The Plastic Free Festival 2021

Illustration by Chris Livings

Sunday 8th August 2021
10am-5pm, New Square Chesterfield Marketplace
Supported by Chesterfield Borough Council

Helping you to reduce your single-use plastics.

⭐ Stalls from local Plastic Free Champion businesses
⭐ Recycling craft workshops
⭐ Information stalls on plastic-free advice, recycling and repair

And for a festival feel:
⭐ Enjoy delicious food and drink from El Cafe Verde, and
⭐ Fantastic live performances, incl. our poetry competition winners

The Plastic Free Festival will be what it says on the tin…with no single use plastics given out during the event. Please bring your own:
⭐ reusable bags
⭐ washed reusable water bottle
⭐ washed reusable coffee cup
⭐ washed reusable containers

On sale or to loan will also be a Festival Reusable Half Pint Cup (£2.00) and Coffee Cup (£3.00) sponsored by local businesses and individuals.

Please use the hand sanitizer provided when handling packaging and cash.

Stallholders include:
⭐ Astra Designs UK
⭐ Dan’s Wood Crafts
⭐ Elsie Moss Botanical
⭐ Fox & Stitch
⭐ Harriet & Lola’s
⭐ One Keg Ltd
⭐ Pochat Training
⭐ Salteria
⭐ SallycinnamonCo
⭐ Smarties Fruit & Veg
⭐ Steph’s Sustainable Stuff
⭐ The Little Ark
⭐ And charity stalls from Chesterfield Animal Rescue, Recycle in Chesterfield, and Transition Chesterfield

Featuring performances from:
⭐ Nick Toczec, a Yorkshire poet and entertainer
⭐ Chesterfield Garland Dancers
⭐ Sophie Anna
⭐ Marita Metelia
⭐ Andy Shelton and friends
⭐ Raine Hill
⭐ Wilkie McPhee
⭐ Danny Burton
⭐ Alex Oliver

Workshops include:
⭐ Crowns and plant holders using tetra paks run by local crafter Lisa
⭐ Furoshiki – Japanese gift wrap – and making gift tags to go with it – run by The Creation Station Chesterfield

Volunteer opportunities
An exciting opportunity to gain experience and enjoy participating in a fantastic community event. Great for gaining customer-facing and community engagement experience. All volunteers will be briefed beforehand.

  • Festival stewards
    • Greet people and go through evaluation forms with people attending
  • Festival cups stewards
    • Take deposits for cups, give out cups, take back used cups, ensure everyone sanitises when handling money
  • Plastic Free Chesterfield stall
    • Provide plastic free tips and advice, info on our campaign