Join the Fun – Help Plan Chorlton’s 2010 Big Green Festival

August 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Bicycle, Blog, Eco-Friendly, England, Family, Front Page, Green Living, UK

Comments Off on Join the Fun – Help Plan Chorlton’s 2010 Big Green Festival

Chorlton's first Big Green Festival featured a traditional Ceildh Dance. Photo courtesy: Chorlton's Big Green Festival

Chorlton's first Big Green Festival featured a traditional Ceildh Dance. Photo courtesy: Chorlton's Big Green Festival

Though it’s still August, it’s not too early to start thinking about events that will take place next spring. Odette O’Reilly wrote to tell us that plans are already in progress for the second annual Big Green Festival in Chorlton, South Manchester, England. From all that we hear — and the delightful photo gallery posted on the website — this year’s Festival was a great success. But it takes a lot of dedicated people to make it all come together as seamlessly as the first one did. If being in the thick of the action appeals to you, now is the time to step forward and volunteer. Read on to learn more. — Julia Wasson, Publisher


The wheels are in motion once again for the second Chorlton’s Big Green Festival, which will take place on Sat 27 March 2010.

Residents decorated their wheelie bins in environmental themes. Photo courtesy: Chorlton's Big Green Festival

Residents decorated their wheelie bins in environmental themes. Photo courtesy: Chorlton's Big Green Festival

Nobody could have predicted the success of April’s festival, which brought in more than 1,500 festival goers, and saw the likes of a bicycle parade around Chorlton, wheelie bin displays, a solar/wind powered sound system, swap shops and a foot stomping ceilidh, as well as guest speakers, eco workshops and live entertainment.

The phenomenal turn out really brought it home that there is a huge desire within the community to tackle green living issues head on and explore what choices we have, in making small changes to our lives.

Once again, the festival will aim to draw in local businesses, musicians, residents and organisations to make the day as fun packed and informative as possible, and to showcase all that is green in Manchester. We also aim to expand 2010’s festival by introducing an evening of guest speakers and holding an open forum on Thursday 25 March, which will be followed by the main event, held on Saturday 27 March.

The first planning meeting for the festival is to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 10 Sept at St Clement’s Church, Chorlton. We’re looking for as many enthusiastic volunteers as possible to get involved this year so we can generate new ideas and get some fresh perspectives. Let’s make the next festival bigger and better and accessible to all!

For more information contact – Odette O’ Reilly:

Chorlton’s Big Green Festival
www.greenchorlton.org.uk

T: 07912795921
E: whalleyafsl@gmail.com

Blue Planet Green Living (Home Page)

Related Post:

Big Green Festival to Promote Sustainable Living (and Fun!)