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Be More Green Festival Free

Sunday 2810.00amMay


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Be More Green Festival Free

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It’s all happening on Sunday 28th May, 10am - 5pm! At Moorgreen Reservoir Park, Cowes - a FREE mini festival of fun for the whole family!


Artist-led activities, entertainment, market stalls and more, all centred around the theme of the Island's UNESCO Biosphere status and sustainability. There’ll be loads to see and do including:

● Wildlife Discovery ● Bug Hoovering ● Museum of Nature ● Kids Crafts ● Arts Activities ● Live Music ● Fresh Local Food & more!


Biosphere Reserves are places that are chosen for their outstanding natural and cultural character and recognised as places where local communities have an aspiration to live sustainably within their local ecosystems. This is a global designation and apparently, our lovely lil Island shows pretty good examples of this! In 2019, the Isle of Wight was awarded Biosphere Reserve status by the international coordinating council of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme. There are 700 Biosphere Reserves worldwide but only 7 in the UK!


10am – 12.30pm: “B is for Biosphere” drop-in poster making workshop with Kay McCrann 10.30 – 11am: Performing songs about trees beneath trees by Paul Armfield, the Woodland 1.30 – 4pm: “Dirty Drawing: In the dirt, with the dirt, about the dirt!” drop-in workshop with Kay McCrann 3.30 – 4pm Performing songs about trees beneath trees by Paul Armfield, the Woodland

All day drop-in activities: ● iWatchWildlife Workshop ● Moorgreen Mural Upgrade workshop with Alice Malia ● Kite Making and Nature Crafts with Wilder Learning ● Giant Colouring-in with Polly Zanardi ● History & Nature workshop with Holly Medland ● The Pop-Up Natural History Museum with The Common Space ● Allotment Tours

Cowes Baptist Church will be open 10.30 – 11.30am for their all-age Celebration Service for Pentecost Sunday. From 11.30 – 5pm they’ll continue to stay open serving tea, coffee and cakes! And provide some all-essential toilet facilities for the day, including baby changing facilities.


We’ve teamed up with Market Days CIC and have been given permission to allow trading to take place for the first time at Moorgreen Reservoir Park! Traders include: Blackgang Bakes, Andy Fortune Wood Turner, The Flying Coffee Machine, Cyclewight, and lots of handcrafted items, local produce and art!


We’re on Moorgreen Road in Cowes, located between the allotments and the Cowes Baptist Church. Postcode P031 7AH. Look out for the big gates upon entry - we’ll have some beautiful decorations on loan from the brilliant Shademakers to help you find us.


So how do you get to us? There are plenty of ways! Walking is probably the best way as it is located within a residential area. There is a car park nearby (postcode PO31 7LS), as well as bus stops and Beryl electric scooter bays close by. And if you live in the area, just rock up! Check out our lovely little map of the area designed by the brilliant Michelle Lott, aka MooksGoo!

Be More Green Festival is on the same weekend as Cowes Fringe - so an even better reason to come and soak up the cultural offerings in Cowes! Come along on Sunday 28th May to Moorgreen Reservoir Park, bring a picnic and enjoy this lovely bit of green space in Cowes!