The Green Community ARTS Fair, was Poole’s first ever Solar Powered Event in June 2012.
This photo (and most of the decent ones of Poole Park) by kind permission of Steve Harris http://www.crabbycabby.co.uk).
The event was held in Poole Park with a focus on the ARTS featuring a Gallery exhibiting work from local artists and crafts people working.
Poole Park was a really excellent central and beautiful location for the Green Community Fair – this link takes you to a 360 panoramic of the site for Poole’s first ever solar event. http://360.io/g9xqeA
Entry to the fair was FREE OF CHARGE – thanks to our sponsors .
The Green Community Fairs will always try to be included in the list of activities available to families during the school holidays.
At the The Green Community Fair’s there is face painting, traditional British Crafts and bushcraft activities.and lots of fun arts and crafts workshops using recycled materials.
In keeping with the environmental theme, Poole’s Musical Jamming Experience ‘Free Play’ (www.freeplaypoole.org.uk) managed performances on the solar powered stage by Floating Lotus; showcasing local musical talent;
Jason Hinchey & Bourne Spring Folk Club http://jasonhinchey.co.uk/
Victor Chetcuti http://www.victorstunes.com/
Belly Dancing by Red Tent Tribal
Performance Poetry by VITA NOVA and other local word smiths
and fresh, contemporary, exciting new bands.
Harpin’ On a unique blues harp led, swamp rock’n’roll band
and from Bridport, green-tinged Stranglers-esk Sketchy
The Green Community Fairs are being organised for the Community in conjunction with the Transition BH Hub who are groups of people living in Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Christchurch and surrounding areas starting Transition Towns initiatives for the benefit of the community and for the environment.
Under Transition Towns, these projects are united with the aim to start to prepare and raise awareness of the inevitable transition to a low energy future resulting from the effects on the environment and community of reaching peak oil and increasing carbon emissions.
The aim of the Green Community Fair is to bring together people in the community with the Transition and Community projects alongside likeminded local voluntary groups, charities, businesses and business people.