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26 Jun 2013

Fruity Festival Fun

Please Note This Is A Press Archive. This Took Place In June 2013.

The beauty of nature and the bounty of the grounds are the focus of a fruit and vegetable festival taking place at Forty Hall in Saturday 13 July.

The Enfield Council organised event, gives visitors the chance to enjoy music, a range of stalls and a series of interactive workshops on subjects as diverse as 17th century cooking, herb pomander making and potato printing as well as seeing the new exhibitions of Botanical Drawings from the Wellcome Institute Library and the Food for Thought Prints by Arcimboldo, for the first time.

The First Fruits Festival, which runs between noon and 6pm, features the London Vegetable Orchestra and the violin group "Strung Out" as well as the Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM), there will also be food and drink stall and a chance to see the beautiful Knot Garden.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism said: “The festival will be an exciting showcase of the beauty of nature and give people to find out more about food and how it was used in the past. We hope that the First Fruits Festival will encourage people to come along to Forty Hall and learn skills from the past in an interesting and historic setting.”

To attend the festival, book online at www. fortyhallestate.co.uk. Also call 020 8363 8196. Tickets are £8 for adults, £5 for concessions or £12 for a family ticket.

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