Pedal-powered generators – weekend course with LILI

Pedal-powered generators – weekend course with LILI

Low-impact living initiative and Magnificent Revolution invite all to a residential weekend course on pedal-powered generators, 4 – 6 November 2011 at Buckinghamshire. During the weekend you will discover how to use your own bike as part of a small power station, capable of powering computers, stereos, TVs and other small household appliances. This method [...]

The Economics of Happiness Screening

The Economics of Happiness Screening

We’re working with Transition Streatham to pedal power the film The Economics of Happiness - a documentary about the converging crises facing our planet earth and how people are seeking, and living, alternative visions of prosperity. Those interviewed for the film include a roster of heavyweights from the environmental movement: Vandana Shiva, Andrew Simms Bill [...]

Volunteers & Interns

Volunteers & Interns

Volunteers and Interns – recruiting now As Spring is open, so we too, open ourselves up to the sun and plan to grow. We’ve got loads of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer with our events and workshops in 2011. At present we are recruiting for four specific positions: 1. Events [...]

Office Toy

Office Toy

Dr Matt Little, director of Magnificent Revolution and the smiley face of re-innovation.co.uk, has been slaving away on a new toy – The Pedalog. The nifty little device can be plugged between your bicycle generator and power pack to display the energy and power produced by the cyclist. You can also plug it into your [...]

Manchester Bicycle Thieves

Manchester Bicycle Thieves

Magnificent Revolution at the Manchester Grassroots DIY Bicycle Conference hosted by i Bike MCR

London Bike Power Workshop

London Bike Power Workshop

Mag Rev & Transition Crouch End Bike Power Workshop When: Saturday 11th June 2011 Where: Green Lens Studio, 4a Atterbury Road, London, N4 1SF Time: 10:00 till 17:00 Cost: £40 Magnificent Revolution facilitates this workshop for those interested in learning the ins and outs of pedal power generators. Our workshops have a good balance of [...]

Hello from Slovakia…

Hello from Slovakia…

One fine day, when we were going about our revolutionary business, I received an email along the lines of “Hello from Slovakia. I’m amazed at what you’re doing over there”. Little did that lovely man know that the person on the receiving end of his email was actually a fellow Slovakian. Of course, I replied [...]

Manchester Bike Power Workshop

Manchester Bike Power Workshop

Saturday 23rd April 2011 Bridge 5 Mill 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR £45 // £35 concessions 10.00 to 17.00 (Bring a pack lunch!) Magnificent Revolution facilitates this workshop for those interested in learning the ins and outs of pedal power generators. Our workshops have a good balance of theory and hands-on experience. Participants [...]

WOOD FESTIVAL 2011

WOOD FESTIVAL 2011

20th-22nd May 2011 Oxford, UK We’ll be back at Wood Festival this year with a very special programme of Pedal Session performances, cycle cinema screenings and open workshops. We’ll keep you updated as we finalise films and bands for the weekend, but check out the Wood website for more details and get your tickets. In [...]

Archway Low Carbon Jukebox

Archway Low Carbon Jukebox

Monday 14 March 2011 3.30pm – 6.30pm Under Archway Tower, Highgate Hill, N19 Archway Tower will soon be alive…with the sound of the Low Carbon Jukebox! Do you have a favourite song you’d like to share? Are you a musician looking to expand your audience? Give us your music and brush up on your cycling [...]

ARUP’s Bike Power Challenge

ARUP’s Bike Power Challenge

At the end of last year, we were contacted by OvaGreen at Arup to build them one of our bicycle generator for their 10th Anniversary Celebration in London. OvaGreen is a corporate initiative that supports efforts to reduce the environmental impact of individual Arup employees. Members meet on a regular basis to discuss practical ways [...]

Bambooooo Bikes

Bambooooo Bikes

Good day to you all! Bringing you great news of an exciting venture,  The Bamboo Bike Project, that is part of the Millennium Cities Initiatives. The project is about to kick off production of 750 bamboo bikes for a test run in Kumasi, Ghana. The idea behind this project is to crate a 1st large [...]

GOOD – The Energy Issue

GOOD – The Energy Issue

GOOD, one of our favourite online magazines, has recently published The Energy Issue, touching on cap and trade, designer renewables and elevators it’s definitely worth a read. From the GOOD website… Contemplate the nearest light switch. Flip it and you instantly become part of a chain that leads from the now glowing lightbulb to thousands [...]

Greenland @ The National Theatre

Greenland @ The National Theatre

We’ve recieved a tip-off today about  a new theatre production at The National Theatre by Moira Buffini, Matt Charman, Penelope Skinner and Jack Thorne. Greenland is a thrilling new piece of theatre exploring the big questions around climate change. What on earth is happening to our planet? The National Theatre asked four of the country’s [...]

Bristol Bike Power

Bristol Bike Power

Just before Christmas, we travelled over to Bristol with Matt Little to run a very special workshop with members from Spoke ‘n’ Chain, APE Project, Cube Cinema and Bristol County Council. The aim was to build a series of bicycle generator system that could be used independently but also linked together to create an larger [...]

London Bike Power Workshop 23/01/11

London Bike Power Workshop 23/01/11

Sunday 23rd January 2011 Hackney City Farm 1a Goldsmith Row London E2 8QA 10:00 till 17:00 £40.00 MR facilitates this workshop for those interested in learning the ins and outs of pedal power generators. Our workshops have a good balance of theory and hands-on experience. Participants can discover how to use their own bike as [...]