24 February – 9 March
Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 marks the launch of a special campaign that aims to transform the banana industry to ensure those at the sharp end of the supply chain, the millions of struggling banana farmers and workers, get a fair deal. For further information visit www.fairtrade.org.uk or call 020 7405 5942.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
Wednesday 5 March 2014 – Sunday 9 March 2014
A weekend of talks, debates, performance and activism celebrating women and girls.
The WOW weekend is for everybody. Talks, debates, comedy, workshops, activism and performance on everything from politics, science and sex to fashion, war and power.
3-9 MARCH 2014
Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate-change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. A range of activities will showcase practical solutions from every sector in society. You can find more details on events in your area, or get started on planning your own event. For more information see the website http://www.climateweek.com/
or contact 020 3397 2601.
World Book Day
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 17th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.
Surrey County Diamond Jubilee Show
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014
at Stoke Park, Guildford 8am – 6pm