Shelley Park 2013

Historic Theatre Hosts Free Plays and Performances as part of The Green Community Fair Fri 30th & Sat 31st Aug 2013

The Green Community Fair was at Shelley Park, Bournemouth on the Friday 30th and Saturday 31st during the weekend of Bournemouth Airshow. It featured ethical and environmental stalls and a solar powered stage with live music throughout the day.

Having being given the use of the historic Shelley Theatre by the Shelley Theatre trust, the event included a Mary Shelley Birthday 216th Celebration hosted by The Bournemouth Circle of Poets with two plays being performed on the Friday evening. There was be a world exclusive performance of “What would Jane say” by Bournemouth playwright Peter John Cooper and the SISATA company presented a unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s popular Twelfth Night.  On the Saturday the performance and workshops hosted by Ninety Degrees were presented by “The Mighty Pen” and Southampton’s “Artful Scribe” celebrate poetry and the written word taking inspiration from both the famous Shelley’s. The Shelley Theatre Trust also ran tours of the theatre on both days.

The event and all the performances were completely free and organiser hoped to inform and enthuse local residents and their families through the rich cultural heritage of the area. By providing eco-friendly entertainment, attractions and demonstrations

The Green Community Fair intends to help encourage local people to rethink how they live their lives, to inspire them and their families to recycle, reuse and reduce, to become more self-reliant, to grow their own food, to learn new skills and use public transport which are all practical steps that  can ease the negative impact modern society has on the environment. More details are available on our facbook page

Community Green Fairs this year have already featured at Castlepoint Shopping Park for Climate week, The Slades Farm Festival on Sunday 14th July, Bournemouth Family Festival on Thurs 25th July

The main event’ is at Shelley Park, Bournemouth  featuring a solar powered stage on the Friday 30th and Saturday 31st which is also the weekend of Bournemouth Airshow.

Green Comm Fair flyer 2013 NEW copy

386348 for more details.


The Green Community Fairs are organised for the Community with the help of volunteers and in conjunction with the Transition BH Hub who are groups of people living in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas starting ‘Transition Towns’ initiatives for the environment. Another example of a Transition initiative is The Slades Farm Community Garden. People can find out how to get involved with these projects  at Green Community Fairs.


The Green Community Fair is now in its 4th successful year having organised the first ever solar powered events in Bournemouth in 2011 and in Poole and East Dorset last year.


Activities will include making masks from Recycled Materials and Giant Bee Puppet making workshops thanks to funding from Green Goals. The award-winning Green Goals project is a unique partnership linking football, education and business which aims to improve the local environment, raise environmental awareness and deliver benefits for the community as a whole.


The Green Community Fair is made possible with the help and support of an army of hundreds of participants and volunteers and is committed to raising awareness of ethical and environmental issues whilst helping to develop the skills and opportunities of their volunteers who are predominantly long term unemployed or disabled.


For more information about volunteering, mentoring, stalls and exhibition space at the Green Community Fairs please contact Sam the Paperwork Fairy on 01202 386348.


Green Fair Facebook Page

Transition BH Hub

The Slades Farm Festival

Bournemouth Family Festival

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