The London Green Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and it has more than just a birthday to be happy about – the festival recently won Best Event at the National Climate Week awards.
To see what the fuss is about, head to Regent's Park on 9-10 June, where you'll find live music and DJs, theatre, dance and an 80 piece wind orchestra (that's wind instruments, not powered by. If breath doesn't count as wind). There'll be talks and workshops on sustainable living and green issues like biofuels, and you can find out what permaculture is. There are events for kids and cyclists plus lots of shopping opportunities. And if you imagine that food at a green festival will be all mung beans and hummous (OK, you can get hummous), you may be surprised to learn there's also churros and ice cream, Carribean and Greek, crepes and samosas. Our lunch looks a bit pitiful now.
The festival is powered by renewable energy and they give away trees to offset carbon generated by delivering infrastructure to the site. A weekend of green fun – and it's all free.
The London Green Fair runs 9-10 June in Regent's Park. Entry is free. For more information see the festival website. Photo from last year's festival by deadlyhappy Images from the Londonist Flickr pool