T&A is very happy about the opening of Beautiful Planet in Preston earlier this year - a volunteer led green centre / net cafe / social space / not-for-profit co-op, founded by our friend Brett, (who can be spotted wearing shorts whatever the weather).
There's tons of information leaflets, posters, literature and the like, covering all sorts of topics - green/social/environmental/activism/veganism/arts/community/local groups and services.
There's space for about 15 people, and computers with internet access; and you can rent it out for social groups/meetings/events for very cheap or free. It's a place to network and share ideas at a grass-roots community level - new ideas, volunteers and societies/groups are very welcome.
Future plans include games nights, small film showings, crafts workshops, and talks.
You can get a nice brew for about a quid, buy Fairtrade whole-foods and snacks, and - perhaps most importantly - lovely home-made vegan cakes and things (by Sandra!)
The shop is located at 69 Friargate (opposite Roper) - go and say hello!
Half of Twigs and Apples recently custom made some 'Beautiful Planet' prints on canvas bag to sell in the shop. They might not be perfect (we're still learning..) but at least they're all unique :) Custom hand-pulled screen-print on stock canvas bags, selling for about 3 quid. There's only about 10 in the first run, so we'll see how they go!
We'll be stocking the zine in there very shortly, too ;)