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Earth Listings: 28th September-5th October 2009

Written by Adam S

More Earthly treasures, page store plenty to sing and shout about. Gigs, protests, fundraisers and more…

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All illustrations by Katrina Kopeloff

Protest against more flights at London City Airport
Tuesday September 29th 2009

By 2030, London City Airport aims to add another 90,000 flights each year to its timetable, including bigger, noisier, jets. Each return flight to America costs in the range of £3,000.
The airport is going to make a load of noise, so is the protest. On the morning of the first London-New York flight, a group of local people will be gathering outside the entrance to show the airport what it’s like to be disturbed by unwanted noise. Bring pots and pans, trumpets, whistles, horns…anything that makes a racket.

Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: London City Airport, East London

Climate Swoop Benefit
Wednesday 30th September 2009

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Come along this Wednesday to help fundraise for the Great Climate Swoop that is happening in a few weeks time, entertainment will be put on by bands including, The Spiral, Five Working Days, Benoestente and Melodica, Melody and Me. Come and support the cause and have a few drinks.

Time: Doors at 7:00, first act at 7:30
The Purple Turtle
65 Crowndale Road (across from Koko), Camden NW1 1TN
London

£5 entry, proceeds go to The Great Climate Swoop
Website: http://www.thegreatclimateswoop.org

SchMOVIES Five Year Old Birthday/Benefit Bash
Wednesday 30th September

SchMOVIES (the film unit of SchNEWS) is five years old and will be screening a selection of direct-action films from the last five years, as well as some new ones.

Venue: The Cowley Club, 12 london Road, Brighton ?Time: 8pm ?Price: £3.50/Donation
?Website: http://www.schnews.org.uk/index.php

Protest – End the Oppression in China!
Thursday 1st October 2009 ?

There will be a protest to mark 60 years of oppression by the Chinese Communist Party held by the Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK .
The Coalition and supporters will be calling for freedom and human rights for people and for end to one-party autocracy.

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: opposite the Chinese Embassy 49-51 Portland Place, London W1B 1JL.

Changing the Ethics of our Governance System from the Ground Up
Friday 2nd October 2009
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A panel of speakers from Africa, Asia and Latin America, who are engaged with local and indigenous communities, will reflect on their work of asserting different ethics of governance, which abide by the laws of our planet and work towards a sustainable future.

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Time: 7:30pm.
Tickets cost £10 book online at www.gaiafoundation.org/learning/online.php
Venue: Burgh House, New End Square, NW3 1LT
?Website: http://www.gaiafoundation.org/learning/online.php

Cyder Making
Saturday 3rd October 2009

Every wondered what to do with a load of apples or pears in the Autumn? This talk gives you the chance to meet up with a professional cyder maker, Simon Reed, who comes from the Rough Old Wife Press. He will go through the process to help make your own cyder in your home. Cyder is rarely made, at least not on a commercial scale. Cider, on the other hand, is.

Time: 10-4.30pm
Venue: Assington Mill, Suffolk?
Website: http://www.assingtonmill.com/

Resilience and Climate Change – Presenting a Green Agenda to the Copenhagen Climate Summit
Saturday 3rd October?

A day of debate, good food and performance! Resurgence is bringing together some of the UK’s most powerful environmental organisations and NGO’s to set a green agenda for the Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Supported by Greenpeace, The Green Alliance and The Green Party speakers include: Caroline Lucas MEP, Tony Juniper, John Sauven, Sir Crispin Tickell, Stephen Hale, George Marshall and Satish Kumar. As well as this great line up of speakers there will be a special award of $100,000 presented by Artist Project Earth for best climate change project.

Time: 11am – 5pm
Venue: Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY.
?Website: http://www.resurgence.org/trust/resilience-climate-change.html

Green Sundays
Sunday 4th October 2009 ?

A meeting place for people and minds, Green Sundays provide an opportunity for the ecologically curious to explore environmental issues in a relaxed and fun forum through live music, film, spoken word, games and discussions.

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Take part in a ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ Workshop or listen to the rhymes of Poetic Pilgrimage – a rare act, being one of the few Muslim female hip-hop outfits – while munching on delicious food and drink products from ‘Mighty Veg Delights’.
October’s Green Sundays is being run in collaboration with London Islamic Network for the Enviroment (LINE). All welcome – drop in anytime.

Time: 3pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola Street, E8 2DJ
Website: http://www.greensundays.org.uk/

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