News and Events

Find out all about the latest Fairtrade news and events in Preston and South Ribble, or take a look to see what we have done in the past.

Upcoming events

Event: Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group Meeting

Planning meeting, 1.30pm. All welcome.

Added Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Location: Town Hall, Lancaster Rd, Preston PR1 2RL
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Event: North-West schools Eco conference 2018

Hundreds of school children attended the annual North West Eco Schools Conference where Fairtrade Lancashire had a stall. Preston supplied the goods for this and we collected a grand total of £220. Garstang, Clitheroe and Fylde groups were also represented, and ran the activities which were very popular – “bagatelle” and matching Fairtrade goods to their country of origin.

It was a great day with over 500 primary and secondary pupils and at least 36 schools attending. There were workshops, talks, activities and lots of stalls to engage both teachers and pupils. St Christopher’s High School from Accrington spoke of their eco activities over the last 5 years, which included a trip to Brussels to pick up an award, a visit to India and a “sleepout” to show solidarity with homeless people. The young people were passionate and inspiring, and along with Longridge High School, picked up one of the prizes at the end of the day.

Added Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Location: Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn BB2 4JF
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Event: A talk by Matt Oliver “Traidcraft: the next 40 years”,

Matt is Traidcraft Community Sales Manger and will talk about all aspects of Traidcraft, as it approaches its 40th year of trading

Added Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group AGM

Annual General Meeting of Fairtrade Group, starting at 6.30pm

Added Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: Come on in - to Fairtrade - at Preston Market

Join us at Preston Market. What new Fairtrade products will you find? Come on in and we will show you how to fit Fairtrade into your breakfast, your dinner and your tea, with samples galore. Enjoy the chocolate fountain and have a go on our Fairtrade tombola. All day.

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: Preston Market, PR1 2JA
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Event: Photo Exhibition - Discover Fairtrade Gold

The Discover Fairtrade Gold photo exhibition - tells the story of how marginalised gold mining communities in Africa & South America are improving their lives and communities through Fairtrade.
Mon 5 March - Sat 10 March, every morning till 1pm, Sat till 12
Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 8JP

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, PR1 8JP
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Cost: Free entry

Event: Film Evening - Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War - uncovers the human and environmental cost of our obsession with gold.
The film is a trip behind the scenes of a thriving industry. On one side, the displays of luxury goods; on the other, the appalling conditions of those cursed by dirty gold. A film that changes the viewer’s perception of this business and contributes to the fight for responsible ethics in gold.

Preston

Added Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Location: The Continental Pub, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
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Cost: Tickets £5 - online, from 07813 870641, or on the door

Event: Fairtrade Group Meeting

Planning meeting for Fairtrade Fortnight, 1.30pm. All welcome.

Preston

Added Monday, 5th February 2018
Location: 132 Conway Drive, Fulwood, PR2 8ER
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Event: Fulwood Farmers' Market with Fairtrade

The first Fulwood Farmers' Market with Fairtrade of 2018 will be held on Saturday 27th January from 9.30am-1pm at Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre PR2 8EA. Come and stock up on fresh local produce and Fairtrade products, and enjoy a chat over a drink and a snack. A warm welcome for all.

Preston

Added Monday, 5th February 2018
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: Fairtrade Group Meeting

Planning meeting for Fairtrade Fortnight, 1.30pm. All welcome.

Preston

Added Monday, 1st January 2018
Location: 35 St Vincent's Road, Fulwood, PR2 8YU
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Event: Fulwood Christmas Farmers' Market with Fairtrade

The Fulwood Christmas Farmers' Market with Fairtrade will be held from 9.30am till 1pm supporting producers locally and globally, with fresh local produce from around the area and a selection of fairly traded food and crafts from around the world. There will be a variety of gifts for Christmas plus Christmas cards and food, as well as everyday items. There will also be all the normal Farmers' Market stalls, with local produce from meat, pies, preserves and veg, to eggs, cheese, bread and cakes. Come and browse for that special Christmas gift or stock up on Fairtrade and good local food. Raffle, drinks and snacks. All welcome.

Preston

Added Monday, 1st January 2018
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: Fairtrade Stall at Lancashire Show

Members of our group joined members of Fairtrade Lancashire to have a presence at the Lancashire Show, with games, raffle and stall.

Preston

Added Monday, 1st January 2018
Location: Ribchester, Lancashire
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Event: Keeping Hope Alive with Olive Oil and Soap - a talk by Susan Murphy.

Susan will talk about the plight of the Palestinian olive farmers, their products and the problems they face. All are welcome to join us for this talk which follows the AGM at 7.30pm (refreshments) for a 7.45pm start.

Preston

Added Monday, 1st January 2018
Location: Sycamore Room, Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: AGM of Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group

Annual General Meeting of Fairtrade Group, starting at 6.30pm.

Preston

Added Monday, 1st January 2018
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, PR2 8EA
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Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall on Preston station. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference. MP Mark Hendrick will take a break with us at 10.30.

Preston

Added Thursday, 19th January 2017
Location: Preston Railway Station, PR1 8AP
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Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.

Event: Connected by Coffee

Film evening starting at 8pm.. A special screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group at The Continental Pub in Preston. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink. Tickets available from the Continental, from group members, or on the door.

Preston

Added Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Location: The Continental PUb, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP
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Cost: £5

Event: Preston Takes a Fairtrade Break

Join us any time between 10am - 4pm at our stall outside the Oxfam Shop in Preston. We will be handing out information and free samples and encouraging people to join us for a Fairtrade Break and reflect on the issues surrounding Fairtrade and how we can all make a difference.

Preston

Added Thursday, 19th January 2017
Location: Oxfam Shop, Preston, PR1 2AR
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Event: Second Lancashire Primary Schools Conference on Fairtrade

Fairtrade Conference for Lancashire Primary Schools with interactive workshops by the Fairtrade Foundation, Koolskools, Global Link and Fairtrade Lancashire. Takes place from 9.15-2.15 at County Hall, Preston, on Friday 3rd February, facilitated by Fairtrade Lancashire.

Preston

Added Thursday, 26th January 2017
Location: County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ
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Event: Fulwood Farmers' Market with Fairtrade

The first Fulwood Farmers' Market with Fairtrade of 2017 will be held on Saturday 28th January from 9.30am-1pm. Supporting small producers locally and globally. Come and stock up on fresh local produce and Fairtrade products, and enjoy a chat over a drink and a snack. A warm welcome for all.

Preston

Added Thursday, 19th January 2017
Location: Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, PR2 8EA
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Event: Fairtrade Group Meeting

Planning Meeting for Fairtrade Fortnight

Preston

Added Sunday, 23rd October 2016
Location: 76 Victoria Road, Fulwood
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