LUDLOW will celebrate all things green on Sunday.

The annual Green Festival in Ludlow will be returning to Castle Square on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

It promises to be a day brimming with lots of free family activities.

This year the festival’s focus is on raising awareness about how we need to reduce our consumption of plastic in our everyday lives.

Help on the day by completing a giant plastic mosaic made with plastic tops with pupils from Ludlow School and meet the brand new Green Festival Mascot created from Ludlow School pupils drawings made by local clothes designer Clare Bremner of ‘Julian Road’.

The Green Festival Mascot will be parading and announcing activities on the loudspeaker throughout the day.

So, it promises to be another fun filled Sunday in the centre of the town with live music from many local bands alongside a Ludlow Brewery bar, surely a recipe for dancing.

Other activities include free family ‘hands-on’ cookery workshops, featuring ‘Future Foods’ incorporating seasonal, herb and vegan alternatives; a clothes swap, bring your old stuff, take home some new stuff, give the leftovers to a good cause and have some fun while you’re at it.

Enthusiasts may also be interested in the Green Sustainable Walk, which takes in a number of stops around Ludlow showcasing the many sustainable activities of businesses and individuals, it lasts about 90 minutes, starts at 11am from the Ludlow 21 stall – all free.

There will also be a short video featuring a number of local people talking about how they’re attempting to lead more sustainable lives.

Subjects covered include: diet, transport, food production and energy use.

Plus, there will also be the inspiring Wrigley Field Allotments being open to members of the public from 11am until 4pm, just a short walk down Dinham and across the bridge will get you there.

There will be more than 40 stalls selling a wide variety of items. These will include practical ways of reducing the impact upon the environment and saving money.

This will be the second year that the Green Festival has been staged in July.

It was for many years staged on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

But it was considered that some people who want to attend the festival missed out because they took the chance to go away for a final holiday of the summer.