Chorlton Big Green Festival 2012 Preview

Chorlton's Big Green FestivalChorlton’s Big Green Festival 2012 will showcase sustainable living with a hands-on day of events including music, dance, arts, food, swaps and workshops. Join in and learn about green living, whilst having some fun throughout the day. The event this year is being held on Saturday, 31 March at St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane. The main festival is from 11am to 6pm, and the evening celidh is from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Live local music

The 2012 Chorlton Big Green Festival will have two stages, both of which will be powered by renewable energy. The Solar Stage will powered by the sun, and the Big Green Stage will be powered by two biofuel diesel generators. There will be an eclectic mix of Manchester’s finest music and dance acts to keep you entertained. From acoustic to punk and contemporary folk, there’s something for all music tastes at the Chorlton Green Festival. From midday to the after party, there’s plenty to get you dancing and chilling to the local sounds.

Ethical food and drink

Tantalising your taste buds at the festival is a range of different food from local restaurants and cafes. Indian street food, vegan fish n’ chips and a Tibetan Kitchen are just a few of the many different stalls selling food. Chorlton’s Big Green Festival 2012 will also host the Little Valley Brewery with naturally, refreshing brewed beer from the Pennine moorlands of West Yorkshire.

Sustainable Living Workshops

Big Green Festival Cholton Manchester 2012

Flyer from last years event

Chorlton’s Green Festival was born out of desire to teach people about sustainable living. The workshops provide a diverse range of practical and inspiring ideas to get you thinking about leading a more eco liftestyle. Beetle Felt will be running workshops at the Cholton Big Green Festival 2012, where you’ll be inspired and be able to learn sewing, felt making, weaving, naturaly dyeing, rag rugging, recycled crafts, spinning and more. Cracking Good food will show you how to make affordable, seasonable food that has been sourced locally. You can learn how to make pizzas and the Stretford Pizza Ovens will be on hand to cook with their wood fired oven. If something a bit more energetic takes your fancy, you can learn Pilates to get your posture in shape, or yoga. If you want to get a bit more physical there will be salsa classes and clog dancing!

Other green living themes

The festival has much more for everyone, including:

  • Kids – there’s workshops and play areas to keep the little ones entertained
  • Swaps – swap books, bicycle parts, clothes and plants
  • Wellbeing – want to re-energise or relax? Free taster sessions on different holistic practice with professionals in the Wellbeing Area

Stalls and eco shopping

Chorlton’s Green Festival has a whole host of stalls from shopping, good causes, craft stalls and ideas on how to live more sustainably. Learn about how to save money and energy with the Energy Saving Trust and find about the latest campaigns from national charities such as the National Trust, RSPCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth. Local shopping and community groups, include over a dozen arts and crafts stalls featuring eco friendly and sustainable products. Find out what’s going on in Chorlton and the wider community on green living.

Chorlton Big Green Festival 2012 – World in Chorlton Theme

The theme for 2012 is the World in Chorlton and they’d like to create a big green display representing the diverse local and international connections. If you’d like to get involved and create a knitted or fabric contribution you can check out the website.

About Green Chorlton

The Chorlton Big Green Festival 2012 is the centrepiece of an all year round not-for-profit community group which aim is to promote sustainable living and environmental issues in a fun way. The group is run by volunteers who have no affiliation to any other groups, but share a vision of green living for the local community. We hope you have a great time and don’t forget it’s Free to enter.