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Date: 1 February 2010 22:45:51
Subject: Fw: Burgess Hill
Fairtrade & Freedom Festival
BURGESS HILL FAIRTRADE AND FREEDOM
FESTIVAL SUNDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2010 TO SUNDAY 7th MARCH
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spam email but is a genuine communication of events that are taking place
during Fairtrade Fortnight. Please accept my apologies if you regard this
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2nd Annual Burgess Hill Fairtrade & Freedom Festival gets underway on
February when we
are delighted that George Alagiah, the lead broadcaster for the BBC news, will
be hosting a panel debate in the Martlets Hall on the subject of
Fairtrade and trade justice. Entrance to this event is free but space is
We then have our big festival weekend which runs from
Friday 5th March to Sunday 7th
March with all the events again in the Martlets
The booking line is open on
this weekend we have:
Friday 5th March
features Phil Beer (one half of acoustic duo Show of Hands)
hopefully with Miranda Sykes; 3
Daft Monkeys and
Rob Halligan &
Gareth Davies Jones
open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
This will be an amazing evening of real passion,
protest and frenetic rhythm. A not to be missed night.
Saturday 6th March
have 20 stalls lined up offering a wide variety of fairtrade and fairly traded
goods, gifts and food to buy and sample. There are several information stalls
and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about fairtrade and the
organisations that support this work.
10.00am to 3.00pm
Entrance to this event is free.
Saturday 6th March
by popular demand is ceilidh band ASHA.
Last year they took dancers through a storming evening of fantastic dancing.
This is great entertainment and it is really worth booking early for this
open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Tickets are £9.00 each (or £8.00 each when you buy 4 or
is available separately.
Sunday 7th March
Folk, Fairtrade &
Doors open at
7.30pm. (not 7pm as previous
is our 4th benefit gig for Fairtrade & Stop The Traffik as we seek to
raise money to help the campaign against the modern slave
Chris Wood (BBC 2 Folk Singer of the year 2009); Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson (one
quarter of Waterson Carthy) and Chris Parkinson; and Julie
This is a
line up of artists that will rarely if ever be repeated again. It will be
a blend of the lyrical, powerful and searching music and all for
such good causes.
(Asha, Chris Wood and Julie Hall are
please could I ask you to do 2 things for me:
Support the events yourself;
Forward this mailshot to as many people as you can and encourage them to come
entertainment is fantastic and the causes need support as they work to change
the way people trade and the way they are
modern slave trade is a curse and your support at these events will help in
the fight to combat it.
reminder that the booking line is open on 01444
Burgess Hill Town Fairtrade