New Mills One World Festival
Thursday 5th July 2018 16:06 New Mills Posted by Nigel Skinner

New Mills One World Festival with bands and lots more is back after a year’s break.

With free admission, it’s on Saturday, July 7, from noon, in High Lee Park.

The popular, fun packed community event celebrates peace, the environment, cultural diversity and world development, with the theme for this year being ‘Make New Mills Fantastic, Try to Use Less Plastic.’

Patty Doran, one of the volunteers running the festival, said: “Even if you recycle, all the plastic you’ve ever used still exists in some form.

“Plastic bottles can take 450 years to decompose and plastic bags up to 1,000.

“We’re working with Transition New Mills to use the festival to shine a light on the need to reduce plastic use, an important issue that is starting to gain worldwide support.”

The fun-filled day will see stalls, activities, talks and bands.

Children and adults can take part in face painting, have fun with bubbles, decorate biscuits and more.

Stalls confirmed include High Peak FairTrade, High Peak Foodbank and Zink Employability, New Mills Allotment and Gardening Society, New Mills Foodie Friends, Stockport for Peace and Transition New Mills.

Talks in the Conversation Tents feature High Peak Foodbank, which works with individuals in crisis situations to give them a better future.

Jane and Liz ‘Plastic Gurus’ will be talking inspiration and strategies to enable individuals, businesses, schools and organisations of all sizes to use less plastic.

Bands performing live include Lovehearts, The Gally Canters, Shady Gringos, Dirty Jezebels and Holly Marland.

So go along to the festival, bring your refillable bottles (or buy one at the festival) and have an out of this world time.

Go to www.oneworldfestival.org for more details.