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Portsmouth Green Drinks

Just a little reminder that we've got Green Drinks next Wednesday.

We'll be back at The Kings Pub (39 Albert Road) from 7.30pm. We won't have any specific speaker this month, but it will be a chance to catch up on what's been going on locally, as well as reflect upon the local election results, before we're out and about 'On Tour' for the summer months.

Hope to see you next week, and don't forget to vote this week if you live in Portsmouth. You can find info on all the candidates here.

And here are a few dates for your diary for our 'On Tour' season, which people loved last year.

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Thursday 24th May @ 6.45pm - Tools & Tips for Reducing Plastic @ Institute of Marine Science, University of Portsmouth. Due to the popularity of our March event with Southsea Coffee, we're teaming up with Capturing Our Coast, and we'll be talking plastic at their Wine & Science Evening. Sarah Shreeve and Clare Seek will be talking about their reducing plastic journeys and there will be a chance for lots of questions, ideas, local tips and discussion on how we can all play our part and in reducing plastic. This is a free event, but please do register here so an appropriate amount of wine and nibbles can be supplied.

Wednesday 13th June - 'Green Drinks On Tour' @ 7pm Milton Common & Milton Locks Nature Reserve We'll be enjoying a summer walk around Milton Common and Milton Locks Nature Reserve with John Goodspeed from Havant Nature. The walk around Langstone Harbour and Milton Common will start at 7pm from the car park near the Thatched House Pub at the end of Locksway Road. If you'd like to join us at the usual time of 7.30pm, we'll aim to be at the end of Moorings Way (by the common) at that point. We'll end the walk at 8.30pm back at the Thatched House Pub, and grab refreshments there, and hopefully it will be warm enough to sit outside.

Wednesday 11th July @ 7.30pm - 'Green Drinks On Tour - Hotwalls Artist Special' @ Round Tower, Old Portsmouth. We'll be joined by two local artists, who are based at the Hotwalls Studios, to talk about their love of the environment and how that is outworked in their creations. Kim Burton is a textile artist and has recently created a stitchbook project called 'Into the Wood'. A video of it has gone viral with over half a million views, and she'll tell us a bit about the project that is emerging as well as, looking for some input to help further develop it. We'll also be joined by Alex of ReFold, who's work brings together her love of creating handmade textiles for everyday use, whilst promoting an awareness of environmental sustainability. As always there will be a chance to catch up with each other. Refreshments will be available from The Canteen, but please 'Bring Your Own' mug, so that you can then take the drink into the Round Tower, where we will hear from the artists. Some folks may also head to a local pub afterwards, to which all are welcome. We'll then have August off.

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