Sat 28th May – Green Day

Event, Uncategorized

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Join us for an engaging, inspiring and fun-packed day, focusing on all things ‘green’.


Star of the show will be a full-size inflatable whale!  Bold explorers who squeeze inside the whale will find themselves in the depths of a bubbling, kelp-swirling ocean. With the use of exquisite puppets, comedy and music, they’ll explore a tale of sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish. The audience help to save the whale and an ancient leatherback turtle from a deluge of plastic and travel from the Indian ocean to a coral reef, leaving feeling empowered that everyone can make a difference.  There will be six whale shows throughout the day (book here).


Here is a schematic programme for the day (click on the image to see an enlarged version):



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Kicking off the day will be a children’s parade around the Fletchers Croft area led by Goran the recycled sea dragon.  All the local primary and pre-schools are taking part, as well as the Woodcraft Group.  Youngsters are making sea creature costumes and musical instruments out of recycled materials, so it should be quite a scene!  Children aged 0-8 and siblings are all welcome, and will need to be accompanied by an adult.  It will be a gentle walk with no road closures in place this year.

There will be loads of displays, demonstrations and stalls throughout the day.  Highlights will include:


  • An electric car (EV) and e-Bike Parade – this will do a circuit of the High Street leading people to the Green Day venue at Fletchers Croft.  You’ll be able to chat to their owners afterwards to find out what it’s like to own an EV or e-Bike.  And if you’d like to take part in the parade, do sign up at:


  • The “Inspiration Eco Station”, a converted 1974 milk float laden with green information and hosting an interactive gameshow testing out your green knowledge.


  •  Information trucks promoting recycling  from West Sussex County Council.


  • Parcours for Seniors –  Exercise demos on the outdoor gym equipment.


  • Stalls covering willow workd, woodturning, recycling & repairing, tree planting, bug hotels, saving energy at home, and much more.


Rounding the day off, local green groups are combining forces for a session in the Big Top tent entitled: “We’re all in it for nature: Celebrating and protecting local biodiversity”.  

Greening Steyning will be launching a short film and an interactive map showcasing local biodiversity hot spots, based on the results of a detailed nature mapping project carried out over the past year.  There will also be presentations from Steyning for Trees, Steyning Downlands Scheme, Steyning Community Orchard, St Andrew’s and St Peter’s Churches, and the Life on the Verge project.

Ice creams and delicious vegetarian street food on sale from some great food vendors (Pizza Oven, Vegan Earthlings, Prickly Pear Kitchen, Dairy Diva Ice Cream Van) + the Festival bar will be open.

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