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Get your fashion fix this weekend!

Written by Rachael Oku

Down at Denaby Main people are doing it for themselves. For five years the former museum of the millennium ‘The Earth Centre’ has kept its doors firmly closed to the public. A growing number of people have begun to ask why this multimillion pound project has been abandoned. They think it should be reclaimed as an autonomous community space, discount gardens and eco village.

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The earth centre was dreamed up by former Greenpeace Director Jonathan Smales. It was built on derelict land left over from coal pits in Denaby Main, Doncaster. It opened in 1994, initial projects were run by community and locals received apprentice training. The Earth Centre established itself as a sustainable aquaculture centre and a community farm.

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In 1995 the Millennium Commission made a massive award (50 million) to Earth Centre, which became one of its ‘Landmark Millennium projects’. It was redesigned and virtually all existing landscaping and projects were destroyed, which understandably lost the goodwill of the local community who were sadly excluded from the project

The designers of the earth centre went on to have a hideous party with public funds that saw a small number of already very rich people paid a lot of money to create an educational space that was then allowed to fall into administration. The Millennium Commission along with the designers and the politicians washed their dirty hands of it and it fell begrudgingly into the incompetent hands of Doncaster Council. It’s fair to say they pulled a fast one on an already kicked community, the earth centre during the time it was open was used by many locals and schools and also provided a significant number of jobs.

Now derelict for 5 years the council leases the space to a very exclusive war-game company that run about on the children’s play areas shooting each other and throwing smoke screens about. Not to mention the police and MOD use the space for training. None of these activities benefit the community or the landscape.

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Recently locals have been thrown off by armed police as they tried to harvest fruit that is growing there in abundance. Requests from local volunteers to harvest the fruit and medicinal plants at the earth centre to were met with weeks of lies and deaf ears from the council so the volunteers decided enough was enough and they took direct apple action!

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Doncaster Council took the Earth Centre on under the agreement that they maintain it for educational purposes so clearly something is amiss. DMBC now plan to sell the site which they view as a national embarrassment, they can’t see beyond their bank balances.

The people are not going to let them. We see that the land belongs to all of us and that we have a right to maintain it and use its resources to live a sustainable lifestyle. We aim to reopen its buildings to the community groups and schools that can then benefit from what was once a valuable community resource. With the spirit of the miners that struggled deep in the pits we will not leave this alone and we invite all to show solidarity in this time of political treason and depleting landscape.

Together we are facing serious consequences of climate change, our earth is suffering and the people in government are blindly leading us on the path of destruction. Capitalism and war are the biggest contributors to pollution and human heartache. Is it all really worth it just to please the greedy few? Surely not! If you hadn’t noticed our liberties are quickly being taken away, but don’t despair as its put in Denaby just ‘Do It Thee sen’! We must take action, unite and reclaim your land and freedom.

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Why not come to the Earth Centre there is a train stop (Conisbrough) right at the entrance. Cross the bridge a public right of way, explore the neighbouring forest, disused tunnels and old viaduct, follow the trail to the pennine way and climb the hill for an amazing view of this special place, historic landscape and beautiful wilderness

We meet up every Sunday at 1pm by the welcome point to do the same so your more than welcome to join our party or why not start your own wherever you are!

power to the people! be the change you want to see…..

Down at Denaby Main people are doing it for themselves. For five years the former museum of the millennium ‘The Earth Centre’ has kept its doors firmly closed to the public. A growing number of people have begun to ask why this multimillion pound project has been abandoned. They think it should be reclaimed as an autonomous community space, hospital gardens and eco village.

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The earth centre was dreamed up by former Greenpeace Director Jonathan Smales. It was built on derelict land left over from coal pits in Denaby Main, page Doncaster. It opened in 1994, initial projects were run by community and locals received apprentice training. The Earth Centre established itself as a sustainable aquaculture centre and a community farm.

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In 1995 the Millennium Commission made a massive award (50 million) to Earth Centre, which became one of its ‘Landmark Millennium projects’. It was redesigned and virtually all existing landscaping and projects were destroyed, which understandably lost the goodwill of the local community who were sadly excluded from the project

The designers of the earth centre went on to have a hideous party with public funds that saw a small number of already very rich people paid a lot of money to create an educational space that was then allowed to fall into administration. The Millennium Commission along with the designers and the politicians washed their dirty hands of it and it fell begrudgingly into the incompetent hands of Doncaster Council. It’s fair to say they pulled a fast one on an already kicked community, the earth centre during the time it was open was used by many locals and schools and also provided a significant number of jobs.

Now derelict for 5 years the council leases the space to a very exclusive war-game company that run about on the children’s play areas shooting each other and throwing smoke screens about. Not to mention the police and MOD use the space for training. None of these activities benefit the community or the landscape.

EC3

Recently locals have been thrown off by armed police as they tried to harvest fruit that is growing there in abundance. Requests from local volunteers to harvest the fruit and medicinal plants at the earth centre to were met with weeks of lies and deaf ears from the council so the volunteers decided enough was enough and they took direct apple action!

EC4

Doncaster Council took the Earth Centre on under the agreement that they maintain it for educational purposes so clearly something is amiss. DMBC now plan to sell the site which they view as a national embarrassment, they can’t see beyond their bank balances.

The people are not going to let them. We see that the land belongs to all of us and that we have a right to maintain it and use its resources to live a sustainable lifestyle. We aim to reopen its buildings to the community groups and schools that can then benefit from what was once a valuable community resource. With the spirit of the miners that struggled deep in the pits we will not leave this alone and we invite all to show solidarity in this time of political treason and depleting landscape.

Together we are facing serious consequences of climate change, our earth is suffering and the people in government are blindly leading us on the path of destruction. Capitalism and war are the biggest contributors to pollution and human heartache. Is it all really worth it just to please the greedy few? Surely not! If you hadn’t noticed our liberties are quickly being taken away, but don’t despair as its put in Denaby just ‘Do It Thee sen’! We must take action, unite and reclaim your land and freedom.

EC5

Why not come to the Earth Centre there is a train stop (Conisbrough) right at the entrance. Cross the bridge a public right of way, explore the neighbouring forest, disused tunnels and old viaduct, follow the trail to the pennine way and climb the hill for an amazing view of this special place, historic landscape and beautiful wilderness

We meet up every Sunday at 1pm by the welcome point to do the same so your more than welcome to join our party or why not start your own wherever you are!

power to the people! be the change you want to see…..
Down at Denaby Main people are doing it for themselves. For five years the former museum of the millennium ‘The Earth Centre’ has kept its doors firmly closed to the public. A growing number of people have begun to ask why this multimillion pound project has been abandoned. They think it should be reclaimed as an autonomous community space, look gardens and eco village.

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The earth centre was dreamed up by former Greenpeace Director Jonathan Smales. It was built on derelict land left over from coal pits in Denaby Main, viagra 60mg Doncaster. It opened in 1994, initial projects were run by community and locals received apprentice training. The Earth Centre established itself as a sustainable aquaculture centre and a community farm.

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In 1995 the Millennium Commission made a massive award (50 million) to Earth Centre, which became one of its ‘Landmark Millennium projects’. It was redesigned and virtually all existing landscaping and projects were destroyed, which understandably lost the goodwill of the local community who were sadly excluded from the project

The designers of the earth centre went on to have a hideous party with public funds that saw a small number of already very rich people paid a lot of money to create an educational space that was then allowed to fall into administration. The Millennium Commission along with the designers and the politicians washed their dirty hands of it and it fell begrudgingly into the incompetent hands of Doncaster Council. It’s fair to say they pulled a fast one on an already kicked community, the earth centre during the time it was open was used by many locals and schools and also provided a significant number of jobs.

Now derelict for 5 years the council leases the space to a very exclusive war-game company that run about on the children’s play areas shooting each other and throwing smoke screens about. Not to mention the police and MOD use the space for training. None of these activities benefit the community or the landscape.

EC3

Recently locals have been thrown off by armed police as they tried to harvest fruit that is growing there in abundance. Requests from local volunteers to harvest the fruit and medicinal plants at the earth centre to were met with weeks of lies and deaf ears from the council so the volunteers decided enough was enough and they took direct apple action!

EC4

Doncaster Council took the Earth Centre on under the agreement that they maintain it for educational purposes so clearly something is amiss. DMBC now plan to sell the site which they view as a national embarrassment, they can’t see beyond their bank balances.

The people are not going to let them. We see that the land belongs to all of us and that we have a right to maintain it and use its resources to live a sustainable lifestyle. We aim to reopen its buildings to the community groups and schools that can then benefit from what was once a valuable community resource. With the spirit of the miners that struggled deep in the pits we will not leave this alone and we invite all to show solidarity in this time of political treason and depleting landscape.

Together we are facing serious consequences of climate change, our earth is suffering and the people in government are blindly leading us on the path of destruction. Capitalism and war are the biggest contributors to pollution and human heartache. Is it all really worth it just to please the greedy few? Surely not! If you hadn’t noticed our liberties are quickly being taken away, but don’t despair as its put in Denaby just ‘Do It Thee sen’! We must take action, unite and reclaim your land and freedom.

EC5

Why not come to the Earth Centre there is a train stop (Conisbrough) right at the entrance. Cross the bridge a public right of way, explore the neighbouring forest, disused tunnels and old viaduct, follow the trail to the pennine way and climb the hill for an amazing view of this special place, historic landscape and beautiful wilderness

We meet up every Sunday at 1pm by the welcome point to do the same so your more than welcome to join our party or why not start your own wherever you are!

power to the people! be the change you want to see…..
We Fell to Earth1

What attracted you to making music with each other?

W: I suppose a likeminded desire to do something outside our respective comfort zones

How have your individual musical journeys led you to We Fell To Earth?

Ultimately I think it was the mutual desire to do something different that brought us together, prostate but it definitely helps that we had friends in common who orchestrated events which led to our first meeting.

-What did you want to achieve with We Fell To Earth?

We wanted to make hypnotic music with strong rhythm sections.  Always looking for a great groove-something to get lost in

-3 of your tracks have been picked up by US TV shows. What would you like to see one of your songs be the soundtrack to and why?

We would LOVE to score an entire film for Guillermo Del Toro.  I love his movies.  They have just the right balance of fantasy and reality to warm your bones.

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-Which individuals that you have worked with have had the most inspiring influence on you and why?

Tom Skinner – drummer – a machine with a big fat pulsating heart

What is your favourite part of the creative process with We Fell To Earth?

W: Firstly, building the rhythm sections – I need that to get inspired for what needs to happen next…  Also finding accidental sounds and using them in unusual ways.

-Your tracks really sound like they come into their own live. Tell me about your live shows, would you agree?

Thankfully I do agree.  Rich and I pretty much recorded the majority of the album on our own, so we were very curious to see what would happen in a room with other musicians when it came time to bring the thing to life.  One of my favourite things about playing music is the live element.  Although it can be nerve wracking, there’s nothing quite like the energy you feel coming from a group of people on stage who are there because they want to be.  THAT, I believe, is what brings such life to the show. The sound is pretty intense live-rhythm section always driving.  Our drummer is usually playing at least 2 parts at the same time.  We needed 2 drummers – instead we have one genius drummer.

-I’ve read several times that a shared influence is Krautrock. Are there any others? Or ones not shared?

Krautrock is definitely the strongest shared influence.  There are other shared – we both have a love of loads of sounds from the 60′s, post punk, and early rock-n-roll, a bit of Shoegaze.

There are bands that have had a massive influence on me that are maybe a little too out there or maybe a bit too rock-n-roll at times for Richs’ taste (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) and the same goes for me regarding him in the electronic department (Kraftwerk – don’t hate me – Simon Says was forced on me as a child)

-Most affecting artist or inspiration in your work?

For starters:  Link Wray, the weather, Can, Grace Slick, sounds Rich makes with synthisizers, Nick Cave, COFFEE

-What does the future look like for We Fell To Earth? Any exciting things in the pipeline?

Lots of live!  We start a tour with AIR November 25th.   We are promoting our new single “Deaf” which comes our November 16th

-Last record you heard and liked?

New – Flaming Lips “Embryonic”

Old – Them “The Story of Them featuring Van Morrison”

-Best place that your music careers have taken you?

On one end of the spectrum -Joshua Tree California and on the other – the UK

-Best way to spend downtime?

Wrapped in a warm blanket on a very comfortable couch, sipping a warm beverage  accompanied by my family and my animals  :)
Cindy Crawford shoes

Image courtesy of ‘Hall of Fame’.

HALL OF FAME EXHIBITION
10-18 NOVEMBER
BURLINGTON ARCADE, here PICCADILLY, shop W1
FREE ENTRY
Essential for all fashion fanatics who’ve ever wanted to get a peek into the wardrobes of the rich and famous– now is your chance. Celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, dosage Kevin Spacey, Yasmin Le Bon and Cindy Crawford have donated their shoes to the Macmillan Cancer Trust ahead of the ‘In Their Shoes’ fundraising ball taking place next week.
To book tickets call 020 7840 4800 to book or alternatively visit the website to bid on your favourite pair of shoes.

exhibitors handmade in britain

Image courtesy of  Handmade in Britain.

HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 09
11-14 NOVEMBER (11-6PM)
CHELSEA OLD TOWN HALL, 253 KING’S ROAD, SW3
£5 DAY ENTRY, £3 CONCESSIONS
Now in its third year, Handmade in Britain returns to London showcasing the brightest and most innovative talent in contemporary eco design. Whether you love fashion, textiles, jewellery, ceramics or furniture there is something for everyone with over 50 of the UK’s top designers and brands showcasing.

PF-penny-bazaar_1409880cImage courtesy of Marks & Spencer.

M&S PENNY BAZAAR
13 NOVEMBER (9-8PM)
458 OXFORD STREET, W1
FREE ENTRY
Back by popular demand the M&S penny bazaar returns especially for Christmas. Marking the end of 2009’s 125th birthday celebrations the lovely chaps at M&S are reducing up to 15 items in stores across the UK. With all proceeds going to local charities this is a great day to stock up on treats including: Christmas socks, card games, children’s puzzles, handkerchiefs, money boxes, tea towels, mugs, notebooks, ties, knickers, key rings, chocolates and Christmas Yule logs.

header_gladragsImage courtesy of Gladrags and Handbags.

GLADRAGS AND HANDBAGS FASHION SALE
13-15 NOVEMBER (FRI: 9-7PM, SAT: 10-5PM, SUN: 11-4PM)
MUSIC ROOMS, SOUTH MOLTON LANE, W1
£2 ENTRY
Held in conjunction with the Kids Company Charity this three day fashion extravaganza is a great place to pick up some bargains. With an array of clothes and accessories from some of fashion’s biggest names, including: Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Chloe and Luella this sounds like an unmissable event.

jimmychoo684x410Image courtesy of H&M.

JIMMY CHOO FOR H&M LAUNCH
14 NOVEMBER
FLAGSHIP STORES (10-8PM)
PRICES START AT £17.99 (ACCESSORIES), £49.99 (SHOES), £29.99 (CLOTHING)
This Saturday sees the launch of the highly anticipated Jimmy Choo diffusion line for High Street retailer H&M. The multi-faceted collection features iconic shoes and 80’s inspired womenswear in addition to sleek and sophisticated men’s suits.
Flagship stores selling the collection are: London; Regent St, Long Acre, Bond St, Brent Cross, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge, Oxford Circus and White City. Other UK participating stores are located in: Birmingham, Kent, Brighton, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

Selfridges charity saleImage courtesy of Selfridges.

CELEBRITY CAR BOOT SALE
15 NOVEMBER (12-4PM)
1ST FLOOR, SELFRIDGES CAR PARK, OXFORD STREET, W1
£5 ENTRY, UNDER 12’S GO FREE
For the first time ever Selfridges are hosting a celebrity car boot sale in conjunction with Mothers4Children this Sunday. Charity patrons such as Liz Hurley, Claudia Schiffer, Yasmin Le Bon, Trinny Woodall and Louise Redknapp have enlisted their celebrity friends to not only donate their wares for this great cause but also to act as stall holders for the duration of the event. With 100% of profits going to the Mothers4Children charity this is a great way to donate and do some A-list celebrity spotting at the same time.

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