Join us in this annual opportunity to celebrate and promote Fairtrade!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add them to this list.