Nov
12
Nov 13

Pivotal Takeover: a festival of the environment, community & tech

  • Cambridge Museum of Technology

Pivotal continues, with a small-scale, home-made, collaborative festival this November!

Pivotal, in collaboration with our friends Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Transition Cambridge, and Friends of the Earth Cambridge, are taking over the Museum of Technology on Cambridge's riverside, for a night and a day on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November.

We aim to keep the conversations going, and have chosen this iconic venue to highlight the link between the environment and technology, with us, the human community, the piece in-between. We are partnering with these 3 great fellow NGO's to highlight the great work we all do, and share our common goals. We're working on bringing you a festival that takes over the museum with films, conversations and maybe provocations, spoken word and some story-making, music, art, food and drink, and lots more.....watch this space!

And in the meantime, please help us raise some funding to get the festival going: please pledge for our crowd-funding campaign on crowdfunded.co.uk and share the page!

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pivotal-org-uk

Pivotal Festival Programme
Nov
10
6:30 am06:30

Pivotal Festival Programme

Pivotal Festival programme here!

Times: saturday night at the CMT: 7.30 - 10.30 pm (poetry/music/film)

sunday: the all-dater! 10.30 a.m to 4 p.m (music/poetry/films/talks/walks/workshops/food......)

Jun
9
7:15 pm19:15

EU Referendum Conversation Cafe - Unitarian Church Cambridge

Conversation Cafe, organised in association with our friends at Transition Cambridge, is an opportunity to create some space in which to hear and be heard. The evening will be a mixture of facilitated group discussion around Transition and Pivotal values, such as the environment, social justice and democracy, food and water security, energy security and immigration. The aim is simply to help people find some personal clarity about their voting position. No party political speeches, grandstanding or attempts to sway opinion, just honest conversation with refreshments. This event is free, with a suggested on the door donation of £3 -£5 but please register at http://bit.ly/EUConversation lookig forward to seeing you there!

Freezing for the Future - Cambridge Science Festival Event
Mar
19
4:30 pm16:30

Freezing for the Future - Cambridge Science Festival Event

  • Anglia Ruskin University

Frozen Ark Trustee Paul Pearce-Kelly,  Senior Curator of Invertebrates, Lower Vertebrates and Research at the Zoological Society London, joins Tim Flach, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and award winning photographer, to discuss and illustrate the goals of the charity, which works to preserve the genetic material of endangered lifeforms.

Bookings will open at 10.30am on Monday 8 Februaryat: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/freezing-future

Experiments in Democracy Part Two - Open Space Discussion
Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

Experiments in Democracy Part Two - Open Space Discussion

  • Friends Meeting House

Why, when climate change is evidently a pressing issue with potentially disastrous consequences for our planet and all its inhabitants, have we been unable to enact the changes required at either local or national levels? Couldthe problem lie in our system of governance, e.g. insufficient political will to take unpopular decisions in the face of short-term periods in office, or a dysfunctional system which doesn't allow politicians to follow the will of the people they represent?

This"open space" style discussion will focus on the question: "How can we improve our democracy?" There will be at least one group discussing how to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming city council elections. 

All are welcome to this free event (suggested donation of£2-4 to cover costs will be collected on the night). Book on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experiments-in-democracy-part-two-open-space-discussion-tickets-20996698691

Pivotal Conversation 2
Mar
7
11:00 am11:00

Pivotal Conversation 2

  • Loco

To get our second Pivotal Conversation event started, we've invited speakers Jacky Sutton-Adam from Transition Cambridge; John Turner and Jenny Langley, who are involved with the new Circular Cambridge initiative; and Giulia Nicolini, a recent sociology grad who has been involved with various food and environmental groups in Cambridge - in particular, she worked with Cambridge Sustainable Food from 2014 until last month.

Experiments in Democracy
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

Experiments in Democracy

  • Unitarian Church

Do you think democracy may be broken? Are you frustrated with the slow pace of change in Cambridge city? Do you wish our leadership, instead of dividing on partisan lines, could work together to solve the huge problems - climate change, economic uncertainty, growing population, transportation chaos - which face us now?

Four leaders of democratic thought and action come together to inspire and challenge Cambridge citizens in this event from Transition Cambridge, 38 Degrees Cambridge, Rebooting Democracy and Pivotal.

Free Event. Please reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experiments-in-democracy-tickets-20888891236

Can ipods Grow on Trees?
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Can ipods Grow on Trees?

  • Cambridge Wine Merchants Mill Road

An open discussion event with a presentation by Dr Chris Forman, research associate in the Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University. Chris will introduce his research into applying biophysics to develop new materials and technology to improve sustainable engineering and manufacturing.

Free event but places limited. Please book free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-ipods-grow-on-trees-tickets-19726297888

Songs of Change - a Folk Jam
Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

Songs of Change - a Folk Jam

  • Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton

A casual, relaxing evening of songs, poetry and conversation with a group of creative musicians and singers focusing on songs about change. Expect some Bob Dylan. Free event, just turn up!

Mario Petrucci - Amazonia
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Mario Petrucci - Amazonia

  • Espresso Library

Can poetry help lead us to a more sustainable conception of ourselves? Find out, as you immerse yourself in the sounds and colours of the Peruvian rainforest with eco-poet Mario Petrucci and his short film, Amazonia

Tickets £5/4 on the door.

The Empty Common Community Garden Party
Dec
6
12:00 pm12:00

The Empty Common Community Garden Party

  • Empty Common Community Garden

Come and share the beauty and community spirit of a very special public garden. This winter fireside party for the whole family includes acoustic music, storytelling, a talk on Peak Soil and Permaculture by sustainable gardening expert Charlotte Synge, and the unveiling of a new shed mural by artist Rebecca Lindum Greene.

Pivotal at the Mill Road Winter Fair
Dec
5
10:30 am10:30

Pivotal at the Mill Road Winter Fair

  • Mill Road Winter Fair

Pivotal has teamed up with revolutionary art collective Rebel Arts and poetry publisher Allographic for the Mill Road Winter Fair. We'll be staging a family friendly street theatre project, as well as takeaway poetry. Pivotal organisers will be available to talk about the project and share what we've learned about the coming tide of global change.

Watch out for the Pivotal logo on our banners and stop by to say hello.

True Tales of Change
Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

True Tales of Change

  • Friends Meeting House

We've teamed up with Cambridge Storytellers and Allographic for this evening of true tales told live. Professional storytellers, including Glenys Newton, who gave up a career as a social worker to become an itinerant storyteller, will join remarkable people from many different backgrounds and life experiences to tell the stories of moments when their lives changed forever. 

Includes open mic opportunity; a chance to share your own story of change.

Tickets: £6.50/£5.00. Click here to buy from Eventbrite.

Pivotal Conversations with Telling Tales
Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

Pivotal Conversations with Telling Tales

  • Panton Arms

This is your chance to connect with the Pivotal community in a relaxed conversation about the change agenda.

Artist, 'zine publisher and owner of Alan's Art Kiosk at Cambridge Market, Alan Rogerson will be in attendance with his Telling Tales pop up studio, inviting participants to publish their own illustrated 'zines based on the conversation or any topic you're interested in.

Free event, everyone welcome.