International Women's Day History Walk and Talk
Join us for a free walk and talk featuring inspiring women from Worcester's past. Starting by the statue of Vesta Tilley in the Cornmarket we will take a tour of places in the city associated with some of Worcester's famous women and their triumphs and setbacks. The talk will be led by Leisa Taylor, feminist and Green Party candidate for Cathedral Ward.
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The walk of 2.6km will take around 90 minutes, with stops along the way to learn about the lives of our local heroines. It takes in some of the houses they lived in, their plaques and statues.
Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion.
We will end the walk at the Guildhall. Closer to the date will let you know a lunch time venue for those that wish to round off the walk with a sociable lunch.
All are welcome. Accessible.
Start: Friday, March 08, 2024•11:30 AM
End: Friday, March 08, 2024• 1:00 PM
The Cornmarket • The Cornmarket, Worcester, WR1 2DJ GB
Host Contact Info: 07795121995 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 28th January 10:00-12:00
Cllr Karen Lewing, Cllr Hannah Cooper and Cllr Matt Jenkins were joined by local residents to plant snow drops and winter aconites on the grass in Harvey Walk. Thea bulbs were paid for by Karen and Hannah’s ward funding.
Cllr Hannah Cooper said ‘Karen and I got the street name plates installed in Harvey Walk in the Autumn, planting spring bulbs is the next phase in developing the placemaking in this area’.
Cllr Karen Lewing specifically chose bulbs that would benefit the first pollinators of the year.
Barnstorming Launch Event
Thank you to the 90 attendees who came to our barnstorming event at The Granary. We kicked off our launch with a bang with some exceptional guests including Zack Polanski, Shesh Sheshabhatter and Caroline Lucas MP. Music was provided by Icy Moon Explorers with vocals by Tor Pingree. We were delighted to receive so many generous donations of both money and time. Special thanks to our Events Coordinator, Jon for making the whole event possible.
Green Christmas Pub Quiz
The Arch Rivals run a very successful quiz night every Thursday with tables of up to 5 people. Tables are booked from 7pm and the quiz starts at 7.30pm.
You can order a delivered pizza from WWW.SANGERS-Deli.com next door with a 10% discount using code "ARCHRIVA:LS10" - Best to share - portions are huge! They will deliver to tables or can be picked up. Alternatively you can order Tacos or other food in.
As we are trying to raise funds at every turn for our May elections, we will be charging £5 per head, £1 of which goes to Arch Rivals for the Quiz.
It's an opportunity to wear that crazy Christmas sweater - a prize for the nuttiest.
Green living at Pack It In
Join activists, councillors and friends for a re-launch of Pack it in -Zero Waste Living.
Owner Phillipa Gilfillan is hosting an evening that will include:
- Food and drink tasting in her new cafe - a chance to sample vegan food at its best.
- A short practical talk on going plastic free at home and a chance to swap ideas on getting there.
- A brief product demonstration of the more unusual and lesser known zero waste products. (e.g. how do those weird washing eggs work).
Its also a great opportunity to meet new activists and members swap stories on our campaigns and meet and quiz a representative range of our 11 city councillors and 2 county councillors .
Green Social - The Dice Box
Wednesday 8th November 18:00-20:00
Dice, laughs, and green vibes filled the air at the Worcester Green Party's board game night! With 22 people rolling dice and strategising their way through epic games, the Dice Box board game cafe buzzed with friendly competition and good company.
A huge shout-out to our councillors, members, and friends who joined us for this fun-filled night! We devoured delicious food, soaked in the warm hospitality, and unleashed our inner game masters thanks to the Dice Box's amazing team and their board game expertise.
This night was such a hit, we're already planning the next one! ️ At the Worcester Green Party, we're not just passionate about the environment, we love supporting local businesses like the Dice Box too. See you there next time?
Guided Nature Walk - Warndon
Join us for a guided nature walk along a section of the Wild About Worcester Way. Your guide will be Paul Snookes, a passionate environmentalist and co creator of the 12 mile Wild About Worcester Way. It starts at St. Nicholas church and ends at Worcester Woods.
It will be a 2 hour leisurely walk, stopping to observe the landscape, bringing aspects of nature history and the environmental context to life.
It's a chance to talk to get to know other members, activists and their friends and family. Children and dogs under control are welcome.
Your hosts are Councillor Andrew Cross and campaigner Katie Collier supported by Events Officer Jon Bodenham.
There will be hot soup and bread rolls at the Worcester Woods finish. A £5 donation from adults will be asked for those taking part in the soup at the finish. Contributions will go towards the 2024 election funds as the bread and soup will be donated.
Green Pub Night
Join us on Thursday 6th of July from 7pm for a drink and a chat.
We will be at The Wheatsheaf Inn on Henwick Road.
They have great local beer and lots of indoor and outdoor space.
Great British Spring Clean in the Arboretum
The Great British Spring Clean is back, and this year Worcester Green Party is leading the initiative. Hannah Cooper, Cllr Karen Lewing and Cllr Matt Jenkins have teamed up to coordinate a community clean-up event to remove litter from the streets of the Arboretum.
The event takes place on Sunday 2nd April from 14:30-16:00, meeting at Worcester Baptist Church on Sansome Walk. Volunteers are encouraged to join and lend a hand, wearing suitable clothes and footwear.
Commenting on the event, Hannah Cooper said: 'We are delighted to lead the Great British Spring Clean Up in the Arboretum. It's important that we all do our part to keep our city clean and tidy, and this event gives us an opportunity to come together and make a real difference
Cllr Karen Lewing added, 'As a Green Party councillor, I'm passionate about protecting our environment. By working with the community, we can achieve our goal of cleaner streets and a pleasant environment for everyone'.
Cllr Matt Jenkins commented, 'The Great British Clean Up is a fantastic initiative, and I'm pleased that Worcester Green Party is leading the way in our city. I look forward to seeing many volunteers help us tidy up our streets.'
The Great British Clean Up is a national campaign supported by Keep Britain Tidy, which encourages residents to take action to improve their local area by removing litter from parks, streets, beaches and the countryside.
You can register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/great-british-spring-clean-arboretum
Green Gig Night
Come and join Tor Pingree and friends for a night of acoustic live music in support of our local Green Party.
Expect witty humour and commentary from Emma Howlett and Tor Pingree and some darker tones from Jonathan Bloomfield and Tyler Massey. A wide range of original songs from asking if slugs have friends? to how we can solve wealth inequality and everything in between.
This Green Gig Night is at the converted arts space at St. Swithun's Church which has great acoustics as well as an all-important bar, but no food.
International Womens Day
Wednesday, 8th March 2023, 11:00 to12:45
Hannah Cooper led a walk around Worcester looking at the women who have shaped Worcester. Huge thanks to everyone who came out in such surprisingly snowy conditions! We started by being interviewed by BBC Hereford & Worcester. We learnt about greats such as Vesta Tilley, Hannah Snell, Shelia Scott and Mrs Henry Wood to name but a few during the walking tour. The tour ended in the shelter of the Guildhall where Hannah pointed out a dreadful piece of misogyny on display: a scold's bridle. If elected, Hannah vowed to push for proper curation of the instrument of torture. We were all thankful to warm up and have a delicious lunch at nearby Auntie Em's Tea Room which was chosen because it's a woman-owned business and its child-friendly ethos.
Tackling Food Waste in Worcester
Tuesday 5th October, 19:00-21:00 at Pump House Environment Centre
Sue from Worcester Gleaning Group shared their inspiring gleaning efforts, rescuing surplus food from farms and even Edward Elgar's birthplace! Patrick from Worcester Food Rescue showcased their supermarket collaborations, saving mountains of food from waste.
Both speakers provided actionable tips – from using "ugly" veggies to supporting sustainable businesses. The audience buzzed with questions and ideas, eager to be part of the solution. The conversation planted seeds of change. Let's carry the momentum forward, fight food waste together, and build a more sustainable food system for all!