Mersea Island Food, Drink and Leisure Festival

Mersea Island FestivalThe Mersea Island Meals, Drink and Leisure Festival wouldn’t be the identical devoid of a wealth of entertainment to maintain you occupied in in between going to the several exhibitors. This year there will probably be a complete programme of music, song and dance on the key stage and inside the Acoustic Tent (sponsored by Black Diamond Accordions) around the reduced lawn. There are going to be anything for everyone as musicians and dancers from Mersea as well as the neighborhood location carry out for the enjoyment.
The Main Stage
A wide
variety of performers will likely be taking for the main stage along with the area instantly in front of it all through the two days, so pay a visit to the meals and drink stands within the upper location and unwind around the grass to become entertained. Sound will once again be expertly mixed by Elizabeth Cannon.
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ENTERTAINERS Aaron Hughes Alimah Dance Blackwaterside Charity Pancaldi Ellie Gamble Jack Howe Josh Wilson and Daisy Sherwood Helen Abbey and Verao M7 MIPS and MIyPS The Moondance Band Vocalise
The BDA Acoustic Tent
The Acoustic Tent is for more intimate performances than the main stage on the upper lawn. Using the central marquee delivering a sound baffle, there only needs to be minimal amplification to lift voices and instruments above ambient noise levels. There’s a programme of performances throughout each afternoons that will feature a lot of with the key stage acts reprising their acoustic sets, at the same time as performers improved suited to acoustic presentation. The acoustic tent is being sponsored by Black Diamond Accordions, who might be showing a variety of cost-effective instruments that guests are welcome to try out. There may also be a half-hour ‘sessions’ each and every day, recreating the atmosphere in the Thursday Evening Acoustic Session, held weekly at the Coast Inn, West Mersea, out of which quite a few from the Festival’s performers formed music groups Appear out for the chalk boards by the primary Stage and Acoustic Tent, listing performers and timings.

At the Festival you’ll meet local artists, photographers and crafts people  whose work reflects the beauty of Mersea; the verdant countryside and the light  on the water, the hazy dawn and the glorious sunsets. Why not buy or commission  a work of art to remind you of your visit. Feel free to speak with the artists  and share their inspiration and instruction!

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