The Swindon Eco Fest on Sunday 11 September promises to be a day of information and inspiration about gardening, growing, sharing and repairing, sustainable living and enjoying the great outdoors.
The Eco Fest will be held at Savernake Street Social Hall between 11am-4pm and throughout the afternoon there will be information and activity stalls, talks, recycled art and crafts, a recycled art exhibition, storytelling and facepainting. There will be an opportunity to get bikes checked and security marked too.
Building on the success of a similar event last year, Eastcott Community Organisation have joined forces with Swindon Climate Action Network to make the event bigger and better. Thanks to a grant from Swindon Borough Council, the Eco Fest will be completely free to join in, though visitors might like to bring some change for raffle tickets and refreshments.
There will be an opportunity to meet lots of Swindon groups and organisations that support eco-friendly initiatives, from gardening and wildlife to cycling and making items from recycled materials. There will be art and crafts to try, and a Recycled Art Exhibition as part of Swindon Open Studios.
Simon Smith, Chair of Swindon Climate Action Network, is looking forward to the day. “The Eco Fest is a great day to find out about living a greener life, be it discovering Swindon’s green spaces, improving your home energy or just getting your bike checked. It’s also a chance to get together with like minded people, share experiences and inspire each other.”
“And the team at Eastcott Community Organisation are excited by the range of activity on offer. Caroline Davies-Khan, Chair, said ‘The Eco Fest last year was a really great day, and we’re looking forward to working with SCAN to make this years even better.
“This year we’ll have extra elements like storytelling and facepainting, and a wider range of talks, alongside the stalls and recycled craft activity.
“It’s brilliant to be part of Swindon Open Studios too – we’ve invited artists to display a piece of art made from recycled items and are looking forward to seeing their creations”.
The programme, and further information will be available from:
facebook: Swindon EcoFest