Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival for Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Working together to create change is what we as Fairtrade campaigners do. But this year it has been really difficult to campaign in our communities, and by the time Fairtrade Fortnight rolls round again, we will have been mainly confined to our houses., seeing each other over Zoom, for a year.

So we’re working with other regions and nations of the UK to organise a Community Arts Festival for all campaigners, supporters and friends of Fairtrade around the UK.

We have a great programme of events lined up.

Festival Programme

Monday 22 February – 4.30 – 6pm

Caribbean chef Euten Lindsay will host a cook-along. Euten was caught up in the Windrush scandal

Download Euten’s recipes here:

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This event is sponsored by Pocklington Fairtrade and Local Action Group

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Wednesday 24 February 6-7pm

Join acclaimed photographer Sean Hawkey as he shares some of the incredible images in his latest book, Faces of Fairtrade. Sean visited Fairtrade farmers across the world and his photos reflect their fascinating lives.

You can read more about Sean’s work on his website: Click here.

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Friday 26 February – 7-8pm

Join young Ghanaian musician Richard Wiafe – who works at the Fairtrade fruit project Golden Exotics who will share his music and answer questions about his life. Richard’s university studies are funded through the Fairtrade Premium.

Watch video about Golden Exotics

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Saturday 27 February – 11-12am

Fairtrade Taskmaster – Join us for a Saturday morning of Fairtrade themed silliness.

This event will be fun for all the family. Compete against other families and win Fairtrade prizes.

This event is sponsored by Good Taste – The Sheffield Fair Trade Shop

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Monday 1 March 4.30-6pm

Cook along with former Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty

Join Sandy who will share her recipe for Meat Balls in Spicy Tomato Sauce using ingredients from Fair Trade supplier JTS.

This event is sponsored by Fairtrade Leeds.

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Wednesday 3 March 4-5.30

Join a chocolate truffle making workshop with David Greenwood Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat. Find out how you can use Fairtrade chocolate to create tasty truffles that are good enough to gift, or keep them all to yourself!

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Friday 5 March – 12 -1pm

Fairtrade in a time of covid – Join Immaculate Ochieno and Kodzo Korkortsi, Shared Interest’s local managers who deal direct with producers in East and West Africa to find out how Fairtrade is supporting women’s empowerment and helping producers survive and thrive through covid.

This event is sponsored by Skipton Fairtrade Initiative

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Friday 5 March – 7-8pm

Welsh poets Zoë Brigley Thompson and Kristian Evans, editors of “100 Poems to Save the Earth” will read from this life-afforming anthology which is due to be published in Spring 2021 by Seren Books.

They’ll be joined by Yorkshire based Clare Shaw, who’ll read from her third Bloodaxe collection “Flood” on the themes of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight – “Choose The World You Want” and “Fairtrade, Climate and You”.

This event is sponsored by Embsay with Eastby Fairtrade Group

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Saturday 6 March 11.30-1pm

Get moving and learn Bollywood and Bhangra dancing with Avtar Panesar the host of our Indian dance workshop

This event is sponsored by Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group

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More events are being added all the time so keep an eye on this page and our Facebook page.

Official festival sponsors: All’s Fair, Sonia’s Smile, the National Campaigner Committee

Donate to the crowdfunder

Most of our contributors are happy to support us by donating their time free of charge but it’s only right that we make a financial contribution to some – especially those joining us from the low income countries where Fairtrade works.

If you or your group would like to support the festival with a donation of any amount we’re hoping to raise £500 with a Gofundme.

Donate to help make the Community arts festival happen

We can’t wait to see you!

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