Happy New Year – TASTY! is pleased to announce the next short series of talks starting 21st January 2009. Pop in on your way home from work or just for a social.
£2.50 includes speaker, tea / coffee and slice of cake.
We hope that regular attendants will be interested in instigating the Deptford Transition Town initiative – Check the WIKI for more info on transition towns. www.transitiontowns.org
All talks will take place at Deptford Deli 4 Tanners Hill SE8 Start time: 6pm for 6.15pm.
Numbers are limited due to venue size and entry will be on a first come first served basis.
Latest Talk Details as follows:
Raw Like Lion 21st January 2009
The series kicks of with Raw Like Lion – Just the thing for the post christmas health kick perhaps? Introducing the Raw / living Foods lifestyle, there really is more to it than smoothies n salads. Don’t believe us why not come and find out!
Amy from Raw Like lion will introduce Why Raw? and discuss some of the pifalls of even ‘healthy’ cooked food with a mini raw food preparation demo. You will be able to sample sweet treats like cake and chocolate as well as something savoury. She will also bring some very pure raw toiletries and as if that wasn’t enough you will also receive a copy of the hugely informative, clearly written, no nonsense, raw magazine, ‘get fresh!’ (worth £3.95).
Possibly the best advertisement for this lifestyle is Amy herself who is also a DJ and party promoter.
Hope to see you there!
Further talks in the series
THE MEAT LICENCE PROPOSAL – PUBLIC MEETING / debate 6.45pm Free
When: Friday 29th January 2010
Where: @ THE OLD POLICE STATION DO-IT-YOURSELF ART CENTRE
114 AMERSHAM VALE, LONDON, SE14 6LG
Artist John O’Shea introduces ‘The Meat Licence Proposal’, a project which aims to change UK law so that people who eat meat must ‘be equally comfortable with killing animals’. Under O’Shea’s proposed law, people would need a licence to be carnivorous, attained through slaughtering an animal. On it’s trajectory towards becoming ‘law’ The Meat Licence Proposal’ operates as a cultural probe and provocation and this journey is documented and played out as a discussion site online: http:/www.meatlicence.org.uk
‘The Meat Licence Proposal’ raises important concerns about the apparent gulf between citizens and lawmakers and asks the question what if we had a different kind of law? Can law be considered a ‘creative medium’? O’Shea will facilitate a discussion about DIY law making. Can citizens make their own laws? If artists enacted laws rather than lawmakers how would they differ? What is a ‘law’ anyway?
The session will conclude with a short interactive exercise where individuals will be able to go through a liberating process of developing and enacting their own laws!
“‘Limits to Technology’ — The Ecological Boundaries of the Information Age” 4th February 2009 6.15pm
Ever wondered what’s your avatar’s carbon footprint or considered the carbon implications of your google search?
Paul Mobbs will be updating the landmark “Limits to Growth” 1972 study by looking specifically at the human ecology of how we use and have come to reply upon ICT.
Paul Mobbs is an environmental consultant, author and open source ict trainer.
Paul Mobbs, Mobbs’ Environmental Investigations
Urban Bee Keeping – 11th February 2009
Julian Kingston – keeps bees on the creek in Deptford which produce wonderful honey. Tonight’s talk will look at the practicalities of keeping bees in the urban environment. The talk will cover the following
How to start – space needed, equipment needed, what time it takes, approx. costs etc
Things to know – dangers / temperature issues
Benefits – to bees (apparently urban bees are flourishing) to us – health cost & sustainability.
So if you’ve ever fancied keeping bees but thought you don’t have the time, space or experience come along and hear what it really entails.
We are hoping to add a few more talks to the series during february and will be updating the website later this week.
Previous Talks in the series
My Dad’s Strip Club Thursday 17th September 2009 7PM
Ange Taggart and Chris Graham will introduce the work of MY DADS STRIP CLUB.
MY DADS STRIP CLUB are an anti-capitalist, culture-jamming treat for those wanting to mess with capitalism and interrupt the everyday patterns of consumption. Often appropriating the means and media of the cited enemy as a form of resistance movement to the hegemony of popular and consumer culture
Working with others to carry out unauthorised, issue-based interventions. Tescos, Starbucks , Virgin and Coke have all been subjected to their creativity. www.mydadsstripclub.com
This talk is in advance of their performance at the Albany 18th September – visit TASTY! Live for more details
Bread Hacking and Social Baking, Thursday 15th October 2009 7PM
Share Guilherme Zühlke O´Connor’s thoughts and techniques on bread making, culture and the love of creating and sharing and adapting. Hacking for hackers and no hackers alike outside the realm of computer programing. Hear how to make bread, share your recipes and learn more about hacking as an activist model.