The Willesden Green Wassail 2016

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The Willesden Green Wassail 2016

Time: February 7, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Willesden Green (meet at the tube station, walk together to the Library)
Street: Walm Lane / High Road
City/Town: Willesden
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Event Type: community, festival
Organized By: Rachel Rose Reid
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2016

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A 'wassail' is an old rural custom of blessing and singing around apple trees in mid-Winter, in the hope of bringing on a bumper crop!

Here in Willesden it's a little bit different:
Our shopkeepers and community activists are our apple trees - they give so much and deserve our support!
The streets we walk on are our orchards - and we can find ways to be joyful and share community with everyone who shares these roads and pavements.
The Willesden Green Wassail began in 2010, took a year off in 2015, and now the new Library at Willesden Green has planted two crab apple trees for the Wassail, to replace the ones that we previously planted in front of the old building.
So, come celebrate!
Be entertained along the way by incredible spoken word artists, singers, and by each other, bringing warmth even in the depths of Winter!
Suitable for All Ages.

Meet at Willesden Green Tube Station at 2pm for a 2.15pm start, walking from the station to the library. 

****ARTISTS LINE UP ANNOUNCED SO FAR****
CATHERINE BROGAN 
BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam Winner
‘Smart, angry, funny and right on the money – what’s not to like about Catherine Brogan?’ 
Giles Fraser, Vicar & Guardian Columnist 
https://catherinebrogan.wordpress.com/

FAISAL SALEH
Rumi's Cave Collective member, exquisite singer with a heart of gold!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQCHTmV1Nr0


RACHEL WESTON 
"One of the UK's top performers of Yiddish song" JMI
http://www.rachelweston.net/

Photo credit: (C) 2014, Peter Marshall mylondondiary.co.uk
More photos from the last Wassail can be seen at: http://mylondondiary.co.uk/2014/02/feb02-02.htm

If you have a question, would like to perform at the Wassail, or have a community project / campaign you'd like to announce at the Wassail, please get in touch and we will see what we can do for you:willesdengreenwassail@gmail.com

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