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Newtown’s Summer ShareFest

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come along and enjoy a day of sharing, swapping and sustainability in Newtown. Bring your items to share and swap! Meet local sustainable organisations, enjoy some free activities and learn more about what is going on locally.


The outdoor event will be held on the Town Hall grounds green space outside of Hafan yr Afon in Newtown.

What can be swapped?

  • Clothes (of all ages)
  • Children’s toys
  • Books
  • Plants
  • Art pieces (paintings etc)

*please do not bring anything outside of this specificized list as they will not be accepted*

How many items can you bring? Maximum of 15 items per person

How Does it work?

The event is free! Everyone is welcome!

• Get a token for each item you bring! • Don’t have anything to bring? Join Newtown Town Council and Keep Wales Tidy to partake in a litter pick and get some free tokens to exchange for any items.

Will there be food? 

We invite attendees to bring their own picnics, grab a picnic blanket and sit in the sun and enjoy the festival atmosphere. 

There will be some light refreshments available.

Newtown Food Surplus will be hosting a Food Share at the ShareFest. This food will be free for attendees to take, donations are welcome.  

*Please note, the Food Share will be happening at the beginning of the event so if you wanted to partake in this then please turn up at 12pm.


Folk Session: Bring an instrument to share some traditional folk tunes!


The event is host to many activities and workshops, here’s a sneak peak:

  • Get stuck into Cultivates Carbon Tuck Shop
  • Do sustainable arts and crafts with the Oriel Davies Gallery
  • Get your face painted!

Trefeglwys Refills

  • Refill your personal care and household products (this will be the only paid aspect to the event and will not be on the token system)

Sustainable travel

  • Bike to the Future: Bring a repair stand and cargo bike, and undertake a triage repair service, which will consist of twiddling screws and tightening cables but no parts replacement. Each bike can have a fault and repair diagnosis.
  • Trip to: Electric car sharing club, a chance to learn about car sharing and have a tour of the electric car that is available in Newtown.

Much more to be confirmed…

Contact openenergy@opennewtown.org.uk if you have any questions or need more information


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