Published: Monday, 27th February 2017

Two special free events are being held on Sunday 5 March at Charlton House.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has partnered with Global Fusion Music and Arts to host the events to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

The events at Charlton House will also mark the 60th Anniversary of the independence of Ghana on 6 March. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proud to be twinned with Tema (Ghana).

Afternoon activities

From 1pm to 3pm, there will be a number of children's workshops including, dancing, face-painting, and drumming and much more.

Evening activities

In the evening from 7.30pm to 10pm, there will be live Ghanaian music from Seprewa, African food and a bar where guests can purchase snacks and refreshments.

About Fairtrade

The Royal Borough has been supporting fair trade since 2006. Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. The mark displayed on some products means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

'Fairtrade products are readily available locally'

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainability, Councillor Danny Thorpe, said: "As a Fairtrade borough committed to promoting and supporting responsible economic growth, the Royal Borough is proud to support this special event.

"Fair trade is benefiting farmers in the Global South and indeed in communities across the world. Fairtrade products are readily available in our local supermarkets; through simple shopping choices we can give farmers a better deal allowing them to work with dignity and control their own destiny."