One World Festival 2018

One World Festival is on Saturday 7 July.

The free open air festival, which celebrates the themes of peace, the environment, cultural diversity, community and world development, will be taking place this Saturday 7th July 2018, from 12 noon until 6 pm at High Lea Park, St Mary’s Road, New Mills. The theme for this year’s festival is “Make New Mills fantastic, try to use less plastic”.

A wide range of bands and performers, from both the High Peak and further afield, including Lazlo Baby, the Love Hearts, High Peak Samba, Holly Marland, the Dirty Jezebels and the Brass Pack, will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon. Alongside the music, there will be various talks, discussions and activities taking place, including some based on this year’s theme relating to reducing the use of single use plastic.

There will also be various stalls at the event, where those attending can engage with various charities, campaign groups, organisations and local businesses and learn about the work they do and products and services they offer. And those attending will not be going hungry or thirsty, as there will be various food and drink stalls at the event, as well as a licenced bar.

As always, the festival is free to attend. It does, however, cost a considerable amount of money to put on, it is not funded by the local Council and the event is organised by a small group of volunteers. We therefore ask people to donate generously to the bucket collection on the day.

2018 festival artwork created by students at St Mary’s Primary School.

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