How to Run a Sustainable Festival

Wed 28 Feb 2024 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Liskeard Library, PL14 6AB – Book your space here

Thu 29 Feb 2024 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM W14, Krowji, TR15 3GE – Book your space here

Join Cornwall 365, Feast and Livvy Drake to explore how to run a sustainable festival. During the workshop Livvy will talk through sustainable event planning including audience communication, food and drink, waste and plastic. Using her extensive experience, Livvy will provide real world examples of green solutions in action.

This session is aimed at festival organiser and event producers working across Cornwall. You can sign up to the Festivals’ Network here: So we can maximise the number of festivals who benefit from this workshop, please only book one place for one person to attend from your festival. If spaces are still available closer to the workshop date, we will let you know so another team member from your festival can also attend.

Light lunch included, please include any dietary requirements on your checkout form.

*Bookings will close Thursday 22nd February at 3pm*


About the Trainer
Livvy Drake (Sustainable Sidekicks) is a sustainability and behaviour change consultant working with events and organisations. Previously working as an Event and Hospitality Manager, she could no longer bear the waste so retrained in Sustainable Event Management.

She has worked as the Shambala Sustainability Manager, a Greener Festival Assessor and audited and consulted for events around the world plus delivering behaviour change campaigns at them. She regularly delivers online and face-to-face training and recently created a suite of training for Kambe Events contract for Coventry’s City of Culture project supporting 10 venues in the region.

About Cornwall 365
Cornwall 365 is a creative consultancy which promotes Cornwall as a year-round, sustainable cultural destination. Part of Creative Kernow, a charity that is one of Cornwall’s key creative industries organisations, and a member of CLASH.

Since 2014, it has built a network of over 1,000 businesses from the creative and tourism sectors who work together to spread the word about Cornwall’s distinctive cultural offer to visitors and residents alike. From Cornish language to contemporary art, from festivals to food, Cornwall 365 have their fingers on the pulse of the rich events scene in Cornwall and are expert cheerleaders for venues, creative producers and communities. The skills and network-building activity works in partnership with the listing and events platform Cornwall 365 What’s On, providing free and cost-effective ways to reach new audiences, and our Box Office that provides ticketing to venues and event producers.

We are committed to making this workshop as accessible as possible to all. Please contact us to discuss. (, 01209 312 505)


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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