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Kingsbridge Nature Festival Returns for its Second Year

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June 11, 2024

Kingsbridge Nature Festival in an event organised by Kingsbridge Climate Action to bring the local community together for nature. The event is a  3-day celebration of the local environment running from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd June 2024.  

The festival offers a diverse programme of activities in and around Kingsbridge including nature walks, foraging, visits to local wild places, a mini bioblitz, inspiring talks, wellbeing events, music, storytelling, citizen science, costume making and lots of art and creativity. The intention behind the festival is to offer a whole variety of ways to connect people to nature right here on our doorstep - encouraging both a sense of wonder and of stewardship for the local environment, as well as creating opportunities for community wellbeing by bringing people together around a meaningful purpose.

Supported by Kingsbridge Town Council, South Hams Ward Councillors, The Halleria Trust and the Arts Society, it is a joyful and participatory celebration that hopes to amplify action for climate and nature in Kingsbridge, and act as a launchpad for new ideas, initiatives and projects.

The festival is a very collaborative event, pulling in skills, knowledge and energy from all sorts of organisations and individuals locally. One of the collaborators for this year’s festival this year is James Carr from Drum Devon, who is creating a samba band with plastics recovered from our shoreline for a nature parade on the Saturday of the festival:

“I’m happy to be supporting the Kingsbridge Nature Festival this year. I grew up near Kingsbridge so it’s great to be back working with the local community to put together our own, unique Samba-Junk band. Brazilian Samba has a long history of bringing communities together to raise spirits and draw attention towards a common cause. I am also excited to be working alongside ‘Till the Coast is Clear’ - using plastic junk collected from the sea, we can draw attention to the devastating impact this pollution has on the coastline and marine ecosystem. This, to me, is what it is all about, raising awareness, encouraging positive action and nurturing hope for a better future.”

Find the full programme of activities on the website here

If you would like to be involved as a stallholder, workshop facilitator or volunteer please email Rosa Hannaford, KCA Project Coordinator at kbclimateaction@gmail.com