I step down after four years as TTT’s Co-Chair – an energising and rewarding role. Daunting at times, (what are we doing??? how do we DO this?) and ultimately inspiring on a daily basis to see what incredible opportunities there are to bring about change, using our imaginations and our wits to invent a more liveable future. Thankyou thankyou thankyou to everyone collaborating to establish TTT since 2008. I think we have opened up possibilities for re-imagining a more aware, creative and resilient Tooting. A warm welcome to Tim Bage who joins Charles Whitehead as our inventive and resourceful Co-Chairs.
Our TTT AGM last week, gave us a chance to imagine ways in which the derelict chapel in Streatham Cemetery could be used as a community resource for quiet contemplation and re-skilling activities. Some fantastic ideas came up, from a bio-diversity hub to cinema screenings to bee-keeping to a Passivhaus chapel. We’ll be feeding them back to Lambeth Council who have expressed an interest in seeing the pretty Victorian chapel in use once more. (Come on the Spring Wildflower walk there on March Sunday 25th 2.30pm with Roy Vickery. See http://www.friendsofstreathamcemetery.co.uk/)
Transition and the Arts – As writer-artist in residence at Battersea Arts Centre join me for 3 (free) Playing For Time public sessions on March 16th, March 23rd and March 30th (all 5pm-6pm) to look at how the arts play a role in transitioning to a more ecological age. http://www.bac.org.uk/whats-on/playing-time-talks/
AND HOW ABOUT THIS for bringing about change! Lido bins, bought by the South London Swimming Club are now installed at Tooting Bec Lido!