The Green Truro Festival is to go ahead, despite the coronavirus pandemic - but it will look a little different this year.

Although the Lemon Quay event will not be held, from Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20, pop-up activities will take place in the city's woodlands and green spaces.

The festival weekend starts with the first ever Green Truro Festival conference, which will take place via a free webinar on the Friday.

This is your chance to have a conversation about all the things that matter to you, to Truro and the wider world.

Over the day you will hear and learn from leading experts in the field of rewilding for biodiversity gain, climate change solutions and ways of achieving the balance between nature and human activity.

In additional to the conference on the Friday, there will be a variety of other virtual workshops and tutorials, from traditional wood crafting to making bird, bee and bug houses, as well as pop up physical events planned for the rest of the weekend.

Bert Biscoe, Mayor of Truro, said: "Truro has quietly but surely adopted a green approach to many aspects of its daily life.

"Much of this is due to the unassuming leadership of many people, but Cllr Lindsay Southcombe has quietly cajoled, worried and argued many aspects of it forward.

"As lockdown slowly lifts the great challenges and opportunities of climate change come into sharp focus.

"So, too, does our relationship with nature. Truro City Council is excited to explore ways of provoking thinking, debate and action - hence the virtual green festival - something for everyone we hope, with a very clear focus."

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Lindsay Southcombe, chairman of Truro City Council Parks & Gardens committee said: "I think it is very positive that we can use this opportunity to have people experienced in rewilding to present their knowledge, and even show us their work, and we can show people the great work that is going on in Cornwall and, most especially, Truro to give nature a chance to thrive and the benefits that accrue from that'.

All attendees will need to register for all events, to make sure social distancing is maintained. If you are interested and would like to find out more or would like to attend one of the many events planned, then make sure you follow the Green Truro Facebook or the Visit Truro’s Website.