Ledbury ready to celebrate Ledbury Celebration

Ledbury’s annual “town party” – the Ledbury Celebration – takes to Ledbury High Street again on Sunday 8th July.

Over 30 food and drink stalls featuring the very best in local food will fill the street with great offerings to eat there and then or to take home for a later treat. This year we are pleased to welcome a number of winners of Great Taste of Britain awards as well as Old Granary Pierogi, BBC Food and Farming Awards 2018 Street Food Finalists.

Eat and drink while enjoying a menu of entertainment compered by comedy poet Rob Barratt featuring poets Kurly McGeachie (“hip hop Shakespeare”) and Nico Reznick, plus music from the Ludlow Jazz Collective and SassCappella singing group.

Even more entertainment comes from Ledbury groups 365Dance, Ledbury Youth Theatre Company’s Flash Mob and Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society who address a Ledbury mystery of 1591 with their “The Mappa is missing”…

… and there will be performances through the day by the Ledbury Fringe Buskers.

The food and drink market will open at 11am with entertainment from 12 noon – the event will end at 5pm.

It’s a great day too for visiting Ledbury’s heritage buildings which will all be open including the Master’s House. Heritage goes in another direction of travel with a display of classic cars in St Katherine’s Car Park.

Ledbury Primary School’s talented artists will feature in a “must-see” children’s art exhibition organised by Ledbury Youth Council featuring “My favourite food” in the Market House. Young people feature also in a “Box of Delights” garden competition run by Ledbury in Bloom in the Walled Garden.

Details of the food and drink producers featured are here.

The full programme of events appears below:

Ledbury Food Group, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury Town Council, Joined Up Heritage and the Ledbury Fringe are all contributing to bring this special day to Ledbury.

Ledbury High Street will be closed from 8am to prepare for this event. All local car parks will be open (free on Sundays) and there is parking at John Masefield High School (for a donation) and Ledbury Primary School.

Colour in the market place
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