Eastbourne Lammas Festival (Eastbourne) Reviews
Newest Review: ... pier to the Western Lawns, just next to the Wish Tower.The parade itself is wonderful to watch, especially the straw giants, and the Harvest Moon Morris Dancers, pictured below. These are not just any old morris dancers - no jumping about in cricket whites tapping the willow here - instead, these fearsome looking black clad dancers screech, shout, and cheer loudly as they perform elaborate dances. Once you get to the Western Lawns area, there are a variety of tents and stalls ranged around the lawns in a square, with the centre being left open for picnics and relaxing. The largest tent here is the beer tent, selling local beers from the 164... more
Customer Eastbourne Lammas Festival (Eastbourne) Reviews (1)
by - written on 12/09/11 (Very useful, 70 readings)
Lammas (loaf-mass) day falls at the beginning of August, and is essentially a sort of harvest festival, celebrated by sharing food, drink, music and stories . Eastbourne seems an unlikely place for such a festival, but every year, at the start of August, a festival is held over two days on the western lawns, to raise money for the RNLI. This year was my second attending the festival, and I had a great time . The festival is entriely free to attend - there is no need to book tickets of any kind, or to pay any entry fees. There are collectors walking about shaking buckets for your loose change, with all money in the buckets going towards the RNLI. The festival ... Read the complete review
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