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Envirolution Program 2013

By Envirolution @envirolution

Envirolution 2013The best ‘FREE’ day in Platt Fields Park of the year.

We are back for our yearly extravaganza in and around the Eco Garden of the park. There will be live music, theatre, live art, workshops, discussions, family fun, fairground games, solar power, pedal power, food, drink and loads of smiling faces.

All for the lovely price of FREE!

ParkLove Stage

The stage this year will be powered by the sun via Songsmith Solar.

14:00 – Opening group of Drummers

14:30 – Capoeira Angola Manchester

15:00 – Jezabellezza

15:30 – Filthy Lucre

16:00 – Franco and The Dreadnoughts

16:30 – Templebys

17:15 – Sam Haine and The Bloodflames

18:15 – Wobbly Hearts

Fair Trade Ground

 With “Whack a Fat Cat” and “Don’t be Shy; Crack my Coco-Nuts”!

Pow Wow Pedal Power Stage

Pedal Power2
A stage with a difference – family-powered with parents and children pedalling to raise the volume.

2pm Bells and the birches
3pm Curly Wurly Theatre Company
4pm Ben Playford
5pm Wandering Shadows

Envirolution and Folks

Come say hello, find out what is going on … and get involved

Envirolution Tent - Knotted Beard Photo BoothPop Up FarmMamu’s Greenwood Craft – Free Face Painting – Tree of Art – Stitched Up – Venture Arts - Rubbish RevampedMorff’s MudballsFriends of Platt Fields Park + Chorlton Plant SwapCrafters - Manchester Slackliners

The Chatting Duck Tent

A fabulous opportunity to have your say about the future of your city and your community with discussions throughout the day. This will be facilitated by Manchester Climate Monthly

14:00 What is a ‘Low Carbon Culture’?

15:00 Targets for 2014

16:00 What and Who is in the way?

17:00 Who can help?

18:00 What skills do we need?


presents Bradford Peasants Collective -

No Dash for Gas -Faslane Peace Camp – The Guerilla Gardeners -.Katleberry Finn – Campaign against Depleted Uranium

Workshops and discussions on environmental grassroots activism, community organising, self-sufficiency, urban gardening, herbal medicine, living autonomously and the priniciples of permaculture.

The Market

Chorlton RefurbAction for Sustainable LivingOxfam - Greenpeace - I Am Tree – Voyage To The Edge Of The World – Manchester and Salford Ramblers – EcoSpeedEthical Pets – The Kindlign Trust -  Fallowfield Secret Garden - LGBT Youth North West / LGBT Centre - Moss Side Community Allotment – Groundwork

Bee World

Manchester and District Beekeeper Association  -  Manchester Friends of The Earth - Three Bees

Bike Hub

Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign - 20′s plenty for Manchester – a showcase of bamboo bikes - Edinburgh Bicycle CooperativeRevolve MCR

Food and Drink

An assorted mix of treats; A tea vendor with a choice of over 50 flavours (Tea Jamboree), Indian street food (Chaat Cart), a café on a bike (Coffee Crank Cooperative), lovely homemade vegan food (Teatime Collective), Delicious homemade cakes (Ruthaliscious Cake) and cycle powered smoothies (The Rejuicynator).

Lakeside Lounge Wellbeing Area

Come chill your boots in the Lakeside Lounge next to the Labyrinth.

Plus some relaxation classes starting from 14:30 with An introduction to Yoga from Kundalini Yoga

Also, within the Labyrinth we will be creating a map to see where all the exciting and inspiring projects are in relation to Platt Fields Park.


Throughout the day you can collect pledges from around the various areas of the festival. Once you have filled your programme bring it to the Envirolution Tent to enter into a prize draw. The prizes will include a free bike from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative (worth £350 or vouchers to the same value)

dwelle trail
Dwelle – The Eco House

There will be an open day at Dwelle on Wilmslow Road as part of Envirolution. Drop in for some refreshments and a look around this award winning eco demonstration home.

A BIG thank you to everyone in the programme, The Envirolution team, all the volunteers and everyone else who helped make this day a success including Dwelle for hosting an open day at their eco home.

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