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Tayport Climate Festival takes an exciting shape

By 31st May 2021No Comments
A draft of Tayport Community Festival logo in progress

A draft of Tayport Climate Festival logo in progress…

Earlier this year, we shared the news that PLANT would be helping organise a community Climate Festival, to celebrate COP26 taking place in Glasgow later this year and to help us imagine a better and fairer future for Tayport. We are now excited to tell you that Tayport’s own Climate Festival will take place on 24th, 25th and 26th of September and that it will be a part of the national COP26 Fringe Week. We would also like to thank The University of Dundee and Fife Council for contributing to funding of the Festival.

We have several exciting events lined up with an ever-increasing number of people and organisations signing up, including PLANT, Dolphin Centre, St Andrews University, The Larick Centre, Top Park Group, and local musicians, artists and naturalists.

The festival programme planning is progressing in earnest and as soon as our festival logo is done, we will be getting festival Facebook and Instagram pages ready to go in June to keep everyone well informed. Please get in touch on tayportclimatefest@gmail.com if you think you could help us with coordinating the marketing and running of the social media.

So far the events to look forward to include:

  • A ‘marketplace’ of stalls providing people with information and ideas for tackling climate change on both personal and community levels
  • Workshops in sustainable fashion – repairing and recycling clothing, and making lovely new items out of old
    ‘Science’ workshops for children and families
  • Nature and heritage walks in and around Tayport
  • An open day and vegetable stall at the Community Garden
  • Wildlife-friendly planting day at Top Park
  • And many more – music, a stand-up comedian, poetry, art and photography.

We are looking for more Tayport organisations and individuals to contribute their events to the programme. Deadline for draft event proposals is 2nd of July.

Would you like to take part? Do you have things you want to share with everyone in Tayport, which are helping to tackle climate change and making Tayport a better and fairer place to live? Or do you want to draw their attention to something – like how to avoid using plastic bags, for example.

You could be:

  • An established community group
  • A local business
  • A faith group
  • A school, nursery or playgroup
  • A group for children and young people – Youth Club; Scouts; Brownies etc.
  • A group of neighbours
  • A support group
  • A group with a common interest – knitting, birdwatching etc.

You might be looking to recruit new members or attract community support. Or you might simply want to let people know you are there and what you do. Or maybe you are a community business and want to attract new customers through your approach to sustainability.

Here are some examples of events you could offer: walk and talk; nature spotting; lectures and talks; film; music, art, drama, dance, storytelling; fashion show; swap shop; newsletter; information stall; organise a campaign; catering; exhibition.

Get in touch with us and we can talk it through with you and what we can do to help. Email tayportclimatefest@gmail.com and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

PLANT

PLANT

People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ

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