After some discussion and meetings (see background) a few members of HiCAN got together to organise an event to gauge the level of local interest in starting a Transition initiative in Highgate.
On February 16th, around 50 people gathered for a public meeting at Highgate School‘s Mill Centre on Bishopswood. We watched a few shorts films (see below) then Alexis Rowell gave an introductory talk about Transition before introducing members of Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Crouch End Transition groups who shared what they’ve been up to in their areas.
After a break (including Alexis’ delicious wild foraged pesto, local cider made by Transition Kentish Town and awesome wild food cocktails from Urban Harvest) we heard from representives of local groups in Highgate about what related projects they’re already doing, before breaking into smaller groups to discuss what other projects we’d like to see.
At the end of the meeting we asked the room to vote on whether or not we should initiate Transition Highgate. The result was a resounding YES!
Overall the event was a great success! If you’d like to watch the excellent short films we screen on the night, they are embeded below…