When: 2nd – 16th July 2016
Where: St Just, Cornwall
£: Free (but donations to keep the festival going are welcomed)
What is it?
Lafrowda Festival is an annual celebration of community arts in St Just, Cornwall. This year the festival will take place from Saturday 2nd to Saturday 16th July.
The name Lafrowda comes from the ancient name for the church lands where the little town of St Just stands today. St Just is the most westerly town in England and has a strong sense of Cornish heritage.
The first Lafrowda Festival took place in 1996 and the event has developed from a music festival into a two-week community arts festival. During the festival fortnight Lafrowda provides an opportunity for local groups to showcase the wealth of creative talent in the St Just area. A wide range of organisations take part with something happening every day, from music and comedy to drama and dance.
This year’s festival fortnight will have the theme of ‘Fast and Curious’. The fortnight promises plenty of fun-filled activities from willow workshops, dancing, and buggy racing, to lantern and community parades.
The festival kicks off on Saturday 2nd July with willow workshops in the Drill Hall, where participants can make lanterns and giants for the parades. The main festival highlights will be the children’s procession, the community procession and the lantern procession, which will all take place on Saturday 16th July.
Another highlight for this year will be the buggy racing on Friday 15th July. The event will see twenty teams racing handmade gravity powered buggies in St Just.