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Posted: January 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Media | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Its been almost 3 weeks since we all returned from Copenhagen, and we’re settling back into normality. With the Direct Action Workshop coming up this Sunday, we’re all getting quite excited that the ball is rolling with the project. I feel like we’re really getting somewhere and our meetings are becoming more productive. I’m really looking forward to having an open-space meeting to broaden my mind in terms of the possibilities of Transition Heathrow. Copenhagen was certainly an invaluable experience for me. We went with a group of about 40 activists; it was interesting to see how everyone within our affinity group coped in a foreign environment, without the comforts and fall backs of normal mobilisations. George Webster, a reporter for CNN who spent time with our affinity group, made this fantastic video about our time in Copenhagen. It outlines some of the things we got up to whilst out there and beautifully captures the essence of our group.  You can see the video here:


My next project is to create a video about Transition Heathrow. I’m quite excited to start this because media can be so powerful in winning people over and presenting a clear and concise image of what we are all about. Images and videos can create a more intimate insight into things than just a piece of text. So I’m going to get started with that, and see what happens!

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