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Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings

30th September 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The finale event of our festival, a Big Green Fair take over of the Stade Open Space, the Classroom on the Coast and the Stade Hall. Expect a variety of stall holders selling eco wares as well as information stalls focused on the following themes:

*TRANSPORT* Source Park will be on site with BMX bikes, helmets and coaches (one world famous!) on hand to help. Bike Lab Hastings will be doing free bike checks (don’t forget to bring your bike down!), meet the Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum and find out how they are campaigning to improve transport in the town, The Greenway Group, Co-wheels car sharing scheme and see some electric vehicles! Also Riffle and Pool will be selling their beautiful illustrated cycling and walking maps.

*WASTE* Meet Refill Hastings and learn where you can refill your water bottles for free in the town. Talk to Plastic Free Hastings about how we can reduce the amount of single use plastic that ends up o our beaches. Hastings Furniture Service – recycling, reusing and repairing household products and furniture. One Small ShopSustainable Lifestyle Store bringing you organic and ethically made skincare, clothing, accessories and homewares. Includes plastic free products. No Plastic Shop – making it easy for individuals to reduce the amount of plastic waste they produce.

*ENERGY* Solar powered retro arcade games! The OVESCO (Ouse Valley Energy Services Company) team will have generating bikes, information about ways to make electricity from sunlight, wind, flowing water as well as some unusual ways such as used on Mars, electrostatically, from bent crystals and from lemons (yes, lemons!). There will also be samples of the fossil fuels that are causing such trouble  such as crude oil,  tar sands and the oil shale that they want to frack 🙁 and facts about them. Our Power local energy tariff and Energise Sussex Coast will have information about how to save energy and money on your energy bills. Meet Divest East Sussex, a coalition of groups campaigning to divest the East Sussex Pension Fund from fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas).

*FOOD* Pea Pod Veg, C Note Ltd (Artisan Chocolate) and Eve Apple Press will be showing their sustainable food produce. Hastings Fermentory workshop & Penelope’s Pit Stop food.

*HOUSING* Radical Routes network of housing co-ops, workers’ co-ops and social centres, with info about setting up housing co-ops and so on.

*NATURE, HEALTH & BEAUTY* Hastings and Rother Beekeepers Association, Handmade by Juliette

Here’s the full programme:

Event opened by the Mayor at 11am.

Marquee Speaker area
Talks on sustainability related issues.
11:30 Land Use and Sustainable Development by Ken Davis, architect and Transition Energy group member.
12:00 E’s and Ease by Zelly Restorick, member of Hastings Doughnut Economics group talks about economics, ecology, environment, earth, energy…
12:30 Intro to Transition Towns by Karen Simnett, Transition Town Hastings co-chair
13:00 Live music from the East Hill Sunshine Band.
14:30 Comedian Helen Keen from Radio 4 talks about science and sustainability.
15:30 Permaculture in the garden by Anna Locke, permaculture expert.
16:00 An introduction to the Alexander technique by Jane Gordon

Classroom on the coast
Craft & cookery workshops and demos.
11:30–12:00 An introduction to fermenting by Scott Garrett
13:00–15:00 Printing demo (dry point printing) with Lou Whitham
15:00–16:00 Pom pom making with plastic bags

Stade Hall
Green market place showcasing local producers and makers, sustainability related information stands, food and refreshments.
Full list of stallholders
C Note | Divest East Sussex | Energise Sussex Coast | Eve Apple Press | Handmade by Juliette | Hastings and Rother Beekeepers Association | Hastings Furniture Service | Hastings Greenway Group | Heart of Hastings | Radical Routes Housing Co-ops | Made by Virginia | One Small Shop | Our Power | Pea Pod Veg | Penelope’s Pit Stop | No Plastic Shop | Printed Matter Books | Refill Hastings | Riffle and Pool | Southern Water | Surfers Against Sewage/Plastic Free Hastings | Sustainable Transport Forum | Transition Town Hastings

Stade Open Space
12:00–13:00 Planting and composting workshop for kids with Rachel Holtom
All day
Warriors of Waste ~ Plastic recycling machine
Rachel Holtom’s knitting group yarn bombing and seaside knitted scene
Bike Lab ~ Get your bike checked for free!
Find out about Co Wheels Car Club
Solar powered cinema and Retro Arkade games.
OVESCO ~ Solar toys and activities
Source Park ~ Try out BMX Bikes
Sustainability tips tree – Add your sustainable living tips to a ribbon
Eat@Stade ~ Eco packaging.


30th September 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stade Open Space