Free fun on offer at Footprints Festival of the Environment

Children’s theatre, craft workshops, silent disco, cinema, talks and a photographic competition are all on offer for a pay what you can afford price.

Published: Tuesday, 28th September 2021

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Children’s theatre, craft workshops, silent disco, cinema, talks and a photographic competition are all on offer for a pay what you can afford price at Hounslow Arts Centre’s ‘Footprints: Festival of the Environment’ from 27 September to 10 October. 

Fancy a silent disco litter pick or making a bee friendly window box or bug hotel? All equipment and materials are provided, at a range of locations, dates and times.  Free goodies are up grabs such as tote bags, wildflower seeds and art prints, together with you chance to increase your knowledge of environmental issues and make a real difference to your neighbourhood.  You could even come away with £250 if you’re the winner of the ‘When humans and wildlife collide’ photography competition.

For details of all festival events are available at www.theartscentre.co.uk. Full details of all arts venues, galleries and museums in the borough, together with what’s on list is available at www.housnslow.gov.uk

Yet to spend your £20 ShopLocal Voucher to help boost your local economy? Why not use it towards the cost of a family ticket to the pantomime at Hounslow Arts Centre. Tickets for Peter Pan, starting on 1 December are available now at their booking office and by phoning 0207 947 926.

Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“This festival is the perfect chance to have some fun, gain some knowledge and help in the fight against climate change.  We all want to help make Hounslow cleaner and greener and we’re all looking for new ways to entertain ourselves and our families at an affordable cost.”

 Jonathan Ashby, Director of the Arts Centre, Hounslow, said:

“This is a perfect opportunity for community members to start, or go further on their sustainable journey, and in turn help make our borough greener. The community came together in an amazing way at the start of the Covid pandemic, and we hope that tools like this festival will keep that togetherness going. 

“Being sustainable and keeping the borough green isn’t just for now; it’s for future generations, and as Greta Thunberg says, 'Nobody is too small to make a difference'"

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