If you are at a loose end this weekend and are close to Bristol, then head down to the city where the Big Green Week Festival is reaching its climax.
In recent years, Bristol has hosted numerous events, including the Wallace and Gromit exhibition and the Big Slide, but this June sees a mixture of events taking place all over the city.
The Big Green Week festival began Saturday 6th and concludes on Sunday 21st June 2015. Every year, this annual event has a theme and this time, the 120 free events and festivities are based round inspiring love for the future. #LoveTheFuture!
Bristol Wins European Green Capital 2015
Bristol has been the centre of attention since being crowned European Green Capital for 2015! Leaving Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia … for Trivial Pursuit superiority!) in its wake, the city of Bristol was assessed against 12 criteria to become triumphant. These criteria included innovation and sustainable employment, energy performance, water treatment and climate change.
And to mark the occasion, and also to prove that sustainability and greenness do not have to be boring, the various organisers of the Big Green Week have organised a lot of events all based on the green theme, including a mouth watering foodie fest!
First of all, the must-visit event was the Great Green Wine Stomp, where SNOB wines are a-flowing. That’s SNOB as in Sustainable, Natural, Organic, Biodynamic beverages, not SNOB as in those who think that if it hasn’t got a cork then it cannot be any good.
According to the website, “This is Bristol’s first wine tasting event to focus exclusively on wines that have minimal environmental impact.”
Now for those who love seafood, bookmark 19th June and head down to see Silla Bjerrum, founder and executive chef of London’s Feng Sushi chain. A six-course fish feast awaits you, with Silla showcasing an array of planet-friendly British fish served with a Japanese twist.
And my personal favourite simply because it makes so much sense is The Supper Sense Blind Banquet, held on the 18th June. Visually impaired Andy Shipley is hosting a special dinner where all guests are blindfolded: you’ll never get a better opportunity to use our taste buds instead of your eyes to appreciate food!
Add to the mix plenty of music events, lectures, documentaries and comedy shows and the Big Green Week at Bristol has something for everyone, old and young over its fortnight; so time just to enjoy one of the many events that the region covered by AC Services has to offer!