There is No Planet B!’ Stafford’s popular annual ‘Green Arts Festival’ has become an exciting and inspiring event on Stafford's calendar.
The event runs annually during February Half Term and in 2017 took place from Saturday 18 to 25 February.
'There is No Planet B!' is an environmental arts festival which has grown into an inspirational annual event, attracting hundreds of visitors and a vast array of exhibits and performers. The event takes place at St Chad’s Church and this year, for the first time, The Gatehouse Theatre Café.
The exhibition always includes a wealth of imaginative artwork to inspire and motivate - including visual arts of all kinds, sculptures, weaving, ‘natural art’, ‘scrap-art’, performances, poetry, music, dance.
In 2017 the event was promoted through the Council’s ‘Get Out’ program and offered workshops throughout the Half Term Week all with a green theme and lots of fun to boot, including Fairtrade Quizzes, Rag Rug Making, Face Painting, Fabric Printing and Butterfly Colouring - something for everyone!
TINPB! is organised by an eclectic mix of groups including Sustainability Matters, Stafford Borough Council, the Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network, St Chad’s Church and The Three Fairies. We also work with Gainsborough Artworks, our local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, and many other organisations.
The event encourages people of all ages and abilities to exhibit artwork of any form that inspires concern and respect for our planet. Artwork might include paintings, collages, models, sculptures, photographs, mobiles and ceramics, posters and poems all helping us show the world how much we care for our precious, one and only, planet earth
As well as an amazing variety of artistic offerings, all with unique and insightful messages about why we need to protect our planet, there is a rich programme of activities and performances on both Saturdays, and workshops through the week.
If you would like to get involved, to share your artwork and ideas, to perform or to help organise, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
Free workshops by trained teachers are also available for schools, youth groups (and other groups if they can be accommodated).
There is also a TINPB facebook page with great photos.