Posts Tagged ‘Just Do It’

Just Do It fundraising party

October 14, 2010

Paulo Coelho turned filmmaking on its head when he got grassroots to produce and film The Witch of Portobello which had its premier at the Rome Film Festival last autumn.

Just Do It have taken this a stage further, a film about activists by activists. But it still needs money, hence the fundraising party last night which I attended after a meeting with Climate Rush, who just happen to feature in the film. Also featured are Climate Camp and Plane Stupid.

For the next 17 days, Lush will match donations. So please give generously. Last night £1460, to date £6030. [see £20k in 20 days!]

On the evening, Lush goodies were given to everyone who made a donation.

It is hoped to release Just Do It in the spring. It will be given away free!

Upcoming events

The Crude Awakening – Central London – Saturday 16 October 2010

Zero Carbon by 2030 – Friends House, Euston Road, London – Saturday 30 October 2010

Also see

Emily James: Lights, camera, activists

Emily James on climate direct action film Just Do It

Just Do It: get off your arse and change the world with a Crude Awakening

Interview: Emily James, Director of ‘Just Do It’ says ‘Get of your arse and change the world!’

Lush Cosmetics – Our Environmental Policy

A day out in London

October 14, 2010

Should I should I not go to a meeting of Climate Rush at Toynbee Hall in London? That be the question. I could combine it with a visit in the afternoon to the V&A to see the Sistine Tapestries by Raphael and that is what I did.

I set off later than I wished. I decided first to eat at Food For Thought in Covent Garden. I could have got the tube, but it is a pleasant walk across Hungerford Bridge over the Thames, then through Victoria Embankment Gardens.

From Hungerford Bridge there is a stunning view downstream.

I looked in St Paul’s Church and found a cat either Inigo or Jones curled up on a prayer cushion.

I have been eating at Food for Thought for many years. It is one of the best places to eat in London. I had chickpea and spinach soup (for which I am hoping for the recipe) with their delicious bread, followed by salad, followed by banana and strawberry scrunch washed down with a cup of not very good tea.

I would also recommend their cookbook, New Food for Thought.

From Covent Garden tube station direct line to South Kensington.

I used to be a frequent visitor to the other museums in South Kensington, but never the V&A.

The Sistine Tapestries were breathtaking and well worth seeing.

From South Kensington direct tube to Aldgate East and my meeting at Toynbee Hall with Climate Rush on climate change and what activists can do. The meeting was packed and well worth attending.

After I went to a launch and fundraising party for a documentary film Just Do It.

Then home.

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