Food & Folk Festival - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

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3 May

3rd May 2015 to 4th May 2015

You can buy our products when visiting the very best of the South East’s produce, crafts, books and plants will be showcased at Food & Folk spring event. Enjoy cookery classes and demonstrations, traditional folk music, dancing and storytelling. There will be lots of tasty samples to try before you buy! We are delighted to welcome back celebrity cook, writer and broadcaster, Antonio Carluccio, who will join us in the Southern Cooperative Cookery Theatre (date TBC) Author and chef, Rob Silverstone, will be signing and promoting his new book; A Mule Across the Water – Real Food in Sussex & Normandy. Rob will also be cooking up some delicious local food in the Southern Cooperative Cookery Theatre over the two days. Watch the Rabble Folk Theatre performing their Robin Hood Play and join in with Maypole dancing taught and accompanied by the traditional folk group, Trads. Enjoy more folk music from Trads with fiddle player Lucy Duff & Nick Powling on the accordion throughout the festival weekend. Come and listen to Abbie Palach, Storyteller and Teacher, performing Medieval and Tudor tales. Storyteller & Musician, Ben Fairlight tells stories to actively involve the audience, whatever their ages – so that they sing along with the songs, so that everyone is part of each story as it unfolds. Whether folk myths, legends born of one place, or dubious yarns, he welcomes gibes, questions & ideas to feed into the living tales. There will be seasonal cooking demonstrations in Winkhurst Tudor Kitchen over the two days and a slice of medieval life will be served up by the visiting Living History Group, Pelican-in-her-piety. Visit the Museum’s working watermill from Lurgashall. Watch corn being ground into flour and sample delicious produce made from the result.

Food & Folk Festival - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum