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Greenpeace fair is on

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:18 16 September 2010

AT the very last minute the organisers of the Waveney Greenpeace Fair have decided to hold a scaled-down version of the event next Sunday, September 5.

AT the very last minute the organisers of the Waveney Greenpeace Fair have decided to hold a scaled-down version of the event next Sunday, September 5.

The popular fair has been a victim of its own success in recent years, and the increasing workload for the volunteer organising committee meant that cancellation of the fair this year looked inevitable.

However, this week it has been confirmed that the fair will go ahead for the 21st year.

This year it will be called The Greenpeace Celebration Gig, and will include all the usual entertainment apart from the stalls.

Held at Hulver Farm in St Michael South Elmham for the last time after 17 years, it will include music, children's entertainment, food, real ale and tea tents.

The gig will celebrate the “coming of age of the fair,” 21 years of successful fundraising by the Waveney Greenpeace Group.

It will also mark a time to gather the energy and support of the next generation to help carry this unique local event forward to the new site next year.

There will be two music stages, with one solely for acoustic. The music on offer will include indie, folk-rock, blues, jazz, samba, and reggae. The full line-up can be viewed on the Waveney Greenpeace website at www.waveneygreenpeace.org.uk.

Admission is £5 for adults, £2 for children aged five- 14, and free for under-fives. There will also be a charge for parking of £5 per vehicle to encourage car-sharing coming by bicycle or on foot.

The event takes place from noon until 11pm.

There will again be a strict no-parking zone on the road and verge for a long distance either side of the farm, which will be enforced rigidly.

The full Waveney Greenpeace Fair should be returning in 2011 at a new site to be announced.

For further information visit www.waveneygreenpeace.org.uk.

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