Saturday 22nd October, 12 Midday – 4pm
Welbourn Village Hall / St Chad’s Church / Welbourn Forge and other locations across the village.
A traditional harvest inspired event, or ‘Horkey’ will take place in the Lincolnshire village of Welbourn this weekend bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate the village’s rich agricultural history.
The event is taking place in a number of locations around the village: at the Village Hall, St Chad’s Church, Castle Hill, the Old Forge and at the location of the former Co-Operative Shop. The Horkey (a traditional name dating from the 16th Century applied to end of harvest celebrations) will tell the story of ‘seed to loaf’, as well as showcase some of the beautiful artworks created by the artists and local communities in response to Welbourn’s agricultural history and customs.
There will also be a display of historical agricultural tools and vintage threshing, bailing and milling machinery on Castle Hill (near to the Village Hall) whilst inside visitors can taste locally produced bread from the Shrub & Grub Bakery - a local, quality-focused artisan bakery in Thorpe Latimer, just south of Sleaford. Local residents will take part in their own ‘bake off’ style competition, and children are invited to enter their harvest themed artworks to be judged.
Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall will be performing a selection of melodic folk songs at intervals throughout the event.
Those interested in local history are invited to come along to the Ridges & Furrow’s pub quiz to be held ahead of the Horkey at The Joiner’s Arms, Welbourn on Thursday 20th October, 7.00pm.
The event is part of the Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail project. Initiated by The NK Arts Partnership and supported by Heritage Lottery funding, Ridges & Furrows aims to explore and unearth the history and heritage of villages & towns in North Kesteven, and will ultimately result in a new arts & heritage trail linking the Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham, with the National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford.
For more information about the Welbourn Horkey and Ridges & Furrows visit:
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