Events

Welcome to Choose the world you want – a festival of climate, Fairtrade and you. 22 February to 7 March 2021.

This page lists all events that have taken place – or that will take place – during the festival. To browse upcoming events, please see our Lineup page.

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22 February 2021 12:00 pm | Zoom

Virtual tour of Hadeel craft workshop in Gaza

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Let Hadeel take you to Palestine! In this, the first of a fortnightly series, you will be shown around the workshop of the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in Gaza. The talented crafters will tell their stories, answer your questions and demonstrate their skills LIVE for you. This event is sponsored by Edinburgh Fairtrade City.

24 February 2021 6:00 pm | Zoom

Faces of Fairtrade with Photographer Sean Hawkey

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join acclaimed Brighton-based photographer Sean Hawkey as he talks us through some of the images in his latest book Faces of Fairtrade. Sean visited Fairtrade farmers all around the world, hearing their stories and taking photos to capture their lives.

21 February 2022 10:00 am | Zoom
Cost: Free

Climate smart agriculture with Shared Interest Foundation

Host: Shared Interest Foundation 

An online supporter event discussing Shared Interest Foundation’s recent Climate Smart Agricultural projects.

21 February 2022 1:30 pm | Facebook
Cost: Free

Meet Bismark and Hugo: Fairtrade farmers taking on the climate crisis

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

We kick off Fairtrade Fortnight with Fairtrade’s CEO Michael Gidney putting your questions to two Fairtrade farmers taking on the climate crisis.

21 February 2022 7:00 pm | YouTube
Cost: Free

Film screening and Q&A: Farmers fighting the climate crisis

Host: Fairtrade Foundation 

A screening with actor and director Adjoa Andoh, about Kenyan coffee farmer Caroline Rono and her efforts to tackle the effects of climate change.

22 February 2022 11:00 am | Zoom
Cost: Free

Cocoa farming and the climate crisis

Host: National Campaigner Committee Shared Interest Foundation 

Live from Ghana, Kodzo Korkortsi, from the Shared Interest Foundation discusses the challenges faced by cocoa farmers in the region.

22 February 2022 7:00 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Fairtrade vox pops from Brent

Host: Fairtrade Brent 

Brent Fairtrade Network will show film clips of comments by members of the public about Fairtrade, then compare what others are saying around the country.

23 February 2022 1:00 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Farmers on the frontline

Host: Fair Leaders 

Join Fairtrade champions Cafédirect, Divine Chocolate, JTS, Liberation, Shared Interest, Traidcraft and Zaytoun to hear their farmers’ experiences of dealing with climate change in their part of the world, and for the chance to put your questions to the group.

24 February 2022 12:00 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Climate change focus: East Africa

Host: Shared Interest Society 

Join this online supporter event to hear about the impact climate change has on our customers around the world.

28 February 2022 6:00 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Digital activism: where next for Fairtrade campaigns?

Host: Bournemouth University Business School National Campaigner Committee 

Can digital activism bring about social and economic change beyond ‘clicktivism’? How can social movements and Fairtrade activists harness the power of social media to influence the market? Join the discussion with Dr Roberta Discetti, Lecturer at Bournemouth University Business School, and Joanna Pollard, Chair of the Fairtrade National Campaigner Committee.

1 March 2022 12:30 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

The Pedagogy of Chocolate

Host: Development Education Research Centre 

Dr Bob Manteaw (University of Ghana) will share how he has employed chocolate as a teaching and learning resource in his global higher education efforts in North America.

2 March 2022 12:30 pm | Zoom
Cost: Free

Put your money where your heart is

Host: ECCR Shared Interest Society 

Put the kettle on for a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and join ECCR and Shared Interest for this webinar exploring how you (and your church) can connect your financial decisions with the change you want see in the world.