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 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 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.

26 February 7:00 pm | Zoom

Music Evening with Ghanaian musician Richard Wiafe

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Richard Wiafe works for the Golden Exotics Fairtrade fruit project in Accra, Ghana and is also a talented musician. His university studies are funded through the Fairtrade Premium. He has written several songs celebrating Fairtrade including some which he has written exclusively for this festival. Join him for an evening of music and find out what Fairtrade means for Richard and his colleagues at Golden Exotics. This event is sponsored by Bradford Fairtrade Zone.

27 February 9:00 am | Instagram
Cost: Free

Clipper Climate Cast

Host: Clipper 

Pop the kettle on Saturday morning and watch the Clipper Climate Cast on IGTV! The tea-rrific panel discuss the Clipper-Fairtrade partnership, how it’s supporting producers and workers, and the benefits of organic agriculture. The fantastic line-up includes: Host Tess Ward, Clipper Tea gurus Mr Pinto and James Ikin as well as award-winning Wildlife photographer & Filmmaker Aishwarya Sridhar.

27 February 10:00 am | Zoom

Wake Up and Taste the Coffee

Host: Scottish Fair Trade Forum 

You are invited to Scotland’s big climate justice coffee morning this Fairtrade Fortnight. This is a coffee morning with a twist. With the climate crisis looming large and Fairtrade farmers continuing to tell us climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now, we urge you to join us to hear directly from those immediately affected by the crisis. Our guests will be from the Sholi Fairtrade Coffee Cooperative in Rwanda.

4 March 11:00 am

Bruce Crowther MBE talks about writing his book, ‘Not in My Lifetime’

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join legendary fair trade campaigner – the father of the International Fairtrade Towns movement – in conversation with Writer in Residence for Kirklees, Christina Longden. Bruce will talk about his journey through fair trade and his approach to writing the book. (This event is supported by Kirklees Libraries.)

4 March 6:00 pm | Zoom

COP26: Why this is the year for ambition and how youth are leading the way?

Host: Mock COP The Climate Coalition 

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, join The Climate Coalition to hear about the dynamics, both in the UK and abroad, that could finally unite the world around climate action. We will also hear from some youth organisers of Mock COP26, a virtual youth-led event organised last year to fill the void left by the postponed COP26 event.

5 March 12:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade in a time of COVID-19

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join us for a live linkup to find out how Fairtrade producers in East and West Africa are coping with COVID-19 and creating change for women. As part of York International Women’s Week Festival, York Fair Trade Forum and Shared Interest bring you a unique opportunity to hear directly from people working with Fairtrade farmers and workers in Kenya and Ghana.

7 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021: Ecumenical church service

Host: Various 

Join us as we come together in celebration of those striving to protect our common home – God’s creation – and pray for justice for farming communities on the front line of the climate crisis across the globe. This service has been created by Fairtrade supporters and churches from different denominations.