Posted: July 28th, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Future City Zines with OOMK
A zine drop-in workshop with OOMK at Grow Heathrow. Participants will be invited to use various templates and collage materials to create their own future city zines to take away. Participants will be able to explore the Grow Heathrow site to draw inspiration from it as well as sifting through a collection of zines and emphera brought along by OOMK.
Suggested donation – £2
OOMK is a highly visual, handcrafted small-press publication. Printed biannually its content pivots upon the imaginations, creativity and spirituality of women. Each issue centres around different creative theme, with more general content exploring topics of faith, activism and identity. Studio OOMK is a design studio that specialises in bespoke booklet design, project documentation, exhibition design and live illustration. The studio is run by Sofia Niazi (illustrator and educator), Heiba Lamara (researcher) and Rose Nordin (graphic designer). Previous clients include the Museum of London, Southbank Centre, 3FF and the Migration Museum.
By public transport from Central London: Travel to West Drayton in TfL zone 6 in 20 minutes by train from Paddington. From West Drayton station take the 222 bus towards Hounslow and get off at the Harmondsworth Lane stop, next to the King William pub. The stop before is The Plough and the stops afterwards are Sipson Close and Sipson Way. Grow Heathrow is 50 metres from the bus stop: continue in the same direction, take the next left into Sipson Lane, and left again passing the Church. You will see the banners on the gates to our site on Vineries Close, next to the Cooperative nursery.
Alternatively, travel on the Piccadilly Line to Hounslow West and then take the 222 toward Uxbridge and get off at Sipson Close. Grow Heathrow is a minutes walk away from the bus stop, continuing in the same direction. The entrance to our site is on Vineries Close, next to the Cooperative nursery, and can be found after turning right onto Sipson Lane.
By bike from West Drayton: A well-marked cycle path runs south from West Drayton station: after turning left out of the station, continue straight ahead on Station Road, which becomes Sipson Road, all the way. You go through a motorway underpass and through Sipson village, where you’ll see the King William pub on your right that we’re near to. Bikes can be taken on all trains between Paddington and West Drayton and they tend to be fine about people taking bikes on during peak hours. It’s possible to cycle between Hayes/West Drayton and central London in under 2 hours following the route of the Grand Union Canal.
Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Fellow singers, dancers, mortal beings and purveyors of the arts. Tomorrow evening will be Grow Heathrow’s second Open Mic Night, Cèilidh dancing session and spiritual conflux.
To get started we will gather round the table and enjoy five, fine courses of fine vegan cuisine at 7pm.
A tour of the site will commence after dinner, ending in a fireside gathering.
The Open Mic will begin at approximately 9 o clock.
Scheduled performers include:
The Goat King
And many, many more.
People are welcome to stay over and sleep in our newly constructed guest inn.
Disclaimer: This will not end in a rave.
Posted: July 5th, 2015 | Author: Musicraft | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Thursday 16th July, 3-4pm and 8-9pm
Surprise public location in the Heathrow Villages – to be announced
A gallery showing of community art work in the Heathrow Villages, inspiring community care, social change and positive investment for the long term.
Drink and refreshments provided
Posted: June 12th, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
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Check out our latest calendar of events! See our facebook page for updates.
Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Spring is here so we’re putting together a season of workshops and events at Grow Heathrow and we’d love it if you were involved.
Do you have a skill you can offer? Would you like to run an event at Grow Heathrow?
We’re looking for people and organisations to offer workshops, events, performances, skill-shares, talks or just whatever it is that you do best, that can run at Grow Heathrow or in the wider villages between April and May.
If you would like to contribute to furthering the aims of Transition Heathrow, or know someone else that might, then please email us with a proposal of what, when and how, by Sunday 29th March to email@example.com. Or give us a ring on 07706602284.
Education for the Future.
Posted: March 6th, 2015 | Author: Jack R | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Following our 5th birthday celebrations last weekend there has been no dip in momentum here. There are plenty of workshops to look forward to this month: gardening, bike generators, raw food & nonviolent communication. Feel free to register your interest by emailing us.
Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Just days to go and we’re warming up for Saturday’s birthday celebrations.
There’s an exciting line up, and more information about workshops, activities and timings below.
Don’t forget to bring along seeds for the seed-swap, cakes for the cake competition and instruments for the jam.
There’s plenty of space for camping. Join the Grow Heathrow camping crew and bring a tent and sleeping bag. We also recommend warm layers, hot water bottles and friendly bodies to provide extra cosy heat.
If you can donate any mugs, please bring them along as we want to make sure everyone can drink tea!
Friday 27th February 7-10pm: Pre-birthday warm up activities
Interactive workshop and performance from XX the experimental theatre group.
Followed by permaculture and hip-hop workshop with KMT from May Gardens Project.
Saturday 28th February 11am – late: Birthday celebrations!
Tours, tea, live music, and food served throughout the day. Plus . . .
Seed sowing and swapping from Community Food Growers Network and Organiclea
Flag making from Heathrow Arts
Building with hemp
Umbrella upcycling workshop
‘The Making Space’, a space to explore, play and let your inner child run wild
And much more!
12:00 – 13:00: Home Education: A Real Choice?
13:00 – 14:00: Squatting 101
14:00 – 16:00: Reflecting on Past and Present Struggles, with David Graeber, Ewa Jasiewicz, Tristram Stuart and John McDonnell
Straw Bale Wellbeing Space
12:00 – 13:00: Social Auto-Healing Circles
13:00 – 14:00: Massage For The Masses
14:00 – 15:30: Kundalini Yoga
!!!!!!!!!!!! 4pm Cakes and speeches !!!!!!!!!!!!!
7pm onwards: Live music performances from acts such as Pete the Temp, Crazy Divine and Robin Grey, Dj’s till late.
A verbatim account from the miners, their wives and families, who took part in the Miners’ Strike 1984-85, reflecting the weekend’s theme of “Past and Present Struggles”
Regardless of the outcome of this year’s general election, or the misguided findings of the Davies Commission, the Heathrow villages have a vibrant future and will resist the expansion of Heathrow to the end. The celebrations will be a chance for us to connect with each other, a chance to cultivate a united front against the disastrous proposal for Heathrow’s 3rd runway in this crucial year.
Credit: Jonathan Goldberg
Time to celebrate the successes of the past 5 years, with one eye on how the make the next 5 even more fruitful!
PS it’s all hands on deck for the work week this week, come along for a day and get your hands dirty, big rewards of delicious food, entertaining company and the secrets to happiness.
Credit: Jonathan Goldberg
Posted: January 15th, 2015 | Author: Eddy Gums | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »
Who would have thought it? It’s been 5 years of growing tomatoes, learning how to use renewable energy, protecting from planes, pollution and capitalism and finding out about what community really means.. so it’s time to party…
Saturday 28th February 11am till late:
5th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Expect workshops, guest speakers, fun and games, pizzas, live music, tours, the cake competition, late night djs, and more.
Friday, 27th February 7pm:
Sunday 1st March 3pm:
Post-Birthday Artistic Performance
Any Help Appreciated
Help us start the next 5 years with a bang by joining in with preparation throughout January and February.
We need help fixing, building and painting on site, cooking cakes and spreading the word.
Come to the Grow Heathrow site and join in with tasks, especially on a Thursday as that’s our community work day.
On the day, we’ll also need help cooking, entertaining the littluns, playing music and more.
Plus, don’t forget to come along to one of the many workshops running at Grow Heathrow over the next few months as part of Shazam 2!
What to bring
Cakes, instruments, activities, stories.
Warm clothes, a tent, sleeping bag and roll matt (we can provide some bedding and sleeping space under cover).
Warm food will be provided throughout the weekend, but any extras are appreciated.
Get in touch
Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: Musicraft | Filed under: Action, Uncategorized | Tags: activism, community, resistance | No Comments »
Any changes to the timetable will be updated on the website
Thursday 14th August
12pm Introductions / Grow Heathrow Q&A
1pm Lunch Break
2pm Guided tour of Grow Heathrow
3pm HACAN talk and Q&A with John Stewart: How local resistance beats airport expansion
4pm NOTRAG talk and Q&A: The Heathrow villages fighting the 3rd runway, plus plans for the future.
5pm Wellbeing session
6pm Guided tour of Grow Heathrow
7pm Know Your Rights training
9pm Live music
Friday 15th August:
*********** 8am Bailiffs Arrive ************
8am Onwards – General activities on site and outside the gate including: General resistance, music making, smoothie bicycle, wellbeing and more
If you want to help out with making the day run in any way, please let us know (examples include cooking meals, leading games, music sessions, improving the hot water system, bringing workshops etc)