Here’s a sneak preview (subject to change of course!):
Live music on the Sunrise Stage from Helen Connelly, Emily White, Tanjamin Madarin, The Unimpatients, Positively Dylan and Silence The Sirens.
Local real ale and cider from the Mighty Oak brewery (Maldon Gold, Captain Bob and Old Rosie). Fabulous food including woodfired pizzas, Syrian wraps, Norwegian sweets, chimney cakes and more.
Stalls selling a cornucopia of items including second hand clothes, vinyl, cakes, jams, jewellery, handmade candles and cards.
Do you have something more interesting to sell? Then come and join the barrow sale! If you need a clear out and have some stuff to sell, you can get a wheelbarrow pitch (like a car boot sale but less hassle – just fill up your wheelbarrow/bike trailer or similar with what you want to sell, roll onto the field and pay on the day). Pitches only £5!
If you’re not pretending to be a cockney barrow boy/girl (or have sold out) you can get creative with Wivenhoe Creatives in the Jubilee Garden running a series of workshops and fun activities throughout the day. Under the big oak tree will be well-being talks, laughter yoga, sound journeys, permaculture and more. Learn how to get your bike in top shape with Wivenhoe’s Bike Cafe: bring your bike along and the team will show you how to maintain and and repair your wheels for a summer of cycling. Wivenhoe’s Repair-Reuse-Recycle CIC will also be on hand to repair household items to prevent them going to landfill.
Want to do something now? Why not get crafting a scarecrow to enter into the scarecrow competition (adult and childrens categories). Deliver your effigy to the William Loveless Hall before 10am on Saturday. Prizes for the most appealing scarecrows (prize giving at 2pm).
You want more? How about a bouncy castle, face painting, exhibitions, pond dipping, moth trapping, geocaching and many other magical moments of connection to nature.
Wivenhoe Goes Wild is organised by Transition Town Wivenhoe as part of the Wild About Wivenhoe Festival. Proceeds from this event will go towards Sea Shepherd, Recycle Repair Cafe, Wivenhoe Mayor’s Fund, and other local causes.
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