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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EVENTS: St Benedict's Fair and Transition Party

The Summer Solstice weekend was a busy and challenging one for Transition Norwich with our first party on Mousehold Heath and a stall at the popular St Benedict's Street Fair. It poured with rain on Saturday but the resilient Transition party crew carried on having a good time. 40-50 people cycled or walked up the hill to the Ranger's House where we gathered happily under the willow and apple trees. Everyone brought a sustainable dish. Children made fabric sunflowers and flower-dotted paper and listened to Su the storyteller. We learned about making felt slippers and herbal highballs, drank home-made elderflower cup and ate home-grown strawberries. We swapped clothes and books at the “Old is the New New” stall. Tom sang with his cycle-powered dynamo. Later we had a jam session in the Triple Crunch tent and proved that a spot of stormy weather doesn’t need to get you down!

Meanwhile on Sunday The St Benedict’s Street Fair the weather was fairer, but we were competing for airspace. Co-ordinator Andy C writes: "A great team assembled at short notice, but it was hard to hard to engage with people, as we had an oppressively loud sound system blasting full pelt from a very short range". Nevertheless we were there and the post-it board was again very popular. People wrote their thoughts down about their visions for a resilient Norwich. Key themes were transport and allotments - better facilities for cyclists, independent shops and vegetable growing workshops for schools.