The Great Big Green Week returns this September with a host of events for all to enjoy. Part of the nationwide event, the week in Frome will run from the 11th to 18th September and will be celebrating our green spaces and highlighting the action Frome is taking to tackle climate change.
Following on from the success of last year’s Great Big Green Week we will see the return of some of the most popular events including the Frome Heritage Tree Walk, Everyday Botany Walk and Bat Walk. There will also be another chance to experience yoga in Rodden Meadow, refresh your wardrobe with the Big Green Clothes Swap and rack up some laps with the Lions’ Ride Kids Ride event.
Mayor of Frome, Cllr Sara Butler said: “We’re really excited about the return of Great Big Green Week and the variety of events on offer. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate, support and learn from the many people in Frome taking positive action against climate change and protecting our green spaces and biodiversity.”
The week will launch on the 11th with Cycle Sunday which will include Frome’s 5th annual Bike Jumble as well as free Dr Bike safety check-ups, fun cycle skills and a pedal-powered disco. The event will coincide with the Pump Track’s 10th anniversary celebrations where you’ll get a chance to indulge in more bike related activities such as ‘bling your bike’ and marvel at amazing bike stunts from Fusion Extreme.
In addition to the cycle events, children will be well catered for with an eco crafty morning, pop up play sessions, pond dipping and a hedgehog storytime and craft session.
Also in the line-up later in the week, Mojo Moves will be hosting a silent disco in Rodden Meadow, try your hand at bat box building and enjoy a selection of foodie treats including meat free Monday workshops, hyperlocal feasts and a Community Fridge Ready Steady Cook!
For those looking for inspiration and debate, Frome Town Hall will play host to a Planet Friendly Living evening where we’ll hear from environmental educator and author Claire Vowell alongside a showcase of local businesses and organisations offering advice on planet friendly swaps. Mendip Councillor Shane Collins will present “The Climate Emergency: Five Things to Change and Four Ways to Do It” at the Silk Mill and the third Climate Action Group meeting will focus on sustainable travel.
The week will finish in collaboration with the Frome Lit Fest as author and broadcaster Philippa Forrester is joined in conversation with Wyl Menmiur, whose book The Draw of the Sea explores the incredible power that water has in our lives.