Peace and Living Green Festival
Inanda Dam: Sun 8 December
Stalls are available for vendors to participate in a glorious festive-season day-long Peace and Living Green festival being held at the beautiful Inanda Dam on Sunday 8 December.
The festival is being held prior to Christmas and at the beginning of the holidays to allow visitors to browse the stalls for gift ideas, healthy food options, recycled / up-cycled items, decorations and festive treats.
The Peace and Living Green Festival was founded by Wushwini Pan African Centre and intends to be an annual outdoor event at the KwaNgcolosi Inanda Dam to attract locals and tourists and enlighten people about living green. It hopes to bring people of different cultures and races together to celebrate 25 years of democracy as one nation. It is also intended to increase rural tourism in this pristine area.
“We all know the need to conserve our planet and be mindful with our purchases. Against the backdrop of the consumer-focused Black Friday flurry, we want to offer Durbanites a more authentic, environmentally-friendly array of stalls as a counterpoint to the typical mall experience,” says playwright, theatre activist and cultural entrepreneur, Jerry Pooe who heads theatre company, Eager Artists and Wushwini Pan African Centre.
“Eco-friendly festivals are celebrated in such a way as to bring minimum or no harm to the environment. In South Africa for many people living green is still a new phenomenon. Ordinary people sometimes think that a green lifestyle is something only for rich people. We want our festival to not only become an event for entertainment, but to be used as an educational tool in a fun way, to teach our communities about environmental issues such as recycling, illegal dumping, minimizing our use of plastics, not littering, and living a green lifestyle,” continues Pooe.
The Peace and Living Green Festival will feature organic food court, eco-fashion exhibits, DIY workshops, live music, video art, organic beer and wine garden, inspiring keynote presentation and market place featuring products and services from local, provincial and national green and sustainable businesses and organisations, Kids Green Zone, good green deeds corner, crafts corner and theatre. Display of organic vegetables and fruits from the farmers and rural community. The focus will be music performed on the main stage that will appeal to our rainbow nation.
The Peace and Living Green Festival takes place from 10am until 6pm, on Sunday 8 December.
The festival will allow NO single-use plastic, no plastic straws, no polystyrene.
There is no cost to be a vendor, but items to be sold have to fit into the festival theme and ethos.
Tickets are the door: Children under 12 – free; children aged 12 to 16 – R50; adults – R100. Bring picnic chairs, rugs and baskets. Cooler boxes welcome – R50 charge per cooler box.
For more info, or should you wish to have a stall, contact person is Amanda Ngcobo 061 236 7230.