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GREEN GALA


SATURDAY, 12 AUGUST - 11.00AM-4.00PM
THE BURY'S FIELD, GODALMING - FREE ENTRY

Godalming Town Council’s Godalming Green Gala is an event all about living sustainably and protecting the environment and takes place on The Bury’s Field.

Come and find out how local people are helping to make a difference to our environment and how you too can take some easy steps to make a positive change.

FREE ENTRY

FREE ENTERTAINMENT

11.00

Rebel Rhythms Band - European samba-fusion protest band

12.00

"If I Had a Hammer" Rubbish Puppet Show

13.00

Blues Cafe - Four-piece band of experienced musicians playing lively blues 

14.00

"If I Had a Hammer" Rubbish Puppet Show

15.00

Blues Cafe - Four-piece band of experienced musicians playing lively blues 

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Bike Doctor fit-to-ride cycle checks and free maintenance repairs along with Bikeability advice and guidance for the family and bike ID sticker.

 

Alt=" "Children’s Activities all day – Meet the folks from Wild Learning who will be running free activities for children, come and make dream catchers/God’s Eyes/Boggerts (clay heads on sticks)/leaf printing using wood, recycled wool and old sheets.

Meet the Author – Tina Talbot from Wildlife Whimsies Publishing writes fun eco stories for children aged 4-9 years.  Tina will be introducing her 6 books in the Survival Super Squad series and will be signing books too.

Resident facepainter Leena will be on hand with her artistic creations.

 

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2023 MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE GREEN GALA

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“If I Had a Hammer” Puppet Show with Treebeard, Nolene, Faraday and Everybird.

Guildford & Waverley Green Party will be bringing herbs, plants and flowers in upcycled containers.

The Extinction Rebellion team will be running a free printing workshop doing block animal prints, birds and insects onto fabric remnants/t-shirts.

The Farncombe Community Garden will be running a plant sale to help fundraise for the community garden.

Elstree SoapsAlt=" " is a small, independent business that offers beautiful, vegan, palm oil free and environmentally-friendly bath products handcrafted in small batches in Hertfordshire.

Find out about Hills to Harbour part of the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership (sustainable travel) for Farncombe, Godalming, Milford, Witley and Haslemere, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the  South Downs National Park – connecting communities to the railway.

Citizens’ Advice SW Surrey will be giving energy-saving advice, thermometers and radiator keys to be given away.

Come and meet Farncombe & District Allotment Association (F&DAA) members, who will be happy to share their allotment experiences on how to grow your own vegetables and flowers.

alt=""Guildford Seedbank will be telling you how you can save and plant seeds and take part in seed swap events in SW Surrey.  They will be offering information and advice on the preservation of heritage and heirloom varieties in the Guildford and Godalming areas.

Godalming Baha’is will be showing an exhibition based on a recent UN statement ‘For the Betterment of the World’ plus Baha’i inspired charity information including the international Tree Foundation.

Meet Lucy from INZHO who will be on site with aromatherapy home fragrance and body care products inspired by animals and their representations.

MagnifiScent UK Ltd will be selling eco-vegan friendly candles, wax melts, room sprays, bath products and sls free sensitive dog shampoo.

See the Godalming Bahai’s exhibition based on a recent UN statement for the betterment of the World.

Offshore Designs return with their hand-made jewellery, carefully crafted unique pieces using ethically sourced products such as sea glass or pre-loved items.

Alt=" "Action Surrey – Independent energy efficiency advice service, offering personalised advice on insulation, renewables, energy and water saving tips.

Yard Market will be there with their eco stall and will help you refill/reuse and recycle.

Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse – Find out about this eco-friendly hostel-style accommodation.

Roots for the Future  are running a raffle and you can buy some small trees too.

The Repair Cafe Godalming stall will be letting you know how you can repair your things without throwing them away, they will also be chatting about the Rotary in Godalming and the new Library of Things.

Surrey Wildlife Trust – will be raising awareness and support.

Aid Alliance/Farnham for Fairness try to highlight all the amazing things which are taking place in the UK and outside.  Come and chat to us to find out more.

Teddy’s Boutique bringing recyclably-packaged cleaning products (part of the Clean Right EU Scheme).

TESLA your local EV welcomes you to come and see our Tesla Model Y.  Experience the comfort and technology of these amazing cars.  Find out about our Super Charger Network.  Book up here for an amazing Tesla Test Drive Experience with Steve.

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Waverley Hoppa Community Transport – come and see the electric Hoppa bus and find out how Waverley Hoppa is transitioning to net zero.

Wey Valley Solar Schools – long established community energy cooperative.  Long established local community energy cooperative with 11 solar arrays in the area mainly on schools and plans to double in size in the next year.

ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD

alt=""Greeting you on arrival will be the unmistakable sound of the Rebel Rhythms Band, a European samba-fusion protest bandm, which lends some carnival-inspired excitement to actions and local events.

There will be vegan and veggie food to purchase including vegan bakery, zero waste deli products from the Godalming Food Company.  Ollo Foods will be bringing a variety of delicious Indian street food (95% Vegan), Barry & Jo Jo’s will be serving vegan Bratwurst, vegan and veggie burgers, Godalming Delights will be bringing a cooling selection of vegan ice-creams, lollies, sweets and treats and vegan doggie ice-cream.  Alpher Coffee will be providing savoury and sweet veggie delights and drinks.  Fencliffes Churros will be serving their vegan churros and sauces.

DELICIOUS ECO-FRIENDLY FOOD

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Barry & Jo Jo’s
Vegan and veggie burgers, Bratwurst, potato salad, coleslaw, skin-on fries.

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Godalming Delights
Selection of delectable vegan and veggie ice creams, chocolates and sweets

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Godalming Food Company
Delicious  vegan baked goods and zero waste deli products.

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Ollo Foods
Delicious vegan Dosa, vegan Indian street food and frozen Indian ready meals (vegan and vegetarian)

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Fencliffes Churros
Freshly made vegan churros including cinnamon and sugar mix and chocolate, toffee or salted caramel sauces, plus hot and cold drinks

CHECK OUT OUR ECO-FRIENDLY STALLS

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Alpher Coffee
Speciality Colombian coffee – their project is to promote sustainable production and the concepts that farms are a system that must be in balance with the environment.  Pastries and snacks available too.

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Farncombe Community Garden
Plant Sale

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Citizen’s Advice SW Surrey

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Extinction Rebellion

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Facepainting by Leena

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Offshore Designs
Sustainable Jewellery

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Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse

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Repair Cafe

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Rotary in Godalming

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Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Yard Market
Eco refill station – bring your own bottles

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Artizan Fudge
Delicious vegan fudge

All events accurate at the time of publication.  The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme.

APPLY TO PARTICIPATE/BOOK A STALL

If you would like to apply for a stall for the Godalming Green Gala (whether you’re a trader or a community, educational, information group or organisation, please go to our Registration Page.

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