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 4:30 pm | Zoom

Cook Along with Euten Lindsay

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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).

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.

23 February 6:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade Campaigner Forum

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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.

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.

25 February 4:00 pm | Zoom

Fly The Fairtrade Flag with fairandfunky!

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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.

27 February 11:00 am | Zoom

Fairtrade Taskmaster

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

Join us for a Saturday morning of silliness with our Fairtrade-themed Taskmaster event. Who will be wearing the best Fair Trade Outfit? Who will make the best FAIRTRADE Mark? Who can use the most Fairtrade products to create something in the kitchen? How will you make your house in March look and feel like a beach? Compete against other families to win prizes with these creative and fun tasks.

1 March 4:30 pm | Zoom

Cook Along with Sandy Docherty

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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.)

3 March 4:00 pm | Zoom

Fairtrade Truffle Making with David Greenwood-Haigh of Coeur de Xocolat

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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.)

3 March 5:00 pm | Zoom

Live Interview and Q&A on Fair Trade

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

In this event, Sussex University Development Society will be joining the city’s Fairtrade group members to get insights on the evolution of Fairtrade, the impact of Covid-19 on farmers and workers and ethical consumption. Come to discuss the importance of promoting the voices of artisanal producers!

4 March 11:00 am | Zoom

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.)

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.

5 March 6:30 pm | Zoom

Poetry evening with Clare Shaw, Zoe Brigley and Kristian Evans

Host: Fairtrade Connections – Community Arts Festival 

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.