London's favourite free green festival returns to Regent's Park next month, and while festivals always say this, the London Green Fair really is going to be "bigger and better than ever."
Previously called the Camden Green Fair, the festival is rejecting its previously local-happy moniker, and rebranding as the London Green Fair. It's doubled its duration (two days instead of one), and promises "a smorgasbord of both serious and suggestive takes on the environmental issues that affect Londoners."
There'll be 10 different "ecological zones" with ethical fashion shows, a swapshop, a health and healing area, and a speakers tent with some very special guests. On top of that, look out for two full days of festival music with a global/local vibe including Cuban, ska, gypsy, roots and folk. Finally, there'll be a huge children's area with a recycled textile mountain at the centre, and loads going on for kids: craft and costume making, felting, an edible labyrinth, dance and theatre.
The whole festival is powered by wind, solar and hydrogen, and in a piece of nifty planning, coincides with World Environment Day on 5 June. If you're into learning more about being green while having fun at the same time, this is the festival for you.
The London Green Fair runs from 4 to 5 June in Regent's Park. Find out more at www.londongreenfair.org. Photo by London Permaculture via flickr. This post refers to the 2011 London Green Fair. Read more about the 2012 Festival.