Transition Towns Talk in The Hague

Transition Towns Information Evening

Gezonde Gronden
Weimarstraat 23
2562 GN Den Haag

Date: Tuesday 13 October
Arrivals: 8.00pm
Entry: € 5

This evening will commence with a screening of Rob Hopkins (founder of the Transition Towns movement) speaking at the Positive Energy Conference. Following this Sophia van Ruth will speak about here experiences and involvement with the Transition Town Totnes project during 2007/08.

Sophia spent 12 months living in Totnes and had direct involvement with the transition initiative, volunteering within some of the community groups of the project. She will be sharing her reflections and experiences.

See also the event listing on the Gezonde Gronden website.

Tribute to Brian Goodwin

I would like to mark here my profound respect for Brain Goodwin who recently passed away, and was such a wonderful guide and inspiration for much of the work I am now doing within Animate Arts.

I happened to arrive in Totnes the day after Brian’s passing, and so was able to attend an ‘in house’ small memorial service for him at Dartington and connect with the community there in other ways, including helping to make a burial shroud in felt for him to be buried in – quite an honor to be able to participate in this event. Whilst it is very sad that he is gone from our realm, I believe he died a peaceful and ‘conscious’ death with his wife by his side.

I wrote the following ‘poem’ titled Goodwinian Dialogue whilst sitting in the college library during the week I was there which I would like to share with you. It is about what I felt it was like to be in conversation with Brian Goodwin

Goodbye Brian…many will carry your inspirations on with us, as you become a beloved ancestor.


Goodwinian Dialogue

Thought, feeling, senses blazing, sentience cohering in a myriad of interactions
Intention arising, movement finding direction
Pace and momentum, connotations gathering, finding elegant expression

Gentle, penetrating appreciation