Monday, February 27, 2012

T3 Spring Fair & Swap Shop

Hi guys, it's time to announce the
T3 Spring Fair & Swap Shop!

Like last year's T3Tea, we are holding a coffee morning/craft fair with a twist. This time we will have a BOOK SWAP:
Bring along a book and swap it for another!

Bring along your excess plants and seedlings or packets of seeds and swap them for something different.

Donations of TOMBOLA PRIZES, HOMEMADE CAKES, JAMS, CHUTNEYS etc will be gratefully received, as will volunteers to help run the day.

Most of all please come along and give us your support!


Ray and his Records

Mark Sidders (woodcarving)

Hanging Gardens

Anita Fullagar

Tenterden District WI

Victoria Boorman (cakes)

Forever Living Products (Aloe Vera-based products)

Alan Burgess (photography/knitting/sewing)

and not forgetting

(Tenterden's very own singer/songwriter)

and here, for the uninitiated, is a wee taster of Nina's music.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Upcoming Events

Transition Town Tenterden (T3) Upcoming Events, and what you can do to help

Saturday, MARCH 24TH 2012. 

T3 Spring Fair and Swap Shop. 10am-4pm, Highbury Hall. Like last year's T3Tea, we are holding 
a coffee morning/craft fair with a twist. This time we will have a BOOK SWAP and a PLANT & 
SEED SWAP. Bring along a book and swap it for another. Bring along your excess plants or packets of seeds and swap them for something different. Donations of TOMBOLA PRIZES, HOME-MADE CAKES, JAMS, CHUTNEYS etc. will be gratefully received, as will volunteers to help run the day. Most of all please come along and give us your support. There are still some spaces available if you would like a stall, pitches are £10 apiece.

Sunday, APRIL 15TH 2012. 

CleanUp Tenterden Day 2. Recreation Ground Pavilion. This is going to be much the same as last year, but (hopefully) bigger and better. Please come along, bring all your friends and help us spruce the town up ready for Summer. If you have any preferences of areas you'd like to cover please let us know. 

MAY 7TH 2012. 

May Fair, Recreation Ground. T3 will have a stand at this event,please come along and give your support. If anyone has a BLENDER they no longer want, working or not, we would be pleased to have it for our new project. 

Monday JUNE 4th 2012. 

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. We are attempting to recreate a 1950's Coffee Shop 
at Highbury Hall. If anyone has any 1950's memorabilia they would be willing to donate or lend to us please contact us. We are looking for CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, A RECORD PLAYER (working preferably), CLOTHES, GAMES such as Skittles, BOARD GAMES, as well as PHOTOS and MEMORIES. All contributions,big or small will be gratefully received.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

CleanUp Tenterden Day 2

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce our second 'CleanUp Tenterden Day' on Sunday April 15th 2012. Same deal as last time, we'll be there on the lower Rec field (aka the football field) outside the pavilion at 10 am with our gazebo and signup forms, tabards and sacks and gloves and litterpickers at the ready. The areas we will cover will be largely the same as last time, but hopefully we'll get a bigger turnout this year so we can cover even more ground! Sacks, pickers, and tabards provided by Ashford Borough Council/Clean Kent and Keep Britain Tidy, we shall have warming tea and coffee, and there'll be badges and stickers for the kids too! Come one, come all!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

An Axe To Grind

Today at Rolvenden Market Sis encountered a nice chap from Mid Kent Sharpening - yes, you guessed it folks, he sharpens things. Knives, tools, basically anything with a blade. While you wait. Since we here at T3 prefer to repair or fix things before we chuck them out, then a service like his is right up our alley. Here is the link to the website: Click on it and get those tools sharpened for spring!

However, this is not the whole story, for he is also involved with a charitable cause: Tools with a Mission sends unwanted tools to Third World countries like Nigeria, India and Uganda to help people learn skills to be able to support themselves. Here's the website:

Here is a pdf document outlining the tools they can use. Don't chuck away those old tools - give'm to TWAM.

Spring Fair

Hello everyone,

Well, T3's Spring fair is only a few weeks away and we are still looking for people interested in having a stall. At the Fair we will be having:

  • Plant and Seed Swap
  • Book Swap
  • Cream teas
  • Displays of current and future T3 projects
  • Home made cakes
  • Jams & Chutneys
  • Tenterden Freegle
  • Bug Hotel Making
  • Teas and coffees 
  • Green Tombola

We are looking for as eclectic a group of vendors as we can muster, with one proviso: You have to be local, and if your products are locally made/handmade/ethically produced/upcycled/recycled, so much the better - you get the idea. Any type of stuff is welcome - food, art, fashion, music, gardening, household items, wine/beer etc. If you would like to be part of Tenterden's most interesting fair, give us a call or reply to this email. Your pitch will only cost you £10. Come on down!