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Main Stage

Programme for Main Stage, South Street, Manningtree CO11 1BB (Outside Winyl)
Programme for Main Stage, South Street, Manningtree CO11 1BB (Outside Winyl)

COMPETITION –  What will you do after today?

You will not be able to do every single action in this festival, but we can all do something. And if we all act together we can help to look after our local environment and planet. So we ask you to commit to at least ONE PRACTICAL ACTION that you will be able to do to help tackle climate change and/or biodiversity loss. What will that action be?

If you share your action on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #PACEMyAction, we will enter you into our prize draw.

All prizes are promised made to you by PACE members as follows:

1. ECO-HOUSE TOUR – to show and discuss eco-features.
2. MEDITATION CLASS -a personalised 1 hour beginners class.
3. MARKETING WORKSHOP – a 60 minute strategy session for an environmentally conscious business leader.
4. E-CARGO BIKE -a free day’s hire of our Raleigh Stride Cargo bike.
5. THE WORLD OF MOTHS – overnight moth trapping in the winners garden and all moths identified and released.
6. CABBAGE TWO WAYS – how to make sauerkraut and kimchi-kraut.
7. FOOTPATHS AROUND MANNINGTREE – guided stroll, time and length to suit the winner
8. E-BIKE DEMO – a personal experience (preferably for a shorter person!)
9. WELLBEING SESSION -will suit an individual or staff team.
10. GARDENING WITH WILDLIFE IN MIND -tour of a super garden followed by tea and cakes.

The Winners will be drawn on 4th July and we will ask them to choose from the above list and arrange their Prize. 

 

Biodiversity Zone

What is Biodiversity? It is the rich variety of life all around us. From tiny organisms in the soil, to insects, birds, mammals, gardens, woodlands, our food, and us – all are inter-dependent. And all are in trouble. Along with climate change, biodiversity loss is a global crisis. The good news is – everybody can help.

The Biodiversity Zone is designed to inform and inspire us about nature and how to protect it. It is located in the semi-wild garden of Hill House, 54 South Street, CO11 1BQ.

What is Biodiversity? It is the rich variety of life all around us. From tiny organisms in the soil, to insects, birds, mammals, gardens, woodlands, our food, and us – all are inter-dependent. And all are in trouble. Along with climate change, biodiversity loss is a global crisis. The good news is – everybody can help.

The Biodiversity Zone is designed to inform and inspire us about nature and how to protect it. It is located in the semi-wild garden of Hill House, 54 South Street, CO11 1BQ.

Workshops & Exhibitors

Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dedham Vale & Stour Valley

Dedham Vale and Stour Valley/ Suffolk Coast and Heaths. These are nationally designated important landscapes cared for by a Partnership, a team, and the people who live in, work in and visit them. There will be information on the important nature recovery work taking place in relation to threatened species, particularly hedgehogs and swifts, and on volunteering opportunities.

 

RSPB

One of the best known nature conservation organisations, whose work embraces managing land for nature and nurturing the recovery of endangered bird species in the uk and globally, along with educating and inspiring us all to value and protect the natural world. Information about some of their projects and about membership.

Colchester Natural History Society

An inspiring display all about local wildlife, majoring on the loss of biodiversity and the threats and challenges for the future. CNHS helps you to discover the natural world, right on your doorstep. Active members also help to shape the future of wildlife in the county by recording everything from tiny beetles and rare butterflies to huge flocks of wading birds and resident populations of otters..


Beth Chatto Education Trust

‘Right Plant, right place.’ From the world-renowned innovative Beth Chatto Gardens, a selection of plants illustrating their adaptions to varying growing conditions – too dry, damp or shade loving. Encouraging visitors to grow plants more sustainably by less watering & peat free soil. Including a selection of bee friendly plants. (Plants not for sale)


The Wildlife Trusts/ Essex Wildlife Trust

The county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. Our climate is in crisis and our species face extinction. The natural world needs our help. Information about what the Trust is doing locally and about membership and volunteering.


The Mothketeers

Local enthusiasts showing you the amazing and wonderful unseen world of the moths in our locality. Light traps will have attracted the moths overnight, giving us a chance to view them up-close and find out more about their lives and their place in nature. They will be released at the end of the day.

WeCare

A small voluntary Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation service for the Brantham Manningtree and surrounding area. Run by Gill Lewis who has over 17 years experiences of running a rescue service and animal nursing, always aiming to release rehabilitated animals back into the wild.

Cedar and Sky

Forest School Kits for Kids. Creative gifts for kids’ adventures. Kits contain hand drawn and painted worksheets by artist Emily Furness and where possible contain eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Activities for children (and adults!)

An evening guided walk will be offered, to find out about Manningtree’s swifts. Other guided nature walks will be running during the day, which can be booked from this zone.

Clothes & Household Zone

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”

So, what kind of world do you want? If you want a world that is more caring towards the planet, then join us upstairs at the Red Lion Pub. There are three things to enjoy:

1. A great mix of local, small business owners selling quality vintage clothes, eco-friendly baby and household items.
2. A fantastic range of speakers sharing how they changed their attitude to consumption – hear tips on how to value what you already have and how to spend less
3. Customise your clothes – bring along some worn or tired clothes (e.g. old pair of jeans or a jumper with a hole in the elbow) and our seamstresses will work their magic .. leave with a new outfit!

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want”

So, what kind of world do you want? If you want a world that is more caring towards the planet, then join us upstairs at the Red Lion Pub. There are three things to enjoy:

1. A great mix of local, small business owners selling quality vintage clothes, eco-friendly baby and household items.
2. A fantastic range of speakers sharing how they changed their attitude to consumption – hear tips on how to value what you already have and how to spend less
3. Customise your clothes – bring along some worn or tired clothes (e.g. old pair of jeans or a jumper with a hole in the elbow) and our seamstresses will work their magic .. leave with a new outfit!

What’s On?

Workshops & Exhibitors

  • Starfish Eco Plastic free, cruelty free, sustainably produced, zero waste household products.

  • Pumpkin and Pickle Range of eco-friendly baby wear, sanitary and cleaning products and clothing.
  • Julia Pecuilaa Custom made clothes made from older clothes, for example, shirts made from halves of two different shirts.
  • By Katy Mac Eco-designed clothing using vintage and pre-loved household fabrics.
  • Conscious Clothing Pre-loved and vintage clothes.
  • Jon Alexander In conversation about his new book ‘Citizens: Why the key to fixing everything is all of us’.
  • Linda Blanchette Talking about being part of the Climate Citizens Assembly and how it led to her starting a fashion business.
  • Jonathan Wise Talking about how advertising makes us buy as much as we do and what we can do about it
  • Kate Mason and Julia Markovic Seamstresses who can transform your old clothes into unique items, just for you! So bring some tired clothes that you love.
  • The Repair Cafe Milly Sandoval available to chat about this initiative

    Energy Zone

    Your need for electricity, gas, heating, cooking etc is where you can make the biggest savings both on your energy bills and your carbon emissions. We will have displays and stalls covering Solar PV’s, Heat Pumps, Batteries, Hot Water, Wood-burners, Insulation and other building products as well as three examples of practical experience from local householders who have done it. Come and see us in the Church Hall at the top of South Street.

    Your need for electricity, gas, heating, cooking etc is where you can make the biggest savings both on your energy bills and your carbon emissions. We will have displays and stalls covering Solar PV’s, Heat Pumps, Batteries, Hot Water, Wood-burners, Insulation and other building products as well as three examples of practical experience from local householders who have done it. Come and see us in the Church Hall at the top of South Street.

    Workshops & Exhibitors

    East Green Energy

    Deliver expert advice on renewable energy, installation and maintenance.

    Collier & Catchpole

    Local builder’s, merchant supplying insulation, membranes and a wide range of building products.


    Plastic Free Manningtree Mistley & Lawford

    Supply, install and service a wide range of efficient wood burning stoves and advice on wood fuels.


    David Faulkner

    A retired professional from Climate Associates who has installed many elements of renewable equipment and technology in his own home.

    Phil Wallace

    Displays and printouts of his own experience of how renewable technology works in his own home in Martlesham.

    John & Caroline Hall

    All aspects of constructing an eco-house in Lawford – Insulation, airtightness, PVs, heat recovery, rainwater harvest etc.

    Food Zone

    What you choose to eat has a massive impact on carbon emissions. Locally grown meat and vegetables are fresher, tastier and involve about 30 Food Miles; from Spain about 1000 Food Miles; from America or Australia about 7 – 8000 Food Miles. Just think of the transport. So check the labels and choose local produce that is in season. Better for you: better for the planet. The Cafés and stalls in South Street have all thought about eating local and eating seasonal.
    What you choose to eat has a massive impact on carbon emissions. Locally grown meat and vegetables are fresher, tastier and involve about 30 Food Miles; from Spain about 1000 Food Miles; from America or Australia about 7 – 8000 Food Miles. Just think of the transport. So check the labels and choose local produce that is in season. Better for you: better for the planet. The Cafés and stalls in South Street have all thought about eating local and eating seasonal.

    Workshops & Exhibitors

    South Street Cafe

    Linked to the Wholefood store, preparing the Essex Salad Bowl from local grown vegetables; Suffolk Cheese Toasties.

    Cafe Rio

    On the corner with their Quiche and Salad Special – all locally grown.

    Juicy Bar

    Fresh fruit and vegetable juices, hot wraps, savoury mushrooms, vegan burgers.

    Peach & Pippin

    Demonstration on how to make Sauer kraut.

    Lauriston Farm

    Fresh vegetables, meat, flowers and wool all grown at this Essex biodynamic farm near Goldhanger.

    The Red Lion

    Serving its special Earth Festival Pizza created for the day using locally grown vegetables.

    Scents By Snookie

    With locally made cakes, coffee and candles.

    Nutritional Therapist Catherine Arnold

    Demonstration on how to make Sauerkraut at 12.15pm in South Street Cafe – Food Zone.

    The Food Miles Game

    Where does your food come from? Test your ability to check Food Miles.

    Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

    How can you reduce and recycle your rubbish so less goes to landfill or pollutes rivers and the oceans? Tendring District Council collects nearly half a tonne of rubbish from each person each year and about 45% is recycled – not as good as the best district at 70%. Recycling schemes like Tendring Primary Recycle deal with many items not recycled by the Council. Manningtree has gained Plastic Free Community status – Mistley and Lawford are not far behind. More shops are providing recycle and refill facilities. Come along to the Church Hall at the top of South Street to see how you can help.

    How can you reduce and recycle your rubbish so less goes to landfill or pollutes rivers and the oceans? Tendring District Council collects nearly half a tonne of rubbish from each person each year and about 45% is recycled – not as good as the best district at 70%. Recycling schemes like Tendring Primary Recycle deal with many items not recycled by the Council. Manningtree has gained Plastic Free Community status – Mistley and Lawford are not far behind. More shops are providing recycle and refill facilities. Come along to the Church Hall at the top of South Street to see how you can help.

    Workshops & Exhibitors

    Tendring District Council

    One of the main sponsors of the Festival and responsible for the Kerbside collection of household rubbish and recycling across the district. The council have declared a Climate emergency and have developed a climate Action Plan to set an example of what organisations and businesses can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

    Tendring Primary Recycle Scheme

    This ambitious initiative by volunteers at the Primary School sets out to recycle many of the items that the Council does not collect. They have organised local drop off points round Tendring from which items are collected and then sorted in to about 40 recycling streams via Terracyle. This raises important funds for the School.

    Plastic Free Manningtree Mistley & Lawford

    Stall and demonstrations relating to another ambitious scheme to reduce single use plastic and gain Plastic Free Community status – already achieved by Manningtree and will shortly be achieved by Mistley and Lawford.


    Un-Sealed

    The weigh to save. This eco-friendly refill store is based in Clacton-on-sea and helps us change the way we shop by reducing single-use plastic, unnecessary packaging and food waste.

    The Recycling Challenge

    Can you sort the pile of recyclables into the right bins in the fastest time? – penalty points for those items you get wrong. Who is at the top of the Leader Board? Prizes for the best.

    How Many Crisp Packets?

    How many in this Returns Box which Tendring Primary Recycle have to fill before they can send off to Terracycle. Prizes for the best guesses.

    Transport Zone

    Come along to the Transport Zone in the Market Place and find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment through your travel choices. Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, with 91% of this coming from vehicles on our roads. From bikes to cars, walking and public transport, there are a wide variety of ways that you can make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint. We’ll have a host of friendly stallholders on-hand to show you some of the initiatives that are happening in Manningtree and the surrounding area.
    Come along to the Transport Zone in the Market Place and find out how you can reduce your impact on the environment through your travel choices. Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, with 91% of this coming from vehicles on our roads. From bikes to cars, walking and public transport, there are a wide variety of ways that you can make a difference and reduce your carbon footprint. We’ll have a host of friendly stallholders on-hand to show you some of the initiatives that are happening in Manningtree and the surrounding area.

    Workshops & Exhibitors

    E-Cargo Bike

    Find out more about Manningtree’s E-cargo bike share scheme and how you or your business can get involved.

    Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership

    Explore the green benefits of travelling throughout Essex and South Suffolk by train.

    Pod Point

    See the latest home charger from one of the UK leaders in electric vehicle charging.

    Rambler's Association

    Come and chat to the Rambler’s Association about local walking routes around Manningtree, Mistley and Lawford.

    Local Electric Vehicles

    Speak to local EV owners about their experience with electric cars and reasons to make the switch!

    Water Zone

    The picturesque River Stour is more than just a beauty spot. Important for wildlife and a hotspot for recreational activities, the Stour is a wonderful asset. So what can we do to keep this resource clean and safe to use? Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is paramount for the future of the Stour. Stakeholders are working to monitor and improve our river. Come along to the Water Zone based near the Beach and find out more about these different groups and how you can help.
    The picturesque River Stour is more than just a beauty spot. Important for wildlife and a hotspot for recreational activities, the Stour is a wonderful asset. So what can we do to keep this resource clean and safe to use? Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment is paramount for the future of the Stour. Stakeholders are working to monitor and improve our river. Come along to the Water Zone based near the Beach and find out more about these different groups and how you can help.

    Workshops & Exhibitors

    Water Quality of the Stour by PACE

    Display showing the sampling of the animals of the river which indicate any pollution when combined with water chemistry data.

    Stour Sailing Club

    A sailing club welcoming dinghy sailors, cruising sailors, rowers, kayakers, paddleboarders and everyone who loves messing about in boats.

    My Blue Pass

    Provides water sports experiences for 8 – 16 year olds, in particular those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

    Short Nature Walks

    Book at the Water Zone for a 30minute coastal stroll along The Walls with local wildlife experts Chris Gibson (formerly Natural England) or Bob Gooding (well known naturalist) to see what wildlife is about and insight to the Stour Estuary. Walks start on the hour 1pm – 6pm.

    Wellbeing & Therapies

    The Wellness and Therapies Zone offers the chance to experience and learn ways in which we can “Reconnect to What Sustains Us”;  the myriad of ways in which we can optimise our health and wellness physically, emotionally and mentally.  Reconnecting to what sustains us begins with a healthy body, a healthy heart, a healthy mind.  When we feel vital, alive and radiant we gain a deeper understanding of our role in this ecosystem and we are better able to live harmoniously within our environment. 

    This Zone offers an opportunity to meet and learn from the plethora of wellbeing practitioners, therapists and instructors we have available right on our doorstep. A chance to try a therapy, experience a treatment, join a class, and take away some health and wellbeing tips inspiring you to create a life of wellness.

    The Wellness and Therapies Zone offers the chance to experience and learn ways in which we can “Reconnect to What Sustains Us”;  the myriad of ways in which we can optimise our health and wellness physically, emotionally and mentally.  Reconnecting to what sustains us begins with a healthy body, a healthy heart, a healthy mind.  When we feel vital, alive and radiant we gain a deeper understanding of our role in this ecosystem and we are better able to live harmoniously within our environment. 

    This Zone offers an opportunity to meet and learn from the plethora of wellbeing practitioners, therapists and instructors we have available right on our doorstep. A chance to try a therapy, experience a treatment, join a class, and take away some health and wellbeing tips inspiring you to create a life of wellness.

    What’s On?

    Workshops & Speakers

    Dave Allen

    5 Element Chi Kung works on the principles and concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of these elements is Earth – and by practising Earth exercises we become grounded and reduce anxiety and worry. We will be looking at simple exercises/meditations that you can take away and practise in your everyday life. More information can be found on 5 Element Chi Kung at Dave’s website.

    www.thebalancedpath.co.uk

    Headroom - Jocasta Webb

    A taster of mindful nature play activities for children, young people, families and adults. A different way to engage in mindfulness! In a busy world of hectic schedules and technology, it has never been more important to take some time out to reconnect with yourself and the world around you. This session will offer some ideas of nature-based activities, with a focus on engaging children and young people in mindfulness. Come and have a go at stone wrapping, making a talking stick, mindful eating, and more….

    www.roomforyourhead.co.uk

    Jo Feakes

    Jo Feakes is a registered nutritional therapist with a special interest in the relationship between our food, gut microbiome and wellbeing.  Jo’s talk on Sunday will be focused on the relationship between the digestion and the ecosystem of tiny microbes that live there, the food we eat and our metabolic and immune health, and mental wellbeing. She will discuss how to effectively support your gut health with the right foods, lifestyle and environmental considerations.

    Sarah Davies - Reiki Master & Teacher

    Reiki Drum Meditation enables you to relax into the rhythm of the drum, allowing your mind to shift in consciousness to go on a healing meditative journey. A great way to start the day.

    www.heartfeltendeavors.com/

    Sian Nedwell - The Nature of Wellbeing

    A Marine Biologist, Biology Tutor, Beach School Leader, Counsellor and Reiki practitioner and is passionate about our natural world and helping people connect with and enjoy nature.
    The Connect with Nature workshop will leave the Masonic Hall Function room on South Street. At 17.45pm.  We will walk for 10 mins to Manningtree beach where we will beach comb, create nature art and do a short mindfulness in nature meditation. Allow up to 50 mins in total and please wear supportive shoes, sunscreen and bring a waterproof coat. You will need to walk up and down steps and on rough ground. Suitable for everyone 14yrs old and above. Young adults under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. This is a free event.

    Michelle (Shelly) Lippert - Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher

    Michelle has been working with clients to bring balance and harmony into their lives for over 30 years. Her extensive experience and understanding of the human energy system provides support for total body-heart-mind wellness.
    She is also the founder of Manik Organic Products, an organic and all natural, sustainable line of skin and body care products and pure, aromatherapy candles.

    www.manikorganic.uk

    Alison Howells

    Dru Yoga is a gentle and flowing form of yoga suitable for all ages and abilities.  These flowing movements can be performed dynamically and help release tension physically, mentally and emotionally. Classes are tailored to the level of the individuals.

    We will be practising a particular sequence called Salutation to the Earth sequence (Prithvi Namaskara), the purpose of which is to re-establish our connection with the world. Using a combination of breath and movement it creates a gentle, flowing attunement with the very heartbeat of Mother Earth. The sequence is performed standing.

    Kellie Jane - Hypopressives

    Hypopressives is a series of basic body postures and breathing techniques which work to: align posture, strengthen, promotes myo-fascia release, increases abdominal strength and reduce waistline, strengthen pelvic floor function and can help improve prolapses, incontinence issues and increases sexual sensitivity.

    www.harmonytree.as.me

    Sensate - by Stefan Chmelik

    A groundbreaking innovation in wellness technology, Sensate uses the natural power of sonic resonance to calm your body’s nervous system, providing immediate relief and long-term benefits from regular use. Developed by physicians and tested in clinic, Sensate uses infrasonic therapy to help your body’s nervous system recover from daily stresses.

    If you’re craving calming vibes look no further than Sensate. A wearable, pebble-shaped device combined with soothing audio tracks creates calm in minutes.

    Book your free demo 1pm – 5pm or get your own here: www.getsensate.com

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