Crowds expected at GreenBuild event at Felbrigg Hall

Renewable technologies and low carbon innovations will be on display during the region's biggest 'green lifestyles' event at the National Trust's Felbrigg Hall.

Thousands of people seeking a more eco-friendly way of life are expected to flock to the popular GreenBuild exhibition, which is being held over the weekend of September 8 and 9.

Visitors will have the chance to see 68 exhibitors, offering everything from green technologies such as solar panels and electric bikes, to sustainable construction techniques including cob building, timber frames and heritage plastering.

There will also be talks and advice covering everything from installing a bio-mass boiler and growing your own food in tough times to grants for generating renewable energy.

Locally sourced and home-made food, drinks and crafts will be on-sale at the farmers' market and there will be a selection of English and international cuisine on offer at the food stalls.

Younger visitors can enjoy a variety of children's entertainment including theatre, storytelling, face painting and crafts.

Appearing at the event for the first time will be a live cookery demonstration showing people how to Love Food Hate Waste. A special energy event designed specifically for town and parish councils will also be making its debut this year.

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The weekend is organised by North Norfolk district Council, whose officers will also be ready to chat with visitors and answer questions.

Council cabinet member for environmental services John Lee said: 'The district council puts a lot of work in to setting this up ever year. The main objective is to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly and make them aware of how they can save on their fuel bills. I think it is the simple things you can show people that makes the most difference.'

Entry is free and includes all talks, demonstrations and children's entertainment as well as a programme and quiz. Parking costs �1 per day. The site will be open from 10.30am to 4pm on both days.

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