Coming up in Oxford’s Fairtrade Fortnight

Tuesday 6th March

BLACK GOLD – some tickets still available, book now!

18.30-20.30: Film screening: Black Gold. Coffee is the world’s most valuable commodity after oil, but the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their farms. “Remarkable – a moving but scandalous story. It has extraordinary power.” Daily Telegraph. Tickets £8.00 standard, £6.00 member students/concession. Venue: Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Rd.

NB The Fairtrade Business Lunch scheduled for 6th March has been cancelled.

Wednesday 7th March

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear first hand why Fairtrade is so important to the lives of those who produce our food.

14.00-16.00 Meet Jennipher Wattaker: Ghanaian Fairtrade Coffee Producer. A talk by Jennipher about the difference Fairtrade has made to her life will be followed by product tasting, a Question Time style debate, and a raffle draw. Venue: Exeter Hall, Kidlington. Tel: 01865841418

Photo: Simon Rawles

Thursday 8th March

Take several fascinating steps for Fairtrade on this tailor-made ‘I love Oxford’ walking tour

11.30-12.30 Fairtrade & International Women’s Day Guided Walking Tour led by Alasdair of I love Oxford Walking Tours. Highlights Oxford’s pioneering role in the development of Fairtrade – an issue that has particular impact on the lives of women – and also featuring Oxford’s own famous women. Tours normally cost £7, but this one is FREE. Donations to Oxfam and tips to the guide voluntary. Departs outside Oxfam shop, Broad St. Advance bookings preferred. Tel:07955482637

Lots more is going on in the rest of the week – check out What’s On in Oxford Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

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