31 December 2012

The Bicycle-powered Cinema on New Year's Day!


The fantastical pedal-powered cinema bring you this superb film (now on general release at cinemas across the world)

Delighted to have raised the minimum amount of funding we needed (you can still pledge using this link) it will be happening on New Year's Day @ 5pm on the KGV Field, Wivenhoe.

Chasing Ice film trailer here

Transition pop-up cafe will give you free hot drinks and snacks. Just bring a blanket to sit on.

26 December 2012

Chasing Ice Posters

Well that's Christmas done and dusted. Cycle Cinema is straight back to work gearing up for Chasing Ice! Download our poster and help spread the word...


Don't forget, please help by making a micro pledge over on our Kickstarter page.

It Almost Really was a Nightmare Before Christmas.

Gusting winds on Christmas Eve played havok with our screen (it was borderline dangerous), so we had to retreat to the Scout Hall at the last minute for our screening of Nightmare Before Christmas. It was disappointing not to do the film outside, especially as later in the evening it calmed down and turned into a beautiful clear winter's night, but those are the shakes when you try and do things outside. Hopefully everyone that wanted to come found the signs that we put up at the entrances to the field.

Then we had a technical hitch with the sound too, a dodgy connection meant we had to ditch the EQ shortly after the film started. Grrr. So apologies for the slight pause and the EQless sound, hopefully it wasn't too disruptive. It's all fixed for Chasing Ice on Monday.

On the upside we raised around £50 for Wivenhoe Helping Hands, Cycle Cinema's new screen looks fantastic and the Food Group's pop up cafe had some very excellent treats on offer.

Happy Christmas everybody, and a big thanks to all that came, The Station Hotel for sponsoring the film and all who helped out.

19 December 2012

Christmas Eve Nightmare Cycle Cine

The Revolutionary Bicycle Powered Cinema and Transition Town Wivenhoe are pleased to invite you to a very special screening of this family favourite.

Help spread the word, print a poster www.files.transitionwivenhoe.org.uk/nightmare.zip

Festive Pumpkin Treats & Mouldy Wine

Bring a Chair
to avoid Despair

BYOB (bring your own blanket)

Monsters & children please bring a big person with you

Help us show Chasing Ice on NEW YEAR'S DAY

The Revolutionary Bicycle Powered Cinema and Transition Town Wivenhoe will show this visually stunning film outdoors on a giant screen WITH YOUR HELP!!!

Please pledge via Kickstarter.com to help pay for the licence, we need to raise £200 as this film is on current release. Even just £1 will help! You can help make it happen :)

King George V field, below the skate ramps
Donations on the day for Transition Town Wivenhoe

Thanks to Wivenhoe's pop up cinema Moving Image for their support.


posted by Jo

13 December 2012

Tailor Made!

On 30th and 31st of January I will be attending a community training event run by Trafford Hall

This course gives community volunteers the knowledge and enthusiasm to set up a local project to repair/remake clothes, swap clothes, make other things from clothes (e.g. bags, cushion covers) - through to development as a small local enterprise. There will be lots of hands-on practical work over the 2 days to help you get to grips with some new skills.

I'll be bringing my new skills back and inviting you all to join in the fun, so watch this space!

2 December 2012

Transition Cafe helps make Health & Healing Fair a great success!

In full swing: some of the cafe team which included: Ruth, Rosie, Lucy, Jean, Catherine, Hilary,  Denise, Geoff and Jo.

Ok, ok, so it wasn't just us. An awful lot of work obviously went into the planning and amazing staging of Wivenhoe's first Health and Healing Fair, held at the Loveless Hall on Saturday. A fantastic mixture of stalls, workshops and live demonstrations (I particularly enjoyed Richard's yoga) created a really good atmosphere and people hung around for ages. Aided in part, we hope, by the fresh coffee, cake and soup of the Transition Cafe.

Which was a huge hit! Well done to all those involved; the food was all home-made and we were busy pretty much from the moment we opened until closing at 5pm. I'm not sure how many people knew it was a 'Transition Town' Cafe, but we put up our banner and I certainly cobbled a few people to talk about why we exist and what it is we're trying to do... that question "What is it that TTW is trying to do then?" always makes me think again and re-visit the issue of why we came together in the first place! On different days I talk about different things. Sometimes you can't shut me up about the model chicken-project, on others I'm much more aware of how far our food has to travel before we get to buy it. On still other days, I'm all about the value of increasing community-cooperation and inter-dependence, and just having more fun together as a community.

Anyway, the cafe was a great success and many of the stallholders came by to say thanks. So thanks to all.

Here are some pictures of the event... sadly no close-ups of Richard's yoga :(

Steve offered amazing Shiatsu 'taster sessions' for a fiver at the Fair. I had one and it was lovely!

Sarah McCaskey doing a Hatha Yoga demo with some students from her class.  Nicola Dawes also did an amazing Pilates demonstration and workshop. Regrettably I failed to get a picture of her (sorry Nicola!) 

Stefan and Gareth offered a selection of super-nutrients, sourced from the States.

Nyali Muir offering Coaching and Meditation
Since Lisa Newman was feeling a little camera-shy, I took her place for a moment... and quite possibly scared away some customers since I look like a mad-woman.
Ruth taste-testing the coffee.
Maria Rooney of Butterfly Therapy. In this photo I think she's doing Chinese Facial Massage.
Ginny had a terrific selection of health-related reading, from the ever-wonderful Wivenhoe Bookshop.
Alan and Denise, grand-masters of the event.
Apart from event-organising, Alan also helps people feel a lot less stressed.
Viv Eunson almost sold out of all of her herbal products!
Sadly I also didn't manage to photograph the following lovely people (apologies):

Gautami Woods doing her Om Healing, meditation, Atma Kriya or Kinesiology. She runs free Om Healing workshops in Wivenhoe, as well offering as her other skills here too. If you want you can find out more by emailing her on gautami@atmakriya.org
Janette Revis and her Natural Health Natural Healing massage business. She's contactable on janrevis@hotmail.org
Nicola Dawes who does fantastic Pilates classes as well as Nutrition. For more info email her on: nicoladawes@hotmail.com