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All things green for arts festival

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24 JUN

All things green for arts festival

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A community-run venue in the Moorlands is set to host an arts festival focusing on all things eco-friendly. HûG 2 – Foxlowe’s Green Arts Festival – is taking place at the Leek venue on Saturday (June 25) between 10am and 4pm.

A community-run venue in the Moorlands is set to host an arts festival focusing on all things eco-friendly.

HûG 2 – Foxlowe’s Green Arts Festival – is taking place at the Leek venue on Saturday (June 25) between 10am and 4pm.

Organised by Moorlands Climate Action, the free admission event will include stalls downstairs and the café, shop and art gallery will also be open.

Upstairs in the Rainbow Room and neighbouring craft room there will be a range of activities and workshops, short environmental films and talks.

Outside there will be activities for children, additional workshops and much more, including a return of last year’s very successful poetry readings.

The stalls are set to include advisory groups on all things environmental, including waste, energy and transport.

Alana Wheat, Moorlands Climate Action admin, said: “There will be something there for everyone, from environmentally-conscious stall holders to practical advice on how to combat climate change locally.

It’s a great day out for this Saturday and our future.

The ‘arts’ theme is connected through a network of ‘eco-artists’ and poets, as well as music and crafting too.”

Starting with a ‘big welcome’ at 10am there will be a variety of activities throughout the day from qigong exercise and stress relief, to environmental talks from RSPB, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Earth, as well as a dip into the local project Restorying Riverscapes looking into the textile pollution impact on the River Churnet.

Family activities will be on offer throughout the day including children’s crafts, and Greenwood Growth Forest School. There will be a poets corner and an open drum circle too.

The Foxlowe will also be having a very special visit for the Moors for the Future Bogtastic Van.

Event Organiser, Teresa Pattison, said: “Last year we had a fabulous turn out of locals, families, and stall holders from all around the Staffordshire Moorlands.

We hope to bring the same positive and optimistic atmosphere at this year’s festival.”

Fellow Moorlands Climate Action member Alison McCrea, who is also the Volunteer Garden Co-ordinator at the Foxlowe, added: “HUG is a brilliant collaboration between Moorlands Climate Action and the Foxlowe Arts Centre, helping to raise awareness for ‘HUG’ and the insulation efforts of the Foxlowe.”

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