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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A renewed sense of what's possible

On the evening of 15th November, around 250 people came together to celebrate Transition Norwich's third birthday and hear Rob Hopkins talk about the worldwide achievements of Transition Initiatives. We were treated to a showing of a wonderful film that Tom and Chris put together to showcase some of TN's own successes- one of several highlights of the evening. Everyone I've spoken to since has talked about a re-energising, a sense of being "part of the transition movement again". The talk was followed in fine style by wonderful music from James Frost, the arrival of our beautiful community-created-cake and a chance for everyone to chat and enjoy tea and cake together.

For me personally, the talk reinvigorated my understanding of what communities can achieve, working together- from covering the costs and washing up at an event like this to setting up community energy projects, carnivals and whole currencies. I feel much more hopeful, and more ready to take a full part in Transition again. For anyone who hasn't looked at the Transition website for a while (like I hadn't!), it's well worth a look- especially the section which lists Transtion Projects happening around the world. Stirring stuff.

For Rob's take on the evening, see his blog including a podcast of interviews with some members of TN. Elena Judd

Norwich in Transition - the film shown for the first time on the evening - is now available as a DVD! With specially written songs by James Frost, and many recognisable people and places, it's great to show your friends what Transition Norwich is all about and what it has achieved in 3 years. 15 minutes duration. A snip at £6 with hard box. Order through Chris: chrishull@phonecoop.coop 01603 664928