WHAT'S ON

Thursday 30 May
CA-WN Monthly Meeting (online)
Friday 31 May
Picnic in the Park, Northampton
Saturday 1 June
Green Day, East Hunsbury
Wednesday 5 June
Climate Café at The Umbrella Fair*
Saturday 8 June
Green Fair, Geddington
Sunday 9 June
Open Farm Sunday (various locations)
Tuesday 11 June
'How Bad Are Bananas?', Market Harborough
Wednesday 12 June
Green Day 2024, Foxton, Market Harborough
Wednesday 12 June
CA-WN Climate Cafe (online)
Saturday 15 June
Great Big Green Week - Ranger Rita's Animal Amble, Towcester
Wednesday 19 June
Climate Café at The Umbrella Fair*

Full details of all events below.

Scroll right down to see details of guest speakers at CA-WN public meetings in the next few months.


CA-WN Monthly General Meeting

Thursday 30 May 7:45pm - 9:00pm (online)
Meeting open to all - newcomers welcome.
Our guest speaker this month is Damon Fox, Sustainability Manager at Northampton Town FC Community Trust. He has been spearheading a drive to encourage both the club and its fans to become more sustainable, and is managing to achieve the rare feat of making climate action enjoyable and appealing to a much wider demographic than most environmental groups are able to do.
Register to receive a Zoom link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/860471652877?aff=oddtdtcreator

Picnic in the Park

Friday 31 May 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Umbrella Pavilion, NN1 4LG
Free family picnic event with Climate Crisis Cabaret from Fossilheads. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the show.

Green Day

Saturday 1 June, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Blacky More Community Centre, East Hunsbury.
A family-oriented day organised by East Hunsbury Parish Council to take part in fun activities and find out more about 'green' and environmental issues.

Green Fair

Saturday 8 June 1:00pm - 4:30pm, St Mary Magdalene Church, Geddington

Open Farm Sunday

Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June - for times and locations see farm listings on the website.
Open Farm Sunday is an opportunity for farmers to open their barn doors and fields to the public, and for the public to find out more about what actually happens on a working farm. What is on offer varies depending on the farm - some organise entertainment and produce sales, at others (Brixworth Farms being an example) you will have a more educational experience of modern farming. There are several events in our area - go to the website to find out more.

Homepage - Open Farm Sunday

'How Bad Are Bananas?'

Tuesday 11 June, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, St Dionysus Church, Market Harborough, LE16 7NB
An interactive session based on the book of the same name by Mike Berners-Lee. Suitable for children 10+ and adults.

Go Green Event 2024

Wednesday 12 June 9:30am - 2:00pm, Foxton Village Hall, 49 Middle Street, Foxton, LE16 7RE
Join Harborough District Council for an event with expert speakers and information about support and grant schemes available for green initiatives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/662107704605664/

CA-WN Climate Café

Wednesday 12 June 8:00pm - 9:00pm (online)
Open to everyone, wherever you are. We offer a safe space to talk about thoughts, concerns or questions related to climate change. Register for free to receive a Zoom link.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/860481161317?aff=oddtdtcreator

Great Big Green Week Event, featuring Ranger Rita's Animal Amble

Saturday 15 June from 2:00pm, Watermeadows, Towcester (meet at Whittons Lane
Ranger Rita will be performing with the Laugh Out Loud Theatre Group at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. There will also be stands and stalls from local environmental groups and organisations.

*Umbrella Fair Climate Cafes

Every other Wednesday from 7:30pm at the Umbrella Pavilion, the Racecourse, Northampton
On the first and third Wednesdays of each month, the Umbrella Climate Emergency Action Hub hold a “Climate Café”. Many local people attend this to socialise, meet with other concerned citizens and get stuck into other community activities that look to improve our climate and environment. https://www.facebook.com/UmbrellaFair

Friends of the Earth training and events

CA-WN is affiliated to FoE as a Climate Action Group, which provides benefits including access to their training and events. This includes on 19th April an introduction to Active Hope, a resilience and wellbeing practice designed to help us find and offer our best response to the crises unfolding in our world. Details and booking: https://groups.friendsoftheearth.uk/training/training-and-events.

Regular CA-WN events

2nd Wednesday of every month online Climate Café 8:00 - 9:00 pm
3rd Thursday of every month General Meeting (online) 7:45 - 9:00 pm
(with the exception of the May meeting which will be on 30th May)

All Climate Cafes and general meetings are free and open to all. Find out more and register for free on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/climate-action-west-northamptonshire-34423488393

Guest speakers for future CA-WN monthly public meetings
May 30th - Damon Fox from Northampton Town FC Community Trust. He will talk to us about the very successful sustainability programme at the club.
June 20th - Russell Horsey, Urban Forester and consultant leading work on WNC's Tree Strategy.
July 18th - Declan Ryan, Associate Professor at the University of Northampton on Northampton’s Active Quarter
September 19th - Tim O’Callaghan from Electric Places, Corby
October 17th - Guest speaker tbc
November 21st - Emmie Williamson, with the second in a series of four talks on Climate Psychology

Click here for details of past speakers.