Cool Ecopoetry, Warm Homes, Crunchy Apples and Green Drinks!

Posted on October 2, 2014 by ecoviewfinder


Tonight make a date with Transition Leytonstone’s home-grown ecopoetry performance group, E11 Eco. It’s National Poetry Day, and we’re joining a clamouring crowd of fellow performers at The Hornbeam Cafe. Don’t come after 7pm unless you want to miss 7 of the greenest, feistiest ladies in East London! (Ignore the 6.30 AND the 7.30 start as confusingly billed twice on the Facebook event page – we’ve been asked to start at 7pm!)

Deep Green Delights_1National Poetry Day

Thursday 2nd October 7pm-11pm

The Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, London E17 9AH

Featuring Forest poets, Raw Poets, E11 Eco Poets, Library Poets, Alain English, Anthony Fairweather, Dreadful Jasper and much much more.

There will be an open bar and food to share.


Buses:  20, 48, 69, 97, 230, 257, 357, W15 & W19. Nearest bus stops are opposite Hornbeam and just along Hoe Street.



Can we help Leytonstoners use less energy AND save money AND stay warm and  well this winter?

thermal-image-of-external-wall-insulation-typical-ECO-energy-efficiency-measureTransition Leytonstone, together with the HEET Project, has funding from DECC to help deliver the Big Energy Saving Network:

A lot of the work is focused on saving money on bills, which is great, but we could use the opportunity to give advice on energy saving, and maybe more –  it’s up to us.

  • Would you like free training in energy efficiency advice and helping people reduce their fuel bills?
  • Do you have ideas on how we can help each other make our homes more energy efficient?
  • Do you have DIY skills you’d like to share?
  • Do you have links to any groups in Leytonstone that you think might benefit from this kind of support?
  • Would you like to help with the project in any way?
  • Would you just like to find out more about the project?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, do please come along for a chat about the project on Sunday 5th October at 3 pm. No obligations – if you are just bringing ideas, that’s fine. Please contact Ros Bedlow:      Tel: 0208 556 0885 to find out the venue.

If you can’t make it on Sunday, please get in touch anyway!


APPLE DAY – Saturday October 11th

Apple-day-posterSaturday 11th October, 11 am – 4 pm
Vestry House Museum, 11 Vestry Rd, London E17 9NH
Donation £1 (children go free)
This annual event is a celebration of the healthy, humble, handy apple  –  and
all the other good things that Autumn brings. Transition Leytonstone will have a stall there.

Please email Diana at if you are up for putting in a short shift.

Highlights include:
– Apples for sale, as well for tasting, pressing and bobbing by Organiclea
– Food by Norman Loves
– Crafts for all by Significant Seams
– Tea and Cakes by Eat or Heat
– Snow White by Grow your own Theatre
– Plants and gardening advice by Vestry House Museum Gardeners
In addition there will be fruit trees and local produce for sale, live music,
poetry, dance, a childrens’ area and a raffle, as well as access to the Vestry
House Museum exhibition,  Raids, Rationing and Riots: Waltham Forest and the
Great War and the We Love Low Cost Living Campaign Ration Challenge!
Proceeds will go to Vestry House Museum Gardeners and Eat or Heat.


GREEN DRINKS @ The Walnut Tree on October 15th

We’ve been rightly accused of giving too little notice for Green Drinks, Green Drinks Signso now we’re bending over backwards to make sure you can fit this unmissable event into your busy diary! On Wednesday October 15th at 8pm, make a beeline to The Walnut Tree, 857-861 High Road Leytonstone, London E11 1HH and seek out the only table clad in deep green (actually a re-purposed Friends of the Earth tablecloth). There the latest edition of Transition Free Press will be available to purchase: a damned fine read at only £1. And if you’d rather save your reading for a quiet moment at home, there are always plenty of like-minded people with whom to discuss topical issues, green or otherwise.