Monday 1 May 10am – 5pm
Hawkwood's annual May Day Festival is a fun day out for all the family. As well as live music, bbq, bar, ice-cream and children's activities, including face painting, storytelling, maypole dancing and a treasure hunt we offer some free taster workshops and stalls from local suppliers and tutors from the hawkwood programme. Last year we welcomed around 1,000 people to this event. Come and join the fun!
Free entry - £3 for car parking
MUSIC ON THE DAY
Experimental acoustic music by The Ark Ensemble http://www.theartinlistening.com
Celtic folk fusion band Spiracy and local singer songwriter Genevieve Miles.
Fresh from Morocco's Fes Festival of World Sacred Music comes music to mesmerise by Alchemist's Wardrobe. http://www.thealchemistswardrobe.co.uk/
Traditional folk dance tunes will accompany maypole dancing at 2 pm, then sacred singing with choir leader Celia Hart is at 3pm.
Kaines, a duo from Bristol bring mellow cello, guitar and vocals.
Popular 10-piece band The Raga Babas singing upbeat Indian-style songs and chants that every one can dance to.
Click here for our 2017 programme (subject to change)
Please note- You can only sign up for the workshops on the day at the welcome desk.
Coffee Shop • Exhibits by tutors • Information Point • Stalls in the Hall • Hawkwood Partners • Golden Fleece Trading Co • Homeopathy • Textiles • Jewellery
BBQ • Ice-cream • Bar
Upper Drive & Old Stables
Workshop spaces • Amber Sculpture Studio • Blacksmith demonstrations
Children’s Activities • Maypole Dancing • Bush Craft • Walled Garden Open • Garden and Orchard Tour • Woodland Sanctuary • Guided Meditation • Table Tennis
This Event cannot be purchased online