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London Fairtrade Festival

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The London Fairtrade Festival will take place in London's Potters Field Park from May 7 to 9, 2010. The three-day festival will feature music, films, football-themed fun and games. Dubble, the Fairtrade chocolate bar created for kids by kids, is celebrating its tenth birthday with free chocolate tastings and kids entertainment. Dubble was created by Comic Relief and the leading Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate, and for ten years has been a chocolate bar with a mission, showing the way in bringing kids on board with Fairtrade. Dubble has been constantly innovative, creating new ways for young people to engage with Fairtrade and interact directly with their peers on the cocoa farms of Ghana. 

Tom Palmer, author of two football fiction series for children, The Football Detective and The Football Academy, will be launching his latest book, Offside. Tom recently travelled to Ghana to learn about cocoa and Fairtrade and Offside features a young footballer who is the son of Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Ghana. There will be further activities at the festival for kids and familes throughout the day. Children can take part in drumming, singing and drama workshops, and then join in with live performances of a kid’s opera based on the book Offside. Fairtrade chocolate and wine tasting will also take place, and movies will be shown. Stalls will sell and sample produce from a range of Fairtrade companies.

The Fairtrade Foundation licenses the use of the Fairtrade Mark on products which meet international Fairtrade standards. This independent consumer label is now recognised by 72 % of UK consumers. 7 in 10 households purchase Fairtrade goods, helping Fairtrade sales reach an estimated 800 million £ in 2009, up from 712 million £ in 2008. There are over 460 producer organisations selling to the UK with 872 certified producer groups in the global Fairtrade system, representing more than 1.5 million farmers and workers.Over 4,500 products have been licensed to carry the Fairtrade mark.

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