It’s Coronation weekend and many will be enjoying Coronation events. As we all know, King Charles has long been a champion of
environmental issues. So, it is great news that the Colchester Eco Festival is set to go ahead again this year.
Now in its third year, it attracted over 4,500 visitors last year and had 90 stalls giving out information and advice on all areas of the environment.
Festival organiser Malcolm Laquis Alden said ‘’The festival is organised and run entirely by local volunteers and requires a lot of
effort, resources and money to put on. However, it will once again be a free festival in 2023. If you want to be inspired, learn,
network and discover how we can create positive social environmental change by consuming products/services differently then
claim your free tickets now’’.
The Eco Festival is a free event for everyone and is a great family event. Apart from helping the local community to lead a more
sustainable life it is a fun filled day out for all.
Martin North who organises the culture and entertainment at the festival said ‘’The cultural events are an important part of the
festival, and we provide a full programme of more uncommon acts and performances throughout the day. We have a main stage
where local musical acts perform, an arena where dance performances take place as well as events happening in the children’s
tent and walkabouts throughout the festival. Where else can you see Goth Morris dancing, Bhadram dancers and even belly
dancing in one place and listen to a whole range of musical styles’’.
Andrew Wilkinson of en-form, the charity that runs the event said ‘’Although it is a great fun day out for the whole family, it has a
serious message. What can we all do to save the planet. At the moment, with the cost of living crisis it is even more important as
people look to find ways to reduce their energy and water bills and reduce transport costs’’.
All the old favourites will be back again this year, including the Baby Zone, Children’s tent, health and wellbeing centre and the
sustainable transport try out zone.
The event will take place on Saturday the 2nd September 2023 at Lower Castle Park in Colchester.
Claim your free tickets now at eco-festival.org.