Full bins, empty bellies, lonely lives

Not a Planet South Bank event, but might be of interest to you?
Image result for full bins empty bellies lonely livesThere is to be a screening of the film, Full Bins, Empty Bellies, Lonely Lives on 17 March, at the University of York. https://www.york.ac.uk/students/news/2017/full-bins/
The film explores three themes: food waste, food poverty/insecurity, and loneliness. It also looks at how these three issues can be, and are being tackled.
There will be a panel of guests talking after the film, and then the floor will be free to ask questions about the topics raised in the film. The guests are as follows:
Natalie Bennett, the former Leader of the Green Party who features in the film. She is also the Green Party candidate for Sheffield Central.
Jess Causby, a volunteer at Yourcafé, the local branch of the Real Junk Food Project, which is a worldwide group/collective who all work to reduce food waste by making lovely, tasty, healthy food (which is also cheap!) out of items that would have otherwise just gone in the bin.
Laura Chalmers, the project manager of the York Foodbanks, which handed out over 3,000 food parcels last year (https://york.foodbank.org.uk/).
Donations will be taken for the York Foodbanks.
The film is at 18:00 in P/L/002, University of York, on  17 March, and free tickets are available on Eventbrite. (To find the venue, type P/L/002 into the Room Code Search at  https://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/campus/)
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Pruning workshop, Scarcroft Orchard on the Green

A unique learning opportunity on Sunday February 12th, 2.30-4.o0pm

PRUNING WORKSHOP: Come and learn how to prune apples and pears for vigorous fruiting and healthy trees.

Image result for pruningTaught by Laura Potts and Tony Chalcraft.

Bring sharp secateurs, loppers or a pruning saw if you have one.

Pay what you can or what you feel; all donations to St Nicks Environment Centre.

All welcome!

Limited number of workshop places: please contact Laura on laurapotts@phonecoop.coop

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A reminder of two wonderful local events tomorrow, Sunday 27 November

Craft-y-Crawl, 12 noon to 4pm (from 10am at the Golden Ball);

and planting in the orchard on Scarcroft Green, 11am – 1pm.

Look forward to seeing you!

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Sunday 27 November: a family event, planting in the orchard on Scarcroft Green

Sunday November 27th 11am – 1pm

(Posted on behalf of Laura Potts and Buglife)

There are 25 Primroses, 25 Cowslips, 15 Red Campion, 15 White Campion, 10 Common Knapweed, 10 Musk Mallow, 10 Oxeye Daisy, 15 Selfheal, 15 Wild Carrot, and 25 Yarrow to plant on Sunday November 27th, between 11am and 1pm.

More details on this poster.

Please do come along and do some planting – even if you can only stay a little while. Or come along with moral support and refreshments for the labourers, if you aren’t up to planting. Bring a spade, bring your friends and children, some energy and good cheer.

Laura Potts

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Here we are! Addresses and crafters for the Craft-y-Crawl, Sunday 27 November

CRAFT-Y-CRAWL, Sunday 27th November,  12 noon to 4pm, South Bank

Also at the Golden Ball, Bishophill, 10.00 to 4pm

Here’s the map to help you find the addresses:

A. 144 Albemarle Road YO23 1HB :

Francesca King Feathertop Arts – original oil paintings, A3 prints, cards, ceramic tiles, buttons and sculptures plus glass items and jewellery.

A pop-up café will be serving tea, coffee, cakes and toasties (gluten free option available). All proceeds from the café will go to RSPB for the Save the Albatross Campaign.

B. Flat 20, Caesar Court, Moss Street  YO23 1DD 

Noemi and Cristina NC Avenue: Handmade Polymer Clay Jewellery

C. Cromwell Road, Bishophill  YO1 6DU The Golden Ball   (open 10am -4pm)

The Golden Ball Collective:

Nell – handmade unique cards, gifts, block prints and accessories. Plus birds, birds,birds!

Winifred Taylor – Folk art inspired gifts and homewares

Ani-mini-mals – Perfect tiny felt animals in tiny boxes

Smitten – Paper crafts, original and reproduction cards and artworks

SkipArt aka Dan George – Unique paintings on reclaimed slates and wooden doo

Cat Tails of York aka Anna Harding – Original art, prints and cards

Alison Wheatley – Handmade bags of all shapes and sizes

D. 86 Curzon Terrace, YO23 1HA  

Sara – Hand-painted Christmas cards, Origami cards, Crochet  Christmas cards, ,    decorations, brooches and tea light holders.

E. 42 Moss Street, YO23 1BR

Mave – Genuine Gemstone jewellery, cards and upcycled items

F. 1 Norfolk Street, YO23 1JY  

Naomi – Colourful handmade stained and fused glass

G. 10 Nunthorpe Gardens, YO23 1DX

Jane – a selection of greetings and seasonal cards

H. 23 Russell Street, YO23 1NN          

Alison – Bead jewellery, cards and paper craft accessories

I. 82 Scarcroft Road, YO24 1DD

Di – “My Material World” – items made from a variety of materials: textiles, wood, wool, paper, Christmas decorations, hangings, Jewellery + York Prints

J. 3 Scott Street, YO23 1NR   

Pie – Carved eraser stamps, Christmas themed stamped cards and  tags, knitted fingerless mitts and headbands.

Carlos – Mexican “Milagros” hand painted tin decorations

Kate – Skullduggery Ceramics :  Vintage textures and designs, Day of the Dead/ Calavera inspired skulls, small decorative items and cake stands.

K. 33 Wentworth Road, YO24 1DG     

Sally  – Hippystitch: jewellery, cards and notebooks

Lucy – Illustration, Design Greetings Cards and Social Stationery

L. 35 Wentworth Road, YO24 1DG

Sue – cards; drawings and painting to view

Ruth – cards and robins on ribbons

Meredith – linocut cards, prints, cushions and accessories

Lists/ maps also available from Sainsburys, Pextons, Millies and Frankie and Johny’s and The Golden Ball


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Air pollution survey

We recently received a request for local people to help in a research project:

My name is Rina Siyengwa; I am a Sociology PhD student at the University of York,  I have a questionnaire that i am distributing to residents of York to try and understand the attitude of citizens towards pollution monitoring. In that we are concerned understanding the challenges associated with access to pollution information.

Please help me in distributing this questionnaire to as many people on your email list as possible. Below is the link:


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Our popular Craft-y-Crawl returns, 27 November

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Are you a Craft Maker? A Natty Knitter, Crochet Creativa, Mosaic Maestro, Printmaker or Painter, Jewellery Genius, Baker Extaordinaire….

Interested in being part of a local craft trail round the streets of the South Bank area of York?

If so, please sign up to be  included  in this event.

When: Sunday 27th November 2016

Time: 12 midday – 4pm

Where: in your own home – or share with someone else in their home!

This year we are asking for a payment of £5 per person to cover the cost of balloons,  laminating, printing flyers and posters, advertising on Facebook and the cost of producing a map.

Deadline for registering for the event is  Monday 14th November 12 midday. £5  payment to accompany each booking.

We need details of your craft work/s, and your personal details (name, address, e-mail address, phone number). If you are sharing with someone, they will need to fill in their details and pay their £5 separately.

Cash, and the above information, can be delivered to 3, Scott Street (Pie) or 73, Bishopthorpe Road. Cheques payable to Planet South Bank.

E-mail info@planetsouthbank.org.uk if you’ve any queries.

If you’re not crafty but are interested in being a customer and supporting local craftspeople: sign-up to follow this site, and you’ll receive updates and information on when and where the final map will be available.

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