We're back this
September with a festival of events to make life better whilst protecting the planet. Join us to be inspired and make a change.
Have a look at what we got up to at last year's Festival:
/ fabulous car free street festival including 'On Yer Bike' music / family events / music / talks / guided walks / food - harvesting & cooking / cinema / art exhibition / cycle rides /
We've got lots of events taking place and they are nearly all FREE to attend. (Some need pre-booking so head to the tickets section to book your spaces). If you'd like to download our handy calendar of events click here
Car Free Street Festival
Join us in the street as we enjoy a car free town centre. See Wilmslow from a new perspective as you enjoy the streets by bike, on foot, on scooters or rollerblades! Hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins, we'll be hosting a bike-powered concert, dancing, carnival puppets and a children's activity area with face painting, nature inspired activities, scavenger hunts and a special cycle & scooter area.
You can enjoy all the town has to offer without worrying about cars! A fabulous outdoor celebration for everyone to enjoy on Sunday 25th September. And we need you to help us keep the sound going! Click here to sign up to pedal!
Sunday 25th September in Wilmslow town centre
Joel Gardner - award winning guitarist and singer
Chris Hawkins - BBC Radio 6 Music DJ and host of the pedal-powered Festival Stage.
BlackSheepLad - Singer songwriter Phil Mellen
Liv Torc - celebrated poet, performer, producer and founder of Hot Poets
Fondabath - Up and coming indie band
Melanie Williams - singer songwriter and guest vocalist with the Hacienda Classical
Harvest Party at Oakenclough Community Garden
Come and join us at the Community Garden at Oakenclough on Saturday 10th September between 4pm and 7pm. We've got lots going on for everyone to enjoy:
Live Music and dancing
A harvest feast from the fruit and vegetables grown and harvested from our community gardens
This is a ticketed event - tickets are £5 per adult & £2 per child
visit the "Tickets" section to book your place!
GREEN HOMES TOUR
As energy costs rise, this year's Festival gives you the chance to find out more about how you can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.
On Saturday 17th September you can walk or cycle around Wilmslow and take a train up to Handforth to drop in on householders who have done something to reduce their energy usage and chat about insulation, retrofit, solar panels, heat pumps, batteries and including an example of "deep retrofit". You can read more about the deep retrofit project here.
For energy saving tips from the Energy Savings Trust click here
Tours are FREE but please reserve a slot in our tickets section.
Why Festival of Nature?
We first ran this festival in 2021 when COP 26 was about to take place in Glasgow. We wanted to highlight what we can all do to help the planet as this important conference took place. We want to celebrate where we live and what we have and help to preserve it for future generations.
What can I do to help the planet?
What can we do about climate change at home, at work or at school?
Use the car less: get on your bike or walk and encourage your family to do the same.
Think about an e-bike in place of using the car if you need to travel further than you can cycle, or use public transport.
Buy less. Save money by making your own, reusing, fixing things, borrowing or hiring.
Eat for the planet. Reduce your meat and dairy intake and eat more plants! Try “meat free Monday” for a start.
Get growing: support biodiversity and get mentally and physically fit by growing plants, fruit and veg; if you don’t have a garden consider volunteering at a Community Garden.
Reduce the amount you fly.
Think about the impact of the way you live your life on future generations.
Insulate your homes, seal tight and ventilate right. You can also dial your thermostat down a degree or two.
Take a look at the graphic below which explains things simply and clearly.
Get Involved - we need you!
We would love you to get involved in the festival.
Can you help us to promote it to your friends and family?
Would you like to be a volunteer or marshall at one of our events? Our cycling and music events would welcome support.
Maybe you'd just like to find out more about the festival and the groups involved. You can email us at Wilmslownaturefestival@gmail.com