Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 saw the return of many regular events plus a number of new activities to promote Fairtrade in Oxford City.
25 February to 9 March – Univ of Oxford Botanic
Garden – Fairtrade Fortnight Trail Follow the “Whole
World Cake Trail” and discover Fair Trade-related
plants in the Garden. Opening hours, Univ of Oxford
Botanic Garden, £3 /£2.50/ children free
25 February to 9 March – fairtrade@stmichael’s –
Fairtrade tastings and displays with emphasis on
African hospitality. Mon-Sat, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm,
29 February – Said Business School – Seminar
Michael Goodman on the “Spectacle-isation” of
Fairtrade. 12:30 pm, Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre.
1 March – St Nicholas, Marston – Big Brew
Coffee Morning. 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, St Nicholas’
2 March – St John’s, New Hinksey – Big Brew
Special cafe refreshments. St John’s Church, after
10:30 am service.
2 March – St Michael at the Northgate – Fairtrade
Fortnight Service Evensong celebrating Fairtrade
Fortnight; Fairtrade refreshments. 6:00 pm, St Michael
at the Northgate, Cornmarket.
3 March – St James, Cowley – Big Brew
Cowley Mothers’ Union offers Fairtrade refreshments.
3:30 pm, St James Church Centre.
3 March – Catholic Chaplaincy – Fairtrade Wine
Tasting Sample Fairtrade wines. 6:00 pm, Catholic
Chaplaincy Building, St. Aldate’s
4 March – Gallery Cafe, Town Hall – Fairtrade
Celebrations 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, Gallery Cafe,
Town Hall, St Aldate’s
4 March – St. Peter’s, Wolvercote – Big Brew
The Summertown/Wolvercote Church Partnership
offers tea, Fairtrade tasting and an exhibit about
Wolvercote’s link with Taung in South Africa. 2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm, St. Peter’s Church, First Turn.
5 March – Oxford and Cherwell Valley College –
Fair Trade Market Square Stalls, Big Brew
refreshments and more. OCVC campus
5 March – Summertown – Big Brew
The Summertown/Wolvercote Church Partnership Big
Brew Coffee Morning. 10:30 am to noon,Summertown
URC, Banbury Rd.
5 March – St. Francis, Cowley – Big Brew
Cowley Mothers’ Union invite you to a Fairtrade Tea
Break. 2:30 pm, St Francis Church
5 March – New Hinksey – Big Brew
St John’s New Hinksey/ the Over 50s Club of the
South Oxford Community Association Coffee Tasting.
2:30 to 4:00 pm, SOCA Centre, Lake St.
5 March – Christ Church College — “The Global
Journey” Film of the International Fair Trade
Association’s FTO Mark on its “Global Journey,” with
Christine Gent from IFAT speaking. Exhibition of Fair
Trade fashion; Fairtrade refreshments. Sponsored by
Trading for Development. 5:00 to 6:30 pm, McKenna
Room, Christ Church, Entrance £3.
6 March – Galliano’s Food Hall, Brookes University
– Fair Trade Fair Stalls offering Fair Trade goods.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Galliano’s Food Hall, Gipsy
6 March – Christ Church College — “Journeys in
Colour: Seeking Indigo Blues and Crimson Reds
around the Globe” Trading for Development presents
Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul on natural dyes. Exhibition of
naturally dyed textiles from IFAT members; Fairtrade
refreshments. 5:00 to 6:30 pm, McKenna Room,
Christ Church, Entrance £3.
7 March – Jericho Community Centre – Fairtrade
Tea Break Trading for Development invites you to a
Fairtrade tea/cake break. 4:00 pm, Jericho Community
Centre, 33a Canal St.
8 March – Templars Square Shopping Centre,
Cowley – Fair Trade Celebration Samples, stalls,
games, advice and information with 10:30 opening by
Andrew Smith, MP; olive oil tasting with Fairtrade olive
farmer; 12:30 pm visit from the Lord Mayor; 1:00 pm
performance of the musical event Yamamamo by
pupils from St. Gregory’s School.