Hope everyone is set for Sunday’s wonderful Blean Woodland Festival! It’s a free event for all the family and I shall be there joining in the archery, tasting honey straight from the bees and maybe even trying out a bit of Morris Dancing! It would be a pleasure to meet you, have my picture taken with you, and maybe even sit and have a cup of tea and debate how the summer’s shaping up!
The Fete of the Blean
FREE Family activity day
2 June – 10am till 4pm
Canterbury Academy, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, CT2 8QA
A true celebration of the ancient woodlands of Canterbury and Swale
Family activities including: wild art, clay modelling, ‘Have a go’ archery, face painting, woodcraft, willow weaving, rag rug making, falconry display and flight demonstrations from the Hawking Centre and plenty more!
Local food and drinks (including local beers and ciders).
Live music with performances from: Jazz Omnibus (swing jazz band), Ronnie Haar performing his own ‘Songs about birds’, High Tide (Canterbury based acoustic, soulful three piece band), Ben Penny (a modern day crooner).
Morris Dancers: Dead Horse Morris, Broomdashers, Half Pint and plenty of audience participation!
For more serious folk, a conference will be taking place in the Academy buildings with talks from local wildlife and archaeology experts.
If you can’t make it on the 2nd June, or for more information about all the other events going on at the Festival please click here.