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21st March 2019

Beowulf Festival for Woodbridge


The Spirit of Beowulf Community Festival is coming to Woodbridge and takes place in the historic town from Thursday 3rd until Monday 7th May.

Using all the talent that abound in this wonderful town the Festival will include: Dragons at Woodbridge Emporium, History at The Shire Hall, a ‘What Beowulf ate’ talk at The Tide Mill, live music from The Boat Stage ,a Beowulf Family Fun activity day at The T-Hut, the half size replica Anglo Saxon ship Sae Wylfing and its re-enactors, Anglo Saxon crafters and makers, Poetry and Painting exhibitions, riddles and story-telling for children, and a Beowulf Beltane walk to the magical mounds of Sutton Hoo plus lots more.

Vegan and Gluten free food by Juan Pablo, Grendel Stew (no monsters used), a Hog Roast and a Beowulf Stew from Vernon Blackmore of The Table, Woodbridge, Beowulf Baps, Beowulf Ale and Mead plus a variety of other drinks to provide more delicious mystery and magic to celebrate The Spirit of Beowulf.

Organisers are very excited to have the Primary Schools in and around Woodbridge involved with The Spirit of Beowulf, as it is part of the curriculum taught, so a lovely reason to do lots of Beowulf themed works of art which will be on display for all to see.

Special guests include award winning author and story- teller Kevin Crossley-Holland, an historical evening at The Shire Hall with radio personality Charlie Haylock and Archeologist Dr Emma Tetlow, Music from Caswell, Oktoba , AArtwork, Jan Pulsford and performed on a specially built boat stage on board the Marie and Anglo Saxon Tales will told by Bards Aloud all over the town at different times during the weekend .
A spectacular Son at Lumiere and light show projected onto the Tide Mill and the Granary as a finale.

For more information about the The Spirit of Beowulf Community Festival and to see a full programme of events visit www.beowulffestival.co.uk.

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