On the 1st January 2008, Tisbury, a small village in Wiltshire with a population of just over 2,000, became the second settlement in the UK to ban plastic bags. The first had been Modbury, which features in our documentary ‘Plastic Shores‘, to great success. Six months down the line however and Tisbury abandoned the ban. Today, LMV is based partly in the village and we are making steps to get disposable plastic bags back on the agenda. On the 1st June, we held a screening of Plastic Shores in the Nadder Hall. After a relatively small turnout for the Oxford screening two days before, the Tisbury showing was a full house. We wanted to do something on top of the film to promote the ideas of reducing, reusing, recycling in the village and so a bag-making day was organised in a local pub: The Benett Arms. The pub is run by Alistair and Charlie Large of the Keystone Brewery, who have been the subject of a LMV article before. Helping us was Judith Gait, an artist specialising in textiles, who has the most beautiful collection of vintage Singer sewing machines in art-deco style (pictured).