Monday, July 27, 2009

Award winning Welsh media charity express dismay over cancellation of UK's largest Green festival.

Press Release

Award winning Welsh media charity express dismay over cancellation of UK's largest Green festival.

Plans to launch a unique cinema powered by the Sun has been delayed. The Sol Cinema was to be premiered by Swansea based media organisation, Undercurrents on Wednesday.

Yesterday, Directors of the Big Green Gathering informed Undercurrents that the festival has been canceled. Due to begin on Wednesday, the UK's largest Green festival has been stopped on safety issues according to Police.

The Directors of The Big Green Gathering state on their website
'It is with great sadness that we have been forced into this position and we express our profound apologies to all those concerned....Following threatened injunction proceedings in High Court by Mendip District Council supported by Somerset & Avon Police and having taken extensive advice from a prominent QC and other eminent lawyers, the directors of the Big Green Gathering have been left with no other option than to voluntarily surrender the license for the Big Green Gathering 2009'

Undercurrents director Paul O'Connor said today
'We are dismayed that the Big Green Gathering has been forced to close. During one of the wettest July's ever experienced, it is obvious that Climate Change is affecting us all now. The festival would have brought together 20,000 of the greatest environmental thinkers and skilled minds of this country. Losing this festival is a sad loss for the future of this country.'

Undercurrents would have been just one small cog in the wheel of positive change at the festival. But we are now planning to launch The Sol Cinema, powered entirely by the energy of the sun at the Waterfront Museum, Swansea in August.

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