2nd Film showing : What children are we leaving our planet?

What children are we leaving our planet?

What children are we leaving our planet?


 FRIDAY 24th January 6.30pm for 7pm start


The film is 55min long, French with Subtitles.

£3 on the door (to cover room hire + film)

It was great to see so many people at the community centre in November for the screening of this film, which I feel particularly passionate about! The reasons being, I have two chidren who are at primary school and because the school the film is about is situated just near to where I grew up in La Drome, in Provence. Having been to school in France and not had a great time of it, it is so refreshing and inspiring to see how one headteacher, within a supportive community, can create such a great school.

L’Ecole du Colibri is situated in the agroecological community of les Amanins, a place of living, working and inspiring others by conferences, work days, seminars etc. The main ethos of the school is that of a cooperative method of learning and teaching. What really struck me about the film was the very common sense recognition that it takes more than being good at maths and english to become a happy, contented, well balanced human being! We are emotional beings and to recognise that and to allow time for the expression and understanding of emotions in a primary school setting is of such vital importance. Teaching children how to learn, how to learn together, hand in hand with how to deal with the conflicts that naturally occur when “living” and learning together. Coupled with time to relax, be outdoors, learn hands on and to be aware of and prepared for the world our children are growing up in, I feel this is what education should be all about.

If you missed the screening there will be another chance to see the film on Friday 24th January at 6.30 for a 7pm start at the community centre in Bungay. We will have an informal discussion after the film and there will be an opportunity to share some thoughts on how to take some of the ideas of the film to your local primary school, there will be copies of the film available to borrow.


Eloise Wilkinson

eloise.wilkinson@gmail.com / 07842897172

Queen of the sun screening this Friday!


I hope you can join us for a screening of Queen of the sun: What are the bees telling us? Friday 12th April 7.30pm at Bungay Community centre.

£3 Entry,bring your own drinks if you would like.

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.




Give and Take day Saturday 16th March

Sustainable Bungay’s next Give and Take day is coming up very soon on Saturday 16th March 10- 1pm at Bungay’s community centre on Upper Olland street.

A great opportunity to have a good spring clean,to bring along all your unwanted things and maybe pick up something fantastic all for free.We will accept anything as long as it is usable.
You don’t have to have brought something in order to take something,you can always make a donation and/or help out on the day.
New this year: We can now accept electrical items thanks to our volunteer PAT tester + Charlotte Du Cann will be hosting a pop up fashion show!
If you have any large items you need collecting please get in touch with me and i will come and collect them on Friday 15th March or otherwise arranged.
 Talk At 12pm: Jeppe Graugaard will be joining Nick Watts and Charlotte Du Cann to discuss Gift Economy.He will talk about the Common Room and Trade School.
http://transitionnorwich.blogspot.co.uk/: Scroll down for an article entitled A Living room for the community by Mark Watson.
We will also be showing the animation “The story of stuff” throughout the day.
Tea/coffee and cake provided by the happy mondays crew.
The give and take day involves a certain amount of work sorting stuff before ,during and after the event.
Can you help from 8am on Saturday morning setting up and unloading?
Can you help from 10am,there are 7 different areas that need people to sort and keep tidy.So a minimum of 7 volunteers needed.
Can you help from 1pm to pack things up for the charity shops etc..
Your help is invaluable and makes for a great event for everyone
Please get in touch with me if you can help.
Looking forward to another great Give and Take!
Eloise 01986788785/07842897172

Screening of "Play Again" Friday 22nd February

Play Again

Sustainable Bungay would like to invite you to the next film night at the Community centre in Bungay on Friday 22nd February, 7.30pm at Bungay Community Centre.

Play Again is a documentary film exploring the consequences of a childhood removed from nature. The film follows a group of american adolescents as they are taking into the wild,away from the 8 hour average time they would be spending in front of a screen on a daily basis.

Lots more info about the film and to see the trailer : http://playagainfilm.com/

Many of the films we show are free to screen to the public, but sometimes we pay for the right to do so (generally between £25 and £100), we also hire the room at the community centre. For this reason film nights are £3 minimum donation. You’re welcome to bring your own drinks (we have glasses).

More about our film nights:

In 2013 Sustainable Bungay’s new Film Nights at the Community Centre open with two documentaries about our critical reconnection with the earth. On 22nd January we’re showing Play Again, an award winning Ground Productions film exploring the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei. This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no mobile phone coverage, no computers.

On 12th April Bungay Community Bees presents Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Super sew day, Sunday 9th December, Bungay Library

Sunday 9th December is Super sew day .

  3-5pm at Bungay Library.

Sustainable Bungay’s monthly sewing circle invites you to let your imagination run wild!!

Did you ever think you could make a fantastic looking christmas wreath out of rubbish, would you like to learn how to make a blanket out of old jumpers, get the kids to make their own frames to put their pictures in to give as gifts,would you like to find out how to make a special lady happy with a suffolk puff  ?? Come Along …   for  this and much more…

An afternoon to get creative,learn a new skill, meet people, create some fantastic christmas gifts, eat cake and more…!                                                            

Bring your grandma,your neighbour ,your kids,All Welcome.

If you have any material,odds and ends,shiny stuff,glitter ,glue etc… to add to the creative pot that’s great.Otherwise we will all share what we have.

If you feel like baking a cake that’s also great,tea and coffee are available at the library by donation,so bring some change.

See you there!

Eloise Wilkinson




Film Night for Bungay

Sustainable Bungay Presents it’s first film night in Bungay. On Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm at the community centre on Upper Olland  street. We will be showing the Four Horsemen by Ross Ashcroft. 23 different thinkers discuss the flaws in the current economic system.They then go on to consider this a favourable time for change and that real alternatives are out there .A film that will hopefully be interesting and inspiring!

To view a trailer: http://www.fourhorsemenfilm.com/watch-now/

Entry : Suggested minimum donation of £3 .

Lift sharing: Please use the google group to offer or request a lift.

Download a poster: You could print it and put it in your window!

Bring your own drinks,there will be popcorn for sale. Contact Eloise for more info : eloise.wilkinson@gmail.com  



Screening: Seeds of Freedom

This coming Friday 14th September 7.30pm at Bacon’s Farm,St Michael south Elmham ,NR35 1NF :

Seeds of freedom is a 30minute film produced by the Gaia foundation and the African Biodiversity Network

If there is one song that i sing with the children at nursery that they never forget and always want to sing it’s the one about planting a seed and watching a flower grow!
Who could blame them? It is the most wonderous magical thing. Yet it is difficult to imagine what kind of landscape our children will be looking out on in their lifetime consdidering what planting a seed and growing food signifies for different people across the world and the impact their judgment today will have on the future.

“Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.

Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the food global system.”

Watch the trailer here:


As this is a short film i am hoping to show a series of shorter films about Soil entitled “Sonatas of the soil” and /or “Symphony of the soil”.From a portrait of a Winemaker to the story of a biodynamic farming community in the desert in Egypt .This is To Be Confirmed!

I hope you can join us.A small donation is appreciated to cover the cost of the film.Please get in touch if you need help with directions and please use the google group to arrange Lift sharing.
(If you have any doubts about finding the barn please ring early on as i have no signal on the night and it isn’t that easy to find!)

Film Nights Past and Future

Robert Newman's History of Oil

Robert Newman's History of Oil

On our first film night this year we watched Robert Newman’s History of oil. What a fantastic film! Putting oil center stage as crucial to the understanding of the last 100 years of our History. This is a film that will really make you revisit and question alot of the history we have taken as being the truth.

I strongly recommend it to everyone, please contact me if you would like to borrow it otherwise you can watch it on You tube although as it is a film of a performance the quality is pretty poor.

more info: http://www.robnewman.com/

What about me?

What about me?

Coming up this Friday the 9th March at 7.30pm we will be watching the exciting film “What about me?”. An explosion of music and philosophy. Producers Jamie Catto (Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman travelled to 50 different location across the globe in the name of exploring the complexities of human nature. They gathered hundreds of interviews and recorded many music sessions and songs. They took an inspiring and alarming look at the numerous ways we humans drive ourselves crazy. This is a really energetic and raw film! “Needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, avoiding all pain with happy pills and unable to stop thinking – but how we still manage to be inspired and creative”.

more info: http://www.1giantleap.tv/

I hope you will be able to join us for this screening.

Future screenings will include “Into Eternity”, by Danish director Michael Madsen, about the creation of a deep geological repository for nuclear waste on an island off Finland. We also hope to arrange a screening of brand new film “In Transition : A story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times”. Watch this space for future film night dates.

For more info contact Eloise: eloise.wilkinson@gmail.com

Postscript: We all enjoyed “What About Me” so much we had to replay a few songs and get down and (barn) dance. Photo above by Mark Watson

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