Camden Fairtrade Network

Fairtrade events and activities

Part of any Fairtrade campaign is to raise awareness of Fairtrade and encourage more people to choose products with the FAIRTRADE Mark. One way this is done is to run stalls selling products and offering information about products and where to find them.

Camden Fairtrade
                     Network at the Multifaith Festival in Russell Square Gardens 30th July 2006

The Camden Fairtrade Network, schools and universities, faith groups and other community organisations, businesses, shops and cafés will all occasionally organise such Fairtrade events.

Events

See Fairtrade London for any special events promoting Fairtrade:

Newsletter

Each year, in late February/early March, the national Fairtrade Fortnight provides a focus for special events and activities.

Community festivals, summer and winter fairs, the annual Camden Green Fair in Regent’s Park and the Recycling Give and Take Days also provide opportunities for promoting Fairtrade.

Please contact us if you can help or to let us know about your Fairtrade events and activities.

Fairtrade Fortnight activities in Camden have included:

  • stalls in council buildings like the Town Hall and the Crowndale Centre
  • stalls in local markets especially Queen's Crescent
  • Traidcraft stalls in churches and other places of worship
  • in 2007 a cocoa farmer from Ghana visited La Sainte Union School Secondary School and Argyle and Torriano Primary Schools
  • Fairtrade refreshments and promotion at the Camden Faith Communities Partnership meeting 2007 and 2008

Other highlights

  • in 2008 Camden Green Fair included a Fairtrade Tea Dance, which is believed to have broken the record for the World’s Biggest Fairtrade Tea Dance
  • in December 2006, Camden hosted the 20th Annual World Fair, at its Camden Centre. This was a two day event with live music and over 50 Fair Trade stalls for Christmas shopping with a conscience
  • in May 2007, the Camden Fairtrade Network assisted at the showing of Black Gold at the Renoir Cinema, as part of the Fairtrade Film Festival
  • stall at Somers Town Festival of Cultures 2007 and 2008
  • stall at Swiss Cottage community festival 2007 with a focus on Traidcraft products
  • stall at Camden Newtown Festival in 2008
  • give and Take Days – in 2008 the Camden Fairtrade Network was invited to run a Fairtrade stall at the Recycling Give and Take Days
  • distribution of 10,000 London Fairtrade booklets produced in February 2008
  • Ghanaian evening in October 2008, with a screening of the film The Great African Scandal

Fairtrade photos

Contact

Please contact the Camden Fairtrade Network if you can help or to let us know about your Fairtrade events and activities.

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