Bristol to host Big Green Week festival in 2012

Bristol will host an eight-day festival promoting green issues in June 2012.

The Big Green Week will be in the style of the Edinburgh Festival and will see many cultural events and debates.

Guest speakers set to appear include TV's Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud, writer Jonathon Porritt and The Eden Project's Tim Smit.

Council leader Barbara Janke said Bristol is "an ambitious and vibrant green city" and is a "fitting location" for such a festival.

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