Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fairtrade Fortnight 25th Feb- 9th March - Lewisham Events

Lewisham Council are in the process of updating the Lewisham Fairtrade Directory . Please take a look to see if the shops/cafes/pubs you know in Lewisham that sell faritrade products are mentioned and e-mail any additions/changes that you are aware of to Shola Ojo. I've already suggested she add Sheel Pharmacy, Shop on the Hill, Dandelion Blue and Mr Lawrence Wine Bar.
Fairtrade Fortnight starts on 25th February and there are a number of events happening in and around Lewisham:

28th March - Free showing of Blood Diamond film in the Broadway Theatre (but no more tickets available unfortunately - the event is free and has sold out very quickly)
1st March Lewisham Fairtrade stall in Lewisham shopping centre - Information and free prize draw .
6th March Talk by Sophi Tranchell from Divine Chocolate at Church of the Good Shepherd, Handen Road, Lee, 7pm. Fairtrade products available to sample and buy.
7th March - Fairtrade Music Competition in Blackheath Concert Halls (Recital room) 7pm. Entry free - please come along and support local musicians who have entered this competition to make a song about Fairtrade.
8th March - Lewisham Oxfam Campaigns Fairtrade Stall in Lewisham Shopping Centre, 9am onwards.

Plus there is also a big London launch event on Southbank on Sunday 24th February : Fairtrade Fairground, 11am - 4pm, Coin Street on the South Bank, London, see flyer for more info.

If you would like to get more involved in campaigning on fair trade and trade justice issues, you may be interested in joining Lewisham Oxfam Campaigns or Lewisham Trade Justice Movement. The latter is a coalition of a number of local groups and individuals, including, Oxfam, World Development Movement and Christian Aid, who work together to promote fairtrade and campaign against unfair world trade laws that trap producers in developing countries in poverty.

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