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Thu, 19 May


Shaftesbury School

Shaftesbury 2030: Choosing our future

A conversation about the future for the Shaftesbury area in 2030. Be inspired to make sustainable choices. Arrive from 5.45 (to 6.45pm). Short films, choice of talks, followed by meal and panel discussion. In partnership with Shaftesbury School. Free but booking essential.

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Shaftesbury 2030: Choosing our future
Shaftesbury 2030: Choosing our future

Time & Location

19 May 2022, 17:45 – 21:30

Shaftesbury School, Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER

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Event details

In collaboration with Shaftesbury School. 

Registration from 5.45-6.45pm.  Come as soon as you can but there's flexibility around arrival time for those who need it.

Start with choice of films and talks, with opportunity to hear two talks if you're able to arrive by 6.15pm 

Meal around 7.15pm

Followed by panel discussion 

The event will close by 9.30pm.

Your invitation

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. 

This May there are two events at Shaftesbury School which look at how to address these goals in our everyday lives.

‘Looking Forward’ on 11th May is for 9-14 yr-olds from SAST academy schools across Dorset. They’ll explore aspects of sustainability through workshops and talks so that each student becomes an ambassador taking a message back to their school communities. 

Coming a week later (19th May), ‘Shaftesbury 2030; Choosing our Future’ gathers older students, parents and adults from across the wider community. In the first half of the evening, through short talks and films, we’ll get background information and many positive and practical examples of what’s happening elsewhere in communities like ours to create positive change.

In the second half of the evening, we’ll have a meal together, discuss what we’ve seen and heard, what’s relevant to the Shaftesbury area and our own households, and come up with some questions about how to move things on: what else do we need to know?  Afterwards, Shaftesbury School's Alex More, the organiser of the ‘Looking Forward’ event, will put these questions to a panel of the speakers.

You’re invited to join in. Come along! Choose which talks or films to go to. Enjoy a chat with neighbours. Many of us doing small things will make a big difference. Be inspired, alongside our youngsters, to make sustainable choices.

Link to full event programme with film and talk details.  

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