Sunday, September 24, 2023

Belper Gets Green

The 2019 green festival promises to be the biggest and most environmentally conscious yet.

Belper Goes Green Community, Eco and Arts Festival will return for a seventh year on Friday 31st May to Sunday 2rd of June 2019 at the Rugby Club, Strutts Playing Field, Belper.

Belper Goes Green 2019, organised by the volunteers at Transition Belper, is a grass roots community festival, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way.

Climate change has never been a bigger issue, nor a bigger challenge but the good news is everyone can make a difference with just a few changes to their lifestyle. Belper Goes Green festival will offer people first-hand advice on how they can live a lower carbon lifestyle, as well as excellent family entertainment over three days.

During the weekend visitors will discover a diverse range of live entertainment including many bands and solo acts, spoken word and talks from local authors. There will also be a CAMRA Beer and Cider festival with large selection of real ales, hot and cold food (including plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan options), Kidz Zone provided by Derbyshire Toy Libraries to keep the little ones happy and over a 100 stalls.

Organiser Mark Creed said:

“Belper Goes Green is an inclusive event for the whole family that offers simple solutions to living a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. As a green festival we strive to be environmentally responsible with extensive recycling efforts, information boards, renewable energy powered stages, re-usable cups and a solar power recharge point.

“In addition to this we have energy and low carbon travel advice, craft and recycling stalls, a whole range of campaign groups, charities and for those seeking to relax and find peace we have a large health and wellbeing area.”

The Mobiloo will be on – site throughout the event. The Mobiloo is needed because some people need extra facilities to use the toilet or, for medical reasons, a more hygienic environment than standard disabled toilet facilities. The mobiloo includes an electric hoist, an adult sized changing bench, toilets, wash basins and a fully trained attendant.

This year’s festival will see the introduction of a small entry fee for adults of £2, but children, Transition Belper members and CAMRA members will enter for free.

Attendees will only pay the fee once and can re-enter as often as you like over the weekend. The festival remains a not-for-profit event run entirely by volunteers, but due to its growing size, a small fee will help to cover running costs and make overall improvements, enabling the festival to continue year-on-year and offer a safe environment for the community.

Any surplus money that we make will be put into funding other Transition Belper activities of benefit to Belper and the DE56 area.

The event opens on Friday evening 31st of May for the beer festival and a full programme of entertainment on the Ocean Stage.

On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd stalls will be open from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm whilst the entertainment and beer festival continue until later in the evening.

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One thought on “Belper Gets Green

  • Barry Clinton

    Just to explain that the festival is not free to come in this year and we are making a nominal charge of £2 per adult for the whole weekend.
    Children come in for free.
    We have had to make this change this year because the event has become so popular and now attracts so many visitors that we have many more expenses to cover. The event is still run entirely by volunteers. Barry Clinton.

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