Sustainable Cheshire Winter Fair 10th December 2022

Plan your day

You will find the University of Chester with its DOT Van as you arrive.

Then the team from Eco Communities and Chester International School will greet you when you manage to tear yourself away from the DOT van and get inside. The school team will give you an idea of what you will find where and any timed events during the day.

You will find the Chester Zoo, Cheshire West and Chester Climate Emergency Team and Chester Cycling Campaign, ready to talk about everything from caring for your bike to trying thermal imaging cameras.

Iona Cowell from RECORD will have the first Mini Talk of the day, Why it is so important to get involved in wildlife recording? All our Mini Talks are on the ground floor.

Wendy Connelly from Raw i Studios will offer you a chance to make your own cards or buy one of her ready made cards. The workshops is only £2 per person and will be available to all, young and old.

Just Footprints will be with us with some great things to buy and it’s Clothes Swap. Bring in your clean clothes and swap them for something new ready for the festive season.

Some of our stalls

On the first floor we have the main bulk of the stalls, lots of great artisan items to buy, organisations to chat to and lots of fairtrade goodies. The schools music department will keep you entertained throughout the day.

FOOD – We have Fika the fantastic vegan bakery on the walls with everything baked in Hoole. They will have savory and sweet things which are easy to eat. Plus the schools PTA will be doing vegan hotdogs. So plenty to keep you topped up yo stay with us for the day.

More workshop with Mersey Wax Wraps, make your own wax wrap and very popular session last year. She uses organic cotton and natural ingredients. You will find them on the second floor.

Incredible Edible Handbridge will have some activities for the children. Lisa will also be talking about its new project they are fundraising for in a mini talk.

On the second floor we have more stalls, West Cheshire Muesums and our Libraries team. Before you visit Santa check out The Play Dough Lady and let the little ones have a play with her natural play dough. Then of course Santa’s grotto.

All levels are serviced by lift.

We have two lots of talks.

Main Talks Lecture Theatre

We have a full day of talks in the Lecture Theatre don’t miss them. Each talk is to be no more than around 40 minutes including questions.

10.30- Nature Recovery Corridor and Wildlife Connections, Charlotte Dale, Chester Zoo

11.15 – How to get going on cycling – what you need to know, Chester Cycling Campaign, Cathey Harrington   

12.00 – Eco Communities wants to support the region meet its Climate Change Targets. To do that we need you. How you can help at home, at work and in school. Helen Tandy, Director Eco Communities

12.45  Why nature is so important to counteract climate change? Dr Christian Dunn, Bangor University and Director Eco Communities

1.30- A Sustainable Christmas and becoming a Carbon Footprint Friend,  Helen Chambers, Giki and Eco Communities Director

2.15 – Heat and energy efficiency in homes – practical tips based on new or less well known insights, Mark Thompson, Get Energy Savvy

3.00 AWARDS & Recognition, Helen Tandy, Eco Communities and Becky Graham, Chester International School.

Mini Talks Ground Floor

10.15am – Why it is so important to get involved in wildlife recording? Iona Cowell, RECORD

11.00am – What’s next for Incredible Edible in Handbridge, Lisa Rossetti, Incredible Edible Handbridge

2.00pm – How to check your bike before setting off, Ian Slater, Cheshire Cycling Campaign.