Earth Festival weekend

From Bude Castle:

The Bude Earth Festival is a free, two-day eco-friendly festival celebrating our beautiful green town of Bude and our fabulous Planet Earth. The weekend incorporates lots of environmental talks from industry specialists which are spread over the Saturday and Sunday of the 1st and 2nd of June. They will take place in the Willoughby Gallery & Blanchminster Room in The Castle, and in the Wigwam on the lawn.

On Sunday, there will also be live music, a stallholders market on the lawns, yoga under The Castle trees, storytelling and lots of creative workshops for all the family.

Here’s a summary of everything you can expect on the day and never fear, if the rains come down on Sunday all the stalls and music will be moved into the safety of The Parkhouse Centre – but the show WILL go on!

Please join us for our fun, free & informative environmental weekend this Saturday (2-4pm)& Sunday 11-4pm. Here’s a recap:-

Saturday 1st June. 

2 pm Martin Dorey of #2minutebeachclean fame will be opening the festival with a talk celebrating #Bude in all its green #beauty. He’ll be joined by a student, Reuben McMahon who will give a speech on #climatechange. We’re hoping that all our green communities/groups will join but most of all, we hope that YOU join us too!

3.30 Bude #FriendsoftheEarth will take us on a voyage along the FoE #BiodiversityTrail. Please meet at The Castle front doors … you’ll see the world as you’ve never seen it before.

Sunday 2nd June 

11 am Festival Day 2 opens with a celebratory blessing and songs by @NixieJames-Scott & singer Sam Dowden.


Stalls open 11am & include, Extinction Rebellion, Dragonfly Wood Forest School, Nature’s Beeswax, Usborne Books, Newlina Eco Gardens, The Pantry, The Green Party, Angelique Medland Pottery, Greener Bude, Parley, The Sea Life Trust, The Sea Shepherd, Fieldpower Organics and KAYA’s Magic Wear and The Koa Tree Project.


11.05 – 12.30 Storytelling with Janie.

11.15 – 12.00 #Yoga with Rosie on Castle lawn.

12-4pm Live music at the bandstand with Issie Smith, #SamDowden and our very own #James Dixon.

1245 Mayor Bob Willingham presents prizes for ‘Most Innovative Recycled Product.

1.30 – Storytelling with Laura, Newlina #Eco #Gardens.

Love these – so colourful!


11.05 Paul Crum from BRAG, the effect of litter on our environment

11.30 James Otter from Otter Surfboards talking about surfing and the environment. In the Willoughby Room.

12 pm Paul Sousek, Extinction Rebellion on why action is required now. In the Tipi on the Lawn.

12.30 Simon Browning from The West Country Rivers Trust talking about cleaner rivers. In the Blanchminster Room

1 pm Claire Giner from Parley, speaking for the Oceans. In the Tipi on the lawn.

1 pm Paul Cox from the Shark Trust PR’ing these much-maligned species. In the Willoughby Room.

2 pm Author and TV celebrity Simon Dawson with his entertaining talk on living off-grid. In the Tipi on the lawn.

2 pm Kate Mobbs-Morgan from Rowan Working Timber Horses talking forestry. In the Blanchminster Room.

2.30  Andrew Marshfield from The Sea Shepherd with full information on how you can help our oceans. In the Willoughby Room.

3.30 Andy Thorne from The Koa Tree Project talking about sustainable farming and so much more. In the Blanchiminster Room.

4 pm Alex Pearce from The Sea Life Trust with a wonderful talk on all the work that the trust is doing and how we can help our sea life friends. In the Willoughby Room.


There’s free batik workshops (in the studio all day), plastic brick making (3-4 pm in the Tipi), whale willow weaving (on the lawn all day) and face painting galore throughout the day. No need to book, just drop on by.

So, please join us in this, a celebration our beautiful green town of Bude and our magical, home planet earth

All welcome, it’s free to enter

The key aims of the festival are to educate the community on local, national and global environmental concerns, and on what lifestyle changes we can all make to help the planet.

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