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A fun festival with a planet-saving message

Published on Thursday, 31st May 2018

Norwich will host a free, fun festival to inspire people to protect the planet with family-friendly activities next weekend (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June).

Hosted across the two days at The Forum from 10am until 4pm, visitors will be invited to join the Junk Orchestra in making music from recycled objects and see fantastic fashion made from pre-used plastic on the Saturday. On the Sunday, you’ll be treated to slapstick comedy and invited to a hands-on science experience.

Seed-planting, insect hotel making, bag decorating and face-painting are just some of the other activities sure to keep younger visitors occupied.

A trail to find discover more about the city centre’s trees and an eco trail with a prize--draw for the chance to win one of three children’s scooters will also prove popular features. A wide range of fabulous stalls and tasty vegetarian food cooked by Namaste Indian will also be on offer.

There will also be a screening of documentary, A Plastic Ocean, described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time” at 7pm.

Councillor Kevin Maguire, cabinet member for safe city environment said:

“We’re extremely pleased to be able to host this popular event again this year and thank all the organisations involved, including our sponsors Pixie Energy, for making it possible.

Seeing fun, informative and practical examples of how we can really make a difference with just small changes in our day-to-day life is inspiring.”

The festival is now in its fourth year and last year The Forum welcomed 10,000 visitors over the weekend the One Planet Norwich Festival was held.

Organised by Norwich City Council, this year One Planet Norwich Festival is sponsored by Pixie Energy.

Nigel Cornwall, managing director of Pixie Energy, said:

"We are excited to sponsor One Planet Norwich, as we share a vision of sustainable local economies.

Our ideas to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses, and to make better use of renewable energy generation technologies, will support the greener, cleaner energy system of the future."

For more information about what is happening over the weekend find the One Planet Norwich page on Facebook and sign up to the festival event. We’d love to see your social media posts using the #oneplanetnorwich hashtag.