Woodford Festival 2014: Wealth of talent on show across 30 locations

PUBLISHED: 18:00 14 September 2014

Music, theatre and food have been on offer at previous Woodford Festivals

Music, theatre and food have been on offer at previous Woodford Festivals


Music, dance, poetry, theatre and delicious food will all be on offer at Woodford’s nine-day festival spectacular.

From October 4 to October 12 the greater Woodford area will play host to a wealth of local talent, who will showcase their skills in more than 30 locations.

The extravaganza will be launched in George Lane, South Woodford, with performers giving a taste of what will be on offer.

Shoppers visiting the street will be able to get a flavour of what’s in store and pick up a programme from one of the stewards wearing yellow T-shirts, to decide what to visit.

Among the cornucopia of culture in store will be art, music, drama, theatre, talks, poetry, beer festivals, food tastings, author appearances, a barn dance, a disco evening and a special community safety day with the local fire and police services.

Entertainment will be provided by a number of choirs including The Croston Singers, The Woodford Singers and Natural Voices.

One of the country’s finest folk talents, John Kirkpatrick, who has recorded with Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson and Gerry Rafferty, will give a concert supported by up and coming stars from the local area.

The beautiful garden at 300-year-old Hurst House will also be open for the weekend of October 4-5.

Organisers have ensured there really will be something for everyone, including meditation and tai chi taster sessions.

Young visitors can enjoy a community safety day with police officers, firefighters, Guide Dogs for the Blind and crews from St John Ambulance.

Full colour programmes will be available from mid-September from Woodford and South Woodford libraries, churches, pubs and participating venues. Events will be free or low cost.

Visit the festival website for the 2014 programme details

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