Chester Great Big Green Week Festival 2022

We are back in Grosvenor Park for Great Big Green Week on Saturday 24th September, 11am to 4pm. There will be something for everyone with our Fun Palace and Fair Zone – nature activities, workshops and stalls selling eco, green and sustainable goods. As well as food and drinks from Fika and Urban Coffee!

What is a Fun Palace? A Fun Palace is run by local people for local people, sharing arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports events and activities.

To let us know you’re coming to the Festival, and to get your space at one of the pre-bookable activitie, scroll down for the Climate Cafe and Singing Workshop on the eventbrite link below, although tickets are not needed by signing up on Eventbrite this helps us to understand the numbers at the event which helps for funding in future years:

Pre-bookable Fun Palace Activities:

1pm-3pm – Singing Workshop – The Earth Singers an informal group who meet monthly to sing songs to the earth, led by Natural Voice Practitioner Ella Speirs. You can join the workshop for the whole session or drop in and out as you want. Anyone can sing with Ella’s help. I promise you… Join us for the workshop and see for yourself!

3pm Climate Café – Join Abbie, a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, in our Climate Café. The members of the Climate Psychology Alliance engage in addressing the psychological aspects of the climate emergency. Numbers are limited so be sure to book in!
What is a Climate Café? Climate cafés are simple, hospitable, empathetic spaces where fears & uncertainties about our climate & ecological crisis can be safely expressed. These cafés are for anyone aged 18 or over.

Interactive Fun Palace Activities taking place all day:

VR Here– Our mobile attraction consists of a virtual experience that highlights the importance of how recycling plastics can help prevent deterioration of our planet’s oceans. It is suitable for all ages and is an vibrant underwater adventure.
As well as our VR experience, our trailer is 100% fully sustainable as it is solely powered using our EV car by V2L technology – a first in the world commercial use of this tech.

Scrapadoo – Learn how to upcycle clothing into quirky items for you and your home. Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming unwanted products into new products of better quality or for better environmental value – generally at a low cost!

RECORD – Get your magnifying glass or binoculars out and join us for Bug and Bird spotting, and find out how our changing climate is affecting their habits and habitats.

Incredible Edible Handbridge – From Seeds to Solutions – We Believe in the Power of Small Actions. Find out how to get involved with a local community garden, and discover the power of your ‘green thumbs’!

Welsh Dee Trust – Find out how pollution effects our waters, and what you can do to help (Children’s activities will be in our Fun Palace)

Sticky Exhibits – How do we escape Climate Change? See if you have the skill to get our of the eco-themed escape room experience!

University of Chester – Enter a virtual world and check out 3D printing with the Universities Digital on Tour team in its equipped van.

Cheshire West and Chester Libraries – will be sharing a selection of books, as well as offering colouring in, stickers, and crafts.

Chester Community Energy is a registered Community Benefit Society which develops and facilitates renewable energy schemes in Chester and the surrounding area. Our aim is to produce renewable energy generation, reduce the carbon emissions in our area and encourage energy efficiency. We raise funds to carry out our work via grants and public share offers.

Chester Zoo

The RSPB – The RSPB aim to encourage the public to ‘Give Nature a Home’ and describe the incredible work the RSPB does to help the environment. If a member of the public decides they would like to become a member, direct debit details will be taken.

The Woodland Trust – Native woods and trees are one of the best ways to tackle the climate crisis, and we’re pledging to get 50 million trees in the ground over the next 5 years. Come and find out more!

Sustainable Cheshire Fair Area Stalls for Information and Products

  • Carpe Diem Holistics and Fairtrade for ethically sourced fair trade products such as instruments for kids, furnishing, jewellery, gifts, home decor, clothing, candles, furniture. In addition to the products, there will be Indian head massage, reiki and eco glitter face painting on offer.
  • Chester Cycling Campaign
  • Chester Fair Trading Limited for a wide range of both food items including vegan (organic, sustainably sourced and all fairly traded) and crafts from around the world, sustainably produced, many made from recycled materials. Combining both everyday groceries and high quality and unusual gift ideas ie from our shop located in Wesley Church Centre, St John’s Street, Chester CH1 1 DA
  • CWDF & Fairtrade Steering Group will have information about both groups as well as colouring-in for children, and a large world map with items on it linked to a simple Fairtrade quiz. Keep an eye out for samples of homemade biscuits made from Fairtrade ingredients, and possibly chocolate!
  • Groobox
  • Lunatree for fair trade, handmade, silver jewellery and reproduction artworks too.
  • Mimes Reusables for stainless steel reusable water bottles, and accessories such as reusable straws, bottle carriers and collapsible cups.
  • Muala for bags, denim clothing and hats exclusively made from upcycled fabrics.
  • NHS Sustainability Stall for information about the link between your health and climate change, and how the NHS is the first health service in the world to commit to reaching net zero; “we can only do this by working together with all our staff and patients”. Discover how the NHS is becoming greener, and actions you can take to help.
  • PIPS Artisan Vegan Cheese for small batch artisan produce, cashew based cheeses and butter we challenge you to be able to tell us it’s not dairy!
  • Reins Clothing for sustainable ‘slow fashion’ clothing made exclusively from organic and/or recycled materials.
  • RSPCA Stapeley Grange
  • Sharks and Crafts for reusable products including wipes, wax wraps, produce bags and kitchen roll.
  • The End of the Avenue for beeswax candles from their own hives, handmade soaps from homegrown ingredients or other brilliant products that can become a lasting addition to your home and lifestyle.
  • The Co-Op for information about their 10 Point Climate Plan, and their ethical and sustainable business practices.
  • The Tipsy Badger for  fun and quirky bags and accessories, some hand painted!
  • Tree Bee Apothecary for a range of Handmade Soaps, Himalayan Bath Salts and Aromatherapy products, as well as handmade Journals and Notebooks.
  • Urban Tricycles are an award winning British manufacturer of tricycles, and have been designing and building award-winning trikes, bikes and carts for the last decade.
  • Well and Truly Woodcraft for centerpieces, ornaments, and garden ornaments.
  • Wesley Church
  • White Bunny Naturals for Artisan health, beauty and cleaning goods made from all natural and cruelty free ingredients including being plastic free, palm oil free, and paraffin free. 

Accessibility at Grosvenor Park

Most stalls will be on the grass, with access from the concrete paths. Accessible toilet facilities are available at the Pavilion. Click here for Grosvenor Park accessibility information.