London Fairtrade Festival



Running from 7 - 9 May, the London Fairtrade Festival will celebrate World Fair Trade Day 2010. A weekend of Fairtrade family fun, there'll be lots of Fairtrade food, music, film and entertainment to enjoy.

To mark their 10th year, Dubble chocolate are throwing a birthday party with special guests, football themed activities and workshops throughout the day. There'll even be an interactive kid's opera! Here's what else you can expect:

  • Meet children's author Tom Palmer who will read from his new book 'Offside'
  • Evening entertainment including walk-in movies with wine and chocolate tasting
  • Free samples of your favourite Fairtrade treats

Venue: Potters Field on the South Bank (next to Tower Bridge), Tooley Street/The Queens Walk, Southwark, London SE1 2AA.

Times:

Friday 7 May from 5pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 8 May from 11am to 9.30pm
Sunday 9 May from 11am to 5pm

Download the London Fairtrade Festival flyer (399.84KB) .

Programme Highlights


Friday:
6.30pm to 7.30pm - Divine and Ehrmanns: chocolate and wine tasting
8pm - Black Gold film screening

Saturday:
11:30am - Dubble 10th birthday cake cutting
1pm to 4pm - Dubble children's Opera performance
2pm - Trading Visions: live link to Kuapa KoKoo in Ghana / Tom Palmer book signing and reading
8.30pm - Black Gold film screening

Sunday:
1pm and 4pm - Dubble children's Opera performance
3.30pm - Dubble rice crispie cake making / Cafedirect coffee snack workshop

Download the full London Fairtrade Festival Schedule (158.50KB)


Dubble is the chocolate brand created just for children by Comic Relief and Divine Chocolate – and is 10 years old!  To celebrate this milestone Dubble decided to throw a huge birthday party with all its Fairtrade friends, and The London Fairtrade Festival was born!  For the past decade Dubble, together with Comic Relief, has led the way in bringing kids on board with Fairtrade.  50,000 young people have signed up as Dubble Agents and are set Fairtrade challenges.  Choosing Dubble as your chocolate treat is a delicious way of playing your part in a fairer trading partnership.  Dubble has raised the bar because the Ghanaian cocoa farmers own a 45% share in the company.  For more details about Dubble’s 10th birthday as well as Dubble challenges for kids and award-winning multimedia teaching resources visit the Dubble website.

The FAIRTRADE Mark is part of a wider global movement for a more just and sustainable trading system. World Fair Trade Day is when the whole movement comes together to promote its aims, and the London Fairtrade Festival is the main focus for the Fairtrade Foundation and its licensees to celebrate World Fair Trade Day 2010.