Belper set to ‘go green’ for eco festival

Smoothie does it girls: Sandra Willis Croft gets encouragement from Jenny Noon, Tracey Wilkinson, Tricia Goodwin and Kaz Undrell for her smoothie-making efforts at last year's Belper Goes Green festival.
Smoothie does it girls: Sandra Willis Croft gets encouragement from Jenny Noon, Tracey Wilkinson, Tricia Goodwin and Kaz Undrell for her smoothie-making efforts at last year's Belper Goes Green festival.
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Transition Belper’s hugely-successful Belper Goes Green eco festival is back - and organisers are predicting it will be bigger and better than ever.

The event returns to Belper Rugby Club over the weekend of Saturday May 30 and Sunday 31. New this year will be a series of half-hour talks, featuring a short presentation followed by a chance to ask questions or discuss issues, plus a full programme of films.

Live acoustic entertainment will be performed from 12pm each day across two stages - the main stage and the open mic stage - along with some dance performances.

In addition to a series of workshops, there will be the usual mix of activities, exhibits, craft stalls, displays and charity stands.

Prizes will also be presented for a scarecrow competition which is running throughout May.

Refreshment stalls will also be in abundance, while CAMRA will be hosting a beer festival featuring around 30 real ales and traditional ciders.

David George, of Transition Belper, said: “This year the event has grown beyond our wildest dreams and can now boast over 100 stalls, activities and performers.

“All we need now is great weather, once again, and we’ll be sure to achieve our goal of putting a smile on the face of Belper.”

Admission is free, with printed programmes on sale at £1 to help cover costs. These will feature the chance to enter a free prize draw to win £100 worth of LED lighting for your home.