Blackberry Fair is a Community Interest Group based in Whitchurch, North Shropshire. We're trying to creatively regenerate our Market Town community. If we sound Worthy, WE'RE NOT. We just dare to be different - it's about getting our hands mucky, cooking compost, brewing our own and digging for fire. We've done all kinds of stuff with our events from building allotments and orchards in the Market Hall to creating a Fairtrade shack and running with an unhinged street procession in 2010.
Whether it's the community, environment or economy that beats your drum, this fun adventure was set up to show that these big issues are linked and that each is as important as the other. If you'd like to join us at a market event, or if you'd like to be a part of the wider group, then please get in touch.
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To creatively regenerate Whitchurch, working in partnership with other organisations where appropriate. We are building a new tradition and we work with open eyes and ears to forge a new and exciting future for our town. Oh, and we like to have lots of fun while we're doing it. We're not really as po-faced as we might sound from this!
We're "selling" a sustainable future and having big fun along the way. Don't think we're a bunch of chin-strokers like we might sound here (that's just the stuff we have to say) - we're far too busy having fun with this thing to be worthy.
Welcome to this year’s 9th ‘Whitchurch’ Blackberry Fair on Saturday 1st October. This fun event covers the High Street, Green End and other outdoor areas of Whitchurch. Unless stated all hired stalls are covered. We do have a limited indoor area used at the discretion of the Organisers.
Click the link below for full information about stalls and a booking form.
Over the next few Months Blackberry Juice will fill you in on - Who’s coming, What’s happening, How you can get involved. Keep an eye out on Our Facebook Page, Twitter, local Press etc We’ve got some crackin’ ideas up our sleeves from Wandering Trees to Roman Centurions and Inspiring Street Theatre where you, yes you perform.....PREVIEW
Blackberry Fair’s own story circles around our interrelationship with the Planet and Balanced Prosperity for all so it’s really important we marry the challenges of the natural world with those of the High St and the people who hang out there. Creating the Wild Zone gives you the opportunity to talk, sell, connect and campaign, whether it’s an Environmental or Social Enterprise, or just an alternative take on life, your story really matters. It’s what makes Whitchurch Blackberry Fair special.PREVIEW
Help us to Happen by donating any amount (big money or small change) so that we can bring Blackberry Fair to Whitchurch again on Saturday 1st October. We've even made it easy - you can make secure donations via Paypal using the link below.DONATE
The Electric Swing Circus is a six-piece fusion of live and saucy swing with stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, the ESC hotfoot their way through everything from breakbeat and house to reggae and dubstep, all with their own unique style of swing.PREVIEW
Want to know What's On at Blackberry Fair on Saturday? Here's your handy download-and-keep guides (but please note that all timings are subject to change so keep your eye on Facebook and the chalk boards by the stages).PREVIEW
Sing Street sees 1980’s Dublin through the eyes of 14 year old Conor, whose fractious home life forces him to search for a glimmer of hope, found in the mysterious uber cool Raphina. How does he win her over? By inviting her to be in his Band’s music video. Trouble is he isn’t even in a band! So Cosmo is born and glorious Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to turn the turmoil of life into something far greater.PREVIEW
This unique experience will start from 7.00pm and finish around 9.30pm. Gather at Queensway car park. Tickets available from Bookshrop, The Leisure Centre and on the Night. Includes Peaches and Cream – Keep warm, Wear Boots /Wellies, Bring a Seat or Pop upPREVIEW
Are you a Budding Byron? A Young Yeats? Or an Enthusiastic Eliot? Show us your creative talent and you could win a fantastic prize and be part of the poetry festival at this year’s Blackberry Fair.
The theme is Trees.