Saturday 21 June 2024: Harbottle & Jonas at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) in St Werburgh's Church, Wembury with support from Freya’s Wild Goose Choir. South Brent based Dave and Freya combine a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original, powerful songwriting and have established themselves as one of the finest duos on the folk circuit today, blending concertina, harmonium, shruti box, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar, piano and cittern with their powerful close vocal harmonies. Tickets at £14 via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harbottle-and-jonas-at-st-werburghs-church-wembury-tickets-876633373017. See: www.harbottleandjonas.com/ and Facebook

 

 

Saturday 20 January 2024: The 29th Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail. A magical evening of ‘Cider, Culture & Cheer’ organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail (back after a 3-year absence) has become a very popular event. Apple Wassailing is a revived, ancient tradition performed in many villages around 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. (For more info on Wassailing see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/discover/history/art-collections/wassailing-ritual-and-revelry). Gates open at 4pm and there will be various related events in the village running into the evening, including the Lantern Procession and Apple Blessing Ceremony, plus entertainment from: Elfic the Juggler, Beltane Border Morris, Bovey Tracey Mummers, Paul Sharman the Storyteller, the South Devon Wassail Singers and the band - Linney Magic. Plus barbecue, barfood and cider stalls. Entry: £5 for adults / £2.50 for children / Under 3s free. See: www.facebook.com/stokegabrielwassail/.