Photo Gallery: Thousands go green at Henham Park

MUSIC lovers and eco-revellers have turned out in their thousands today to soak up the 'relaxing' atmosphere at the 22nd Waveney Greenpeace Fair.

Staged at the new location of Henham Park until 11pm tonight, also the site of the Latitude Festival, the Fair has three music stages, shops, stalls and family entertainment. There is also a big top stage showcasing amplified music, an acoustic stage and an audience-powered dynamo stage, where the sound system is powered by members of the audience riding an exercise bike.

Co-ordinator Elosie Wilkinson, said: 'It's been fantastic. It's been a really nice family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Lots of people have enjoyed themselves which is the point of the whole experience.'

It is estimated that almost 4000 people have attended the day so far with many people taking advantage of the bus services put on offer and, in keeping with the green ethos, arriving on bike.

Miss Wilkinson added: 'There's been a bus service that's been really well used and people of all ages have been arriving on bikes, from kids to 70-year-olds.

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'We would like to put on more transport next year.'

The music of the day has encompassed jazz, folk, blues, reggae and samba and some new events include Swingboats, 'History of the Albion Fairs' tent, the Transition towns tea tent, a healing area and campaign stalls.

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'I think that the awareness of green issues have grown in the last 25 years and the fair reflects that information getting into people's consciousness,' Miss Wilkinson added.

The fair is organised by local Greenpeace volunteers and joined by Green Party supporters, who run the organic Cafe Green.

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