November 8th 2020

Where do we buy what we need if the shops shut down?

Second Sundays: After the success of TT20 we are introducing “Second Sunday”.

Second Sunday will feature events, workshops, virtual content and a panel discussion.

Each month we will post links to short articles, videos and resources, around a relevant topic, here on the website for you to explore and consider. On the second Sunday of each month we will offer an on line programme and invite a panel of experts to give a short introduction to the things they are doing and host a zoom discussion.

Find the supplementary resource collection on the drop-down tab under “Second Sundays”

From the High Street to the Villages; Keeping our Communities alive.

12.00 – 1.30   Re-imagining Rural Life. What Work could look like in 2030.
Peter Samson describes how local producers could meet local needs from energy to food to transport. All of his ideas could happen and, perhaps they should. 
https://vimeo.com/468175336 

 

2.30 – 3.30  The Power of People, a quiet revolution.
Tynedale Transformed in conversation with Julie Gibbon: Chairman Haltwhistle Partnership, Secretary of Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership. Talking about what is possible through community action. 
register for free tickets here:
 

 4.30  – 6.00  From Shops to Pubs: How Tynedale saved the day. 
Join a panel talking about local community ownership in all its forms, from the cinema to the village shop, the village halls and the pub. How were they saved for the benefit of their communities? What are the advantages of setting up a co-op, a Community Interest Company, a charity?  
register for free tickets here:  

7.30 – 8.30  What Covid 19 means for the future of commerce, capitalism and cash
Capitalism needs an upgrade, says PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, and it starts with paying people enough to actually invest in their futures. He discusses why companies need to cultivate trust to recover and rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic — and how we can use this defining moment to create a more inclusive, ethical economy. (This virtual conversation, hosted by TED business curator Corey Hajim and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was recorded on May 19, 2020.)
https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_schulman_what_covid_19_means_for_the_future_of_commerce_capitalism_and_cash     49.09 mins

or

7.30 – 8.30   Hexham Debate on: Breaking the Power of Money
Our monetary system has evolved over centuries as a great public good – not unlike the sanitation system. Managed well, it could enable society to do great good, e.g. it could transform our economy away from fossil fuels. However, the system has been captured by a small financial elite, which today exercises extraordinary power over society and governments. How can we reclaim money for the benefit of society as a whole? 
https://hexhamdebates.wordpress.com/the-debates-archive/2016-series-9/just-money-how-society-can-break-the-despotic-power-of-finance/   88mins