News: May 13 Open Day: Crafts & Old May Day!
A-Maying we will go! Our next Open Day for May will be on Saturday 13 May, which is ‘Old May Day’.*
In recognition of this, the theme will give a nod to the old tradition of ‘ales’ – fundraising events which took place at this time of year towards upkeep of the parish church. “As the name suggests, this was a day of merry-making, with food, drink, dancing and games.” *
The Open Day will therefore include some medieval cake to taste and a guest stall from Byatt’s Brewery alongside the usual homemade cake.
In addition to this there will be an emphasis on crafts and the garden with additional guests including woodcarving, beekeeping and willow-weaving (beekeeping afternoon from 1pm only UPDATE 13/05/17 we regret that the beekeeper is unable to join us today). There will be a children’s trail, all about the growth in springtime. Plus we’ll be continuing with our weaving project on the table loom.
We’ll be open from 11am -4pm. As usual, admission is free, but in the spirit of the ‘ales’ donations are very much appreciated. If you would like to donate your time, we are always looking for new volunteers!
May we see you there?