Saturday, 19 February 2011

Fairtrade events in 2011

28th February to 12th March 2011

All across Birmingham

Fairtrade Association Birmingham (FAB) events and activities across FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT.

A host of events and activities promoting Birmingham as the leading Fairtrade City in the World.

Members of FAB are holding and supporting events as diverse as a Tea Dance for 400 old-timers to schoolchildren visiting Shared Earth Store in the City Centre; from a Swing Band playing at a Cricket Club to underwear being paraded in the Cathedral!

The Fortnight kicks off with schoolchildren from across the City invited to Co-operative Stores to learn about Fairtrade.

On 2nd March the main event; members of the public are invited to come to St Phillips Cathedral, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm for a Fairtrade Fashion Show entitled Blood, Sweat and Traffic. With models showing off People Tree and Revolver World Fairtrade clothes as well as speakers and Fairtrade refreshments, the evening promises to be informative and saucy!

More Fairtrade wine is being sampled on the 3rd March at Birmingham University both students and staff are holding their fifth wine tasting event, highlighting Co-operative Fairtrade wines and the stories behind them.

Around 400 Members of Midlands Co-operative Society are preparing to strut their stuff on Friday 4 March 12.30 pm at the Tower Ballroom in Edgbaston, Birmingham for an afternoon of dancing and refreshments, in an effort to raise the profile of Fairtrade.

On the same Day Aston University is holding a series of Fairtrade events on their campus.

On Saturday 5th March from 8.00 pm Gary Allcock “Allstars” are playing swing at Kings Heath Cricket Club, proceeds to the Fairtrade Charity LUCIA.

On Wednesday 9th March FAB is visiting Birmingham City University’s Nursing and Midwifery Campus with a host of Fairtrade stalls offering allsorts of goodies, between 11.30 and 2.00 pm.

On the 10th the ethical store Shared Earth in New Street is inviting schoolchildren from across the City to listen to stories on Fairtrade.

Throughout the Fortnight Holy Trinity School will be holding classes organised by FAB member Marcus Belben culminating in a presentation on Friday 11th March at which FAB members will hear learn of the work the school has done.

One of the final events is Birmingham University Fairtrade Fashion Show in their Great Hall. Starting at 6.30 pm it promises to be a spectacular finale organised by the students who have show such a passion they are holding events on almost everyday of Fairtrade Fortnight.

No other city or town is holding this many events, many of which we have not even named. To find out more contact John Boyle 07736 792518  

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