Lancaster celebrates our One Planet

Dark comedy Allotment will be part of the festival.
Dark comedy Allotment will be part of the festival.

A 5k run, an energy fair and a sustainable Gardeners Question Time will be among the events at the One Planet Festival.

Starting this Saturday (October 13), the festival also includes an art exhibition, films, talks and a play.

It starts at the Dukes Cinema this Saturday at 5.30pm with a screening of More Than Honey (PG) about the possible extinction of bees. This will be followed by a talk by Dr Fred Ayres, chair of Lancaster Bee Keepers.

The One Planet Art Exhibition will display works by artists exploring themes of climate change. It opens on Monday, October 14 at 7.30pm and runs until November 3.

The Gardeners’ Question Time is at the Storey Centre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm where budding gardeners can put questions to a panel of green-fingered experts.

A GoodGym 5k run starts at the Cornerstone building in Dalton Square at 9.45am on Saturday, October 26 and the energy saving fair is at St Thomas’ Church Hall on Saturday, October 19 from 11am to 4pm.

During half-term week (October 28 to November 3), the festival will take over The Dukes.

Daily workshops will help children understand and get involved in sustainable living, teaching them how to animate fruit and veg, and make Hallowe’en garlic and potions.

The week will round off with performances of a dark comedy called ‘Allotment’ at The Dukes on Saturday, November 2.

For more about the One Planet Festival visit HERE or call organisers LESS on 01524 66100 or like the Facebook page HERE