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Film Night: ‘Powerful’. Sunday, December 14th 7.30pm.

MOVIE_POSTER_LG_20OCT2010In ‘Powerful’, green economy educator David Chernushenko embarks on a global journey to examine the alternatives to the conventional energy system, experiencing the critical resistance being met along the way. Tackling the spin of the big energy lobby and, equally, dispelling the myths of a ‘green utopia’  Powerful is a candid examination of what a sustainable future could look like. From amazing innovators, eccentric eco-activists to average communities completely powered by renewable energy, David will begin to discover that the true power is in the political, economic and democratic change that the clean energy revolution can deliver.

Run time is 90 mins: you can read more and watch a preview at

The showing takes place on Sunday 14th December at 7.30pm. The venue is St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. As usual entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs. After the film we will serve our usual selection of hot drinks and cakes and explore how we can start a green energy revolution in Ealing.

Re-imagining Ealing’s Future Sunday 16th November

Ealing Transition invites you to a participatory Open Space event which will explore the future we would like to create together for ourselves in Ealing. The emphasis is on the practical and the possible, rather than on the things we can’t easily influence, like macro-economic policy.

We will start by showing a short (15 min) TED talk by Nic Marks, which proposes a future based on human happiness, wellbeing and resource use rather than on productivity or Gross National Product. We will then create an Open Space in which your ideas and contributions can be explored.

If you have ideas about doing something in your local community which could make a positive difference and strengthen our connection to each other, and believe in the power of ‘just doing stuff’ please come and contribute.

The event starts at 7.30pm on Sunday 16th November and takes place in the Polygon, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free however as usual we will ask for a small donation to help us cover costs. It should be a lively event!


Community Fayre: Re-skilling Workshop Programme

We’ve now finalised this year’s programme of re-skilling workshops for the Ealing Transition and Ealing Mums in Business Community Fayre, and it’s looking great!

This year’s workshops include bread making, sewing , paper basket-making, beekeeping,  food fermentation, bike maintenance, food-related fun for children, and carbon footprint and energy advice.

The full schedule is below, it’s probably a bit too small to read, so please click to enlarge it (PDF):

Community Fayre Schedule

Booking and timings

Some workshops will operate on a first-come-first-served basis (indicated as ‘drop in’); others will require sign-up, which you can do from 1.30pm on the day. You’ll find sign-up sheets at the reception desk.
The first workshops start at 2pm. Workshops last between 15 minutes and 1 ½ hours. Please note that Spelt bread making starts at 2pm and runs through to 5pm but consists of around 1 ¼ hours activity spread out over three hours with breaks.


Most workshops are suitable for adults and children of all ages accompanied by an adult, except where specified otherwise in the schedule.

If you have any questions please email

Market stalls, refreshments and entertainment

We will also have:

  • Market stalls including: Home crafters, Handmade jewellery, Local produce, Chutney, Photography, and Natural skin care
  • Tea, coffee and juice on sale, plus cakes from Celestial Cakes
  • Milly Madness will be providing children’s face painting and Queen Elsa (from The Giggle Company) will be making a visit!

Where and when

Saturday 11 October, 1.30-5pm (workshops from 2pm)

It’s all happening at:

St. Mary’s Church Polygon,
St. Mary’s Road,
Ealing W5 5RH.

Adults £1, Children free.


Shelley & Erin  (Twitter: @ealingmumsinbiz) from Ealing Mums in Business talk about what they’re expecting the Community Fayre to be: