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Volunteers Welcome


11:00, Saturday 20th May
18:00, Saturday 20th May
West Midlands | Birmingham
Limited parking on site but parking available opposite at the priory hospital or on adjacent roads. WheelChair access
Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Rd, Birmingham B5 7UG B5 7UG (map)
Festival / Fair | Market | Networking event | Social / Party | Walk / Tour | Workshop


We are very excited to announce #Nettlefest 2017.. This location means we will be able to bring it more than ever before. It is a FREE community based event intended to spread the word about this abundant resource and its many benefits. It is also an event intended to bring the community together to share knowlege skills and fun in a casual setting.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved.....Aside from the Nettle part of the day the emphasis is on the community part....its a bottom up community festival and the loose idea is there are so many people in our communities with knowledge and skills to share that people come along and do what they do! essence we are open to offers as it should just reflect what amazing work people already do and provide a space for people to get together and strenghen our networks.

In terms of our ideas and what has been achieved before we will be holding workshops/talks/skill sharing.

We will have a market place for local stallholders making local produce (food/craft)

We need music...through the day ending with a jam round the fire for the last few hours.

We would also like this year to have a speakers corner type area
so people have the chance to get on their soapbox and discuss subjects of a social/political/well-being nature.

We will have a kids area so need people for

that preferably with a current dbs and who can provide kids activities including a face painter.

We usually have about 4 floating volunteers for general work

We would also like some kind of interactive art/craft stuff going on

We will have a food and refreshment area

Any help with photos/doing some filming would be amazing as well as help with promo

help with set up/clear up would be great too

We do ask that whatever people are doing on the day that they factor in some kind of nod to the Nettle....we should have a poster ready in the next few weeks.....basically anything anyone can do, little or a lot would be amazing.

Oh and we do ask people if possible that they give a slight nod to the Nettle during what they are doing on the day.


West Midlands | Birmingham