REVIEW: Kingston Green Fair
Jim from London has done a guest review for us of the The Kingston Green Fair. Take it away Jim:
It's the last bank holiday in May here in the UK and it's raining. It has to be that bastion of the South West London green calendar, The Kingston Green Fair.Thanks Jim, gutted not to have been there to be honest. Oh well. Maybe next year.
The Kingston Green Fair has been going for 19 years and takes place in Canbury Gardens in Kingston Upon Thames, a large park bordering the Thames. There is something for everyone here including a Kids Zone with face painting and a cycle-powered music lesson, a healing zone, four sound stages and many stalls and information tents.
Highlights of this year for me where:
However the Kingston Green Fair is not all about green living. There is also some great music including my personal favourite of the day: the 3 Daft Monkeys.
- The Green Home tent which detailed everything from wool home insulation to a competition for the best ideas to get people recycling.
- A company called Green Endings that do eco-friendly funerals (including a really cool looking motorcycle hearse).
- The LoveLondon stall who were giving out information on London Sustainability Week which starts this Saturday.
- And lastly, for the first time this year, a licensed bar selling organic beverages.
So if you are down South West London way this time next year it is worth popping along to get a bit of the festival spirit. Plus next year it is the 20th anniversary so they are bound to pull out all the stops.