When: 1st – 15th July 2017
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 1st to Saturday 15th 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 ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. The fortnight promises plenty of fun-filled activities from workshops, dancing, and buggy racing, to lantern and community parades.
One of the highlights will be Lafrowda Day on Saturday 15th July, when the roads are closed so that the streets can be filled with stalls and entertainment.
Another highlight for this year will be the Billy Cart Racing on Friday 14th July. The event will see twenty teams racing handmade gravity powered buggies in St Just.
More info: www.facebook.com/LafrowdaFestival