ENergy fest

Tavistock Butchers Hall 
Saturday 13th November 

We’re adopting the theme of the COP26 climate summit for our Energy Fest this year which is being held on the last day of COP26 fortnight.

We’re excited Tamar Energy Fest’s returning to Butchers’ Hall in Tavistock on Saturday Nov. 13th from 10:00 until 15:00 and we look forward to welcoming you on the day.

This is a free, family friendly event, suitable for all ages.


Saturday 13th November

Tavistock Butchers Hall 

We’ll have a mixture of fun activities, short talks, advice stands, displays, and exhibitors providing information about how to make your home, business or organisation more energy efficient, warm and comfortable; how to reduce your energy bills; generate your own energy; and what you can do to reduce your carbon impact and do ‘your bit’ to progress towards net zero.

Open Homes network

We’ll also be relaunching our Open Homes network featuring householders who undertaken their own projects and happy to share their experiences and lessons learnt, good and bad.


Activities will include an interactive smart meter display, an art activity, a family energy quiz and we hope, an activity with our community gardeners.

You can buy competitively priced LED bulbs; and have a breather and enjoy a drink and home-made cake from our refreshment stand at our energy cafe.

Activities for children … and adults include:

  • Interactive smart meter display
  • Tavistock’s Energy Future – participative art
  • What is watt?
  • How energetic are you?



Short Talks

@ The Energy Cafe – Butchers’ Hall Tavistock

There will be a number of talks through the day including the importance of whole house retrofit, how to deal with traditional and listed properties, understanding heat pumps and sustainable travel in rural communities.


11:00am – 11:30am

Energy Café

Sustainable Travel in Rural Communities

By Transition Tavistock

Its challenging to travel sustainably in rural communities. We share some of the areas we’re working on.

11:45am – 12:15pm

Energy Café

Whole House Retrofit in practice

By Kate Royston, Tamar Energy Community

As we’re encouraged to consider how to make our homes closer to net zero, a whole house approach may be the best way

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Energy Café

Understanding Heat Pumps

By Andy Metcalf, New Generation Energy

There’s a lot of talk about heat pumps at the moment. We’ll shine a light on key facts.

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Energy Café

Warmer Bedford Cottages – Residents Guide Launch

By Peter Smith, Tamar Energy Community

At TEC we’ve been working with Bedford Cottage Residents and others to produce a helpful guide

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Energy Café

Retrofitting traditional and listed properties

By Peter Smith, Tamar Energy Community

What to consider when retrofitting a traditional property

what is cop26?

exhibitors & Displays

We’ll have experts from a number of organisations including ZLC Energy, to talk about renewable generation (heat and power) and storage, Utility Warehouse to talk about their approach to managing your utility costs, and Devon Wildlife Trust addressing our ecological emergency. See below for exhibitors list.

We are hoping that our Local Authorities will be on hand to share their progress in addressing the Climate Emergency and ask for your involvement including an update on the Devon Climate Declaration.

Transition Tavistock, Tavistock Community Gardening and others will also be on hand with activities and options for more sustainable living.

If you’d like to exhibit, or help us out and volunteer on the day, OR YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT US please get in touch.