Friday, 1 March 2013

A Living Room for the Community

Last Saturday's Common Room open day at St. Laurence's Church, St. Benedicts Street, was even more well-attended than the first one last November.

For a taste of the day itself, check out this video by Kevin Hunn (the man who brought you the original Transition Norwich Unleashing video in October 2008):
There were more Trade School classes and some great free talks and demonstrations (including creative action for trees, grassroots media and how to make a dry toilet!).

So you could teach or learn or just have cup of tea and meet people. There even arose a spontaneous pop-up "esquina de los hispanoparlantes" (Spanish-speaking corner) - great fun and very good for brushing up this writer's rusty language skills! The whole atmosphere was a wonderful antidote to the cold, grey February day that seemed to have been going on since December.

If you'd like to find out how this "living room for the community" in the centre of the city started up and is continuing to take shape it (AND how you can be part of it), take a look at the website.

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