Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s 'Community, Eco and Arts Festival' – a celebration of local living, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way.
Belper Goes Green aims to:
Create a fun, safe and uplifting environment in which our community can come together
Promote ways we can reduce our impact on the planet by sharing experiences, knowledge and tips
Celebrate life in Belper and the surrounding DE56 postcode area
Address environmental and economic issues on a ‘glocal’ scale
Promote a thriving local economy, based on green principles
Connect individuals, families and businesses across the community
Promote connection with the natural world
Showcase local artists, musicians, writers and poets
Give a platform to local campaign groups, charities and organisations who share similar values
What we are doing as a festival to reduce our impact on the planet:
- Selling reusable beer cups and water bottles
- Single-use food and drinks containers and cutlery are discouraged from use and polystyrene is banned
- All our stages are solar-powered
- No fossil fuel generators allowed
- Minimising landfill waste by providing recycling bins across the site
- Provide a good range of vegan and vegetarian food options
- All promotional materials are printed on recycled paper using vegetable ink
On these pages you'll find all you need to know about the festival and we'll keep you updated as the details are added to and stalls, activities, entertainment and attractions are confirmed.
What are the opening times?
We'll be open on Friday 31st May from around 6.00 pm for the beer festival and a full programme of entertainment in the main marquee. On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd stalls will be open from 11.00 am - 5.00 pm whilst the entertainment (moved to the main and second stages) and beer festival continue until late on Saturday and early evening on Sunday.
How much does it cost to get in?
£2 for adults. Free entry for children, Transition Belper members and CAMRA members.
Are dogs welcome?
Dogs, on a lead, are welcome but you need to bear in mind that the festival is taking place on 2 rugby pitches where adults and children play a physical contact sport. Do not allow your dogs to foul anywhere on a pitch and always clean up and dispose of the mess.
Do you use renewable energy to power everything?
In 2018 we used solar panels to power both stages. Whilst it would be great to have everything on site powered by renewable energy doing so is dependent on getting enough kit being made available to us at very little cost. We'll keep trying.
How do you dispose of or recycle the waste from the festival?
in 2018 we took as much as possible to the recycling centre at Loscoe. Although food waste ended up in landfill we managed to recycle virtually everything else. We also sold tote bags as an alternative to plastic carrier bags to take your purchases away in and had reusable plastic beer mugs to cut down on waste. In 2019 we'll be looking at having compostable glasses, plates and cutlery available at food and drink stalls so that, once again, nothing goes to landfill.
What is on the other pages?
Stall booking - if you wish to book a stall at Belper Goes Green all the differing rates and a booking form is available on the stall booking page.
Camping - if you wish to camp at Belper Goes Green the camping rates, a summary of the basic facilities and a booking form is available on the camping page.
Directions and Parking - all the details and maps you need to get here either via public transport or car/bike. We will negotiate nearby parking and will have a makeshift bike rack available for securing your bike.
Volunteering - want to help out? Here how and who to get in touch with.
Food and Drink - all the refreshment details will be updated as stalls are booked and confirmed
Activities - as we confirm an activity or workshop we'll add the details here
Entertainment - as artistes are confirmed we'll add their details here
Stalls - details of all other stalls will be added here as they are confirmed
Archive - here you can see video and/or photos of previous Belper Goes Green festivals starting in 2013.