Join in this Fairtrade Fortnight

There are lots of things happening this Fairtrade Fortnight…so don’t miss out! Here are just some of the events happening locally that deserve a place in your diary.

Wednesday 25th February – The Great Trade Debate Cardiff

7-9pm Reardon Smith Theatre, Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Can trade be both free and fair?

The Fairtrade Foundation, along with its member organisations including the World Development Movement, Traidcraft, Oxfam and Christian Aid, is organising a series of debates across the UK during the Fortnight. At these events, Fairtrade experts, politicians, commentators, business people and NGO representatives will debate issues around ethical consumerism, fair trade versus free trade, climate change, trade justice and the future of Fairtrade.

Chair: Jane Davidson AM, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Benedict Southworth, Director, World Development Movement
  • Mark Varney, Head of Commercial Relations, Fairtrade Foundation
  • Peter Griffiths, author of The Economist’s Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank
  • Alec van Gelder, Network Director, International Policy Network

The event is free, but you are asked to register in advance at www.fairtrade.org.uk/debate

Saturday 28th February – Fair Trade Market

9.30am-1.00pm -Mackintosh Social Club, off Kepoch Street in Cardiff

Fair Trade Cardiff presents a selection of some of Wales’ best fair trade retailers, set alongside the Roath Real Food Market. Enjoy a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee while browsing a huge selection of fairly traded crafts, jewellery, toys, pottery and clothing.

Saturday 28th February – ‘Black Gold’ showing

7pm for 7.30pm – St Marks Church, 206 North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BL

A great chance to see this inspiring and thought-provoking documentary about the experiences of Coffee growers in Ethiopia…and the opportunity to try some Ethiopian coffee!

Costs £2 (towards costs of screening)