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Green fun at village fair
3:19pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A VILLAGE’s green group is holding an environmental fair at which visitors can see craftspeople in action.
Ouston and Urpeth Conservation Volunteers will stage the event on Saturday (September 14) in the grounds around Ouston Community Centre, Iris Crescent, from 1.30 to 4.30pm.
The group hopes to promote interest in its activities and green activities generally.
Chairwoman, Thelma Murray, said: “Exhibitors include an artist-blacksmith, who will make small items for members of the public, a willow weaver, a wood whittler, a spinner and a beekeeper.
“Durham County Council will give advice and demonstrations on composting and recyling.
“Organisations like the local Allotment Association,the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, Traidcraft, and Durham Wildlife Trust etc are coming along.
“We will have information available about local walks, the environment and wildlife etc."
The Community Centre are providing a coffee shop and visitors will also be able to create their own smoothie by peddling a bicycle.
The chairwoman added: “There will be creative activities for children like making bird boxes and small wooden animals from kits and decorating bunting with paints etc.”
Admission to the event is free.
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