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.
Highly Sprung produces projects that inspire change. Developing ambitious, accessible work with and for new audiences with a focus on children and young people, creating physical performance that is dynamic, exciting and bold.PREVIEW
Introducing the second Cinema in the Orchard on 29th September 2017 at 7:30pm, Blackberry Fair, the Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Allotment and Community Orchard Association and Flicks in the Sticks present The Jungle Book original film in the unique setting of the Community Orchard! Bring blankets and chairs, snuggle up with your family and enjoy this singalong classic! Entrance Fee to inc Hot Chocolate and Biscuits: Children 16 and under £4.00 Adults 16 and upwards £5.00 family x 2 children and 2 Adults £15.00 available from the Talbot Theatre (Whitchurch Leisure Centre tel: 01948 660660 ) or on the night at Queensway Playing Fields
With the tinge of mellow fruitfulness about you're probably thinking warm fires and slippers. "Well let me tell you, Blackberry Fair is thinking party time, a fabulous season and a very fine reason to celebrate natures grandest colour's with music. So get ready to kick start your weekend of harvest fun this October at 8.00pm on Friday the 6th by joining North Shropshire Folk and Talbot Theatre as they beckon one of Somersets fine Folk Punk Bands. to the Stage. Sugar Fiddle on the Fringe welcomes "The Leylines". A great night out in Town and one you really shouldn't miss..Tickets available from the Whitchurch Leisure Centre or tel: 01948 660660 www.ticketsource.co.uk/northshropshirefolk LEYLINES
This is a semi-sentient, metallic beastie from outer space, which is half dinosaur and half machine. It is constructed from everyday objects, which are the lost luggage of a mysteriously missing race from a long lost planet. Their hopes, dreams and fears are woven into the fabric of this curious creature, which is searching for a safe harbour and a place to call home. It’s inhabited by two homesick, old space dogs. Their mission is to explore our world and interact with us, who are strange alien folk to them!PREVIEW
Based in Coventry, the band has performed at numerous prestigious events, such as Notting Hill Carnival and Caribbean Carnival Extravaganzas in Morecambe, Newcastle and Arundel. As well as taking part in all of the UK carnivals, the band performed before HM the Queen in 1985 and have also performed at such fine venues as Symphony Hall, Fairfield Hall and The Wembley Conference Centre.PREVIEW
Nachda Sansaar are a group of Punjabi Folk Dancers based in Birmingham (U.K.). Since 1984 they have excelled themselves and spearheaded a campaign to keep the art of traditional Bhangra dancing alive.PREVIEW
We welcome fresh ideas of how to push the boundaries of possibility and if you’ve any contacts for interesting folk do please bung ‘em our way...the quirkier the better. So stick on your pixie ears and just come strummin’ in the watering holes of Whitchurch this Autumn. “If music be the food of life, play on”
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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).COMING SOON
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
Welcome to this year’s 10th Whitchurch Blackberry Fair on Saturday 7th 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. (Form not yet available)
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.....COMING SOON
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 7th October. We've even made it easy - you can make secure donations via Paypal using the link below.DONATE