Derbyshire Eco centre Spring Fair

Saturday 11th Feb 2012

Commission Square

"The Derbyshire Eco Centre's next big event is the Spring Fair and Derbyshire Wool Weekend. This will be held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2012 from 11am to 4pm on both days.
The Derbyshire Eco Centre's Spring Fair and British Wool Weekend will be a free community event with something for everyone.

    A bustling market street of sustainable-living stalls for all the family
    Demonstrations of skills and crafts, with a chance to try them
    Performances by Dale Diva: Winners of Channel 5's "Don't Stop Believing", the BM&W Brass Band and other local music
    Promenade performance of a drama piece specially created for the event by the Babbling Vagabonds
    Craft demonstrations and fair to celebrate Derbyshire creativity
    Sheep and a celebration of Derbyshire wool products, both traditional and new
    Workshops and interactive poetry writing with Derbyshire's Poet Laureate
    Display of a nettle dress made by a De Montfort University graduate
    A host of exciting courses to enrol on at discounted prices
    Displays from yarn craft clubs from local primary schools
    Locally sourced food and bar

The Eco Centre Spring Fair will be promoting our own courses while celebrating local heritage, sustainable living and sustainable crafts, and international textile links."

We are inviting Derbyshire/Peak District craftspeople who work in a sustainable way and/or celebrate the environment to have a stall at the event. We will have some stalls in the centre itself, as well as a street market outside the centre. Stalls range in price from £30-£10 for the weekend, depending on location. If anyone is interested they should contact me via my email address ( or phone the Eco Centre on 01629 533038.

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