Events

Family Junk Workshop

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 10:00am - 1:00pm

A creative event for families with children under 12 at half term. Drop-in and make amazing things together from recycled materials and junk. Wear old clothes in case it gets messy and enjoy a couple of hours making amazing stuff. Materials supplied. Small prizes for small people. Food and drink are available to purchase. Good bike access at the end of Gheluvelt, a free car park opposite the pump house at WR1 3EZ. The bus stop is at Barbourne Brook next to Gheluvelt Park.

Location: Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road, Worcester, United Kingdom WR1 3EZ

https://actionnetwork.org/events/mix-fam-junk-workshop 

Bike Social and Repair Event

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:30am - 1:00pm.

Winter is nearly behind us and clocks will spring forward this day.  Time to get your bike out and explore great rides around Worcester with other people keen to use 2 wheels instead of 4.

Meet up at the Pump House Environment Centre and eco-cafe for a range of bike-related activities. Bring the whole family. You don't have to be a Green Party member, all are welcome.

  • Bike service demos to include how to remove wheels, repair a puncture, replace a chain, understand basic home service of a bike - Provided by Mobile Cycle Tech
  • Bike security marking available:
  • See the best cycle routes around Worcester & future planned routes/improvements
  • Find out about Bike racks/stores around the city
  • short guided ride along a circular route – (split into 2 staggered routes - times to be advised)
  • Picnic outside the Pump House – get your food and drinks from there, just bring a groundsheet (picnic benches also available)
  • See a range of child-friendly bike adaptations - including a dutch Cargo bike

The venue is the eco-centre at The Pump House Environment Centre, Gheluvelt Park with tea, cakes and drinks to purchase and an opportunity to chat with like-minded people and green party supporters.

Please RSVP so we can make sure we have the right facilities and catering in place.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/bike-social-and-repair-event

Summer Cook Out

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 12pm - 3:30pm.

Join us for a tour and brief talk by Steve Dent. Including picking our own lunch, chopping and preparing it under the direction of Steve Dent an inventive chef and author of the award-winning "Circus Gardener's Kitchen" food blog.

We will be cooking a glorious summer stir fry in a relaxed rustic setting surrounded by produce grown organically with no dig techniques. See the Bee Hives built on rafts to avoid the floods and hear about the volunteering work done helping heal those struggling and in need of support in this wonderful setting.

Outdoor activity, limited shelter. Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery.

Worcester Community Gardens, Old North Stables, Pitchcroft, Nr Worcester Racecourse, Worcester, WR1 3JN

Summer Cook Out

 

Past Events

What is a Car Club?

10th November, 7:30pm, Worcester Baptist Church Hall, Sansome Walk, Worcester.

To reduce car ownership and use active travel and public transport more, some people need a way to occasionally use a car or van without owning one. Car Clubs can be a solution.

Car clubs could:

  • Provide an alternative where travelling by foot or cycle is not possible without the expense and hassle of car ownership.
  • Help reduce pressure on public transport.
  • Reduce the demands on parking in the Arboretum allowing more room for safe cycling and walking.

Car club benefits

Enterprise Car Club already operates in Worcester, but we are working with them to see if an Arboretum Car Club could be set up. The resident parking scheme has reduced the parking problems in the Arboretum, but there are still issues with pavement parking, as there are too many cars in the area. A car club is one way to reduce the number of cars in the Arboretum. 

If you would like to know more please come along to our public meeting Wednesday 10th November at 7:30pm in Worcester Baptist Church Hall. Please RSVP.

To register, follow this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/what-is-a-car-club/.

All welcome.

 

Build To Win - Get-together and grow

10am till 2pm Saturday 23rd October @St Nicholas Church Hall, Warndon, Worcester.

Come along to our team building event to meet some of our winning councillors plus our candidates for the next lot of local elections. It's on Saturday morning 23rd October.

This is a bring and share food event, we will have some live music.

The main Green Party conference is being held in Birmingham on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Conference is great to take part in shaping policy - members are genuinely able to vote and suggest policy amendments. It's also a place to network, learn about the green movement and be with like-minded people.

However, for some, the cost and time needed to get to the conference can be off-putting so instead, we have organised a mini-get-together for Saturday. We will be showing the new leader's speech.

This event is FREE to attend. Please bring some food to share.

To register please follow this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/conference-watch-party/

All welcome both members and non-members

Tackling Food Waste in Worcester

Pump House Environment Centre, 5th October, 7-9pm

3 Ways to tackle food waste in Worcester – at the farm, supermarket and home. How the surplus is used for good and where. A short talk by volunteer leaders who make this happen and how you can help them and what you can do at home.

The venue is the eco-centre at The Pump House Environment Centre, Gheluvelt Park followed by tea, cakes and drinks to purchase and an opportunity to chat with like-minded people and green party supporters.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/fighting-food-waste-in-worcester

Community Garden tour and Vegetarian Cook out

Old North Stables - Pitchcroft, 19th September, 12 – 3pm

A tour and a brief talk by Steve Dent. Including picking our own lunch, chopping and preparing it under the direction of Steve Dent an inventive chef and author of the award-winning "Circus Gardener's Kitchen" food blog.

We will be cooking a Keralan Vegetable Curry in a relaxed rustic setting surrounded by produce grown organically with no-dig techniques. See the Bee Hives built on rafts to avoid the floods and hear about the volunteering work done helping heal those struggling and in need of support in this wonderful setting.

Outdoor activity, limited shelter. Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/community-garden-tour-and-vegetarian-cook-out

Music Evening with a Green tinge at Paradiddles - 3rd August 7 - 10:15pm

Paradiddles Music Cafe Bar, 61/61A Sidbury, Worcester, GB, WR1 2HU

Join us for a relaxed evening of music and chat with a green tinge. Wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks and vegetarian/vegan food is available to purchase.

This is an outdoor gig, but to remind you what you missed at Glastonbury, there will be some canvas outdoor cover.

Local Artists include Tor Pingree singer songwriter, your host for the evening and Redwood also a singer songwriter and Marjory Bisset and her son on violin. Music will start around 7.45pm.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/music-evening-with-a-green-tinge

Thursday 18th March 2pm: Protecting people in public buildings – improving indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality in schools

Since July 2019 it's been clear that airborne spread is the primary factor of COVID-19 transmission. So what is being done to make schools and other key public buildings safer, and to reassure people that a building has decent ventilation and indoor air quality?

Graeme Fox, Head of Technical at the Building Engineering Services Association, speaks about the progress of the "Buildings As Safe Havens" certification scheme. This is part of a national campaign by BESA, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and previously-known indoor air quality issues.

A short talk, followed by a Q&A session, to which all are welcome at no cost. Sign up via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-how-can-we-improve-air-quality-in-schools-tickets-142860151559

Tuesday 16th February 7pm: Green mixer talk: NHS privatisation

A talk and Q&A session by Dr Youssef El-Gingihy, GP, author of 'How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps' and contributing writer for the Independent & Guardian newspapers.

If you missed the talk and Q&A you can watch the recording below.

Sunday 7th February 3pm to 5pm: Worcester Musicians Against Food Poverty

A chilled out afternoon with 5 fantastic performances from Worcestershire based musicians, hosted by Tor Pingree. This event is in aid of Worcester Foodbank.
Food banks across the UK have seen a massive spike in demand due to the pandemic. We want to do what we can to support our local food bank and community. Monetary donations allow food banks to stay open, supply food to those in need and create related programs to further help poor and homeless people. Please give what you can by following this link:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WMAFP

Musicians:

James Chatfield
https://jameschatfieldbass.wordpress.com/
You may have seen James Chatfield busking on the streets of Worcester. He is easily recognisable with his amazing ability to play a bass guitar and acoustic guitar simultaneously. With these instruments he creates tranquil instrumental songs that are sure to brighten your day.

Tor Pingree (host)
https://www.facebook.com/torpingreeworcester/
A Worcester based singer-songwriter who's music has often been described as "quirky folk-pop". She writes all of her own music and sometimes even plays it correctly too.

Theone
https://www.facebook.com/TheoneMae/
A fantastic singer and songwriter best known for her soothing, jazzy voice and sheer beauty. She has influences from folk, funk and neo-soul. If she were a siren and I a sailor, that ship would crash.

Redwood
https://www.facebook.com/redwoodsongsuk/
A fantastic multi-instrumentalist with powerful ethereal vocals and catchy pop hooks. I think she possesses some sort of magical power that makes me tear up whenever I hear her play live and I would like to find out if this magic works through the internet.

Immy and the Boatman
https://www.facebook.com/Immy-The-Boatman-180798736007507/
A two-piece band from Worcestershire. They play a mixture of originals and covers with acoustic blues, folk and soul vibes. They have a friendship as cousins that I envy because my cousin just wants to play Minecraft without me.

Thursday 14th January 2pm: Talk about the social care crisis facing this country

What are the solutions to the current crisis in social care?

To find out, come to our talk and discussion on the need for transforming social care. Our guest speaker is Bob Rhodes.

The event will take place over Zoom from 2pm on Thursday 14th January 2021. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

To book please click here.

Thursday 19th November 7:30pm: Time to Make Votes Matter

Come and hear about the need for Proportional Representation in UK elections with Reed James of the Make Votes Matter campaign in this free Zoom talk.

Our guest Reed James will speak for about 20 minutes or so. Then there will be a Q&A session and general discussion. The evening will finish at 8.30 pm or thereabouts.

To find out more and reserve a place, go to https://actionnetwork.org/events/time-to-make-votes-matter-with-james-reed.

Thursday 22nd October 7:30pm: Is there a case for unitary authorities?

A talk by John Raine, a Worcestershire County Councillor and member of staff at the Institute of Local Government Studies.

John Raine: Unitary Authorities

The Government is proposing a new round of reorganisation of local government in England, and is said to favour unitary authorities.

What are the arguments for and against such a structure of unitary local authorities, rather than the two tier structure that we have in Worcestershire?

How large or small should such councils be in order to be optimally efficient and strategic, while also remaining sufficiently in touch with localities?

And what about 'the very local'? How might our town and parish councils fit into the future picture?

For a free ticket please email LouisJosephStephen@gmail.com.

Wednesday 22nd July 6pm: The Fold Talk/Tour

Talk about organic gardening/tour/talk about the Fold Farm.

A virtual tour of the Fold farm in Worcestershire with practical tips for organic fruit and vegetable growing and a talk about the Fold and its history followed by a Q & A session

This is another event in our series of Green Mixers which will return to The Fold, an organic farm located in beautiful Worcestershire countryside with the backdrop of Malvern Hills.

The Fold is a community interest company and supporting the community in the best way we can is our utmost priority.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fold-and-its-farm-a-virtual-tour-of-the-organic-farm-tickets-107285830808

The Fold

The Fold

The Fold

 

Tuesday 7th July 7pm: "Averting the Insect Apocalypse"

Talk by Dave Goulson.

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. 'Bioabundance' is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects, in particular, seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson will explain why insects are in decline and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.

You Tube video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJm3w9tSD44&feature=youtu.be 

Dave Goulson book

Dave Goulson

 

Saturday 20th June 10am: Repair Cafe online

 

How can we repair things at home? What can we repair?

Join members of Worcester's Repair Cafe for an online presentation and discussion about what we can repair ourselves, and much more.

Repair cafes are have been springing up all over the world!

Instead of throwing things away, people can take them to repair cafes to have them fixed. These might be electrical items such as lamps, toasters, computers, vacuum cleaners, etc, clothing, furniture, or could just be knives that need sharpening.

Join some of Worcester's repair cafe team for more information about what they do and why it matters at this online event.

Register for free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-repair-cafe-worcester-tickets-109718422756

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88339315397?pwd=c2pwVllqMkloMWJJQ0ErZWJrczRSUT09 Meeting ID: 883 3931 5397 Password: 045510

Wednesday 27th May 2:30pm: "A health service for a post-coronavirus world"

Talk and question and answer on the NHS by Steve Dent.

The UK now has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in Europe. Political misjudgements in the early days of the pandemic have compounded underlying problems caused by years of underfunding, mismanagement and fragmentation of the NHS.

Coronavirus is a game-changer, not just for us as individuals but for the future shape of our health services. What lessons can we learn from this pandemic? How can we build a sustainable health service and a healthier nation?

Worcester Green Party member Steve Dent spent 20 years working for the British Medical Association, representing doctors in negotiations with government ministers, senior civil servants, chief executives and medical directors. Over that time he built up an extensive knowledge of the way the NHS works, its strengths as well as its vulnerabilities. In this talk, Steve sets out his vision for a post-coronavirus health service.

Thursday 16th April: What is a "Citizen's Basic Income"?

Citizen's Income is defined as the unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. The current coronavirus is highlighting the issues with our current social security system, with nearly a million people applying for Universal Credit over the space of a couple of weeks. Society cannot return to ‘business as usual’ once this current pandemic is over.

A basic income for everyone would enable a parent to have time off work to care for children and provide for those with caring responsibilities. Entrepreneurs would be able to start a business, and workers in low-paid jobs or on zero-hour contracts would have security. A basic income would also remove the trap built into our current system that withdraws benefits very steeply when people start work.

The Green Party of England and Wales supports Universal Basic Income for all citizens of this country and are delighted that Malcolm Torry has agreed to take part. We believe that implementing this policy would "open the door to opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach and liberate people from job insecurity."

Link to a You tube video for the Q&A part of the Citizen's Income Talk: https://youtu.be/xVFOir5tW88

Zoom attendees

Thursday 5th March, Green Drinks.

At the Paul Pry (back room), 7.30 pm

Tuesday 11th February, Fundraising quiz.

At Paradiddles (61, 61A Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU), doors open 7.00 pm, starts at 7.30 pm

Get a few friends together and form a team or come on your own.

Wednesday 11th December, Green Drinks.

At the Paul Pry (back room), 7.30 pm

Wednesday 22nd January, Post-Christmas curry.

Delhi Spice, 46 The Tything, 7.30 pm

Wednesday 6th November, 'Perilous Journey'.

At the Paul Pry (back room), doors open 7.00 pm, starts at 7.30 pm

An evening of original music and beautiful rants to entertain, enlighten and point the way to a better world.

Terry Hughes is a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Steve Dent is an award-winning food writer. Together they guide you gently on a unique journey through the perils of climate change, food waste, land ownership, bad science, junk food, sustainability and other big challenges of our time.

Wednesday 23rd October, Green Drinks.

At the Paul Pry (back room), 7.30 pm.

Tuesday 17th September, Green Mixer: Almost Zero Waste.

At the Paul Pry (back room), doors open 7.00 pm, starts at 7.30 pm

Cate Cody of Tewkesbury Green Party will be giving her talk 'Almost zero waste' or how to put your bin out once every two years.

See http://www.ecocody.com/ for more information.

Sunday 28th July: Green Summer Picnic

From 12:00-14:30 Splashpad, Gheluvelt Park, Barbourne Road, Worcester.

All welcome. Bring some food and drink and something to sit on.

Sunday 5th August Summer Picnic at Cromwell Crescent Park

We're having a summer picnic! Bring your friends and family for a nibble and a natter at Cromwell Crescent park, just off London Road, opposite Waitrose. It's quiet and has a great play area for children. See you there!

Thursday 14th June Organic Farm Guided Tour - Green Mixer

Our next Green Mixer will be a tour of the organic farm at The Fold, Bransford. The tour will last about an hour and we will then go to a local pub. Contact us if you're interested in car-sharing for this event. The Fold: A4103, WR6 5JB Worcester, Worcestershire.

Thursday 15th March

Green Mixer: Creating a cleaner and more sustainable Worcester.

Talk from Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at Worcester University.

All welcome.

Will include a discussion and further information about the university's exciting new Woo Electric Bike Scheme.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Venue: Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, on Sansome Street.

31st January at 7pm

Green Mixer: Turning the tide on plastic pollution.

We have a talk prepared with material from the campaign group Surfers Against Sewage about the problems created by plastic getting the eco system and what we can do about it.

This is a free event - no entrance charge. Cafe Bliss are not charging us to host this event but it would be good to buy a drink or snack to cover their costs.

This is an open event for anyone to attend. A friendly atmosphere and a chance to socialise with like-minded people.. All welcome - bring a friend.

28th November at 7pm

Green Mixer: Talk covering the benefits of using ebikes

This month's mixer will be at Gtech, with a slightly different format:

Talk covering the society benefits of using e-bikes, including some discussion and questions.

  • 15 minutes of testing out the bikes.
  • 30 minutes of Green Party business.

Address: Brindley Road, Worcester, WR4 9FB

26th October from 7pm

Green Mixer

On Thursday 26th October we will have open social meeting (we call them Green Mixers) where we watch a video of the Green Party Leader's speeches, then have a debate / discussion. It's a very informal affair to meet with like minded people with a few drinks. All welcome, members and non-members alike, feel free to bring a friend.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Venue: Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, on Sansome Street.

12th August 12 noon

Picnic in Gheluvelt Park

Relax on the grass with a scrumptious lunch. Bring all the family.

11th July 7:30pm

Green Mixer: Talk on the NHS

Steve Dent will give a talk about the state of the NHS.

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH

20th June 7:30pm

Green Mixer: Talk on housing

Nic Bliss will be giving a talk about housing.

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH

March 2017

Green Mixer: Thursday 17 March 7.30 pm

A Green Mixer in which we will watch a short video: Ken Robinson talking about how our education system kills creativity, followed by a discussion. Ken Robinson is an engaging and amusing speaker.

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH

February 2017

Green Mixer: Tuesday 14 February 7.30 pm.

A Green Mixer in which supporter Colin Archer will talk to us about Palestine. There will be plenty of time for socialising and catching up with campaign and council news.

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH

January 2017

Green Mixer: Thursday 19 January 7.30 pm

A Green Mixer mainly consisting of a formal debate. We hope to debate two motions if we have time: 'The Green Party is part of the political left' and 'Voting in national and local elections should be compulsory'. We have invited a representative from the Worcester Trades Union Council to widen the range of views. If you would like to open the debate on either topic please email chair@worcestergreenparty.org.uk

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1UH

November 2016

Green Mixer

This month we have Hugo Sugg talking about homelessness in Worcester. Homelessness is something that affects us all and we all have a responsibility to address the issue.

7.30pm Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester

October 2016

City Council briefing to members and supporters

We have arranged a meeting with the Council officers to give all members and supporters a briefing on the council's financial position - hopefully this will help us to make the right legal and moral choices in the coming months.

Guildhall 7.00 pm Wednesday 5th October.

There are limited places - so please let Louis Stephen know if you are coming.
(louisjosephstephen@gmail.com)

Green Mixer

Thursday 20th October

Our guest speaker will be from People in Motion, a local charity which supports refugees on the in Calais and arranges urgently needed supplies for those refugees in  Greece and in Syria. We will hear about the experience of those living in the camps and the volunteers who work to support them. It promises to be a fascinating and very thought-provoking evening.

7.30pm

Cafe Bliss, Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester

 

September 2016

Green Mixer

Tuesday 13 September

We’re going to have a new kind of Green Party meeting - a mix of discussion, information and socialising, which we are calling Green Party Mixers.

Doors will open at 7.00 pm and the evening's activities will begin at 7.30 pmand end at approximately 9.00 pm.

Worcester Arts Workshop is located in the city centre near the Cornmarket carpark, opposite the Jobcentre. The address is: 21 Sansome Street, WR1 1UH.

Let us know if you need a lift, email chair@worcestergrennparty.org.uk

August 2016

Come to our picnic 

12.30-14.30 Saturday 6th August

Fort Royal Park in Central Worcester 

All ages welcome. 

RSVP to chair@worcestergreenparty.org.uk Number will help us to plan for rain. 

March 2016

Visit to Envirosort Recycling Centre

7pm Tuesday 15th March
Woodbury Lane, Norton, Norton, WR5 2PT

Please contact us if interested in finding out more about what happens to our recycling. Once we know numbers we can arrange transport.

February 2016

"The Zero Growth Economy"

7:30 pm Thursday 18th February
St Andrews Church, Pump St, Worcester, WR1 2QT
Derek Wall – Eco-socialist, academic, writer and blogger.

Come along to our national Green Party "Watch Party" on Saturday morning 23rd October.

The main conference is being held in Birmingham over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Conference is great to take part in shaping policy - members are genuinely able to vote and suggest policy amendments. It's also a place to network, learn about the green movement and be with like minded people.

However for some the cost and time needed to get to conference can be off-putting so we have organised a mini-get-together for the Saturday morning and we plan to finish off the morning with a shared lunch we are laying on.

Highlight of the morning will be to listen to the new leader's speech.

If you are on a low income the event is free. Otherwise it's £12 per head. (We are not aiming for a profit - we are trying to cover the cost of the room hire and the food). Registration is essential so we can organise the food and the room properly.

To book a place: https://actionnetwork.org/events/conference-watch-party

Bike Social and Repair Event

Sunday, March 27, 202210:30 AM

End: Sunday, March 27, 2022 1:00 PM

Suggest an Event

Green Forum Events are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking visits or talks to gain a different perspective from the mainstream media. They are all free to enter – bring a friend. Let us know of other ideas for guest speakers and we will try to arrange them.

Email: jonbodenham@hotmail.com
Tel: 07795 121995