23 July 2016 – St Anne’s Day Pageant details

On Saturday 23 July 2016 the Friends of Brislington Brook are celebrating St Anne’s Day by hosting a medieval pageant through Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Woods. This year we are very excited to announce we have the fantastic storyteller, Deb Cordon, and medieval musicians, Bygonz, to lead the pageant from Brislington Village, alongside the Brislington Brook, through Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Wood to the Holy Well of St Anne’s.

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Medieval banquet at The Kings Arms, Brislington Village.

logo-2This year we are very excited to announced that The Kings Arms, Brislington, have come on board with our St Anne’s Day celebrations and are hosting a pre-pageant medieval banquet of bacon sandwiches. Wozz and Tina are opening their doors early, at 11am, to ensure our St Anne’s Day celebrations get off to a great start. 

Storyteller – Deb Cordon.


Deb Cordon is a seasoned storyteller who specialises in bringing outdoor environments to life. She uses a unique blend of story-walks and environmental arts to move her stories through woodlands, forests and parks, taking her story-walkers along with her on a meandering journey of surprise and discovery. Some of Deb’s story-walks have roamed through * A school environmental area in Nailsea * An International Kite Festival * A farm yard in Bedale * An Arboretum in Yorkshire * A shopping centre in Blythe * A Medieval Walled Garden * A woodland area in Chopwell * A birthday party venue in Durham. If you want to book her for an event, she can be contacted on 07977 198619 Reviews: “This learning process about nature helps children and adults to protect and enjoy it.” “Helps with child’s education and encourages them to enjoy the countryside.” “Full of fun (for grown ups as well).”

Music – Bygonz.

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Bygonz ( Gillian and Rob Guest) entertain with music from bygone ages. They perform on period instruments, including  pipe and tabor, English bagpipes, symphonie/hurdy gurdy,  and medieval percussion playing authentic music dressed in appropriate costume.  Their repertoire ranges from medieval and tudor through to the Victorian era and they have performed at a range of events/venues including the York Mystery Plays,  St Richard’s festival in Droitwich, Dover’s Cotswold Olimpicks,  Ely eel day, Heritage Open Days and at various National Trust properties. See more at http://bygonz.blogspot.co.uk/ 

For more information on the St Anne’s Day pageant please email info.fobb@gmail.com or you can keep up to date via our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193905707628675/

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