A fortnight of great fairtrade events in town

The Fairtrade Health Walk prior to setting off from the De La Warr Pavilion in 2012
The Fairtrade Health Walk prior to setting off from the De La Warr Pavilion in 2012

Bexhill Fairtrade Town and Committee is gearing up for a busy few weeks around the theme of fairness and justice for the most vulnerable and how each of us can make the poorest better off with a brighter future.

The fortnight kicks off with a Fairtrade breakfast at 10.55 at Our Lady’s Hall, Southlands Road, Sidley on Sunday February 22.

Many of the schools and colleges will have awareness assemblies and lessons on Fairtrade with references in churches sermons to fundamental values of the unavoidable option for the poor and disadvantaged.

Coffee mornings will be held in such establishments as Little Phatisserie (near Bexhill Station) on Tuesday March 3 from 10 am and at Younique in Windmill Ave on Friday March 6.

The World Development Movement is launching itself as Global Justice and together with Fairtrade they are hosting a joint evening on Friday February 27 at St Mary Magdalen Hall (opposite Bexhill station) from 6.30pm

It is a free evening with Fairtrade wine tasting, beverages, and two short films on Seeds of Change and Fairtrade Matters.

They will deal with corporate appropriation of seeds and environment. The latter will trace how Fairtrade actually affects peoples lives and futures.

On Sunday March 8 at 12.15 there will be a unique opportunity to a free tasting of Fairtrade wine tasting in our own iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill community.

Come and see how sweet the feeling is with different fairly traded wines.

On Friday March 13 there is the seventh year of successful Fairtrade Ethical Recycled Fashion Show in collaboration between airtrade Town Bexhill and Bexhill College in the fantastic Izzard Theatre from 6.30.

Come and be mesmerised and enthused by the marvellous designs of Bexhill College textile and art students in their style and use of materials.

There will be ranges of Fairly traded garments and accessories from several outlets including: Nomads, People Tree, Pantstopoverty, Lovethatstulff, Natural Flow, Epona and not least Kool Skools (the latter who are producing school uniforms from fairly traded cotton, buying these fairly-traded uniforms makes it possible for the producers children to go to school rather than child labour in the fields.

There is a complementary glass of Fairtrade Wine or juice with adult tickets of £6 and canapes for all ; concession £3.

Book your theatre seat online at Bexhill College or call 01424 214545 ext 1225.