We're organising a study and picking trip to the to The Haven Plotlands Museum in Langdon Hills in Essex, to look into the history of self-sufficiency of east London communities moving out to Essex, and the means we have today to build infrastructures that make use of local resources for immediate local benefit.
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The day will be a mix of readings, talks, tours and fruit picking, where we will be learning about alternative economics, Essex as a place of radical culture and the idea behind ‘Taking Back the Economy’.
Guest speakers include Gillian Darley and Ken Worpole.
10.00am pick up from Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA (meet at 9.45)
10.45am pick up from Company Drinks Barking Pavilion, Barking Park IG11 8TA (meet at 10.30)
12.00pm arrive at The Plotlands.
12.00 to 1.00pm nature reserve walk and blackberry picking
1.00pm picnic together and short talks – please bring your own food!
2.00pm tour of The Haven
2.30pm leave The Plotlands
3.30pm arrive at Company Drinks Barking Pavilion
3.45pm talk, discussion and drinks led by Gillian Darley and Ken Worpole
The trip is co-organised by Company Drinks/Centre of Plausible Economies together with Focal Point Gallery
through their Radical ESSEX
programme. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme New Geographies, led by ECVAN.