Future Events and Activities in Gosport


Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 -

26th Feb to 11th March

Fairtrade Fortnight is our annual chance to spread the word about Fairtrade and celebrate its success.

The theme for 2018 is Come On In and it’s from 26th Feb to 11th March. Twitter_Link_400x220px_v1

You can find ideas for getting involved and links to all the materials on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website

There are great resources and ideas for schools on their schools site

You can also find ideas for places of worship, including readings and prayers. The links are on our churches page

In Gosport we are 


26 Feb – 11 March: There will be two 

banana farmer poster

exhibitions in the Discovery Centre:


 one looking at what GFA has done in Gosport in those 10 years (Community area – Ground Floor)

and secondly a poster exhibition: ‘Come on in and meet the farmers’ (on the the Mezzanine floor)   




2 March – Come on in to the Business Centre 

They will be opening a decorated door to their licencees for Fairtrade coffee and refreshments.

6 March  – 5 -6.30 p.m. A reception to celebrate 10 years as a Fairtrade Borough

will be hosted by the Mayor in the Council Chamber. If you would like to come please apply to:

Casey Wheeler  ( tel. 02392 545201, or email:  Casey.wheeler@gosport.gov.uk ) for a ticket.  Places are limited by the size of the Council Chamber.



Calling all Cafes, restaurants, pubs, that serve Fairtrade Coffee.  

GFA has lots of attractive and informative “Table Talkers” – if you would like some for your tables – just contact us and we’ll deliver.


There were lots of special resources available for schools to use the last Fairtrade Fortnight in break time, assembly time and lesson time; from films and PowerPoints to lesson plans and educational games – find out what it’s like to be a producer without and with Fairtrade.  These are still relevant if you want to do something about Fairtrade in your school. Contact GFA for a short introductory PowerPoint presentation or go to the Fairtrade schools website here for more


Are you involved with any football teams in Gosport?

I expect you insist on Fair Play at all times!  Did you know that you could play and train with Fairtrade footballs?  - no need for any more exploitation of child labour just so our children can enjoy their footie!

Donna, one of GFA’s members, is visiting clubs and schools with a Fairtrade football and would love to talk to you about it – Why not invite her along to your club or school to find out more?

Contact her here

Here is a short  video about Fairtrade footballs


Requests welcome

Do you have an event coming up in Gosport where you’d like a stall or display or presentation?

Please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.


If you would like a speaker to give a talk about Fairtrade, please contact us to arrange a date.


Available to BORROW are:

compressed-copy-of-collage-at-Town Hall_31-March-2011_009The Schools Fairtrade Banner (pictured below on display in the Discovery Centre and other Libraries over the summer of 2011, and in the Discovery Centre during Fairtrade Fortnight 2016) and the Fairtrade Logo Collage (pictured right) are available for loan to schools who would like to use it for an assembly or as part of a programme of work or an event about Fairtrade.  Please contact us for availability.

Schools' banner on display in the Discovery Centre




About various aspects of Fairtrade:

  • benefits to the producers, (a large range of products covered)
  • environment and climate change,
  • women,
  • Fairtrade at Work (for businesses)
  • conflict zones

Illustrated Presentations (PowerPoints)


  • schools,
  • churches/faith groups
  • voluntary oranisations
  • community groups
  • businesses

These range from general introductions about Fairtrade to PowerPoints about particular countries/producers and products. Some are based on personal travel and meeting with Fairtrade producers and would make a good starting point for talks to a wide range of audiences.