Arcola’s Green Sunday- 7th June
On Arcola’s roof garden…
SwapShop run by Transition Town Hackney and market including Goodone, From Somewhere, Komana, Bags of Change, Nappy Ever After and the Hackney Real Nappy Network
Cakes, tea and Secret Seed Society activities for children
In Arcola’s Eco-cafe…
4.30pm Senegalese percussion with LAMP FALL accompanied by live audio responsive visuals by VJ Om Boy.
Followed by the environmental audiovisual show “Our Home is Burning” featuring new music composed for the occasion by AV artist VJ Om Boy aka Matsai, live audio responsive visuals, and original footage in partnership with Greenpeace, Care International, and award winning environmental movie “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash”
5.40pm – Short film programme including
Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard
Dir. Louis Fox, US, 2006, 20mins
6.20pm – Discussion with Neil Boorman author of Bonfire Of The Brands, an account of his journey from shopping and brand addiction to a life free from labels. As part of the project, Neil destroyed every branded product in his possession, incinerating over £20,000 worth of designer gear in protest of consumer culture. Chaired by Morgan Phillips.
Neil and Morgan will later be joined by Richard King from Oxfam to talk about their 4-a-week campaign- encouraging shoppers to do their bit for sustainability each week.
7pm - Feature length film presented by Transition Town Hackney-
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
Dir. Basil Gelpke, Ray McCormack, Reto Caduf, Switzerland, 2006, 85 mins
An unforgettable and shocking wake-up call, A Crude Awakening offers the rock-solid argument that the era of cheap oil is in the past. Relentless and clear-eyed, this intensively-researched film drills deep into the uncomfortable realities of a world that is both addicted to fossil fuels and blissfully unaware of the looming “peak oil” crisis.
June’s Green Sunday is run in partnership with: