Festivals are fun! Colchester Eco-Festival this Saturday, 3 September from 11am to 5.30pm, Lower Castle Park is a fun event with a serious purpose. There will be bands and lots of other entertainment, including dance groups, children’s activities, archery, etc. There will also be workshops, demonstrations, and stalls run by groups involved in environmental issues.
Colchester eco-festival: find out how
Many people would like to be more environmentally friendly in their everyday lives but feel confused about how. At an eco-festival these doubts can be resolved. You can talk directly to groups and companies who specialise in topics sometimes plagued with contention and/or mixed messages. You will then at least have the opportunity to make informed choices.
There will be approximately 100 stalls at Colchester Eco-Festival this year. Whatever environmental issue particularly affects or impacts you, there will be someone there who can talk knowledgeably about it: recycling/upcycling, diet, growing your own food, alternative energy, insulation, alternative transport (electric vehicles, e-bikes, and e-cargo bikes), healthier lifestyles and forms of therapy.
Enjoy the day
Come along, enjoy the day, relax in the pleasant atmosphere of Castle Park, try some of the delicious foods on offer from all over the world (avoiding red meat products and the use of single-use plastic for containers, etc.). Sit back on a straw bale or seat without the sound of generators in the background (these are also banned).
Children have a wealth of activities to choose from: an African drum workshop, art workshops using recycled materials, storytellings, willow weaving, and many more. The stage entertainments feature music and dance based on the folk cultures which the modern world tends to distance us from, brought up to date. One act features early instruments played with a loop station; another, ‘dub’, the origin of both reggae and rap; and we have no fewer than two ‘goth’ morris groups!
So, it will be an enjoyable and informative day out for all the family, and… it’s FREE. This formula proved very popular last year (the festival’s first) with attendances exceeding all expectations at 3,500+. Come and join in! Have a look at what’s on and book a free ticket (also available on the day).