Bristol BIG Green Week passes on sale soon

Posted on 22 February 2012

BIG Green Week logoTen pound ‘Green Passes’ for Bristol’s BIG Green Week 2012, providing advance booking, discounts on ticket prices, and other local benefits will go on sale in March organisers have announced. For more details follow @biggreenweek on Twitter, check out Big Green Week on Facebook, or sign up for the newsletter on the BIG Green Week website here.

The UK’s festival of environmental talks, art and culture is taking place in Bristol between 9th to 17th June.

Jointly organised by Bristol Green Capital and Forum for the Future, supported by Bristol City Council, BIG Green Week is expected to attract visitors from across the UK and virtual participants from around the world.

Bristol City Council Leader, Barbara Janke, said:

“BIG Green Week is shaping up to be a top class festival, showcasing the creative and original work and projects going on that are helping to make Bristol such a sustainable city, and inspiring people with ideas of how they can get involved. With such a world-class panel of guest speakers throughout the week and a huge array of exhibitions and activities, the festival should appeal not only to Bristolians but also further afield, hopefully bringing us visitors from across the UK and even Europe.”

The week kicks off with a celebration of local food and Bristol’s biggest ever Market on Saturday 9 June, followed by a Sunday showcase for electric vehicles.

From Monday to Friday (11-15 June), BIG Green Week will host a daily stream of speaker events to explore the latest green thinking, including the Morning Muse, Thought for the Day, the Festival of Green Ideas, a daily Big Green Lecture and evening entertainment at the Big Green Event.

Wildlife lovers will have the chance to see some of the BBC’s Natural History Unit’s greatest films, with daily showings at the Watershed; there will be art on display at the Royal West of England Academy; BIG Green Week exhibits and activities at the Arnolfini, Colston Hall and the M-Shed;  a packed programme of Fringe events; and outside art and audio installations will transform the public space.

Confirmed speakers include: Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, US activist and author Bill McKibben, chief executive of the Eden Project Tim Smit, the National Trust’s Fiona Reynolds, Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, and author and activist Tony Juniper.

The week will culminate in the Festival of Nature on 16-17 June  – Europe’s biggest free nature festival held in a tented village across the Bristol harbourside, and Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride  on Sunday 17 June when thousands are expected to join the family ride.


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