The BluecoatSo, how green is your alley? Make it more so this weekend with a trip to The Bluecoat, for their inaugural green and ethical fair, staged by Thisisgreenliverpool.com. The event takes place, appropriately enough, in the Bluecoat’s courtyard (we’ll resist mentioning that the courtyard is a heck of a lot less green these days than it used to be) (oh no, seems we won’t). But it’s a green space of sorts in this crowded city.

This is Green Liverpool will run from the courtyard through the atrium and out into Liverpool One with music, art, drama, dance, craft, information, produce and tastings. Super Scouse-viking Kaya will soundcase the event, and, all in all, the day’s set to be a refreshing, and home-grown alternative to those over-priced and everywhere ‘European Markets’ – with their tasteless paellas and sweat-shop nick-nacks.

‘This is Green Liverpool’ describe themselves as an events management company for the city’s ethical communities: ‘ An asset-locked social enterprise, championing Liverpool’s grass roots and green communities’, they say.

Deserves our support, we say.

See you down there? We’ll be the ones having just one more sample of that local ale…

This is Green: Sat August 21, 11am-5pm
The Bluecoat, School Lane