Eh up, April Shenanigans

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*~*~*~*CRAFTERNOON TEA SPECIAL, Sunday 15th April*~*~*~*
2-4pm, Islington Ecology Centre. Marking the opening of the new Islington Timebank Cafe, which will be here every Sunday. THAT'S RIGHT every Sunday! - unless there's a match on. Zoe, Jo and Claire from TFP will be there to illumate the lesser know vagaries of the Hackney, Haringey and Islington recycling creteria i.e. what CAN you put in your recycling box? Free.

*~*~*~*WOMEN'S CHOIR, Monday 16th April*~*~*~*
7.30-9pm, St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Road, N4 2QP Fun, informal choir. Charge a couple of quid to cover hall hire. Led by the lovely Ann Flett.

*~*~*~*TOOL WORKSHOP AND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, Tuesday 17th April*~*~*~*
10am-3pm, BTCV @ Railway Fields - just opposite Harringay Green Lanes overground station. map. Free.

*~*~*~*KNOWING THRU GROWING, Tuesday 17th April*~*~*~*
(and every Tuesday) 11.30am-1.30, Stroud Green and Harringay Library, Quernmore Road, N4 4QR. Informal gardening session - let knowingthrugrowing@me.com know if you're coming. Free.

*~*~*~*KNIT FOR NOTHING, Tuesday 17th April*~*~*~*
(and every Tuesday) 2-4pm, St Johns Church, Gloucester Drive, N4 2LW Informal knitting sessions with the lovely Janet. Free.

*~*~*~*EDIBLE LANDSCAPES LONDON, Thursday 19th April*~*~*~*
(and every Thursday and Monday) 10am-3pm, ELL just inside the Manor House gate, map. Sign painting. Help get the rainwater harvesting in place - will involve climbing trees! Shared lunch at 1pm. Free.

*~*~*~*STROUD GREEN KNITTERS & CROCHETERS Thursday 19th April*~*~*~*
(and every Thursday) 7.30-10.30pm, The Stapleton Tavern, 2 Crouch Hill, N4 2AU Informal knitting, crochetting and probably hot gossip. Free.

*~*~*~*URBAN HARVEST FORAGING WALK, N4 TO N6 Saturday 21st April*~*~*~*
1-3pm, meet Finsbury Park entrance to Parkland Walk. Finish at Holmesdale Road end (N6) and stop for foraged refreshments. Seasonal: Lime leaves; Hop shoots; Dandelion flowers; Hogweed; Nettles etc. Join us along the way if you don't fancy walking the whole length. Free.

*~*~*~*PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE Sunday 22nd April*~*~*~*
2-4pm, Green Lens Studios, 4a Attebury Road, N4 1SF The start of spring is the perfect time to get out and take photos so we’ll be heading to Finsbury Park to make the most of it. We’ll look at some classic examples and techniques before concentrating on how to bring out the colours, textures and details that interest you. £25 info "at" greenlenstudios.com

*~*~*~*BUILD AN EARTH OVEN Monday 23rd April*~*~*~*
(and 3 further sessions) 9.30am-4.30, Archway. Contact Linda for details: 0208 374 1033 cobinthecommunity "at" me.com. Learn about sourcing materials, how to make foundation plinth, fire cob, insulating cob. £?

*~*~*~*HARINGEY TIMEBANK SOCIAL Monday 23rd April*~*~*~*
7-10pm, Moors Wine Bar, 57 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8SY. Chat with TimeBrokers Sam and Vickie about plans for the Timebank, ways to make the most of your membership, organise exchanges on-site and make suggestions of ways the Timebank can encourage neighbourliness in Haringey. Free.

*~*~*~*VEGETATION MANAGEMENT Monday 23rd April*~*~*~*
10.30am-2.30pm, BTCV @ Railway Fields - just opposite Harringay Green Lanes overground station. map. Free.

*~*~*~*BEEKEEPING INTRO COURSE Sat 28th April*~*~*~*
2pm, ELL site, just inside the Manor House gate, map £30 info "at" highburybuilders.co.uk

*~*~*~*GREENER HACKNEY Sat 12th May*~*~*~*
10.30am-2pm, Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE. A chance to hear what the council and others have been up to on the sustainability front, to meet like minded people and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can work together to make Hackney a greener place. Francesca.Bury "at" Hackney.gov.uk

*~*~*~*GUARDIAN ARTICLE: HOLDING ONTO HOPE*~*~*~*
This is the kind of work addressed in the Macy Monday group. Is it time for a group just for Finsbury Park?

******************** OTHER INTERESTING OCCURENCES ********************

*~*~*~*CONSENSUS DECISION MAKING TRAINING x2*~*~*~*
Hi all, just to say that FREE good quality training on Consensus Decision Making is available from Seeds for Change, they also provide other training, for more info see:
http://www.seedsforchange.org.uk/free/training Seeds for Change Network works with grassroots groups involved in Environmental and Social Justice issues to help them organise for action and positive social change, Helen

Talk Action is running CDM training on Thursday 17th May, 10-4. http://www.talkaction.org/training/consensus-decision-making/

*~*~*~*DRAMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: mappa mundi drama arts group*~*~*~*
Az Theatre is forming a local drama and arts group based in Holloway. We'll use theatre and drama to express the impact of environmental change on people’s lives. The group is open to people who are interested in acting and who want to use their talent to explore the issue of climate change and environmental resource depletion (the using up of the world’s natural and energy resources). Also welcome if you like: writing, music, singing, design, photography, video, dance and web design. Taster sessions June/July 2012, then twice weekly sessions for 8 weeks, September/October and a videod performance. Contact Jonathan Chadwick, info "at" aztheatre.org.uk 0207 263 9807 www.aztheatre.org.uk

*~*~*~*ADVICE ON TREE WATERING*~*~*~*
http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/press-and-news/item/3594-survival-of-the-w...

*~*~*~*JOB: CREATIVE ISLINGTON ADMINISTRATOR*~*~*~*
3 days week/ £20,000 - 24,000 pro rata, 12 month contract. We are currently seeking an Administrator to work closely with the Director in supporting the delivery of Creative Islington's core programme and in its day to day running. An exciting opportunity to be a key part of a small but very active and wide reaching organisation. You will get to meet and connect with a wide range of creative organisations and individuals. Also scope for the right candidate to develop and contribute in areas of marketing, fundraising and web development. More info: Katy Fattuhi info "at" creativeislington.com Deadline, Monday 16 April, 5pm

*~*~*~*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO COLLECT FOR WEST AFRICA*~*~*~*
Contact sarah.m.summers "at" hotmail.com

*~*~*~*FUNDRAISING CYCLE RIDE WITH BTCV - Dunwich Dynamo*~*~*~*
date in June. Contact c.speirs "at" btcv.org.uk