New festival for Appledore

APPLEDORE’S popular arts festival is taking a year off, but the community is making sure that the village’s annual tradition of a summer festival attraction will be maintained.

Instigated by the West Quay Fundraisers charity group, two public meetings have been held in the village to gather support for an Appledore Summer Festival.

It has been dubbed a ‘DIY festival’ for there is to be no fixed agenda, with local groups and individuals coming forward to do whatever they can to create a fun event, without funding and with everything free.

To take place from June 3-5, there are already plans for stalls and entertainments on the Quay, flags and bunting, open gardens and the village’s famous decorated door knockers, plus an art exhibition, craft fair and workshops.

“We are hoping that everyone will play their part to make this a fun event for all and make the village festive,” said Fundraisers chairman Penny Woolaway.

Another public meeting is being held in the church hall at 7pm on May 9 to finalise arrangements.

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