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Food festival ready to fill and tempt the town’s taste buds

Children and staff at William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, with Coun Nick Worth and Ruth White from Gorgeous Cakes of Holbeach promoting this Saturday's Holbeach Food Festival.
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Children and staff at William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach, with Coun Nick Worth and Ruth White from Gorgeous Cakes of Holbeach promoting this Saturday's Holbeach Food Festival. ANL-141106-120535001

An exciting weekend is in store for Holbeach which hosts its annual Town and Country Fayre and first-ever Food Festival.

More than 30 food and craft stands will be at William Stukeley Primary School where the food event takes place on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

There will be live music from University Academy Holbeach Choir, Holbeach Town Band and The Kingswingers Jazz Band, pizza making demonstrations, a visit by South Holland’s Kitchen Garden Project and Holbeach Patient Participation Group.

Coun Nick Worth, organiser of Holbeach Food Festival, said: “Some committee members from The Friends of William Stukeley School approached me about having a food festival at the school and I took up the challenge because it’s about getting people into Holbeach.

“We want people to use the traders, growers and food producers in the town because Holbeach and the surrounding district of South Holland has a long history of producing food and has the best farming land in the country.

“There are major food-based employers in the Holbeach area all supporting large supermarkets and, on top of this, we have a massive transport industry distributing food both in this country and throughout Europe.

“There will be a lot going at Holbeach Food Festival, including music to suit different tastes and a lot of entertainment, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

The entertainment will include performances of Eat by Black Country Touring, a West Midlands-based arts group specially commissioned by the Transported project to take part in the event.

A Transported spokesman said: “Eat, inspired by personal stories of war and poverty, feast and famines, takes place in the unusual setting of three caravans.

“It delves into stories and memories about food, weaving together theatre, live music and the spoken word in a production that takes audiences on a unique journey of what, when and how we eat, as well as why it matters.”

Holbeach and District Community Vehicle is 
running a half-hourly 
shuttle bus service from Church Street, Holbeach, to the Town and Country Fayre on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

 

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