Fairtrade Fortnight (29th February – 11th March 2016) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the need for fair pay and better working conditions for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries who grow the food we eat.

The theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers with the focus of supporting farmers who grow breakfast staples such as coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa and bananas.

During the campaign, communities across Bath and North East Somerset will be supporting the campaign with a series of fun and informative events, ranging from talks with producers to tastings and quizzes. In addition several schools, churches and other organisations are hosting Fairtrade bake-offs and Fairtrade breakfasts.

Programme of events

Fairtrade Talk: Bathavon Rotary Club

Date / Time

Thursday 3rd March, 19:00

Location Hilton Hotel, Walcot Street, Bath
Event Details Local Fairtrade Campaigner, Lynsey Wright, will provide a talk on Fairtrade including its aims, benefits and how to get involved. Please register by Monday 29th February if you would like to attend by phoning: 01225463411
Website Rotary Club website
Contact Details 01225463411
Organised by Bathavon Rotary Club


Saltford Fairtrade Event

Date / Time

Friday 4th – Sunday 5th March 2016

2:00pm – 4:00pm


The Saltford Co-Operative, 503 Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3HQ

Event Details During Fairtrade fortnight Saltford Fairtrade group will be joining forces with Saltford Co-op. During the fortnight the Co-op will be running a raffle behind the counter. On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March from 2-4pm the Fairtrade group will have a stall outside the Co-op (weather permitting) in support of this event. There will be tastings and a quiz for the kids. Please come and say hello and show your support
Website Saltford Environment Group
Contact Details


Organised by Saltford Environment Group


Keynsham Fairtrade Palestinian event

Date / Time Monday 7th March, Doors open from 6pm – Talks start at 7pm
Location Keynsham Community Space in the Civic Centre on Market Walk, Keynsham, BS31 1FS
Event Details This Fairtrade event, organised by the Keynsham Labour Party, includes guest speakers from Palestine including Mohammed Hamada – a Palestinian olive farmer and Taysir Arbasi – Zaytoun’s Palestinian Director. Stalls and refreshments are available – come and try some food from Palestine!
Website Fairtrade SW website
Contact Details Megan Perry: 07761804341 / meganperry11@gmail.com
Organised by Keynsham Branch Labour Party


B&NES Fairtrade Producer Event

Date / Time Wednesday 9th March, 1pm – 2:30pm 
Location The Edge, Claverton Down Campus, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY https://www.icia.org.uk/visit/
Event Details

The University of Bath, in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath Spa University would like to invite you to their special Fairtrade event to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight:

The event is hosted by  Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lambert and attended by  special guests Ana Marie, a Nicaraguan Fairtrade Producer and Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation.

The event includes talks, short film viewings and panel debates including:

1.    Presentation by Ana Maria, a Fairtrade coffee and cocoa producer from Nicaragua

2.    Talk by Michael Gidney, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation

3.    Roy Maconachie's short film on the impact of Fairtrade policies on female producers

4.    Panel discussion

Canapés are provided on arrival and there will be an interesting assortment of Fairtrade stalls and goods! 

Website University of Bath Website
Contact Details Please contact Su Steenberg (ss25052@bath.ac.uk or call 01225 386510) to register interest in attending.  Visitor’s will be welcomed on the day without prior registration.
Organised by The University of Bath in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath Spa University


Fairtrade breakfast hosted by St Saviours Church

Date / Time Sunday 13th March 2016
Location St Saviour’s infant and nursery school , Spring Lane, Bath BA1 6NY
Event Details

St Saviour’s church are hosting a Fairtrade breakfast event at St Saviours Infant and Nursery School to celebrate the quote by Martin Luther King “ By the time you have finished your breakfast you have depended on half the world”. Breakfasts are charged at £4 per head.

Website N/A
Contact Details fairtrade@stsaviours.org.uk
Organised by St Savoiurs Church

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