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Whitechapel Green Drinks

7pm. Free.

Green Drinks is a global network of informal meet ups for people who work in the environmental field. It's an organic, self-organising network and a great way for catching up with people you know and making new contacts.

Artsadmin and TippingPoint have come together to host Whitechapel Green Drinks – with an arts flavour. This take on Green Drinks is for anyone working the environmental field, especially artists, organisations and individuals interested in creative and artistic approaches to tackling green issues.

But there is no particular agenda – come along on your own or with friends of colleagues, swap ideas and opportunities and meet new people.

This week, we will be showing Grasp the Nettle. Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag bunch of land rights activist in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police – and themselves – in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. When an eco-village pops up on a piece of disused land in West London, film-maker Dean Puckett gives up everything – his flat, job and normal life – to live among its inhabitants.

Shot over three years after the 2008 banking collapse Grasp the Nettle is an intimate exploration of the rise and fall of two radical social experiments. In the process, it asks hard questions about the nature of freedom and the meaning of activism in interesting times.

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Date and time

30 September 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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