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Chorlton's Big Green Festival Annual Meeting Invite

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Thursday 23 September at 7.30pm

Volunteers invited to Annual General Meeting for third Big Green Festival Following a hugely successful launch in 2009 and an enormously popular second event in 2010, the date has been set for Chorlton’s Big Green Festival to return for a third time on Saturday 16 April 2011 at St Clement’s Church in Chorlton.

To help take the festival into its third year, the organisers are looking for new volunteers to get involved with various roles and responsibilities, and local residents are invited to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23 September at 7.30pm in St Clement’s. As well as allocating functional roles and electing officers and Committee members, the AGM will give participants the chance to suggest ways to take the festival forward.

Organisers are keen to hear from people willing to take on coordinator roles in various key areas, including: stage management, fundraising, health and safety, press and PR, website development, food and drink, arts and crafts, wellbeing, volunteer coordination, schools and community engagement, fashion show, cycling events and evaluation.

Chorlton's Big Green Festival is an annual green get-together that puts eco issues centre stage with a vibrant and varied programme of live entertainment, activities and workshops. The free event launched in 2009, with an estimated 4,000 people joining in the first-ever festivities. In 2010, the second celebration of all things environmental and ethical saw 6,000 local residents sampling sustainability in fun and friendly surroundings at the all-day festival. Fringe events, including acoustic music nights and discussion evenings with guest speakers, have also been successful in attracting large audiences.

An offshoot of Chorlton's Big Green Festival is the not-for-profit organisation Green Chorlton, which aims to organise eco-friendly community activities throughout the year. The first venture is developing a green plan to renew the youth centre at St Clement's. Organiser Jeff Heie says: “At this year’s festival, architecture students from the Centre for Alternative Technology unveiled designs for an eco-friendly community centre to be constructed, and we now have a sub-group looking at how the project could take shape.” Volunteers with relevant experience are also welcome to get involved in this.

For more information:

Odette O'Reilly - odettegreenfest@googlemail.com