Camden Green Fair, 6 June 2010
London’s leading green event Camden Green Fair and Bikefest returns for it’s 18th birthday this year on Sunday June 6th with an abundance of great green activities and gallons of good old fashioned fun!
The Village Green will be the hub of this year’s event. Live music and entertainment will form the backdrop to a host of (non-Olympic) “sports”, including three-legged races, egg-n-spoon, tug-o-war, dwile flonking, and many more with prizes awarded by none other than England’s own Miss Earth. Kentish Town City Farm, host an arena featuring animals, nature and local food.
The extended Green kids’ zone will be jam-packed with free workshop activities for children and families such as crown making, story telling, forest school activities, puppets and circus throughout the day. Children are invited to bring or make a costume for the children’s parade at 5pm.
Other attractions include:
Ethical fashion marquee where Ethical Style is not about compromise and Swap Shop so bring (wearable, not junk!) clothes to trade.
Your Camden Green Fair exhibition and information point
You’re invited to bring along your own contributions, write in the visitor’s book or make a square to add to the memory quilt, take a few minutes out and enjoy our short film in the cosy comfort of CineCabaGoGo – a solar powered cinema in the back of a ‘recycled’ black cab!
Event partners, Camden Cycling Campaign, first brought the Bikefest to the Green Fair 10 years ago, and in June we’ll help them to celebrate their 10th birthday in style. Visitors will be able to try out unusual or new bikes, test their cycling skills and treat their own two-wheeled friends to a bit of free TLC courtesy of expert bike mechanics Dr Bike.
LCRN Skills zone
Long-time event partners LCRN provide free workshops and drop-in sessions on:
…pizza dough & pizza making, sewing, darning, furoshiki-ing, real nappy making, urban beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, making musical instruments from rubbish, upcycling tetrapak into wallets, bicycle powered music and more!
The forum will host a series of informative talks and lively debates on a range of hot topics in the environmental field.
This year we’re pleased to be able to host Transport for London’s launch of the new Cycle Hire Scheme. Visit the area too for displays from green car hire companies, electric scooters to try, and exhibitions about London’s Waterways and pedestrian footpaths.
There will be around 100, local, national and international community organisations and NGOs in the campaign stalls area, a comprehensive eco-marketplace with fashion, crafts and delicious organic cuisine from around the world.
As ever, the team are working towards a zero-waste event, this year with the generous support of Bywaters, who are managing a comprehensive waste, recycling and composting system at the event.
The fair would not be possible without the generous support of: Legal and General, Transport for London, Bywaters, Wikaniko, Royal Parks, Connection Production Services, The Ecologist, London Community Resource Network, Deepgreen productions and Camden Council.
From midday till 7.30pm, completely free
For more information about the Camden Green Fair visit:
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