Sunday 10th July 2022 10am – 4pm Castle Square
The Ludlow Green Festival bounced back with a bumper programme of free family activities. Opportunities abounded for hands-on educational fun, in keeping with the theme of saving our ailing planet.
Organised by Ludlow 21 the local environmental group for the town, there were opportunities for making bug hotels, helping diagnose the planet’s ailing symptoms with ‘Dr. Green’, how to ‘Make a Pollinator Happy?’, hands-on ceramic tile pressing with wildflowers, as well as making an alternative ‘Prom Dress’ with pupils from Ludlow School.
Other activities included an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of ‘Climate Experts’ like ‘I want to be warm at home, what’s the best way nowadays?’ to the ‘Soap Box’ which was free for short public speeches in between the extensive live music acts line-up. We also welcomed ‘Planet Medic’, an engaging piece of theatre that took place throughout the day as well as Bushcraft walks. All this as well as 40 stalls of local environmental groups and businesses all in the Ludlow market square.
All this activity was washed down with excellent local beer thanks to Ludlow Brewery bar and delicious local food including Japanese, Argentinian and Indian cuisine, pancakes and ice cream, as well as tea and cake provided by Ludlow Brownies. Not forgetting the ‘Wigley Allotments’ being open for members of the public to peruse and local ‘Islabikes’ offering rides with electric bicycles.
So there was something for everyone, and a great day out for the family, with free activities and entertainment throughout the day.
Ludlow 21 is a local voluntary group established in 1998 to promote sustainable living in the Ludlow area within a fair and just global society. We are an independent body with no political or council ties.
We are the principal independent voice for local sustainability, with very active groups that focus on fair-trade, recycling, transport, education, food & farming, swifts and more – not least organising the Green Festival!
Visit our stall to find out more.
CPR: Climate – Planet – Recovery
Planet Earth is in need of urgent care and attention. Symptoms are becoming ever-harder to ignore. The Green Festival was all about how we can help make it better!
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