“Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world.” (Anonymous)
York’s Incredible Movement (TIM in York) is a group of individuals who believe in the power of change through small actions. As part of the RSA network, an organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges, TIM in York tries to overcome these challenges by raising public awareness on food, growing and education. The basic idea is to change our society into the better, as Imelda Havers, coordinator of TIM in York, says: “We can create simple acts within our communities that can make life better for all of us”.
After several months of planning, The Incredible Tour and Party took place yesterday, in the stunning New Schoolhouse Gallery at Peasholm Green.
Throughout The Incredible Tour, York’s community growing culture was unveiled: Those involved passed York’s Edible Beds, visited innovative local food enterprises such as El Piano in Grape Lane and witnessed excellent “vegetable-based” street theatre with actors wearing vegetable crowns and playing on vegetable instruments. The tour was moreover accompanied by live music and comedy until ending up at the New Schoolhouse Gallery.
Apart from delicious international food, provided by YUMI (York Unifying Multicultural Initiative), The Incredible Party offered a multitude of other things that made the evening a raving success. Drinks, cocktails, freshly pressed apple-juice served in “Green Cups”, a shadow puppet play, live music and goats depict the highlights of this incredible party. Incredible Ideas, a solution-orientated concept at The Incredible Party offered those with inspiring ideas about how to change York into the better an opportunity to write them on a piece of paper.
“Community is the heart of The Incredible Movement, as well is learning is”, as Ryan Sandford-Blackburn says. Events like the Incredible Party bring together people that would not have normally met, enabling them to ignite their ideas to find solutions for a better and more conscious way of living. TIM in York shows that our society can grow with each one of us participating.