People are being invited to Steeton to sit around a bonfire, have a drink and talk about environmental issues.

The gathering on Saturday, from 5pm to 8pm, will be the first by Keighley’s branch of the international Green Drinks movement.

The session at Fern Cottage, Keighley Road, will be preceded by an open gardens event from 2pm.

Green Drinks brings together people who work in the environmental field or have an interest in it.

Transition Keighley, a local environmental group, is hosting the local session.

The venture is being aided by voluntary organisations support officer Shaun O’Hare as part of his work with Keighley and Ilkley Voluntary Community Action.

He said: “These events are very simple and unstructured, with many people finding employment, new friends and new ideas to develop.

“It will hopefully have a wider, positive impact in Keighley and the surrounding area.”

People can advertise their own projects. Take your own drinks and picnic; entry is free.

The open gardens will allow people to look around the site, which is managed by a social enterprise called Those Plant People. There will be demonstrations on budding fruit trees and making liquid plant feeds, and short guided tours.

Refreshments will be available in the forest garden, and children can make their own insect house or decorate garden canes for bean poles. Entry is free.