For immediate release, Saturday 9 February
Party to escape Valentine's cliches and help Brum bloom
Photo-opportunity – hosts in bee-style wings and antennae on Fri 15 or by arrangement in advance.
Let down or jaded by Valentine's Day this year? Come to the Escape The Cheese Valentine's after-care party.
From 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday February 15 at The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street,
Digbeth there will be rootsy stomps and gutsy grooves from local band The Mellow Peaches, as well as games, spoken word and an extra-special prize raffle.
Proceeds from the night will go to Birmingham Friends of the Earth's wild-flower planting project, which aims to create bee-friendly urban spaces across the city this Spring.
Escape The Cheese event organiser Rachna Shah said
We're looking forward to a great alternative night to the commercialisation of Valentine's. With The Mellow Peaches providing the entertainment it's all about having a good time, getting to know people and looking after the world around you.
Julien Pritchard from Birmingham Friends of the Earth said
Bees are essential in pollinating our favourite foods and for our gardens and parks, but are under threat. That's why we are hosting this party to raise money for wild-flower planting projects across the city.
Tickets for Escape The Cheese are £2 if you put your name on the guestlist at http://escapethecheese2013.eventbrite.com/ (or £3 on the door).
1. More information about Escape The Cheese can be found at
2. Birmingham Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaigning organisation, and the only organisation in Birmingham campaigning on biodiversity, transport, energy & climate change, planning, waste and recycling. http://www.birminghamfoe.org.uk
3. We rely on bees and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Without them, it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate crops. But bees are under threat, and with their decline, so too is our food supply and our economy.
See also why we need a national bee action plan http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/briefings/bees_report_briefing.pdf