Preview: Festival of Interdependence

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Preview: Festival of Interdependence

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Looking for somewhere to workshop ideas about new ways of low impact living this Saturday, or maybe to debate economic and environmental issues? Perhaps your perfect weekend would be full of poems and stories and opportunities to bake a superior loaf of bread? Look no further than the Bargehouse by the OXO Tower.

The riverside space is being taken over by the New Economics Foundation think tank and their friends for a free Festival of Interdependence on the 24th October, which will include everything from arts and crafts and bee keeping advice to film screenings, talks and skill swaps, all on an eco theme.

So what are the organisers thinking? They say “we’re living in a period of converging crises: there’s little doubt that we face a daunting array of social, economic, political and environmental challenges. But we don’t always see how inter-related these challenges are, nor the solutions which turn them into opportunities for positive change.”

The New Economics Foundation is running a series of ‘Bigger Picture’ events this autumn and establishing a ‘Ministry of Doing Something About It’. They're using this Saturday to encourage Londoners to take positive and creative steps to tackle climate change. It fits in with a worldwide day of climate actions under the campaigning banner of 350.org - a big 350 action is planned from 2pm - 3.30pm in neighbouring Jubilee Gardens on the Southbank. The festival in the Bargehouse runs from 10.30am until 7.30pm and is free but you need to register online.

Last Updated 23 October 2009