Belper group hosts county eco festival

A Belper group which aims to make the town a greener place is holding a climate change and eco festival this weekend.

Transition Belper will be hosting a range of talks, music, film, stalls, walks, demonstrations, displays, activities and events for children, highlighting the climate change threat and associated ‘green’ issues at Cromford Mills on Saturday, May 4.

The warm, wet and windy event will also be the first to bring together all the Transition groups from across the county together for an event. Groups from places such as Matlock and Chesterfield will congregate in the ‘Transition Tent’.

Some of the country’s top experts will also be speaking as part of a Talking in Twos programme from May 3 - May 5.

They include environmental journalist and writer, Fred Pearce, Earth scientist and BBC television presenter, Iain Stewart, geophysicist, author and broadcaster, Bill McGuire, and geologist and writer, Jan Zalasiewicz.

The weekend also sees the first Belper Youth Market on May 4, being organised by Kathy Fairweather of Transition Belper.