On Saturday 2nd July, Bude Climate Partnership hosted the first Bright Futures Festival on the Castle grounds and in Parkhouse Centre, Bude. This free, family event was an opportunity for the community to learn more about the work which the Partnership has been doing to future-proof the wider Bude area. It was also a whole lot of fun! Well attended by a large cross-section of the community, the festival included presentations from environmental experts, free energy saving advice, and stalls featuring a host of local sustainable business from organic vegetable producers to wooden surfboard manufactures. Workshops were conducted by Cultivate Cornwall – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reducing waste, and Discovering 42 – winners of this year’s national Museums and Heritage Sustainable Project of the Year Award. Those attending were further entertained by a plethora of local musicians curated by Bude singer-songwriter James Dixon. There was even a magician!
Altogether, our first Bright Futures Festival was deemed a great success and it is hoped the event can be held in future years. To see the full list of events and speakers we had in attendance, please visit Bright Futures Festival page here.