Monday, 19 September 2005

Stalls 2005

On bank holiday Monday 30th May 2005 around 20,000 people attended Mayfest in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield's largest outdoor festival. Live music was performed by Chesney Hawkes, Lemar and other groups. Paddy McGuinness from Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere also attended. Other events included mega minis,  the James Bond Aston Martin Car, fair ground rides, animal tents, market stalls and of course the Sheffield Friends of the Earth stall.

The Sheffield Friends of the Earth stall featuring Maureen's electric car appeared to attract more attention than Bond's Aston Martin parked next to us! We also used the stall to hand out about two-hundred energy saving light bulbs, a few hundred water saving bags, and many information leaflets on climate change, recycling and GM foods. Onyx also displayed recycling and composting displays at the festival.

Sheffield Friends of the Earth also attended the 20th Green Fair at St Mary’s Community Centre on Bramall lane in July. The event attracted around 60 stalls which ranged from information stalls, renewable energy displays, electric bikes, and plenty of activities for the kids. It was estimated that over one-thousand visitors passed through the gates.