The didgeridoos are just some of the many things available in the World Museum’s Fairtrade shop, the photo is of some of the staff playing (well pretending to play) the instruments.
National Museums Liverpool is hosting two special events as part of Fairtrade Fortnight from 6 to 19 March 2006.
World Museum Liverpool, the first UK museum to have an accredited Fairtrade shop, is hosting a shopping evening on Wednesday 15 March 2006 between 1700 -2000 hours. Shoppers can browse through an extensive range of unusual gifts including a selection of delicious confectionary, tea and coffee, stunning hand-crafted jewellery, wooden musical instruments and eye-catching textiles such as silk bags and cool cotton t-shirts.
Guests intending to shop till they drop can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and Fairtrade nibbles. There is also 25% off cotton t-shirts and a chance to win a Fairtrade hamper.
At the Merseyside Maritime Museum Shailesh Patel, a member of Agrocel Pure & Fair Cotton Growers Association in the Kutch region of Western India, is delivering a half hour talk on Wednesday 15 March at 1330 hours. Patel’s talk focuses on the benefits of fair trade to small-scale farmers in India.
The talk takes place in 100% Cotton, an exhibition that reveals the history of cotton and includes a section on fair trade. It runs until 4 June 2006.
Representatives from the Liverpool Fair Trade Schools project will be displaying their fair trade banner.