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Green living to be on show in town’s park

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Students putting on a Green Fair in Hotham Park.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C140440-1 SUS-140204-161151001

C140440-1 Bog Apr10 Green phot kate Students putting on a Green Fair in Hotham Park.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C140440-1 SUS-140204-161151001

GO GREEN, buy green and stay green is the theme of an event in the best-known green space in Bognor Regis.

The Green Fayre ‘14 is being staged to enable all ages to find out more about helping the environment and enjoying life.

An act from the Glastonbury Festival will be mixed with businesses run in a sustainable way as well as advice about how going green can save money.

All this – and more – will be on show from 11am-5pm on May 3 in Hotham Park.

It has been organised by six third-year University of Chichester events management undergraduates.

One of them, James Fidling, 25, said: “It’s all about being sustainable and buying local produce.

“What’s happening to the environment is having a big impact that affects everyone. No-one can hide from it.”

Fellow organiser Zoe Lambert, 21, said: “We want to bring the issue to all members of the community. We’ve been involving children at local schools.”

This partnership has seen Edward Bryant and Rose Green schools involved as well The Regis School and Felpham Community College. Their students will contribute poetry, stories, paintings and sculptures.

Sure to appeal to primary school children on the day will be the headlining act, Professor Kayoss, a show which has been performed at the Glastonbury Festival.

Performances will also be staged by a local choir as well as schools. A Zumba group and a drama group will perform as well.

Some 30 businesses are expected to run stalls to show their goods such as handmade jewellery and woodcraft.

Information points will enable groups and charities to promote green practices.

The students have teamed up with Greener Bognor whose members will stage two workshops. One will show a house of the future and allow visitors to sketch their ideal green home. The other will show how going green can be done for free.

It has taken the students a year to produce the fayre with the help of Rox Music and Arts.

Egle Simouinaite, 21, said: “It’s been hard work with a lot of ups and downs. There have been weeks when everything has gone wrong.But then something goes right and you realise it’s worth doing.”

The other organisers are Zoe Lambert, Chloe Gallagher, Leah Higgins and Stacey Thompson, all 21.

 

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