Friday, November 27, 2009

Nov 28 is Buy Nothing Day

Participate in Buy Nothing Day by doing nothing more than sitting down with your feet up but for those willing to spread the anti-consumerist message about a bit there are a host of events taking place all over the country.

* Some of the Buy Nothing Day events happening around the country on
Saturday November 28th include...

Birmingham: The 8th annual Santa Parade will be trundling through
Birmingham city centre from noon. For details email
joe@birminghamfoe.org.uk

Brighton: Feeling the crunch when it comes to your Christmas list?
Head down to The Cowley Club to join in free gift making workshops
including rug weaving, candle dipping and a book exchange, starting
off at 11am.

Bristol: If you really can't kick the consumption habit there
will be Free Shop in Bristol. Swing by to pick up yer gratis goodies
or stop for a chat and a bite to eat, at the centre of Broadmead from
11am.

Cardiff: Help clean up after capitalism with an organised litter pick
along the Taff Trail and surrounding areas between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Meet outside 89 Corporation Road, Grangetown, CF11 7AQ at 12.00 for a
12.30 start. See
http://cardiffdigs.blogspot.com/2009/11/buy-nothing-day-litter-pick.html

Falmouth, Cornwall: Kernow Action Now! a new Cornwall direct action
group will be launching what will become a regular Free Shop from 1pm
outside the old Woolworths in Falmouth.

Leeds: Another Free Shop along with a craft workshop and lusty
renditions of alternative Christmas carols. From 11am to 4pm at
Briggate in Leeds city centre.

Lincoln: Anti-capitalist crazies My Dad's Strip Club are out to
do three events in three days. Following Bite the Hand, a comedic demo
held yesterday, today sees From Dirty Cash to Clean Green as MDSC try
and navigate a way out of the climate chaos through drawing and
performance. 5.30-7.30pm at Healthy Hub caf?, Beaumont Fee.
Saturday's finale is Good Shit Doesn't Have to Cost the
Earth as MDSC will be out coercing unsuspecting shoppers into breaking
their addiction to mass-produced cheap-shit. Meet for a report back at
the Dog and Bone pub 1pm sharp. See www.mydadsstripclub.com

London: Islington's Green Living Centre is hosting a craft
workshop using waste materials including newspaper origami and making
picture frames from old CD cases. 222 Upper Street. For more info
email sustainabilitycentres@islington.gov.uk

Sheffield: A hoard of zombie shoppers will be lurching around
Meadowhall shopping centre in search for sweet, tasty consumer brains.
Bring friends, costumes, signs and blood, lots and lots of blood (fake
please, people). Meet by the statue in the main concourse at 1pm.
Search Facebook for 'zombie flashmob sheffield' to get
more details.

South Derbyshire: We won't pretend to understand this one
despite our up and running Twitter page and hundreds of devoted
followers but apparently... conkertu.com will serve as the social
media hub for sustainability, with an annual programme of eight
lifestyle events to meet, tweet and stream. See twitter.com/conkertu
twitter.com/zerocredit_uk twitter.com/philcampbell
twitter.com/visitconkers

* For more info see www.buynothingday.co.uk