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Acton Scott opening up for FOLK at the Farm festival

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm are preparing to open its gates to its first ever festival in partnership with Folk at the Farm.

The iconic site near Church Stretton, star of TV’s ‘Victorian Farm,’ will be opening its gates on Saturday 20 July 2019 for a brand new one-day Festival: FOLK at the Farm.

An image of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm taken by a drone. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be hosting the Folk at the Farm festival

Aerial shot of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm by Drone Rangers

Alongside the much-loved animals and buildings of the farm, visitors will encounter music in the meadows, storytelling and straw bales, beer in the barn and activities for all the family around the fields.

There will be crafts and artworks, food and drink for sale and demonstrations of skills from beekeeping to bodging and blacksmithing.

FOLK at the Farm is the brainchild of a group of artists and makers with an interest in the folklore, traditions and skills of Shropshire and the Welsh borders. They aim to celebrate and develop the work of three early collectors of local lore and legend: Georgina Jackson, Charlotte Burne and Mary Webb; women whose contribution to the distinctiveness of our region is often overlooked.

An exciting and varied programme will include music from Whalebone, Men from Off, Janie Mitchell and Free Born Rising; stories for young and old from, amongst others, Cath Edwards, Sue and Jake Tumnus, Sal Tonge and Andy Harrop; poetry with Kate Innes and Carol Forrester; talks from Gladys Mary Coles and Anne-Marie Lagram & dances from Ledbury Morri; plus many other performances and surprises, all-day activities for children and families – and a chill-out zone for massage and relaxation.

This is an all-weather festival and Acton Scott has good accessibility and lots of cover for performers, participants and audiences.  And of course the organisers just know the sun will be shining on FOLK at the Farm!

FOLK at the Farm is from 10am – 7pm on Saturday 20 July 2019.

Tickets £30 (2 adults + 2 children) | Adult £15 (£10 OAP) | Child £6.

Information and tickets available NOW at www.folkcc.co.uk or www.tickettailor.com/events/folk1