2013: The One With 6000 People

<h2 id=”internal-source-marker_0.1047456045831483″><a href=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/poster-dev-copy.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-1098″ src=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/poster-dev-copy.jpg?w=210&#8243; alt=”Envirolution 2013″ width=”210″ height=”300″ /></a>The best ‘FREE’ day in Platt Fields Park of the year.</h2>
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!<!–more–>

<b>ParkLove Stage</b>

<a href=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/drummers.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-1026″ src=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/drummers.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”Drummers” width=”300″ height=”169″ /></a>The stage this year will be powered by the sun via <a href=”http://www.songsmithsolar.co.uk/”>Songsmith Solar</a>.

14:00 – Opening group of Drummers

14:30 – <a href=”http://capoeiramanchester.org.uk/”>Capoeira Angola Manchester</a>

15:00 – <a href=”https://soundcloud.com/jezabellezza”>Jezabellezza</a&gt;

15:30 – Filthy Lucre

16:00 – <a href=”http://www.francoandthedreadnought.com/”>Franco and The Dreadnoughts</a>

16:30 – <a href=”http://www.templebys.co.uk/”>Templebys</a&gt;

17:15 – <a href=”https://soundcloud.com/thebloodflames”>Sam Haine and The Bloodflames</a>

18:15 – <a href=”http://www.reverbnation.com/thewobblyhearts”>Wobbly Hearts</a>

<b>Fair Trade Ground</b>

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

<b>Pow Wow Pedal Power Stage</b>

<a href=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/pedal-power2.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-1045″ src=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/pedal-power2.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”Pedal Power2″ width=”300″ height=”200″ /></a>A stage with a difference – family-powered with parents and children pedalling to raise the volume.

2pm <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/BellsInTheBirches?fref=ts”>Bells and the birches</a>
3pm Curly Wurly Theatre Company
4pm <a href=”http://www.myspace.com/benplayford”>Ben Playford</a>
5pm <a href=”http://wandering-shadows.tumblr.com/”>Wandering Shadows</a>

<b>Envirolution and Folks</b>

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

<a href=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/mudbombs.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-1031″ src=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/mudbombs.jpg?w=300&#8243; alt=”mudbombs” width=”300″ height=”169″ /></a>Envirolution Tent -<a href=”https://envirolution.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/envirolution-pop-up-farm/”&gt; Knotted Beard Photo Booth</a> – <a title=”Envirolution Pop Up Farm” href=”https://envirolution.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/envirolution-pop-up-farm/”>Pop Up Farm</a> – <a href=”http://www.mamusgreenwoodcrafts.com/”>Mamu’s Greenwood Craft</a> – Free Face Painting – Tree of Art – Stitched Up – <a href=”Venture Arts”>Venture Arts</a> – <a href=”http://rubbishrevamped.org.uk/”>Rubbish Revamped</a> – <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/527179703962539/?fref=ts”>Morff’s Mudballs</a> – <a href=”http://www.plattfields.org/”>Friends of Platt Fields Park</a> + <a href=”http://www.chorltonplantswap.org.uk/”>Chorlton Plant Swap</a> –  <a href=”http://crafterelena.wordpress.com/”>Crafters </a>- <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/groups/145528522238254/”>Manchester Slackliners</a>

<b>The Chatting Duck Tent</b>

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 <a href=”http://manchesterclimatemonthly.net/”>Manchester Climate Monthly</a>

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?

<b>The GRASSROOTS Tent </b>

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.

<b>The Market</b>

<a href=”http://chorltonrefurb.net/”>Chorlton Refurb</a> – <a href=”http://www.afsl.org.uk/”>Action for Sustainable Living</a> – <a href=”http://www.oxfam.org.uk/”>Oxfam </a>- <a href=”http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/manchester”>Greenpeace </a>- I Am Tree – Voyage To The Edge Of The World – Manchester and Salford Ramblers – <a href=”http://www.ecospeed.co.uk/”>EcoSpeed</a&gt; – <a href=”http://www.ethical-pets.co.uk/”>Ethical Pets</a> – <a href=”http://www.kindling.org.uk/home”>The Kindlign Trust – </a> <a href=”http://fallowfieldsecretgarden.wordpress.com/”>Fallowfield Secret Garden -</a> <a href=”www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk”>LGBT Youth North West / LGBT Centre</a> – <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosssidecomallotment/?fref=ts”>Moss Side Community Allotment</a> – <a href=”http://www.northwest.groundwork.org.uk/manchester-salford-stockport.aspx”>Groundwork</a&gt;

<b>Bee World</b>

<a href=”http://www.mdbka.com/home.html&#8221; target=”_self”>Manchester and District Beekeeper Association </a> –  <a href=”http://manchesterfoe.org.uk/?cat=5&#8243; target=”_self”>Manchester Friends of The Earth </a>- Three Bees

<b>Bike Hub</b>

<a href=”http://www.gmcc.org.uk/&#8221; target=”_self”>Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign</a> – <a href=”http://www.20splentyformanchester.moonfruit.com/&#8221; target=”_self”>20’s plenty for Manchester</a> – a showcase of bamboo bikes – <a href=”http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/&#8221; target=”_self”>Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative</a> – <a href=”http://www.revolvemcr.com/”>Revolve MCR</a>

<b>Food and Drink</b>

An assorted mix of treats; A tea vendor with a choice of over 50 flavours (<a href=”http://www.facebook.com/TeaJamboree”>Tea Jamboree</a>), Indian street food (<a href=”www.chaatcart.co.uk/”>Chaat Cart</a>), a café on a bike (<a href=”http://coffeecrankscoop.org.uk”>Coffee Crank Cooperative</a>), lovely homemade vegan food (<a href=”http://www.facebook.com/TeatimeCollective”>Teatime Collective</a>), Delicious homemade cakes (Ruthaliscious Cake) and cycle powered smoothies (<a href=”http://www.therejuicynator.org/”>The Rejuicynator</a>).

<b>Lakeside</b><b> Lounge Wellbeing Area</b>

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 <a href=”http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/&#8221; target=”_self”>Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative</a> (worth £350 or vouchers to the same value)

<strong><a href=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dwelle-trail.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-1263″ src=”https://envirolution.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dwelle-trail.jpg?w=150&#8243; alt=”dwelle trail” width=”150″ height=”148″ /></a><a href=”https://envirolution.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/dwelle-the-eco-house/&#8221; rel=”bookmark”>Dwelle – The Eco House</a></strong>

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 <strong>BIG thank you</strong> 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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