Since 2009, Arcola Green Sundays has provided an informal and friendly meeting place for people to explore environmental issues through film, music, theatre, poetry and discussion – a chance to celebrate, question and propose different ways of viewing the world and exploring new visions of the future. Join us at our next Green Sunday to relax, learn something new, eat sustainable food, meet a wide range of sustainability people from engineers to campaigners, local activists, green business people, home growers and enjoy live music and films.
For the next Arcola Green Sunday, we’re doing things a little differently with a number of events spread across the month – we’ll be celebrating the final of the London Schools Hydrogen Challenge on Friday 1st March at City Hall. There are a limited number of places available for people to observe the workshop and awards ceremony – contact email@example.com for more details.
Then on Saturday 16th March, we’ll be hosting a Springtime Free for All at the Rhodes Estate; with workshops including bicycle repair, carpentry and sewing, skill shares, and refreshments it will be a great afternoon of community celebration. For more information about the wider project, click HERE
For descriptions of 2012 Arcola Green Sundays see below and for flyers of previous events, see bottom of page
We celebrated the completion of Arcola’s building renovation works, and gave tours of our new biomass heating system, solar powered DC microgrids and natural ventilation.
The Give and Take event we organised with Forest Recycling Project was really popular with around 100 visitors. The Hackney Voices Community Choir raised everyone’s spirits with their wonderful array of songs and styles, ranging from Macedonian folk songs, through soul music to a medieval Christmas carol.
The panel discussion that closed the afternoon was fascinating. We heard how Joju Solar, Moixa Technology and Oxford Renewables have installed technologies that help us move closer to being carbon neutral. We ended up in the boiler room loading up the Therminator with logs and discussing sustainable technologies.
Throughout the afternoon, the Arcola Bar hosted a local food and drink festival featuring our local sustainable suppliers. With music, mulled wine and mince pies, Green Sunday was a great way to enter the spirit of the season.
Arcola Green Sunday – 23 September 2012 – Getting ready for Winter – part of OpenHouse London weekend
We had a fun afternoon with tours ofArcola’s renovations, including innovative heating, lighting and ventilationsystems. People learnt how to keep your home warm this winter with Hackney EnergyAdvice team and the Dalston Energy Angels. We enjoyed a performance of GreenAndPleasantLandby FanShen which fused physical theatre, live music and folk traditions in an epic adventure.
Due to the start of building works at Arcola, Green Sunday took a break in June and joined thousands of people at the London Green Fair - the largest free green festival reflecting the green aspirations and achievements of London.
Arcola Green Sunday in March was part of the LEAF funded Dalston Energy Angels Project. We celebrated the Energy Angels achievements alongside Hackney Co-operative Developments who also received LEAF funding.
The afternoon included a work-in-progress performance of GreenAndPleasantLand
by FanShen; an energy generation workshop with Magnificent Revolution; a campaigning workshop about energy providers by Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth; a curated conversation with John Thackara; a drawing robot, designed by Matt Venn, which turns energy data into artworks and a performance from Pete the Temp
Flyers and reports of previous Green Sundays will be uploaded soon