Breaks & Beats

See us and “Bike Gen” this weekend at Abbot Hall for “Breaks and Beats”, Art Powered by People.  FRIDAY Performances now moved (due to rain forecast)  to the Brewery Maltroom, 6pm and 7:45pm. 

SATURDAY Performances by 15 young people on the grass outside Abbot Hall at  6 pm and 7.45 pm


Festive Ceilidh Fri 13th Dec 2013!

All welcome to the bicycle powered SLACC Festive Ceilidh with the Macaroon Ceildidh band. Tickets £10 or £5 low wage/concessions. Children Free. UPDATE THURS 12th Dec 35 tickets still available-pay on the door. To check availability ring Ruth 07851719444

Download a poster here.

Hot vegan meal served from 7-7.30pm. £4.50 in advance. SOLD OUT

Bar with locally brewed vegan ales, wine, mulled wine, juice, tea and coffee, mulled wine and snacks.

To book email Ruth or ring/text 07851719444. Please book early as tickets limited to 100. Help raise funds for the SLACC action fund and new anti fracking and divestment groups.

Tar Sands FQD update

A first step towards progress with this important climate legislation – EU’s FQD re the tar sands

It is great news that Tim Farron & 5 other LibDem MPs have signed EDM 240 – TAR SANDS AND THE FUEL QUALITY DIRECTIVE  tabled 12jun13 by Caroline Lucas. Tim emailed us: “Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the essential need to constrain the market for oil that is produced from tar sands and thanks for your expert analysis that underpins this case.   You are quite right that I share your concerns about such developments and I am pleased to confirm that I have signed EDM 240 to give my full support to the Motion” pdf of our emails to Tim Farron and his reply.

To have such a stated position is a welcome and necessary first step to enable political action. And we will be making good use of this opportunity – and hope to have more good news in the next newsletter.


The Centre for Sustainable Energy will be running two energy workshops next Thursday 16th May (15:00 – 17:00, repeated again at 18:30 – 20:30) at the Coniston Institute in Coniston, using a combination of our expertise in sustainable energy (such as insulation, solar panels, wood burning stoves) with other resources to help answer people’s questions on energy and get a discussion going.