Carshalton Environmental Fair is ready to go

This Is Local London: Organisers are hoping the sun shines on the Carshalton Environmental Fair Organisers are hoping the sun shines on the Carshalton Environmental Fair

Local talent, produce and innovation will be on show at one of South London's biggest and best days out this Bank Holiday Monday.

Carshalton Environmental Fair will feature musical acts and performers across three stages, more than 150 stalls, food, drink and children's activities when the annual event takes over Carshalton Park on Monday.

Organisers EcoLocal say this year's incarnation is set to be the biggest and best yet and thousands of people are set to flock to the event from all over the area.

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Crowds of people will be able to enjoy a wide range of stalls

Tansy Honey, of EcoLocal, says: "It's all about showcasing local talent, crafts people and businesses. It's not all environmental stalls, but it is all about supporting the local economy and celebrating what we have on our doorsteps, celebrating local people.

"It's the perfect combination of something for everyone - there's music to appeal to teenagers or your grandmother. You might want to sit in the natural amphitheatre with a pint of real ale and enjoy the music on the main stage or you might want to go and have some cake in the acoustic tent.

"There's children's activities like facepainting and a cycle obstacle course and all sorts of other things.

"There's also 150-odd stalls with a wide range of things including people who will show you how to harvest rainwater and lots more."

Musical acts and performers will star on three stages - the Main Stage, which will host local rock and pop bands including synth rockers Fakebit Polytechnic, the eclectic Oh! Gunquit and energetic ska stars The Noxious Starz, the Performing Arts Marquee, which will feature everything from steampunk morris dancers to a demonstration from a wildlife rescue centre, and the Music Café, which will host all manner of acoustic music like bluegrass, folk and other world music.

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Ellie Lawson performs at last year's event

"It's a lovely way to round off the summer and get ready fir the Autumn term," says Honey. " The August Bank Holiday is a great time and it's nice for people to be able to go out and have a lot of fun without having to go too far from home or put in too much effort."

Carshalton Environmental Fair; Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road; Monday, August 26, 10.30am to 8pm; adults £4, children free; http://www.envfair.org.uk/


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7:24pm Sat 17 Aug 13

Michael Pantlin says...

I've attended many times and found it comfortable, quite pleasant but a bit samey. Drawbacks for me are the lack of proper English food like a fry-up all day breakfast, sausage and mash or even adopted food like chilli con carne and spag bol. The queue for the tea can get very long and there is a deposit on the cups which you are invited to either give away or queue for a long time to get your deposit back so I don't bother with that. Acoustic music tent is good if you can bear the constant commentary about sound levels and running order. Good charity stalls especially Cats Protection.
I've attended many times and found it comfortable, quite pleasant but a bit samey. Drawbacks for me are the lack of proper English food like a fry-up all day breakfast, sausage and mash or even adopted food like chilli con carne and spag bol. The queue for the tea can get very long and there is a deposit on the cups which you are invited to either give away or queue for a long time to get your deposit back so I don't bother with that. Acoustic music tent is good if you can bear the constant commentary about sound levels and running order. Good charity stalls especially Cats Protection. Michael Pantlin
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2:13pm Sun 18 Aug 13

Hugh Dunnit says...

and noise pollution all over Carshalton.
and noise pollution all over Carshalton. Hugh Dunnit
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1:11pm Mon 19 Aug 13

PeterM says...

I enjoy the fair, and always make use of the free bus service, I assume that it will be running again this year. Hugh, I'd hardly say that the fair can be heard all across Carshalton. Maybe you just have sensitive hearing.

I have to agree partly with Michael Pantlin about the food. It seems that the organisers believe that meat eaters are not environmentalists and have banned all meat products from the fair. Last year we ended up buying some completely inedible vegetable rice dish last year and we threw most of it away.
I enjoy the fair, and always make use of the free bus service, I assume that it will be running again this year. Hugh, I'd hardly say that the fair can be heard all across Carshalton. Maybe you just have sensitive hearing. I have to agree partly with Michael Pantlin about the food. It seems that the organisers believe that meat eaters are not environmentalists and have banned all meat products from the fair. Last year we ended up buying some completely inedible vegetable rice dish last year and we threw most of it away. PeterM
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1:21pm Mon 19 Aug 13

Crease2000 says...

It's all a bit too hippy for me. The last time I went there was a small group of people sitting on the grass in a circle and singing a "la la la" sort of thing. I think they were Hare Krishna? At least they seemed happy :D
It's all a bit too hippy for me. The last time I went there was a small group of people sitting on the grass in a circle and singing a "la la la" sort of thing. I think they were Hare Krishna? At least they seemed happy :D Crease2000
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