Judith from Trading for Development has been in touch to tell us about six fantastic events taking place over the next Fortnight.
Sunday 27th Feb: Bunting Making at the Botanical Gardens (Regular group)
During our usual Knitting at the Botanical Gardens last Sunday of the Month
Sunday 27th FEB 2-4pm at the Conservatory
Sunday 27th Feb: Blackfriars (Workshop)
Bunting making at Blackfriars
All Fortnight: Find out about Fairtrade at the Botanical Gardens (Public event)
Show off your label and celebrate fairtrade cotton. Take a trail around the Palm Glasshouse to find out more about fairtrade plants and farmers. The palm Glasshouse will be covered with Bunting plus exhibition of Fairtrade fashion
Monday 1st March: More Bunting Fun at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College (Workshop)
Tuesday 1st of March. Bunting making in the foyer of Kennet building. We will then decorate the canopy area outside our art building doors. Look out for pictures on the
Wednesday 2nd March: Bunting Making at the Town Hall cafe (Public Event)
Wednesday 2rd of March. 11;30 am -2:30 pm. Cafe of the Town Hall. More bunting making plus fair trade stall.
Sunday 6th of March – 11 am – 25th Anniversary of the Twinning of the City of Oxford and Leon Nicaragua Misa Campesina
At 64 St Giles with an exhibition of fairtrade products from Nicaragua..
Saturday 12th March – Jericho Community Centre – Fairtrade fortnight Show off your label tea and cake
33 Canal St Oxford OX2 6BQ. 3-5pm
Contact Judith (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details of the events below, and if you make it along – don’t forget to tell us about your experiences and share any photos you take!
Julie Osborne from Fairtrade@StMichaels has co-ordinated the creation of a set of leaflets to raise awareness of outlets and activities in Oxford. You can pick some up from the shop on Cornmarket, or print out your own from the attached PDFs.
I hope you’re making some bunting for this Fairtrade Fortnight – not only to show that FAIRTRADE is not just for tea and coffee, but for clothing and cotton too; and not just to contribute to breaking the WORLD RECORD for the longest continuous bunting ever (yep, all the bunting made is going to get sent to the Fairtrade Foundation to sew together for a record breaking attempt), but also, to bring to our Oxford Landmarks Event on the 12th March.
Even if you’ve not yet had chance to make bunting, you can still join us to make some on the day! Here’s the plan:
It’s all taking place at St Michael’s Church Parish Rooms just off Cornmarket (head for the Fairtrade@StMichaels shop).
10.30 am – Bunting Making Workshop – come along to decorate bunting, or help us put together bunting that’s been brought along. Drop in whenever you can…
11.30 am – All about FAIRTRADE and FAIRTRADE Cotton from a leading speaker from Oxfam GB in a short fun and informative talk.
11.45 am – Fair singing – raising our voices together in songs from around the world, led by Rachel Smith (@oxfordsing)
12.00 noon – Landmarks time! Taking our bunting out to Oxford Landmarks to show off the Fairtrade message. Taking photos of our bunting in front of key landmarks.
13.00 pm – Refreshments at the parish rooms
Join us for as much of the time as you can, although if you can only drop in for a bit we would still love to see you. However, please let us know you’re planning to join us either by dropping an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and how many people will be coming with you, or dropping in a comment below.
(Note: Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult at all times)
- Fairtrade tastings with Divine Chocolate
- Guest speakers: Cocoa farmers Kuapa, Kokoo from Ghana will be present to share their experiences…
- Raffle to raise money for our charity partner, Women’s Aid – with a chance to win our Fairtrade goodies hamper!
- View fair trade products showcased by the various fair-trade groups and stores
- Fairtrade fashion show … and much more!!!
To book your place or for further information please contact:
- Call: 0800 435 902
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to: Co-operative House, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6DA
- Visit: http://www.yourmidcounties.coop
And if you have other events planned for Fairtrade Fortnight – let us know about them!