What’s on

See “Run of the Mill! for events during June and July 2017
(Please print and display for us if you live in the Lancaster area, and email greenelephantcoop@gmail.com to go on our mailing list to receive this regularly).

See www.theriverroom.org.uk for workshops & regular classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, gong baths, mindfulness, pilates and more in the River Room, dedicated first floor retreat space at Halton Mill.

Below is a list of all our up-coming events. Use the Categories filter button to refine your search.

 

Mar
15
Wed
Exhibition: Boxes of Engineering @ Halton Mill
Mar 15 – Apr 30 all-day

A display of industrial ephemera found during the re-birth of Halton Mill.

Curated by Catriona Stamp. 

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, until the end of April.

May
1
Mon
 Exhibition: The Faces Behind Our Food @ Halton Mill
May 1 – May 28 all-day

faces behind our foodLESS, working with Johnny Bean and Ginny Koppenhol, invite you to The Faces behind Our Food exhibition at Halton Mill.  This work uses photography to explore the personal stories of 12 food and drink producers in Lancashire, using imagery and stories to delve into the complex issues that shape the food that we eat.

Open when the Mill is open – Monday to Friday 9-5, and later when there are classes in the evenings.

To find out more about #thefacesbehindourfood:
Visit: www.lessuk.org/blog
Like: facebook.com/FoodOfLancaster
Follow: @foodoflancaster
Email: anna@lessuk.org

Local Food Festival
Saturday 6th May 2017 11:00 – 16:00
Halton Mill
To celebrate the final stint of the Faces Behind Our Food exhibition, LESS is hosting a day of local-food themed activities and tasters at Halton Mill. Expect a pop-up farmers market, chocolate making, seed bombing, taster stop-motion animation workshops, foodie games and a film or two. So come and find out what’s happened since the exhibition launched and meet some of the faces behind our local food scene. Contact anna@lessuk.org for more details or to get involved.

May
6
Sat
Local Food Festival with LESS @ Halton Mill
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

To celebrate the final stint of the Faces Behind Our Food exhibition, LESS is hosting a day of local-food themed activities and tasters at Halton Mill. Expect a pop-up farmers market, chocolate making, seed bombing, taster stop-motion animation workshops, foodie games and a film or two. So come and find out what’s happened since the exhibition launched and meet some of the faces behind our local food scene. Contact anna@lessuk.org for more details or to get involved.

Includes exhibition: The Faces Behind Our Food: (from 1st to 28th May)faces behind our food – LESS, working with Johnny Bean and Ginny Koppenhol, invite you to The Faces behind Our Food exhibition at Halton Mill. This work uses photography to explore the personal stories of 12 food and drink producers in Lancashire, using imagery and stories to delve into the complex issues that shape the food that we eat.

To find out more about #thefacesbehindourfood:
Visit: www.lessuk.org/blog
Like: facebook.com/FoodOfLancaster
Follow: @foodoflancaster
Email: anna@lessuk.org

Concert with Off The Rails and SASS! @ Halton Mill
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

off the rails lift fundraiser May 68 p.m. (bar opens 730 p.m.)   CONCERT with Off the Rails and SASS

World Jazz for your dancing needs from Off the Rails including tunes by Mulatu Astatke, Dudu Pukwana, Beck, Arun Ghosh, Freddie Hubbard and more and more.
Support from SASS all woman acappella with new acerbic takes on songs you know and love.
Pay what you can, from £1-£15′

Bar opens 7.30 p.m.
Last bus leaves Lancaster 7 p.m.  We can arrange lifts back to Lancaster at the end of the evening.off the rails

May
14
Sun
Political café: Food for People @ Halton Mill
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

A talk on Food Sovereignty by Dr Beccy Whittle lecturer in sustainability in Lancaster Environment Centre.  Part of our ‘Political Cafe’ series.  Free. Bar.

May
23
Tue
The Bentley Effect @ Halton Mill
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Bentley Effect: a feature length documentary telling the story of activists saving a large rural region from fracking in Australia, with Q & A session with filmmaker.  £10/£5. Bar from  1830.

THE BENTLEY EFFECT is an inspiring film of how a rural community defeated the Fracking industry.
The showing will include a question and answer session with some of the activists involved in saving a large rural region from fracking in Australia.

“We were faced with the Coal Bed Methane industry with a licence to produce gas destroying our farmland, our stunning rural landscapes and our water and air quality.  So we built a coalition of farmers, environmentalists, first nation people and average citizens to protect the region we all loved,” said Simon Clough, former Deputy Mayor of Lismore City who is travelling with the film.

Be prepared to be moved by this film.  Filmed over 5 years, “The Bentley Effect” is a new feature length documentary that will build empathy, engage audiences and prompt action like nothing else can. It has the power to not just change minds but change behaviours, legislation and build hopeful, more powerful and united communities.

“When this first started we had no idea CBM and other forms of unconventional gas would involve thousands of gas wells, with roads, pipelines, compressor stations, wastewater dams and desalination plants.  In other words productive and beautiful farm land becomes an industrial gasfield,” commented Ian Gaillard a local citizen activist.

“As a film maker I was in awe of the community’s response to the gas threat.  The community organised and mobilised with over 35,000 people visited in their homes and tens of thousands of DVDs burnt and distributed.  People were asked if they supported CSG and results showed that on average over 95% opposed it,” continued Brendan Shoebridge the film’s producer and director.

A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police – who had been ordered to break up the protest. What happened next was unprecedented and set an historic turning point.

The three of us want to share this inspiring story of hope and share some our experience in developing strategy and non-violent action training if requested.

Film clip.

Doors open 6:30,

Film starts 7:15,

Bar available.

Bus 49 from Lancaster to Halton Memorial.  Lifts home will be available.

Jun
4
Sun
Halton Mill Open Day @ Halton Mill
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of Halton Open Gardens Safari Weekend. 

The Café will be open, alongside lots of stalls at a craft fair, and the launch of a new exhibition showcasing the work of artists working at Halton Mill.

Look out for posters! 

To have a stall at the event costs £5 (£10 if we provide a table). If you’d like a stall please contact haltonmillmarketing@gmail.com or tel 07860 882560.

Also – craft fair and community stalls at The Centre @ Halton, on Saturday 3 June – and gardens open all weekend.

 

Jun
17
Sat
CANCELLED – The Return of MILLFEST @ Halton Mill
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

millfest 17Sadly Millfest has been cancelled by the organisers in the village due to pressure of other things – watch this space for music activities in the Mill during the autumn and another Millfest in 2018

 

Live music, food, craft ale, family and kids activities.

Ticket details to follow.

Jun
25
Sun
Reckless Sleepers present “The Last Supper” @ Halton Mill
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Last Supper is a performance piece where we invite our audience to dinner, to eat and drink with us while we tell (and then eat) the last words of the famous, the not so famous, criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and stars…With real scenarios, invented scenarios, scenarios in the future and scenarios in the past. Each audience member is given a table number, their case number, their incident number. Thirteen of these are last suppers.

Suitable for age 18+

Bar.

Tickets £10 from Francis Roe 07890728094. Bar.

http://www.reckless-sleepers.eu/Last-Supper-510x300