Friday, 19 October 2007

Big Green Market Comes To Reading

I think this is the first time im going to repeat a press release from Reading Borough Council. Its good to help promote a Green Market, looking forward to going this weekend.

Polish bread, Swedish cider, German sausages and French cheese are amongst the highlights of a international food and craft market visiting Reading for the first time later this month.

The market, which will also include a green 'eco' market, will be selling crafts and clothes from around the world including an innovative range of products made from recycled inner tubes like shoes and sandals.

And the organisers are urging people to bring along their unwanted shoes to recycle to support people in developing countries.

The Market will be in the newly renovated Butter Market from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October. Opening times are 9am to 8pm Thursday and 9am to 6pm Friday and Saturday. Stalls will be selling crafts from Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Some products from Africa have been made by people living in the Kibera Slum – a forgotten wasteland outside Nairobi. It's a space of one square mile which is home to one million people who have hardly any water, electricity or sanitation.

Organisers Paul Kennedy and Jane Redfern are arranging similar events in York, Nantwich in Cheshire and Croydon.

They also plan to bring a special Big Green Christmas market back to Reading in December (Friday 14 to Sunday 16) so people can do some last minute Christmas shopping.

The organisers are keen to hear from local ethical, organic or handmade businesses who want to take out a stall or sponsor the Christmas market. Contact them on 01845 526720 or email

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