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.
Virtual tour of Hadeel craft workshop in Gaza
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.
Cook Along with Euten Lindsay
Celebrated Devon-based chef Euten Lindsay will be showing us how to make his Sweet Potato and Callaloo Galette, Rice and Gungo Peas and Piquant Tomato Sauce. You can download Euten’s recipes in advance from the Fairtrade Yorkshire website. This event is sponsored by Pocklington FLAG (Fairtrade and Local Produce Action Group).
Fairtrade Campaigner Forum
This is a unique event designed to bring together Fairtrade campaigners and supporters from all around the UK. We’re inviting campaigners and supporters to come along, share a campaign or activity you’re proud of, a connection made, learn from others and go away inspired.
Faces of Fairtrade with Photographer Sean Hawkey
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.
Fly The Fairtrade Flag with fairandfunky!
Yorkshire-based fairandfunky will lead a craft workshop for families and children to make a FAIRTRADE Mark using paper and cardboard that you would normally throw away.
Music Evening with Ghanaian musician Richard Wiafe
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.
Cook Along with Sandy Docherty
Former Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty has been a big supporter of Fairtrade for many years. In this cook along, she will share her recipe for meatballs in a spicy sauce and explore vegetarian and vegan options. (This event is sponsored by Fairtrade Leeds.)
Fairtrade Truffle Making with David Greenwood-Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat
Learn how to make Fairtrade chocolate truffles with David Greenwood-Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat. David is an award-winning chef, chocolatier and international chocolate consultant and has a background working with Fairtrade chocolate pioneers Divine Chocolate. (This event is sponsored by Bury Fairtrade.)
Bruce Crowther MBE talks about writing his book, ‘Not in My Lifetime’
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.)
Fairtrade in a time of COVID-19
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.
Poetry evening with Clare Shaw, Zoe Brigley and Kristian Evans
Zoë Brigley Thompson and Kristian Evans, editors of ‘100 Poems to Save the Earth’, will read from this life-affirming anthology, due to be published in Spring 2021 by Seren Books. This event is sponsored by Embsay with Eastby Fairtrade Group.
Indian Dance Workshop with Avtar Panesar
Join Indian dance specialist Avtar Panesar who will get us moving with his Bhangra dance workshop. Avtar will show us how to do bhangra and Bollywood dancing and explain the history of the dances. This event is sponsored by Warrington Fairtrade Steering Group.