Monthly Archives: August 2012

Curious Incidents and Sustainable Swing dancing at CAT

Come to CAT on wednesday 29th August and enjoy the Arts and Sustainability Fair. I’ll be reading from Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-time, my book about moths, climate change and evolution, and also (probably) hosting a sustainable swing dance lesson. There’s loads of different things happening during the day so come over and enjoy.

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Book now for artists’ Emergence Summit at CAT

The Emergence Summit at CAT includes a land walk and a conference and gives artists working in all mediums the chance to come together and uncover the role of artists in addressing the pressing challenges of our time. It will be an inspiring event to be part of and I’ll be there for the whole weekend, including a workshop session I’m hosting on the saturday. There’s still time to book. The walk starts the 1st September, the conference starts the 7th. There’s a lot of amazing activity to be part of so please take a look at the website and book up asap.

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Visit Festival of the Future: Six weeks of fun and inspiration at CAT

Festival of the Future takes place throughout the school summer holidays from 21st July until 31st August. Daily activities will incorporate creative renewable energy and sustainability themed activities for children, with talks and informative tours led by staff and researchers at CAT for adults. Every Wednesday will see special events for kids and adults such as storytelling and specialist tours of CAT’s renewable energy systems.

Two one-day special events will form the climaxes of the summer programme: Energy Day on the 8th August and an Arts and Sustainability Fair on the 29th August. Both days will be packed full of informative and inspiring activities and entertainment including stalls, music, workshops, storytelling, exhibitions, guest speakers and more, all themed around building a brighter, more sustainable future for the UK and beyond.

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Energy Day at CAT: August 8th

Join me for a Home Energy Handbook ‘drop-in session’ between 12.00 and 1.00 in The Whole Home exhibit and enjoy a whole day of energy related activities at CAT. Includes an energy panel discussion hosted by Guardian environmental corespondent John Vidal.

CAT’s new book The Home Energy Handbook has been described as a ‘manifesto’ for community energy projects but it is also a brilliant practical guide for anyone wanting to save and generate energy in the home. We are offering free drop-in sessions at the Centre for Alternative Technology for those who want to find out more about the book and learn more about community energy projects. Sessions will include a brief presentation, a screening of a community energy video and question and answer time with author. Normal CAT entry prices apply; free entry if you bring proof of SY20 or SY19 residence.

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