One World Week 2013 – “More than Enough”?


One World Week 2013 is coming up soon! It will run from 20 to 27 October and the theme this year is “More than Enough?”. It is an invitation to think about whether we…

  • have had more than enough of consumer culture getting in the way of relationships with others in our communities and across the globe?
  • have had more than enough of being defined by what we possess?
  • have had more than enough of seeing our planet irrevocably consumed?
  • take more than enough ourselves?

Plenty of events to mark the week will be organised all around the country – here are the main events happening in our diocese (if you know of any other local event not listed here, please let us know!).

1) Food Futures Local and Fair Trade – Portsmouth OWW event

A chance to meet World Development Movement’s new Director, Nick Dearden, who will be talking on Food Sovereignty and Agribusiness after a vegetarian Food Futures Local and Fair Trade meal cooked by students from Highbury College on Tuesday 22nd October. Megan Saunders from the Highbury Local Food project will also be speaking. This event will take place at CHIMES Restaurant in Portsmouth City Centre – Winston Churchill Avenue PO1 2D4 (NOT in Cosham). It starts at 6.30 with stalls (including a CAFOD one!) and canapés and finishes at 9 p.m.
Numbers are strictly limited and tickets need to be bought in advance. Please make cheques for £10 payable to ‘Portsmouth One World Week’ and send a small stamped addressed envelope (the tickets are small and light!), with your phone number, to: Sarah Hirom, POWW, 83,Village Road, Gosport Hants PO12 2LE and she will send you the tickets. A poster for the event can be downloaded here.

2) Carbon Capital – Fighting the Finance that’s driving Climate Change

Wednesday 23 October – An evening with Hendrik Siregar, co-ordinator of the JATAM mining advocacy network in Indonesia for WDM, who will be speaking about how banks, hedge funds and pension funds are bankrolling carbon-based energy projects which are wrecking communities and fuelling climate change. Hendrik will be joined by Hannah Griffiths, Head of Policy and Campaigns at WDM.
Free event but a curry and soft drink will be available for £5. The event will take place at The Hub, Dennis Sciama Building, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3FX from 7 pm.

3) International Food Evening in Waterlooville

This popular event will be hosted once again this year by the J&P group at the Sacred Heart parish in Waterlooville. It will take place at the Sacred Heart parish centre, 356 London Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7SR on Friday 25thOctober at 7.30 pm.
It is an opportunity to sample food from around the world, and as in previous years, food will be cooked by local people representing their own culture .
Entrance (by ticket only) £4 per person or £10 per family.Tickets can be obtained from Martin Jones ( or Philip Hayllar (

If you are based in the Portsmouth area, we hope you will be supporting these events! If you are running any other local events for One World Week, please let us know.

For more information on OWW and other events taking place around the country, visit the One World Week website.

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