History

The next 2014 Green Fair event with be the NINETH outing of The Green Community Fair which started in Bournemouth’s in June 2011.

Due to being a fantastic success The Green Community Fair was held in October 2011 at Pelham’s, Kinson.

The promotional video of our the Green Fair at Pelhams by Hannah Ashworth, a multi-media journalism student at Bournemouth Uni. can viewed below and photos of that day can be viewed here; http://tinyurl.com/gcfphotos 

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmEkkXfJKoo&feature=feedu].

Some of the photos used on this website are by kind permission of Steve Harris http://www.crabbycabby.co.uk).

The Green Community Fair was also hosted by Moors Valley Country Park in the Easter holidays 2012 – with as many as 3,000 visitors over two days with some fabulous feed back and fantastic media coverage.

The event is additionally supportive of local campaigns, charities and causes with information stalls in our expanding Wonderful and Wise Information & Campaigns area.

We are always looking for local renewable energy installers to demonstrate and give advice about Solar and Wind Energy.

Later in 2012 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 how over the years have included Westover Group, Navitus Bay Wind Park, LED-ZIP, NGPS renewable technology, energy efficient Onyx Lift Services, Chaplin’s Bar, Shelley Theatre Trust and grants from The Co-opertaive Membership and Bournemouth Council’s Green Goals Scheme.

In 2013 Green Community Fairs took place at Castle Point, Slades Farm, Bournemouth Family Festival (see https://greencommunityfair.wordpress.com/summer-events-2013/)  and at Shelley Park (home page).

2013GIGS copyThe 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.

Exhibition, Trading pitches and healing/therapy opportunities are always available . Here’s what one of the stall holders said about a previous event.

“Great day today! My stall had loads of visitors and good sales. The day had a lovely vibe about it. Well done to those involved.”

There are also opportunities for individuals to get involved as volunteers – help is needed during the run up to the events, on the day, and also with the break down. Volunteers receive training, free meals and expenses where possible with additional opportunities available at other green events and festivals around the country throughout the year.

There are lots of ways people can help and plenty of opportunities to develop event production skills that could lead on to employment or further education.

For more information interested parties can contact Sam The Paperwork Fairy on 01202 386348, email sam@paperworkfairy.org.uk.

 

 

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