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Chorlton's Big Green Festival 2010

Event Reports


MFS's presence at Chorlton's Big Green Festival was a massive success. The event was heavily attended and masses of people funnelled past our stall due to its fortunate position. The event goers were very receptive to the Free Software philosophy and it was a pleasure promoting the philosophy. The event ties in well with the April talk by Richard Smedley on Free Software in the Voluntary Sector and there was a lot of interest in this. The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy and this event successfully did this. We will be there next year.

Not only that, we also had a lot of fun! It was great meeting all the people, each with their different level of experience of Free Software and the Free Software philosophy. People were happy to meet us and glad we were there. We had fun sampling the lovely food and drink. And the event had lots of interesting things like dancing, singing and hula-hooping!

I would like thank: Richard Smedley for notifying the group about the festival, booking the stall, helping set up and doing excellent Free Software promotion during the day. I think Richard was in his element. Leslie for storing our merchandise, helping us transport it the event, helping set up, doing excellent Free Software promotion during the day, being fun, helping tear down and tidy up, and storing merchandise again. Luke, for helping run the event especially for giving people a break at lunch, for his questions and being Luke, doing excellent Free Software promotion during the day and helping with tear down and tidy up.

Regards, Mike. MFS Chair.


MFS to help and attend at the Chorlton's Big Green Festival 2010. We can promote the free software philosophy, explain how this can enable them "to live a more sustainable lifestyle", promote MFS and help people get into free software .


"St Clement's is located in the Chorlton-cum-Hardy suburb of south Manchester"


Saturday 27 March, 2010 - 11am-11pm but "stall holders to set up by 10am" and car drop off "8:30 – 9:30am".

Who’s Coming?

  • Richard
  • Leslie
  • Mike
  • Luke

Take Your Turn

Time People
Set-up ~9am Richard Smedley, Michael, ?
10-12 Richard Smedley, ?
12 -2 ?
2 -4 Michael, ?
4 -6 Michael, ?

Is there any point in keeping the stall up beyond this? Michael - I don't think so.