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Merseybank to Kenworthy Orchard Wassail – plus Lantern making and pruning workshops (The Orchard Project)

Come and make an orchard themed lantern (11am-3pm) ready for our 5pm Wassail. Or join us for a fruit tree pruning workshop 1pm – 3pm.

About this event

“A WASSAIL, WHAT’S A WASSAIL?”

We hear you, allow us to explain:

If you’ve ever sung a carol at Christmas… then you’ve wassailed.

• Essentially a wassail is an orchard blessing, a community get together to thank the trees for their abundant crop… not that we’ve seen one of those here…YET!
• We’ll be singing to the trees and making a right hullabaloo thanks to The Galavantes.
• We’ll crown an orchard queen once we arrive at Kenworthy Orchard
• We’ll hang toast in the trees… yes, toast!
• Finally we’ll pour an offering at the base of the trees of some warm spiced apple juice.
• All-in-all a great family-friendly activity.

LANTERN MAKING:

We’re running a free lantern making for those that can come to the Wassail. Book in for a time slot and our crafty friends will make sure you’re ‘orchard ready’ to celebrate with us at 5pm.

Book your (free) Lantern making workshop place via Eventbrite.

ADDRESS FOR THE WORKSHOP IS:  The Den, 40 Merseybank Ave, Manchester M21 7NN

WASSAIL TIMINGS:
5PM – Meet in the community orchard on the Merseybank Playing Fields. Off Riverside Avenue. M21 7PU

SAT NAV/PARKING:

Please use public transport, cycle or walk where possible. If arriving by car use the side streets around the park.

WHAT THREE WORDS: ///offer.clean.pines

OUR WET WEATHER PLAN

A bit of light rain wont stop us. Do watch out for last minute changes landing in your inbox prior to the event.

OUR COVID SAFETY MEASURES:

– We’ll be following the latest guidance for safe outdoor events

– We’ll have QR code check-in point for the NHS app

– please be mindful of social distancing.

WITH THANKS TO:

Manchester City Council and their #TreeActionManchester support which has helped us establish and care for these community orchards, which in time will feed local people and support local biodiversity. Best of all it also acts as an outdoor venue for events such as these.

 

Event Details

Location The Den
Manchester, M21 7NN
Start Sunday 16 Jan 2022 11:00am
Finish Sunday 16 Jan 2022 7:00pm
Organised by Orchard Project
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/merseybank-to-kenworthy-orchard-wassail-tickets-228246059107


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