Fairtrade group getting to the art of the matter

The Lenzie Fairtrade group are celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a Big Fairtrade Breakfast and Art Show in Lenzie Union Church New Hall at 9.30am-12noon on Saturday, February 27. 

Breakfast will be on offer from 9.30am for late risers, who will be able to sample Fairtrade breakfast ideas plus tea, coffee and Fairtrade drinks from the Smoothie Bike. 

For those who have already breakfasted earlier there will be home baking made from Fairtrade ingredients wherever possible.

For the Fairtrade Art Show they are asking for paintings, drawings and collages with a Fair Trade theme which will be displayed at the event.

Some Lenzie schools and nurseries are involved but individual entries are welcomed from people of all ages - just let those artistic juices flow!

A registration form can be downloaded from the Community Council website - www.lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk - the rules and regs are there too.

There will be certificates for all entries with a judge awarding special commendations for those artworks which best convey the Fairtrade message.

Continuing with the art and Fair Trade themes, there will be hands on arty/crafty activities for the children and stalls to browse for the adults, with the ever popular bamboo socks making yet another appearance at a Lenzie Fairtrade occasion.  

Tracy Mitchell from the Lenzie Fairtrade Group said: “We are delighted to be hosting a very different event in Lenzie to mark Fairtrade Fortnight this year. However, we want to emphasise the inclusive nature of our art show: it’s not so much about artistic talent as thinking about the important Fairtrade messages and how these can be conveyed using visual media”.

To cover catering costs, there will be a charge of £2 for adults and £1 for school age children (pre school free).