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Birmingham Green Drinks

 

 

CONTACT: Malcolm Currie      info@globallylocal.net

MEETING PLACE:

LOCANTA RESTAURANT

31, LUDGATE HILL

ST PAUL’S SQUARE

B3 1EH
food and drinks from 6.00p.m. - guests and/or main topic introduced at 7.00/7.15p.m.  See further background information at bottom of page.          Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

We are the Birmingham Green Drinks, part of a global network with over 600 locations around the world.   We are using the old "Cafe Society" title and format which served us so well at the end of the last century.   

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Please note - the April session has been changed:-

Tuesday 12th APRIL 2016  at Birmingham City University.  

Exact location via booking (essential) at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flooding-a-catchment-level-approach-part-1-trees-woods-and-suds-tickets-24413711067

Flooding: A Catchment Level Approach

The purpose of this lecture series is to look at a catchment level solution to flooding and associated climate change issues. 

Part 1: Trees. Woods and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (Tuesday 12th April )

Speakers: 

TED WILSON from Royal Forestry Society. He will explain how trees can contribute to:

1. Natural Flood Management 
2. Where foresters think they can help
3. What is being done to support woodlad creation for flood alleviation. 

SUE ILLMAN from Illman Young (former president of the Landscape Institute UK and 'Construction Industry Council's Champion for Flood Mitigation and Resilience'). Sue will speak on the topic of Retrofitting Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). 

Upcoming lecture of the series

19th April: TBC
26th April: Flood Risk assessment, managing flood risk and The role of Urban trees
3rd May: Flood and Climate Change 
TBC

Light refreshments will be provided
Doors open 6:30 pm

We return to Locanta for our usual 2nd Tuesday session on May 10th.   We'll be joined by the team which was awarded representation of the UK at the Turin Design Conference and Exhibition.  "Sustainability in Design - the solution to all our problems?"
 

Malcolm Currie
Globally Local

email:  info@globallylocal.net

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BRUM GREEN DRINKS / CAFE SOCIETY - GENERAL GUIDELINES

Of course, you don't have to have a meal in order to join in, although it helps us to have an idea of meal numbers in advance.  Erkan, our host,  provides an excellent special menu, plenty of choice, including vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Meals and/or drinks are available anytime from 6.00p.m.; and any "guest" for the evening is introduced at about 7.00p.m.  There's no closing time; people stay for as long or as short a time as they wish.  As a guide, the main discussion usually lasts about an hour and a half, after the guest's initial 5 to 10 minutes [maximum].   

The role of the guest speaker is to promote discussion; to challenge, rather than deliver an after dinner speech!   Just 5 to 10 minutes is all they are allowed as an introduction.

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GREEN DRINKS/CAFE SOCIETY

“A NEW VERSION OF AN OLD IDEA

"...a place where anybody can come, alone or with friends,

to enjoy a meal...

a place to air and share opinions, in a friendly and

convivial atmosphere... - about the issues facing us all;

The local restaurant becomes a focal point where people can go for a satisfying evening out, knowing that they will meet others who wish to talk about any of the issues - social, economic, cultural or whatever - they feel concerned about.”

“Who knows whom you might meet!

They’ll listen - they’ll answer back -

and together we’ll create

a new kind of

society..."

extract from Theodore Zeldin's "Intimate History of Conversation"