All roads lead to Stanhoe tomorrow (Saturday) for the Harvest Moon Festival, which will feature music all day and raising money for a good cause.
Pauline Daisley-Brown of Stanhoe, who is organising the event with her daughter Ria, said: “This will be a quiet, laid-back event to celebrate the end of summer and the harvest, whatever your personal harvest has been this year.
“It will be a very relaxed event with live music all day from harp and mandolin to folk, activities to keep the children busy – not a bouncy castle in sight – stalls and local food and drink.”
All profits will go to A Change of Scene for Children, a local charity run by Pauline that helps young people in need of a break by letting them care for farm animals and plants.
The Harvest Moon Festival will be staged from 10am right through to 10pm with at least 15 musical acts booked in, including West Norfolk Battle of the Bands winners, Morganway.
It all kicks off with Norfolk Gallery Quire promoting traditional Norfolk folk music particularly connected with harvest and countryside; they are followed at around 11am by harpist Vanessa Wood-Davies.
Ria, who has been busy arranging the acts, also has the following booked in (pointing out that times may alter slightly “as we’re not the strictest bunch”):
12.45pm, Goz Unplugged; 1.30pm, Yve Mary B; 2.15pm, The Baroness, The Bear and Paradise; 3pm, Morganway; 3.45pm, Sound Strip; 4.30pm, mandolinist Daniel Nestlerode.
5.15pm, Abigail Blake; 6pm, Harry Burt and Sally Burt; 6.45pm, Jodie Richardson; 7.30pm, Billy Brotherton; 8.15pm, Natalie Lake; 9pm, Two-Bit Operators; 9.45pm, The Fried Pirates.
Coady’s Music PA Hire will be providing the technical support.
Pauline Daisley-Brown added: “There will be a mini beer festival organised by lovely people at Fox Brewery, a barbecue from Fanny Adams all day, with Coriander and Lime providing curry for the evening session. Whin Hill Cider will be sharing the liquid refreshment honours with Curious Coffee Company for those who prefer non-alcoholic.
“Members of the Goldcrest Outdoor Education Team will be at the festival organising activities which give a taste of what they could do for local schools. Children can try out archery, applying temp tattoos using blackberries and elder, making natural jewellery.
“Woodgate Forge will be bringing a working forge and The Spinning Barn will allow people the opportunity to have a go or book a course to learn how to spin.
“A few stalls will be selling their crafts and skills and there is space for the children to run about in the fresh air which is one of the activities A Change of Scene for Children is keen to develop in youngsters as well as growing, caring for our animals, and learning a little about the environment on the way.”
Tickets are just £5 for adults with children free; the Festival organisers thank sponsors Solar Shed Co. GJK Animal Feeds, Scent with Love, Top Tack Direct and Goddards Gardens.