If you came to the Ledbury Celebration last Sunday (10th July) many thanks for coming and supporting the event – we were pleased to see you!
If you were not able to come this is what went on…
The Ledbury Celebration celebrates the local food and drink of Herefordshire and its neighbouring counties with an added menu of music, poetry and our historic heritage.
Held in historic St Katherine’s, Ledbury, the event featured 20 local food and drink producers selling both street-food to enjoy on the spot and specialities to take home. Trade was good thanks to the support of those who came to the event.
This intimate festival also featured local potters selling wares and “hands on”, Kid’s Kitchen where children could enjoy making a meal and several Sustainable stalls.
The entertainment “menu” included poets Dave Pitt, Emma Purshouse, and Leena Batchelor stirring the crowd with their passionate poetry, and Beth Calverley’s magical Poetry Machine creating intimate poems on demand.
The musical menu featured Ledbury Community Choir – Ledbury’s own massed voices, Keith Baldwin, guitarist and singer, The Ledbury Singers serenading in the heat, and the fiddle playing of Gruig.
A first for Ledbury, one-of-a-kind Voices Unlimited brought their unmistakable Wall of Sound” to the Performance Area setting alight what was already a hot afternoon.
Sustainable Ledbury’s Community Art Project, “The Tale of the Bird and the Tree”, reached its conclusion when the Bird took flight and soared over to join the Tree.
Special visitors to the event included the Mayor and Town Clerk of Ledbury, the Ledbury Carnival Court and a group of young people visiting from Palestine.
This event was assembled as a partnership between Ledbury Food Group, Ledbury Poetry, Ledbury Fringe and Ledbury Town Council, and featured the Town Council’s newly acquired gazebos.
Ledbury Food Group thanks the many volunteers who had made the event possible and the public for supporting the event.
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