We’re inviting residents and businesses to join us this September for Frome’s first Great Big Green Week! The week runs from 18th – 26th September and will see a host of events celebrating how the Frome community is taking action to tackle climate change and protect our green spaces.
The Great Big Green Week is a nationwide event and here in Frome there will be a range of events taking place including an exciting new live show from the Siren Poets, ‘We Feed…Frome’ at the Station, a special event from OpenStoryTellers and the return of ‘Improve Don’t Move’.
There will also be walks, forest school sessions, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and a ‘Plastic Free Tea in the Park’ which will see students from Frome College perform their ‘Later…with’ show as well as giving people the chance to find out about the many climate-friendly projects that are happening in the town.
Cllr Rob Collet says: “We’re very excited about the weeklong programme taking place here in Frome in September. The week provides the perfect opportunity to show decision makers that people from all walks of life, here in Frome and across the country, are stepping up to take action on climate change. It’s a great precursor to the major UN climate summit, COP26, being held in the UK in November, where politicians will set out how they plan to fulfil their promise of reducing greenhouse gases across the world. In the run up to this, The Great Big Green Week will set the stage for the most ambitious climate summit ever.”
As well as enjoying the events on offer in September, we are also inviting local residents to create art, poetry and stories over the summer holidays to deliver Frome’s message to the leaders of COP26. Cllr Collet continues: “Tell us why you love our green spaces, our planet and the action you want to see from our leaders to protect it. Please take your creations to Frome Town Hall where they will be displayed throughout Great Big Green Week, we can’t wait to see them.”
For more details and ticket information, visit the Great Big Green Week page.