Had a really lovely show today, Paul Rainger came into the studio to talk about the forthcoming Big Green Week that’s happening here in Bristol from the 9th – 17th June.
This is the first year that they’ve staged this event and they have ambitious plans for it as well as an extensive programme featuring green, artistic and cultural events. Paul told me that they’re hoping to make this “the green version of the Edinburgh festival in Bristol”.
With it’s plans to become European green city and its heritage of community and creative spirit, Bristol is a great place to hold this event. And of course, we do know how to throw a great party here!
There’s a boggling amount of stuff going on from the Big Market, the first ever electric bike world championship, a giant ceilidh, thought for the day and the Schumacher lectures.
It’s great to see that so many local groups and institutions have got together with this event, so it will also feature some well loved staples of the Bristolian summer such as the St Werburghs Fair, Bristol’s biggest bike ride and the Festival of Nature.
I’m most excited about the Big Green Evening event on the 11th with local band Three Cane Whale; Dame Vivienne Westwood’s talk at the Festival of Green Ideas on the 14th and the Big Green evening event on the 14th June at the Arnolfini which hosts a series of TED style talks looking at climate change, energy and food security and the natural world.
Oh and did i mention that 60% of events are FREE!
For more information go to http://www.biggreenweek.com
You can download the podcast of the show from”Vivacity” www.bcfm.org.uk