Watch “Mother” at the Docking Station

Population Matters and Ealing Friends of the Earth invite you to a showing of Mother, an eye-opening documentary about population growth on Saturday 26 October, from 7pm at the Docking Station.

Mother

Mother is a groundbreaking and award-winning film that reveals the compelling challenges we face in a world of 7 billion. It tells the story of Beth, an American mother and child’s right activist, and her journey to make sense of how and why the empowerment of women and girls around the world is so intricately linked to our fate on this fragile planet. Mother features world-renowned experts to help explain one of the most persistent controversies in our culture that touches gender equity, religion, reproductive health and the environment. It is a film of hope and shows the strength of the human spirit to make a better world.

After the film there will be a panel-led discussion of the issues. Entry free (donations welcome). Pay bar.

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Film Screening of “Gasland”

Film Screening on Saturday 18th May at the Docking Station

Gasland Film Screening

An opportunity to see this award winning documentary which reveals the truth about the controversial gas extraction process known as “fracking” – Hydraulic Fracturing.

Licensed Bar – Real Ale – Real Popcorn

Doors open 7:30pm with film at 8:30pm

Tickets £2.50 from WeGotTickets or tel 07941 520 841

Docking Station is at 108-9 High Street, Brentford TW8 8AT

BRAG gets swishing with its first-ever clothes swap

BRAG's Patti Horsnell inspects the clothing donations. All passed muster!

If you’re wondering why a friend has suddenly turned up with some nifty new outfits, it might be because she attended BRAG’s first-ever swishing, or clothes swap, event at Docking Station on Brentford High Street on Saturday.

BRAG member Rukmini West shows examples of items brought to swish

Even before the doors opened at noon, people were lined up outside with donations of good, clean women’s clothing to exchange. In total, 215 items were collected, including jackets, trousers, woollies, designer dresses, eveningwear, accessories, and even a fascinator, which its new owner says will go to two weddings this summer.

The “taking” part of the give-and-take event started at 2pm, and in the next two hours about 30 people replenished their wardrobes with clothes that others had grown tired of, grown out of, or had simply decided they didn’t need any more.

Docking Station’s cafe did a brisk business, providing sustenance for people who wanted to rest and chat after their retail therapy.

A number of people asked when the next swishing event would take place, with some saying they would like to see swishing in other parts of the borough. So watch this space.

Many thanks to West London Waste, who were partners in the event and provided invaluable support in the form of staff and other resources. We hope they enjoyed the event as much as we BRAGgers did.

And if the idea of hosting your own swishing event appeals, please contact West London Waste or BRAG for further details.