Foodstock music fest rounds off Fairtrade celebrations

step_logoCrystal Palace Transition Town is staging a day’s activities on Saturday, March 2, as the centrepiece of its Fairtrade Fortnight activities.

Many of the activities are free, but any money raised will be used to help fund the local food bank.

The incredible bicycle-powered banana smoothie machine
11am-3pm, outside Sainsbury’s – pedal yourself a Fairtrade smoothie and enjoy Fairtrade snacks.

Shadow Puppet Show
3-3.30pm in Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill
What’s life like for children on two different cocoa plantations? By Sabrina Daniele and the pupils of James Dixon primary school

tasty bites!
3.30pm–5.30pm, also in the library
Come in and try some tasty food and “taster” bite-size workshops (see below for details)

8 till late, at the Westow House pub
Hipster Ray, Breezy Lee and The Spaceship man, Monsieur Franck, Dani Cali,and The Lovebirds (short set)
Free entry. Donations to Norwood Foodbank

For further information, or email

Programme of mini-workshops:
3.30 – What is Fairtrade? – Lynette Aitken (formerly Fairtrade Foundation)
3.45 – Why Local? Therese Stowell (MD of Local Greens veg box scheme)
4.00 – Why Organic? – Rachel de Thample (local chef and food writer)
4.15 – Global Trade in Food – Ralph Allen (World Development Movement)
4.30 – Food miles and Fairtrade– LJ Loftus (Fairtrade Foundation)
4.45 – Introduction to Permaculture – Clare Goff
5.00 – Planting and Propagation – Jack Dudley Swale (President, Spa Hill Allotment Society)
5.15 – Norwood Food Bank – Damien Conrad, volunteer

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1 Response to Foodstock music fest rounds off Fairtrade celebrations

  1. Chas Spain says:

    Looks like a great initiative and good fun

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