Monday 11 January 2016

Learning from the recent past on how to live sustainably in the 21st century

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, will be attending a special open meeting of “Transition Kensal to Kilburn” on Wednesday January 20th at 7.30pm at Willesden Green Library, as part of an exhibition on sustainable living.

The exhibition “Old Stories for New Times” has hosted a series of events at the Library in Willesden Green. This special open meeting on the 20th January will focus on what we can learn from the recent past to live more sustainably in the future. Transition Kensal to Kilburn will draw on the exciting research for their exhibition, which gathered stories from people who've lived in the area from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Carol Low, Kilburn resident, who organised the exhibition, says, “We now want to hear from community members and from Brent Council about actions that residents would like to be part of to build a sustainable future locally.”

The evening will start with drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm on the 2nd floor in the Education Room, when people will be able to view the exhibition in the Gallery and visit stalls run by Transition Kensal to Kilburn and Transition Willesden. On the night there will also be an opportunity to buy "21 Stories of Transition", the latest book by Rob Hopkins, and have a copy signed by the author himself. The meeting itself will start at 7.30pm until 9.30pm and will be held downstairs in the Performance Space. The aim is to identify new projects on sustainability and deepening community connection.

The exhibition, “Old Stories for New Times”, which ends on 24th January, is dedicated to day-to-day life and community life in Kilburn, Kensal Green, Brondesbury and Mapesbury before cheap oil and consumerism took the world by storm. More details of the exhibition  which was put on in partnership with Brent Museum and Archives are HERE .

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