ON the back of the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, the Chard Green Party held a romper stomper event in the Guildhall.

The concert was the brainchild of Tim Eggins, who wanted to create a music scene in his home town that will showcase top bands and musicians allowing the people of South Somerset to enjoy great nights out without having to travel too far and keeping their carbon footprint small.

The crowds were entertained by local artists Sharon Lazibyrd and the talented Wing Faced Earth Figs who had the whole of the Guildhall spinning around to their swinging folk melodies, while hip hop band Regime were up next, followed by headliners 3 Daft Monkeys and fiddle virtuoso Athene Roberts.

Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green Party gave an inspiring speech encouraging the masses to continue fighting Climate Change and support social justice and was on hand until midnight chatting and listening to the environmental progress that had been made in the area.