h.ENERGY Sustainability Festival

14th October 2017 – 15th October 2017 all-day
De Koffie Pot - Left Bank Village
Bridge St
Hereford HR4 9DG
The Events Team


The h.ENERGY Market in the DKP Courtyard Saturday-Sunday 10am – 4pm


The KLEEN Energy Bikes – come and feel what its like to generate your own electricity, light up bulbs of different types, pump water, and try to fry an egg!

Marches Energy Agency – providing info to help reduce your homes energy costs
Super Nourished – delicious handmade raw chocolate

Growing Local – sales of gorgeous local veg grown by children at the Tillington educational garden

The Woodee – handcrafted fire pits and artisan tools

Size of Herefordshire – come & join Herefordshire’s battle to save the rainforests

The Nappy Service – information and advice about reusable nappies, continence and menstrual wear.

New Leaf Design – beautiful handmade herbal bodycare.

Electric Cars…? Come and have a look for yourself.

Browse the stalls or join a Foraging Walk led by Tim Kaye (Clan CIC) along the river banks. Setting off from DKP at 12:45pm (on Saturday only).

Also in the Courtyard, New Leaf presents:-
Treasure Trees, a Heritage Lottery Funded interactive touch screen dark tent on the Women’s Land Army.

In Gwynne House: Make Do + Mend

Saturday + Sunday, 11am-4pm
Join local creative artists, repairers and craft makers just off the DKP Courtyard. With felting from FfolkyFfelt, textile upcycling & fun with GinnsCreative, “Nozbug” scrap metal workshops with Tinkan Designs, and more to be confirmed soon. *There may be a small charge for workshops.

Upstairs at DKP:
Shows, talks, & craftivism

Puppet Show: “The Selfish Giant” Saturday only, 10.30am & 7pm
An eerie & beautiful retelling of Oscar Wilde’s tale from the brilliant Sealegs Puppet Theatre. Suitable for ages 4 and upwards.

Craftivism in the Gallery
Saturday & Sunday, 11am onwards

Come and join in with some craftivism creation in the
DKP Gallery. Curated by New Leaf & Salt Road.

The h.ENERGY Talks
Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon onwards
Thinking of coming? Feel free to just turn up on the day
– but If you could sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henergy-tickets-37268436898  to let us know it would really help with our numbers planning. Thanks!

Saturday Talks
The theme for the first part of today is creating a more comfortable home that have less impact on the environment.
12 noon – Um – but where do I begin? So you want to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. But how to get started? Jackie Jones.

12.15pm – A pioneering passive solar house.

Local energy consultant David Olivier introduces his own home.

12.45pm – What works?

Your chance to quiz a panel of people who have upgraded their own homes about what’s worked for them.

1.15pm – B-R-E-A-K

2.15pm – Struggling with a cold house?

How to get some help. Sometimes a cold house is not just uncomfortable, but has a huge impact on finances and health. Davina Allen of Marches Energy Agency/ Keep Herefordshire Warm is here to help.
3pm – Why home solar makes real sense.

Solar PV feed-in tariffs are not what they were – but nor are costs. Gordon Yule of local installer Solar Kinetics will be answering questions on the pros and cons of solar PV right now. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Renewables and the bigger picture.

3.45pm – Herefordshire’s clean energy strategy.
Our county is making truly impressive progress on producing clean energy and dramatically cutting use and expenditure. Ben Boswell (Herefordshire Council Energy and Active Travel Manager) explains.

Full programme for the entire weekend available HERE