Urban Green Fair 2007
Brockwell Park, South London. (Photos/words © Sun 9th Sept, 2007)
We declare the first Urban Green Fair a success!
We had hoped to put on an Offline tent at the fair, offering a varied fare of acoustic acts, poets, stand up and DJs but the pesky Council's licensing shenanigans meant that it was not to be.
Naturally, we still went along to support this important community event and to enjoy the excellent bill which included:
"Speakers such as Mark Thomas, Peter Tatchell, Cynthia McKinney - ex US Democratic Congresswoman and standing for the Green Party US Presidential nomination, Doug Jewell; ex Liberty Campaigns co-ordinator, Derek Wall; Green Party Principal Speaker, Duncan Law from Transition Town Brixton, plus a host of poets and comedians."
The Urban Green Fair was powered by the wind, the sun and some people and will use virtually no fossil fuel.
Recycling in action.
In the transport zone there was a collection of unusual bicycles for people to try out.
The Solar Cinema.
Inside the Speaker's Tent.
Brixton Tea Party.
Discussing the issues.
There was a considerable amount of stalls showcasing and explaining various means of alternative, sustainable energy.
The second Brixton Tea Party cafe.
Curious mud ovens.
Climate Change roadshow.
Child escapes from the greenhouse gas tent!
Vegan Campaigns stall.
Old ladies on the Stop The War stall.
Taking it easy.
Mark Thomas onstage.
Moments before, a young baby mounted a stage invasion. Mark took it in his stride.
Big crowd in the Speakers tent for Mark Thomas.
Chums at the fair.
The 'wheelie bin' sound system.
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