If you came to the Ledbury Celebration on Sunday 9th 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 weather was kind for The Ledbury Celebration last Sunday (9th July), Ledbury’s celebration of the local food and drink of Herefordshire and its neighbouring counties with an added menu of music, poetry and our historic heritage on the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Held in historic St Katherine’s, Ledbury, the event featured 18 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. New this year amongst the mix of street-food were “Afghan Pizzas” created by a local Afghan refugee family.
The entertainment “menu” included poets Emma Clowsley and Chloe Jacquet, and several youngsters nurtured by Ledbury Poetry. Beth Calverley’s magical Poetry Machine spent the afternoon creating intimate poems on demand.
The musical menu featured Four Crying Out Loud – Ledbury’s own fisherman’s quartet, George Montague, guitarist and singer/songwriter, The Hey Yahs reviving old classics and The Rohans mixing musical genres.
The Town Mayor of Ledbury, Councillor Helen I’Anson, visited the event and met many of the stall holders.
A raffle of prizes generously donated by local businesses raised £115 for Ledbury Food Bank.
The day was brought to a colourful close by Ledbury Border Morris who demonstrated five traditional dances – and then it rained!
This event was a partnership between Ledbury Food Group, Ledbury Poetry, and Ledbury Town Council.
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See pictures from the event below…