Organisers of the city's green week have thanked people for attending the wide variety of events.

Winchester Green Week had 80 events organised by 50 different groups and organisations over the festival to celebrate and promote sustainable living.

Winchester School of Art held a Make do and Mend Fashion exhibition, including a 1940s wedding dress made from a parachute, and a fashion show where students modelled upcycled garments they had made. 

Hampshire Youth Counselling hosted an event at Winchester College with Chris Packham. Winchester Cathedral hosted a biodiversity tour of its grounds with the head gardener. 

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The mass bike ride had five feeder routes into the city, including from Colden Common and Twyford home of the country’s first school cycle bus, all cycling in to meet in the centre of Winchester.

There were practical events such as: tips from the Hampshire County Council’s Great Green Wardrobe, the district workplace travel network, repair cafes, walks, making recycled bird feeders, the Incredible Edible Winchester allotment open day and paintbrush making.

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There were creative things such as: an upcycled mural at Bella Crafts about protecting rivers, workshops on mending denim with sashiko stitching, photography and art exhibitions.

Also talks, film screenings, webinars, discussions, campaigns, and the Littleton and Harestock eco fair. 

The Green Week Gathering at Winchester Cathedral topped off the festival with the university dance department performing, to mark the end of the festival.

Jo Crocker, Winchester Green Week team, said: “Thank you to everyone who helped Winchester Green Week to be a positive and enabling experience that gives groups and communities confidence to use their voices to share their hopes and commitment to growing greener way beyond the festival through the whole year. Let’s grow greener together!”