Sunday, 1 March 2015

WESTWARD HO FISH FESTIVAL A PROMO

Westward Ho! Fish Festival is all about celebrating and enjoying North Devon's fishing heritage, our local catch, culture and our marine environment. With a little FLAG funding and a lot of community spirit and massive support from local traders, we hope that this will be the first of many such events. We will be having children's workshops including carnival crafts, fish cookery, marine litter craft and pottery (with Tarka Pottery). There will be a mermaid storyteller, face painting and a big spring beach clean (in conjunction with Surfers Against Sewage and AONB). There will be all kinds of fishy traders cooking and selling fresh fish dishes to tempt you and a craft sale with our best local crafters showing off their products. Evening workshops include a chef demonstrations, talk about edible seaweed (with samples to try) a kite-making workshop and a fish supper on Good Friday. The festival finishes off on Easter Saturday at 3pm with a big fishy family walking carnival/parade around the village with everyone welcome to join in. The brighter the costume the better. There will be drums, shakers, whistles and bells to celebrate this first ever fish festival in the village. If you are coming on holiday, please pack some fancy dress and come and join us in the parade! Most workshops are free and will run on a drop-in basis but the fish cookery and pottery ones are priced and bookable due to limited space being available and the cost of materials/ingredients involved. If you would like further information about any of the workshops please message us or call in at the Happy Cafe. A full publicity leaflet will be produced shortly and a festival itinerary will be posted on here once everything is finalised. Hope to see you there -SUNDAY 29TH MARCH TO SATURDAY 4TH APRIL -WESTWARD HO-HAPPY CAFE BE THERE OR BE SQUARE-https://www.facebook.com/westwardhofishfestival?fref=ts

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