Westleton Wild Flower Festival and Village Exhibition
Friday 29th July – Monday 1st August 2016
10am- 6pm (Monday 5pm)
Come and see the fantastic arrangement of Wild Flowers in
St Peter’s Church
which will be decorated in the theme of
50 YEARS OF WILD FLOWERS
The story of Westleton Wild Flower Festival
The Village Hall will have demonstrations, stalls of local crafts people, a raffle with a first prize of £100 and many more prizes.
The Gardening Club will be running a plant stall and the Village Quilters have a hand- made quilt to raffle, there’s a chance to see our Village Archives, and much more
Refreshment will be served all day from 10am – 4pm.
This is a major event in the local calendar.
lt is a celebration of rural living and is a demonstration of the vibrant and positive community life which prevails in Westleton.
These events help raise money for the maintenance of the Village Hall and the Church.
We hope that everyone will come and enjoy themselves.
Westleton’s wonderful Wild Flower Festival began 50 years ago. It was inspired by Jim Fisk (of Clematis fame) and Nelly Kemp, who had visited a similar festival in Norfolk. This Festival has continued since 1966 and has become a strong tradition within Westleton village life.
Each year the Festival has had a particular theme and in celebration this year the arrangements mark the many dif- ferent themes of past Festivals. Great care is taken with the gathering of these wild flowers, and no threatened species are used in the displays.
Concurrent with the Wild Flower Festival the Village Hall organises an exhibition of crafts and several stalls display- ing and selling hand-made items. Different artisans will be demonstrating their skills each day and examples of their work will be available to purchase or order.
On the Friday: ‘Crafty Mrs Fox’, Nicola Grayson will be demonstrating Needle felting and Jewellery from recycled silver.
On Saturday: Ragtime Ruggers will be showing us Making rag rugs
On Sunday: Sharon McMullin will be working with Stained Glass and Chrissie Davies will be displaying Woven Willow Sculpture
Finally, on Monday: David Nicholls will be showing his skills as a Cutler
In addition Westleton Gardeners have been working all year to be able to offer a very wide range of garden plants for sale at their display stand in the Village Hall, and all at very reasonable prices. This is always a busy area in the Hall.
Wonderful home-made refreshments will be on sale throughout each day in the Village Hall.
The GRAND DRAW will take place at 4 p.m. on the Monday, with £100 first prize and many, many others!