Opening Night Moo Man + local farm food producers 7 Feb 18:30

Accompanying our film The Moo Man at Darwen Library Theatre we’ll be welcoming:
Gazegill Organics: One of only a handfull of farms in the UK that is licensed to sell raw drinking milk, milk which is straight from the cow and as nature intended. The milk contains all the healthy bacteria that we need to maintain a healthy gut and the enzymes are alive making it easier for us to absorb calcium, not to mention that the real white stuff tastes great – the more processes milk has to endure, the poorer the taste.
The legalities regards Raw Drinking Milk are such that it may only be sold direct by the farm to the end user…so this will be a rare opportunity to try out this speacil milk.

The Wellbeing Farm: We’re delighted that Celia Gaze from Edgworth’s The Wellbeing Farm will also be with us to talk about the centre’s emphasis is on sourcing local food, learning about animals and how they are kept and learning new cooking skills.

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Blackburn dates 6, 13, 20 Feb

Order free tickets here Eventbrite - People and Planet Film Festival 7 - 21 Feb 2014
Fantastic line-up for Blackburn transports us to the Arctic with artists such as Jarvis Cocker and Marcus Brigstoke, to the Maldives with the President and his climate change team and to Japan and their obsession with Beetles.

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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo: Thurs 20, Blackburn Museum 18:00

beetle queen

Working backwards through history,
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
explores the mystery of the development of Japan’s
love affair with bugs. Using insects like an
anthropologist’s toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese
philosophies that will shift Westerners’ perspectives on
nature, beauty, life, and even the seemingly mundane
realities of their day-to-day routines.
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Burning Ice, the artists response to Climate Change: Blackburn is Open Shop 6 Feb 17:30

Cape Farewell
5 Marine scientists and 10 artists form around the world – writers, directors, visual artists and musicians such as Jarvis Cocker, KT Tunstall and Marcus Brigstoke sail to Longyearbyen around the coast of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic to encounter the magnificence of this extreme and threatened Environment.

In 2001 the artist David Buckland created the Cape Farewell project to instigate a cultural response to climate change. Cape Farewell is now an international not-for-profit programme based in the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London.
To guarantee entry order tickets here Eventbrite - People and Planet Film Festival 7 - 21 Feb 2014

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The Island President: 13 Feb, 17:45 Blackburn Library

island-presidentJon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
With the Maldives pledging to be a carbon neutral county, what can we do here in Blackburn and what sort of energy do we want to see producing our heat and electricity? Do we prefer wind power to fracking or nuclear to coal? There will be opportunity to discuss and offer your opinion after the screening.

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Lost Rivers: 21 Feb, 18:30 Darwen Library Theatre free entry

Lost Rivers: 21 Feb, 18:30 Darwen Library Theatre

Under our towns and cities, rivers still flow, out of sight and out of mind… until now. That’s because urban dwellers are on a quest to reconnect with this denigrated natural world. Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure down below and across the globe, retracing the history of these lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world. PPFF’s film festival highlight – come along and find out about the River Darwen and where it flows you may be surprised…

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Epic: 19 Feb, 10:00 Darwen Library Theatre – free entry

Epic: 19 Feb, 10:00 Darwen Library Theatre

“Epic” tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world… and ours.

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