Monday, 21 March 2011
(photo taken during UKAware 2009)
If you've got any free time on Friday of Saturday and can get into London, I've got a real treat for your diary, as the end of this week sees the launch of the 4th year of UKAware, the UK's leading sustainable living show.
Running from Friday 25th to Saturday 26th March, at London Olympia, it promises a fun packed programme of activities, seminars and workshops as well as aisles full of eco and ethical companies highlighting their products and services.
This will be the third year that I have trekked down to London to visit the show and I love it! Not only does it give you a chance to keep up with the latest news and solutions in sustainability but it is also a brilliant opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new people too.
If you want to find out more about what's going on at UKAware this year, then your first port of call is their website, where there's a fantastic blog showing what's coming up. Also, check out Lucy Siegle's Guardian article on Danny Carnegie, the founder of UKAware, who reveals a few unexpected things about his background. I suppose you could say he's not your average event organiser by any means.
So what am I looking forward to the most this year? Bearing in mind I'll have one of my kiddiwinks with me for the first time ever, I think it might be the children's activities are most likely to be the highlight this year. However I'm also looking forward to catching up with my favourite stallholders, some lovely pals whom I've met through this blog and a few of my literary friends too, including author of The Frugal Life, Piper Terrett, Book of Rubbish Ideas author, Tracey Smith, and sustainability writer Brigit Strawbridge, who will all be busy leading inspirational workshops and panels.
Whether you're coming from a serious angle, or just want to have some fun, UKAware is definitelly one of the unmissable events of the year.
So if you fancy coming along and want to meet up on the Saturday, then do let me know. I've also got TEN FREE TICKETS to give away to followers of this blog, which are valid for either date. These will go to the first ten people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So go on...I know you're tempted, even if it's just a little bit........ and it really really really would be lovely to see you.