Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

GreenFest is a FREE day in the rural  countryside of Hampstead Norreys, West Berkshire, to have fun seeing, interacting and hearing about tons of sustainability solutions – with so many brilliant experts, organisations, charities, communities, advice and ideas all in one place, it’s impossible to ignore that together, we can and do make a difference.

The festival will be packed with expert speakers, thought-provoking exhibitions, a children’s forest school, a market showcasing sustainable products, live entertainment, and local food. Additionally, there will be a wide range of professional sustainability advice on offer (covering a range of topics such as electric vehicles and low impact energy solutions) activities, interactive workshops and many many games for the children of all ages.

Their speaker line up is huge with 3 different programs across 3 different venues. 

  • “Climate Change and the UK” at the Litten will host experts from across many disciplines and steer the conversation on climate change and ecological breakdown to UK impacts. The day will close with a panel discussion.
  • “Me & My Community at the Church” will address the environmental issues here in West Berkshire and how we as individuals, groups and communities can get involved in positive change. 
  • “Join the Dots at the Good Life Hub” will explore the connection between people, economy and the planet. This panel of experts will discuss the environmental and ethical challenges businesses and consumers must contend with.

 

 GreenFest
  • It will be from 10am to 5:30pm.
  • It’s free entry!
  • It will be big and mighty – with at least 10 different zones, at 9 locations around the picturesque village.
  • Zones includeNature – Energy – Transport – Talks – Wellness – Community Action Groups and Projects– Education – Craft – Arts 
  • There will be street vendors, food, music, free entertainment & workshops all day.
  • There will be activities for all ages and a few surprises during the day.
  • Expect a Sustainable Market with over 40 lifestyle stalls,  crafting activities, workshops, talks and much more. We are still developing our ideas but have a look at the What’s On page which gives a flavour of our ambitious plans and will be updated as new attractions appear.
  • Plan to be there for the day as there’ll be so much going on you’ll be sad to leave. 

Details:

Time: 10am – 5.30pm
Date: Saturday 10th September 2022
Location: RG18 OTD Spanning across the village from the Village Hall to the Manor Farm Courtyard, The Hampstead Norreys Community Shop and Orchard, St Mary’s Church, The Good Life Hub and the Litten.
Free Parking Available (follow the signs)
Entry fee: Free


They aim to keep this event as low waste as possible so we recommend BYO cups, cutlery and Tupperware.

Their goal at GreenFest is to showcase the many sustainable solutions available to us and make it accessible for everyone. They hope it will be an educating, inspiring and fun filled day for families and people of all ages looking to make impactful changes in their lives (and on the planet) – and have FUN while they do it!

Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information

Energy Zone | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

 

Advice and support from low carbon and sustainable energy companies and related organisations and businesses.

Energy Zone  ​We will be highlighting Solar, Air Source, Heat Source, Renewables, Lighting and Low carbon alternatives on the Dean Meadow.    Each stand will offer free advice and product information to help illustrate how their products work and how they relate to our everyday lives, so that you can see or learn as much as you’d like to.   Watch this space!

We are now taking bookings for the ENERGY ZONE.  If your business involves renewable energy and works across West Berkshire and would be interested to take a stand, please register your interest, download the Booking Form below and email victoriatrentham@gmail.com  Please mark Correspondence ENERGY (Places are limited).

Transport Zone | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

Transport Zone – Electric cars, bikes, vans.. battery mileage, costs… 
We are contacting every regional car dealership to invite them to showcase their Electric vehicles and offer advice on all things electric.

This area will also involve electric bikes, vans and scooters, and we are really hoping to be able to showcase electric car chargers and how they actually work!    

Each stand will offer clear advice and product information to help illustrate how their vehicles work – so that you can see or learn as much as you’d like to.   We also hope to offer free bike services and cycle route information – watch this space!

Talks | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

The speaker line up for Greenest 2022 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

Climate Change

Experts across many disciplines will steer the conversation on climate change and ecological breakdown to UK impacts.

Me and My Community

What are we doing to address climate change here in West Berkshire ? A chance to discover how individuals can get involved.

Join the Dots

Exploring the connection between people, economy and the planet.

Crafting | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

A host of crafting ideas, all free, for all ages 3+.

Product Stalls

35+ local lifestyle stalls selling sustainable products.

Lifestyle and Wellness

Nature prescribing, natural therapies, health and wellbeing g roups.

Nature Zone | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

Everything you ever wanted to know about wildlife, forestry, horticulture, agriculture, land and water. 

Climate Action Zone

​​For regional climate and sustainable community groups and community projects.

Education | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

Great forest school activities and we have the woods nearby so expect activities such as bug hunts, tracking and much more.

Schools Competition

A schools’ competition – art, sculpture or video – on the theme of ‘Nothing stands alone’. ​Free to enter. Open to all schools. ​​Open to all ages.

Workshops | Green Fest, Hampstead Norreys 2022

We will have a wide choice of fun workshops on offer for kids, teens and grown ups alike. 

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