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GOING green will never be easier than in Bognor Regis this weekend.

Green Fayre ‘14 will provide plenty of ways in which all members of the community can find out how to live sustainably.

A wide range of free activities will fill Hotham Park from 11am until 5pm on Saturday (May 3) to promote the message to go green, buy green, stay green.

Stalls will be run by businesses who operate in a sustainable way. Information points will be available from groups and charities promoting their green practices.

The event will play host to a variety of entertainment and The Green Fayre ‘14 organisers have teamed up with Greener Bognor to stage various workshops.

On the main stage, Professor Kayoss will be performing his show from Glastonbury Festival, sure to be a hit with primary school children.

One of the fayre’s organisers, Stacey Thompson, 21, said: “The team organising the event would like to encourage visitors to travel to the event sustainably.

“This includes car sharing, public transport, walking and cycling.

“Those that are cycling will have the opportunity to visit a bike doctor at the event.”

Pupils from Edward Bryant and Rose Green primary schools, The Regis School and Felpham Community College, have contributed poetry, stories, paintings and sculptures to the fayre. The final pieces will be displayed in the park.

The fayre is being run by six event management students at the University of Chichester on behalf of Rox Music and Arts. This is the third year of the partnership between the university and the charity.

The undergraduates put on an event to give them real experience and skills needed for a career in the events industry instead of writing a theory about an occasion.

As well as Stacey, they are Zoe Lambert, 21, Egie Simoiunaite, 22, Chloe Gallager, 21, Leah Higgins, 21, and James Fidling, 25.

Money raised from the event will go to fund this year’s Rox Music and Arts festival on July 26 and 27 on Bognor seafront.