Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March
The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog.
However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. It’s not a new problem.
We need to amplify the voices of marginalised producers as much as ever in 2017.
When we come together we can change the way people think about trade and the products on our shelves – the Fairtrade movement is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities for Fairtrade. Your actions help shoppers to make choices that change the lives of farmers and workers.
Join thousands of others across the UK this Fairtrade Fortnight to help our friends, neighbours, colleagues, churches and communities to use Fairtrade refreshments whenever they can – to put Fairtrade in their break and take exploitation out.
People from across the eight villages converged on the Parish Hall on Saturday 21st January to eat, drink and sing the January blues away.
The tables were dressed with flowers and candles, the food was all deliciously homemade and donated by volunteers, there was a mind-bending Cornish place names quiz, a raffle, and the evening was rounded off with a series of floral choral singalong songs – looking forward to the St Kew flower festival (set for the 5 – 7 May Bank Holiday weekend, in the church). And at the end of the night we were blown away by a blast from the bagpipes before everyone helped clear the hall in the blink of an eye! A huge thank you to all of the table layers, cooks, servers, washer uppers, quiz-whizzers, musicians and eaters.
Together we raised £1,007 which will be split between our lovely parish hall and church. Hurrah! (and thanks to Kim Appleby for the fantastic photos!)
From Saturday 8th April to Sunday 16th April
Another feast of 9 concerts, to include a wonderful range of choral and orchestral music, from Tallis to MacMillan, including Bach’s St John Passion, Brahms 1st Symphony, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The Festival will begin with a Come and Sing, open to all, featuring Parry’s I was Glad and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. This year’s festival features a guest musical director, David Watkin and a host of wonderful soloists, including Andrew Watkinson, leader of the world-famous Endellion String Quartet.
For details see www.endellionfestivals.org.uk or click here
Choral evensong at 4.30pm on Palm Sunday; Preacher: Revd Canon Prebendary Judith Pollinger
Festival Eucharist at 11.00am on Easter Sunday, Preacher: Revd Prebendary Paul Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford
Compline will be sung at St Endellion following the concerts on 9th,12th and 14th April