Last chance for Golden Ticket.

  • Posted by howies
  • 11 August 2009

Tomorrow at midday we close the Do Lectures Golden Ticket.

So if you have been thinking about it, now is the time to buy one.

One of you is going to win a Free Do Lectures Ticket.

It could be you.

It might be.

Think positive.

See you at the Do lectures.

maybe. just maybe.

Rebel Cell

  • Posted by howies
  • 2 August 2009

Last night I went to a theatre night of sorts, at Stoke Newington International Airport.  A friend of mine is in a production called Rebel Cell.  Rap theatre from Baba Brinkman, Dizareli and Jamie Simmonds (on the beats and scratches). 

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The year is 2013 and England is a totalitarian state.  The BBC has merged with the BNP, Tesco are forming alliances with the government and taking over industry, and Glastonbury is a prison camp (England's Guantanamo).  The leader of the revolution is being seen as a terrorist, and has been detained in prison before going on trail.  He has one last chance to tell his story. 

In life, Baba and Dizareli both believe that our government needs a massive shake up- but have very different views on how we need to get there.  Democratic action within the official channels -vs- direct activism.  The show displays their political views to the nth degree, making it a really entertaining show.

They are en route to Edinburgh, as I type this.  If you get a chance to see them perform I would strongly recommend it!  They had rave reviews from the press at last years Endinburgh festival, and this year looks set to be even bigger and better.

T-shirt of the Week

  • Posted by ruben
  • 30 July 2009

This week’s T-shirt of the Week is ‘Formula for Change’.

I admit it, I am a geek.

I like finding out things.

So when I saw this formula for change, I liked it.

I like the notion of change, especially if it makes things better.

I also like knowing stuff that other people don't.

So praise be to the boffins of the world who sit down and work out all sorts of formulas for change, including this one.

The design fee of £2.50 will go to The Do Lectures.

A set of Lectures to help make positive change.

An Explanation of The Formula.

C=Co(SQ)>R(C).

Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.

David Hieatt

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This week’s T-shirt of the Week is ‘Formula for Change’.

I admit it, I am a geek.

I like finding out things.

So when I saw this formula for change, I liked it.

I like the notion of change, especially if it makes things better.

I also like knowing stuff that other people don't.

So praise be to the boffins of the world who sit down and work out all sorts of formulas for change, including this one.

The design fee of £2.50 will go to The Do Lectures.

A set of Lectures to help make positive change.


An Explanation of The Formula.

C=Co(SQ)>R(C).

Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change. The way to win the debate on health care reform is to drive up the perceived cost of the status quo.

Hackney City Farm

Just wanting to say a big thank you to Chris from Hackney City Farm for speaking at our Wee Do in store last night.  Everyone who attended really had their eyes opened as to what urban city farming is all about.  From feeding their animals, selling their eggs, teaching local kids who've been excluded from school, making bio fuel, producting food for and running a cafe, making pedal powered cinema, permaculture in the woods, selling second hand bikes, putting on introductory workshops in pottery, having gigs in their courtyard...the list goes on!!!  I would highly recommend going down to the farm and checking out what they're up to.

Chis Hackney Farmp.s. We have our next Wee Do coming up on 28th July... watch this space for future listings :)

Wee Do- Hackney City Farm

Our next Wee Do lecture is fast approaching.  On Tuesday 14th July, we will have Chris from Hackney City Farm coming in to give a talk at the Carnaby Street store.  He will be taking us through the trials and tribulations of running an urban farm, their involvement in the community, why urban agriculture is important, and sharing the story of their particular farm.

 

The evening will run from 7.30 until 9.30pm, with free organic beers and soft drinks.  Please email us (carnabyst@howies.co.uk) or call  0207 287 2345, if you would like us to reserve you a free ticket.  As always there aren’t many tickets available, so let us know as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

 hackneycityfarm

Check out their website to get an idea of what will be in store.

http://www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk/

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Expensive is cheap*

  • Posted by howies
  • 23 June 2009

(*phrase from real madrid chairman)

right now, the brightest, the best leaders, the best thinkers, the most driven don't go into politics. so my question is this: would we get a better calibre MP and therefore better government if we paid them more?

Interesting talks

  • Posted by howies
  • 17 June 2009

http://interesting2009.eventbrite.com/

first set of tickets go on sale

sept 12th.

(they are going to release 50 extra tickets, which would raise £1,000, which interesting spend on a ticket for Do, then they enter everyone who buys an interesting ticket into a draw for a Do Ticket-fingers crossed)

russell davies. genius. and all round top bloke.


Do sponsor

  • Posted by howies
  • 12 June 2009

this is a little do lectures sponsorship document, if you know of any potential sponsor pass it on.

Cardigan Bay’s Secret

  • Posted by howies
  • 4 June 2009

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During the winter months there were some strange lights out at sea.

I kept wondering what they were.

I found out that they were a dozen or so scallops boats.

The last time this happened was around *15 years ago (*I need to check that)

The locals tell me it took 10 years for the bay to recover from 'the last time'.

Although we can't see what they do to the sea bed (I would love to see that, wouldn't you?), we are starting to hear the effects.

The eels have not come in.

The mackerel have not come in.

There are reports of no lobster.

The dolphins are here, but their food isn't.

So while all this was happening, our local newspaper chose to write nothing on it.

The problem is that you can't see the damage they did.

I think we need to do something.

I think howies needs to do something.

I think Cardigan Bay people need to know what to do about it.

We need to get a researcher on board and start getting some facts about what has been done so it can never happen again.

I don't know the answer to all this, but I know we have to work out the questions.

I will ask everyone at howies to see who is up for doing something.

I see the sign on the wall each day: Dick Dastardly was right. Don't just sit there Do something.

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