Clevedon's inaugural Green Shift Festival is scheduled for April 20 and 21 at the Curzon Cinema & Arts.

Partnered with Sustainable Clevedon, the event begins at 2pm on both days, running into late hours. The festival will include talks, films, comedy, children's activities, stalls, music and performances with food, refreshments, and a bar operating throughout.

One of the shops below the cinema is being transformed into Climate Hub from 10am to 5pm each day in the Curzon store front.

This festival is a significant highlight of Sustainable Clevedon’s Green Shift 2024 calendar, sporting the theme: ‘Small steps, Big impact, one month at a time’.Notable attractions include Natalie Fee from City to Sea, author of ‘How to save the world for free,’ Climate change comedy by Matt Winning, music performance by Seth Bye of Filkin’s Drift and films titled ‘Can You Dig this?’ The Gangsta Gardeners of Los Angeles and ‘Common Ground’ featuring Woody Harrelson, Jason Momoa, Laura Dern, Donald Glover.

Ruth Gofton from Sustainable Clevedon said: "Green Shift aims to share ideas for practical actions across the community on the environment, nature and carbon reduction in the face of climate and biodiversity crises”. It follows on from the group’s record winter tree planting season where 555 trees were distributed and planted across Clevedon."

Curzon chief executive Andrew Caddy said: "The Green Shift festival is part of the Curzon’s ‘Season Two’ programme reaching beyond the screen to connect people, ideas and art forms through local partnerships."

Ticket details are accessible on the Curzon Community Cinema website.

Notably, Sustainable Clevedon’s Green Shift programme has received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund distributed by Transition Together and a grant from Clevedon Town Council.