When: 12th June 2016, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Harbour, Clovelly, Devon
£: Admission to the village costs £7 for adults, £4.40 for children (aged 7 to 16), £18.40 for a family (2 adults, 2 children) and children under 7 years of age go free
What is it?
On Sunday 12th June, the village of Clovelly in Devon will be holding its 2nd annual Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice.
The idea of the festival is to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits, and the festival’s launch in 2015 was a great success.
This year the quay kitchens will have a surprising variety of dishes and stalls that will be selling a range of seaweed products, along with demonstrations, crafts and talks. There will also be plenty of entertainment for both adults and children to enjoy, including live music, street entertainers, seaweed foot spas and seaweed workshops. The workshops will be hosted by Sarah Hotchkiss from CyberColloids, exploring the types and uses of seaweeds.
The National Trust and North Cornwall Seaweeds will be running craft activities (bring your own plastic bottle to make an under the sea miniature garden). There will be face painting, henna tattoos and the chance for visitors to have a go on a gig, with the Clovelly Gig Team.
The Seaweed Health Foundation will be providing information on the benefits of human food quality seaweed, for food and health. Emma Gunn will be holding talks, providing tasters and offering the chance to buy a signed copy of her book. Festival visitors are encouraged to bring their own seaweed and ask the experts what the best use is for it.