Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Tasty Morris happenings in Ilfracombe this July

10:10 01 May 2014

Ilfracombe vendors Jim (and Ziggy) Coslett plus Beth Newsome of Sea Dog, join Councillor Philip Webb to sample some spicy fish pasties and promote the new North Devon Street Food Awards, taking place this July on the seafront.

Ilfracombe vendors Jim (and Ziggy) Coslett plus Beth Newsome of Sea Dog, join Councillor Philip Webb to sample some spicy fish pasties and promote the new North Devon Street Food Awards, taking place this July on the seafront.

Archant

Sign up for the North Devon Street Food Awards, part of two days of entertainment and activities as All Things Morris returns for a second year.

With a hey nonny nonny and much clashing of staves, All Things Morris returns to Ilfracombe this July.With a hey nonny nonny and much clashing of staves, All Things Morris returns to Ilfracombe this July.

THE All Things Morris Festival returns to Ilfracombe this July bigger, better and with bells on – not to mention the first ever North Devon Street Food Awards.

Last year’s off-the-wall community event proved hugely popular so organiser Events 4 Ilfracombe has doubled its size, with the action now taking place over Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.

It is dedicated to Morris dancing, Morris cars and an exhibition of work by artist William Morris with two days of dancing, displays, live music, stalls and much more.

This year the North Devon Gazette has joined forces with the festival as its media partner to support and promote the event.

Ilfracombe vendor Simon Mednick of Simon's Dogs and Councillor Philip Webb get in the street food mood to promote the new North Devon Street Food Awards, taking place this July on the seafront.Ilfracombe vendor Simon Mednick of Simon's Dogs and Councillor Philip Webb get in the street food mood to promote the new North Devon Street Food Awards, taking place this July on the seafront.

Building on the success of last year, organisers have introduced the new Street Food Awards, sponsored by Mardens Cottage Holidays.

On the Saturday the seafront will be packed with vendors selling tasty snacks and treats from all corners of the globe.

The highly sought after trophies will be known as ‘Maurices’ and the event is open to any street food vendors in North Devon and Torridge, with 35 places available.

It is free to take part and there will be several categories with a ‘best of the best’ winner plus a public vote and an extra ‘guest’ category sponsored by S and P Fish.

An outside bar will be provided by The Wizard Brewery, which is brewing a Morris ale for the event – with a naming competition set to be announced soon.

There will be some space for local produce stalls too – see below for contact details.

The clack of staves...

Throughout both days the ringing of bells, clack of staves and rustle of handkerchiefs will drift over the town, with a total of 11 Morris dance groups bringing music and merriment.

The Saturday will see dancing from 12noon-5pm along the seafront and at the harbour, where it continues on Sunday and in Fore Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day.

Public participation in the Morris antics is positively encouraged and in Fore Street there will also be an craft and arts fayre plus a mini beer and cider festival.

Once the Morris sides have finished around 5pm there will be folk and acoustic music from local bands and musicians into the evening.

Morris on Tour

Sunday will also see Morris on Tour, as more than 50 of the iconic British vehicles descend on the seafront after touring the Ilfracombe area. There will be a Morris show with trophies to be awarded by the Mayor including a ‘People’s Choice’ award. Local Morris owners are invited to join in by emailing the address below.

William Morris

An exhibition of the work of Victorian artist and philosopher William Morris will be hosted by The Pier Tavern and Grill in the week leading up to and including All Things Morris weekend.

* Any North Devon-based street food business can apply to take part in the Street Food Awards by emailing events@visitilfracombe.co.uk with details of the business and its food.

Find out more about All Things Morris and the North Devon Street Food Awards at www.morrisday.co.uk

Other News Stories

09:30
Chulmleigh RNIB volunteer Christine Smith has been responsible for raising three quarters of a million pounds for the charity.

Christine Smith has dedicated more than 40 years to the RNIB plus countless other local and national charities

Read more
08:00
Westcroft School pupils with the old uniform they are donating to Oxfam. Picture: Sarah Howells

Two Bideford school and merged and donated their old uniforms to help families in Africa.

Read more
The Bideford Secondary Modern reunion at Durrant House Hotel. Picture: Sarah Howells

The Bideford Secondary Modern girls’ reunited at the at the Durrant House Hotel after 65 years.

Read more
09:31
Author Stephanie M Turner shows the new book to some of the Combe Martin Primary School pupils who contributed.

Short stories written by Combe Martin schoolchildren have made it into a professionally published book.

Read more
07:30
Nicole Hickin, co-ordinator at the WOW North Devon Scrap Store. Picture: Sarah Howells

Volunteers are needed at project in Barnstaple which promotes reusing waste for a sustainable future.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:36

Councillors turn down controversial proposals to earmark the region for wind energy

Read more
Yesterday, 17:16
North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones (right) with Steve Crowther, Michael Pagram, Joanne Bell, Mark Cann and David Chalmers on the estuary near the Yelland site.

Cross party call for end to ‘planning vacuum’ that favours developers

Read more
Yesterday, 12:18
Barnstaple's Queens Theatre

North Devon councillors have agreed an offer from North Devon Theatres Trust for the leasehold of the Queen’s Theatre and the Landmark Theatre.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:10
Work by Polly Morris

There’s tonnes to see and do around the town this Saturday and Sunday

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Could you volunteer?

Charity needs female volunteers to help with rape and sexual assault victims’ support helpline in Barnstaple and Exeter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications