Programme for Fairtrade Fortnight 2011, 28 February – 13 March

 

Join us in this annual opportunity to celebrate and promote Fairtrade!

Look out for our new banner which will hang across FTF 2011 Banner (2)the High Street throughout the first week of the Fortnight.

Planned events include:

Wednesday 2 March, 10.00am – 2.00pm: Fairtrade Food Shop at the United Church, Jewry Street

Wednesday 2 March, 12.00 noon – 1.00pm: Meet Fergus-the-Gorilla distributing Fairtrade bananas under our banner in the High Street

Saturday 5 March, 7.30pm: Meeting Fairtrade producers in South Africa, an illustrated talk by Rosemary Dunhill and David Lloyd, St Mark’s Church, Oliver’s Battery

Tuesday 8 March, 4.30 – 6.30pm, Pancake Bake in the United Church Hall, Jewry Street. Savoury and sweet fillings, including Fairtrade sugar, lemon, banana, chocolate etc

Tuesday 8 March, 6.00 for 6.30pm: Fairtrade and Climate Change: a Common Cause, a talk by Toby Quantrill, the Fairtrade Foundation Head of Policy, The Stripe, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road

Wednesday 9 March, 10.00am – 2.00pm: Fairtrade Food Shop at the United Church, Jewry Street

Thursday 10 March, 10.30am: All Saints Primary School children wrapping bunting round Abbey House

Sunday 13 March, 11.00am – 3.00pm: Fairtrade Open Day with stalls. Fashion shows at 12.30pm and 2.00pm, Courtyard Room, Winchester Guildhall

Sunday 13 March, after morning service: Traidcraft stall and serving of Fairtrade honey cakes, St Mary’s Church, Kingsworthy

The University of Winchester, which is a Fairtrade University, works closely with Winchester City Fairtrade Network. The last two listed events are held in partnership. The University is also organising its own series of events. For details see their website, www.winchester.ac.uk.

In addition to the events in the above sequence both the United Church and St Mary’s Church, Kingsworthy, are supporting the Fairtrade Foundation’s attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for bunting, with opportunities throughout the Fortnight to decorate flags with messages and images about Fairtrade. And the United Church’s regular Monday – Friday coffee bar (10.00 am – 2.00 pm) will include a Fairtrade Cake of the Day.

If you know of any other Fairtrade events planned for this fortnight, please let us know by e-mailing contact@winchesterfairtrade.org.uk so that we can add them to this list.

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