Climate Festival Community Day

There are still plenty of things happening for families to enjoy in the last few days of the council’s Climate & Biodiversity Festival. Heres hoping the weather’s kind for the outdoor events that have been organised.

The varied programme of events has been put together in collaboration with the community and aims to give like-minded groups a chance to connect with each other and a platform for them to engage with residents.

The Climate Festival Community Day on Saturday 1 October (10am to 4pm) will see Kingston Parade, Abbey Square filled with stallholders including Transition Bath, Bath and West Community Energy, The B&NES Climate Hub group, Eco Together and Families Acting on Climate Emergency, all keen to engage with members of the public

The council’s Waste and Recycling and Climate & Environmental Sustainability teams will also be attending.

Avon Schools Eco Network will be hosting Youth Voice Unplugged, an evening of music, poetry and socialising later that evening at Chapter 22 Roots and Records Cafe (7pm – 10pm). The group will be premiering their new short film ‘Changing the Narrative’.

Councillor Sarah Warren, cabinet member for Climate and Sustainable Travel said: “When you look at the range of events included in this year’s festival programme, it clearly reflects how much communities and organisations across Bath and North East Somerset care about the impacts and effects of climate change and biodiversity loss on the people and places that they work or live. Each of the 40+ events in the festival, in one way or another, is about taking positive action for communities.”

The full programme is available on the council website and includes:

Thursday 29 September

  • Eco Together: a programme to help you take local environmental action held online

Friday 30 September

  • Wildlife and Gardening Q&A with expert: St Luke’s Church Centre
  • Nature Tales in the Park for under five-year-olds at Sydney Gardens
  • Britain’s Ancient Forests; Legacy and Lore: a talk at Shoscombe Village Hall

Saturday 1 October

  • Eco Fair at Farmborough Memorial Hall: fun family event
  • Adapting to the Climate Emergency in Chew Magna: Millennium Hall and Old School Room
  • Big Green Market: Conygre Hall, Timsbury
  • Harvest Dinner: Bath Abbey with a speaker from Transition Bath
  • River Dipping session: Bristol Avon Rivers Trust, Midsomer Norton
  • Repair Cafes: Southdown and High Littleton
  • Walnut Springs Community Tree Nursery open day: Combe Down

Sunday 2 October

  • Lyncombe Hill Fields Tiny Forests
  • Trees Ecology and networking family open day: Barrowmead Community Tree Nursery
  • Big Family Apple Day: Farmborough Community Shop: