From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 27 July 2009 13:45
Subject: SEFAN 2009-07-27_01 Lammas 2009 press release

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From: "Simon" <herbedaceous_at_hotmail_dot_com>
Date: 26 July 2009 14:04:20 BDT
Subject: Lammas 2009 press release

Eastbourne Lammas Festival 1st and 2nd August 2009 Western Lawns, Eastbourne Seafront from 10.30am
Now in its 9th year, Eastbourne Lammas Festival is a FREE pageant of morris dancing, carnival giants and live music from ranging from traditional folk, through rock to modern jazz.
The festival starts in with Morris dancing in differing styles, with hosts Hunters Moon Morris and guests Gong Scourers, Loose Women and Oojakapivvy along with drumming from the Pentacle Drummers
As always Saturday’s Carnival parade at 12.30 promises to be spectacular. Starting from the pier, the Eastbourne Giants Herne and Andred will once again lead dancers, drummers and festival-goers along the prom to the pier for performances before returning to the Western Lawns. 
Anyone, of any age is invited to join the parade if they come along to the Pier entrance at noon, though children must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to dress up! Raid your dressing-up boxes, strap on a pair of fairy wings or garland your hair with flowers and join in. The more the merrier!
Back at the Western Lawns festival site, Saturday’s line up features live performances from:
Carol (11.00am)
Ragati String Band (12.00 midday)
Kim Thompsett (1.00pm)
Lackadaisy (2.00pm)
Touchstone, (3.00)
MagicFolk (4.00pm)
Lie back and laze in the sun by the sea as you listen to the music. Bring a picnic or chose from the variety of food and drinks that are on offer over the weekend. The Beer Tent is run by The 1648 Brewery who will once again be brewing their excellent Lammas Ale for the event.
With clothing, book, jewellery and craft stalls and demonstrations, plus children’s entertainment from face-painting and story-telling to Mouse Town, Punch and Judy and bouncy castle, there is something for everyone.
Sunday 2nd is a little more laid back with Live Entertainment from
The Blue Shift Jazz Band (12.00 midday)
Black Strap Molasses (1.00pm)
Mr Weston & The Ironing (2.00pm)
Porvari (3.00pm)
The festival closes with a chance to kick your shoes off, grab a likely partner and dance on the grass for the now traditional open air Celidh led by Rattlebone with caller Chris Armstrong (4.00pm)
And if you’d like to try your hand (and feet!) at Border Morris, Hunters Moon Morris will be running a workshop at 1.30.
Entrance to the festival site is FREE but we annually raise money for the RNLI, so please give generously to this good cause throughout the weekend.
Further details can be found at the Lammas festival website:


Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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