and a turn out from other Transition Towns and groups, so you might want to turn up early if you’d like a seat!”

Over the next few days we’ll be unveiling a very cool short promotional video, some ‘audio book’-style readings from the book, more information about the Transition Thursdays, details of a Twitter Q&A on the day of the launch, and more besides.  You can pre-order the book here.  Many people already have – my kitchen table will be a busy place…