Burning Issues Forum

BIF_thumbFor several years the Parish of Trellech and Penallt has been holding informal suppers that are open to anyone; to listen, learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics which are of concern and interest to many people. These have covered such things as:

  • human rights
  • asylum seekers
  • the environment
  • justice system
  • Greenpeace
  • Fair Trade
  • Third World Development
  • Transition Monmouth
  • Fossil fuels
  • CAB work on debt
  • Business Ethics
  • Health
  • Policing and Crime (Ian Johnston, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner)
  • The Commonwealth (Andrew Tuggey)
  • Bearing the Unbearable: Living through loss & grief (Rosemary Decker-Thomas)
  • ‘Science against Crime’ (Dave Scaysbrook)
  • ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ (Joanne Tarling)
  • ‘Dying to Know’ (Oonagh Bastille)
  • ‘Greening Our Hearts and Minds’ A talk by Professor Herbert Girardet

These meetings follow a well-established format. Beginning at 7pm with a drink, there will follow a talk, some discussion over a simple meal and the evening will finish by 9pm. Current issues have been aired and discussed in an open and frank atmosphere, with chat and conversation over a meal, although those wishing to simply come along to enjoy the talk and excellent food are welcome.

There is no charge but we ask for contributions towards the hire of the hall and the cost of the food and drink.

For further informatioon please contact the trustees.