View the Green Festival brochure here.
The 2015 Peterborough Green Festival was held in the city centre on Saturday 23rd May 2015.
Bringing together community groups, charities and businesses, there was a great variety of events and activities running throughout the day in celebration of everything "green," offering plenty of fun for the whole family. The launch day was held in Cathedral Square, St John's Square and Cowgate.
The festival included exciting environmental-themed art works by local artists who had been specially commissioned to highlight sustainability issues in innovative and engaging ways.
There was also a large variety of activities to get involved in on launch day including:
• Heritage craft (Willow weaving, carving, woodturning and more)
• Learning about waste reduction and recycling
• Using nature as inspiration
• Arts and crafts using recycled materials
• Creating wildlife spaces
• Sustainable transport activities
• Learn about local, seasonal food
• Live music
• Dance performances
• Cycle-powered sound system
• The Life Boat (participatory meditation installation)
• Children’s Playbus
• And much more!
In addition there was Children's University activities going on throughout the day to raise children's awareness of local organisations and green spaces around Peterborough, as well as other green practices such as heritage crafting, local food, farming, biodiversity and recycling.
Cowgate was taken over by Skate Off Beatbox hosted by Skilly Skillz. Suitable for older children and teenagers, with open mic jam performances, free beginner lessons and a 2 Seasons goodie giveaway.
Fringe events then take place across the city and surrounding areas until Sunday 31st May. These included a cycle-powered outdoor cinema event, an eco-Swish clothing swap evening, farm walks, rambles, cycle rides, and much more! Find out more here.
The 2015 Festival was sponsored by Travelchoice and with funding from the Arts Council, and it was based on the theme of sustainable transport. The Green Festival is run by the Peterborough Environment City Trust and is a free event for the benefit of all residents and visitors to the city. With thanks too to IKEA Distribution for providing additional support, and Stagecoach for supporting the poetry on the buses project.
The Green Festival organisers would like to thank the continued support of Peterborough City Council in making this fantastic event possible.
We were delighted that the Green Festival was selected as a fringe event for the European Commission's Green Week 2015 (Brussels 3-5 June 2015).
Keep an eye out for the 2016 Green Festival dates - to be announced soon!