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Posts Tagged ‘community’

Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini lingerie S/S 2012 illustration by Mitika Chohan
Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan

The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 - since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of the fashion industry and gone on to win the first ever Ethical Fashion Award for Lingerie at the Sri Lanka Design Festival in 2010. She is also the first Sri Lankan to take part in London Fashion Week, showing her S/S 2012 collection at Estethica last September - shown here. I caught up with her to talk about the ethos behind the brand, lost crafts, inspirations and her upcoming A/W 2012 collection.

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The pioneering sustainable self-build community takes its visitors back to the land in West Wales

Written by Amy Hughes

Illustration by Aurelia Lange Wales – the land of soaring song, turf-churning scrums and cunning cross-dressing rioters – is today at the forefront of sustainable, ecological development. In 2009 the […]

Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]

An interview with Tim Plester, director of Way of the Morris

Way of the Morris premieres as part of the London International Documentary Festival at the Barbican on Sunday 15th May. Director Tim Plester eloquently guides us through the making of this lovely film about Morris Dancing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way of the Morris by Rosemary Cunningham. Actor and film director Tim Plester has produced a beautiful documentary film inspired by his childhood antagonism towards the reignited Adderbury village cult […]

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EAT course 2011: Earth Activism Training at Landmatters in Devon, UK

This year the EAT course returns to Landmatters in Devon, co-hosted once more by the wonderful Starhawk and Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association. But you have to apply fast to get involved! It will be held between August 20th and September 4th 2011 and applications close soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EAT participants 2009 at Landmatters in Devon. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Way back in the misty days of summer 2009 I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate […]

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock. Just over a year ago a group of my friends envisioned a radical new version of the Transition Town model. Activists drawn from groups such […]

The Life and Times of the Sabre-Toothed Sausage

The Sabre-Toothed Sausage, otherwise known as the Naked Mole Rat, is a wonderful if peculiar looking beast that thrives in huge communities. With lots of ace illustrations...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Naked Mole Rat by Paul Shinn. Every now and again something quite random catches my eye… and so it was a few months ago when I came across a news […]

Zine Symposium Review

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the first installment.

Written by Amelia Wells

The London Zine Symposium, held last week at the Rag Factory, was full to the bustle with a variety of cheery people, all sharing in the spirit of DIY; flicking […]

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‘Local Food’: Rob Hopkins returns

Written by Amy Hughes

Transition gets tasty!

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Leeds Uni Community Week

Written by Grace Beaumont

Last week was Community Week in Leeds, meaning all week Leeds University Union hosted various events on their campus aimed at students and ways in which we can make a […]

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Squatting a school to reclaim it for the community

Community led action shaming the quick-fix money making council...

Written by Grace Beaumont

A group of Squatters have taken up residency in an iconic building, Royal Park Primary School in Hyde Park Leeds, with the purpose to reclaim the derelict school for the […]

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Earth Listings: 16th – 22nd November 2009

Written by Adam S

Time to put some pressure on RBS, start preparing for Copenhagen and get engaged with some of the most important issues of our time! RBS Tar Sands Action Tuesday 17th […]

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Bringing The Earth Centre back to life

Creating a sustainable future for the derelict, war-zone, council drop out!

Written by Molly Mosschops

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 […]

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Guerilla Gardening – the community led action

Getting the lowdown on the grassroots action taking place in a suburb near you.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Earlier this year, The Canalside Environment Group initiated an act of guerilla gardening in a North Oxford resident’s estate. Amelia’s Magazine spoke to Moira regarding the reasons behind the action. […]

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Protest against more flights at London City Airport

Celebrating more noise pollution, more flights and more deaths!

Written by Adam S

Today a group of activists went to London City airport to protest against the the expansion of flights from the airport. A new London to New York flight that only […]

Climate Rush

Rambling gypsy caravan with the climate suffragettes

Written by Adam S

I’ve been on the road with Climate Rush, with 3 horses, a couple of caravans, plenty of publicity and a heck of a load of energy. We’ve been on a […]

Squat Freeshop on Commercial Road

165% Discount!

Written by Adam S

Swap shops, Freeshops, give away shops, they all aim to go against the capitalist framework, and often people can’t quite get their heads around the idea, that, yes it is […]

Kew Bridge Eco-Village

Sustainable Alternative Living

Written by Tom Russell

If your memory stretches back a few weeks, you may remember we wrote about an eco-village about to be set up. Well, a couple of Amelia’s Magazine reporters ventured along […]

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New London Eco-village

Saturday, Occupying Disused Land

Written by Tom Russell

This Saturday, The Land Is Ours collective will occupy some disused land near Hammersmith. An eco-village will take root, peacefully reclaiming land for a sustainable settlement, and getting in touch […]

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New London Eco-village

Saturday, Occupying Disused Land

Written by Tom Russell

This Saturday, The Land Is Ours collective will occupy some disused land near Hammersmith. An eco-village will take root, peacefully reclaiming land for a sustainable settlement, and getting in touch […]