Event Information

Sun 19 September 2021 | 11am – 4pm | Free | MAC Public Spaces | All ages | Full programme below

2021 is the Year of Building Back Better and our fifth annual MAC EcoFest. We will be showcasing green events from across our programme, with free workshops, screenings and more. 

Talks & Discussion

Join us for a series of talks in MAC's Theatre including BBC presenter and horticulturist Alys Fowler, who will be signing copies of her new book Eat What You Grow

Three talks will be BSL interpreted by Hayley Brown and Sarah Perks. Please see the full timetable below.

This year, we're asking audiences 'Can small changes make a difference?' Get involved at our Discussion Table in MAC's Foyer, where visitors can share their thoughts on how we can work together to make a positive impact on the environment.


We'll be joined by a number of eco-friendly stallholders, including Dr Bike - bring your bike to EcoFest and have it fixed for FREE!

Dirty Vegan Pop-Up

For EcoFest 2021 we will be making our Express Grab and Go counter 100% vegan and will host a Dirty Vegan street food tent on MAC's Terrace.

Live Art & Workshops

Artist Olivier Jamin will be creating a live art draw-a-long in our Terrace Gallery, and visitors can get creative in free workshops including making your own seed bombs and eco art bird feeders.

Join Online

If you can't attend EcoFest in-person, we'll be live-streaming a number of talks on this webpage on the day. You can also repurpose your old clothes at home with our Repair Clothing Online Workshop.

EcoFest 2021 is part of the Great Big Green Week, the UK’s biggest call for action on climate change. MAC's events are supported by The Climate Coalition.


Talks Schedule - MAC TheatreTime
MAC Introduction and Welcome11.00 - 11.15am
Plastic Free Moseley and Kings Heath 11.15 - 11.35am
Climate Action Network West Midlands Film + Q&A11.40 - 11.55am
Alys Fowler & Book Signing (BSL interpreted)12.00 - 12.55pm
Cllr Waseem Zaffar + Q&A (BSL interpreted)***1 - 1.45pm
Artist Aidan Moesby (BSL interpreted)2 - 3pm
ecobirmingham3 - 3.25pm
Extinction Rebellion3.30 - 4pm

***Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cllr Waseem Zaffar is not now able to attend Ecofest. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Watch the EcoFest 2021 Talks live-streamed below:


Stallholders - MAC Foyer & Outdoor Terrace
Dr Bike (Cannon Hill CC) Birmingham City Council Travel Team - offering free bike repairs
Birmingham and District Allotment Confederation
Animal Rebellion
Plastic Free Moseley and Kings Heath
Incredible Surplus
Birmingham Trees for Life
Home Grown Market Garden
Community Energy Birmingham
Birmingham Friends of the Earth
Birmingham Youth Strike 4 Climate

Sustainable MAC

Rooted in our local economy and communities, we are committed to ensuring our work has a minimal impact on the environment and actively promotes sustainable ways of working.