Following a lockdown hiatus, the Marsden Going for walks Festival is again. This time we (Marsden Walkers are Welcome) are focusing on one jam-packed working day (9th September) rather than a weekend but (falls into hack PR language) what a working day it claims to be..
There is a excellent blend of guided walks, talks, stalls / outside and makers truthful, a e-book stall, an night film, foodstuff and drink.
A vary of shorter and for a longer period guided walks will run across the day, some centred on the village and others heading out onto the moors, the walks acquire in a mix of elevation, woodland and canalside routes. Ideally a thing for all people.
The talks, stalls and the ‘Curlew cafe’ (hosted by Marsden scouts) will use the Mechanics Institute as a base.
There will also be demonstrations and facts from EPIKS about e-Bikes and Experience Community about how they help disabled folks access the outside.
The night movie:
This is ‘Evie’ with Sheila Hancock, so not an serious out of doors sports style of movie but a attractive tale of later everyday living ‘grit’ and some melancholia, some sense-fantastic moments and wonderful scenery of study course as Evie heads for the Highlands.
Tickets are accessible right here (for the combined film and speak ticket or the movie-only ticket )
The talks are:
John D Burns and Bothy Tales:
This will be an evening of stories and insights from writer John D Burns. John has expended several years amid the mountains of the Scottish Highlands. He is an writer and community speaker.As the publicity information says “These are tales of wild locations, with near-demise adventures on ice-wreathed cliff faces. Poems about the folks who wander high places. Tales of darkish deeds in distant bothies and even a brush with royalty. There is also a tiny theatre, relating the struggles of operating-class people, battling to create their right to wander.”
Tickets for John’s communicate (which contains entry to Tom’s speak) can be located right here.
Tom Lonsdale and the creation of the Stanza Stones Path.
The Snow Stone from the trail is featured on the poetry trail and it will be fantastic to hear Tom talk about the broader tail and the undertaking that brought it all with each other.
Read Holmfirth will be in The Mechanics selling textbooks (which includes Bothy Tales) in the afternoon.
If you want to be part of any of the walks or talks or come for a mooch at the outdoors and makers truthful, while feeding on cake (and why not) please see much more particulars on the in general event listing on the Marsden WaW Facebook website page.