Saturday 22 June
Depot will be revealing some of the ways in which it works to limit its impact on the environment in a day of free talks and events.
Green Day, Saturday 22 June, explores how Depot is leading the way in sustainable cinema.
With talks and events, we’ll be opening our doors to reveal the green behind the silver screen. Plus we’ll be giving local groups a platform to share what they do – and finding out your suggestions too.
At 10:30, join us for The Greenest Cinema in the World? – a behind-the scenes look at Depot’s sustainable building design, operational approach and the conscious (but complicated) choices faced in sourcing food and drink at Depot. Depot’s restaurant manager Andy Pollexfen talks about the benefits of selecting locally reared meat and dairy, showcasing produce from Mays’ Farm Cart near Lewes. May’s are Depot’s main meat supplier and all their produce is sourced locally; most of the grass-fed beef and free-range pork are from their own farm. May’s deliver our milk – used in our barista coffees and teas – daily in reusable glass bottles. A selection of tasters will be available to try. Depot’s director Carmen and green ambassador Tasha give an insight into why Depot was recently hailed by Celluloid Junkie as ‘perhaps the world’s most green screen’.
At 12:00, in My Plastic Free Week, former Depot employee Billie Turner reveals the triumphs and tribulations of her week without plastic – and shares her tips for reducing plastic consumption in our daily lives. Inspired partly by her experience of participating in the Extinction Rebellion protests in London.
At 13:45, in Conservation Spotlight with Vert Wood Community Woodland and Lewes Swift Supporters, we offer a chance to learn about local initiatives working to preserve our natural environment and how you can get involved.
Find out more and book free tickets at www.lewesdepot.org/green