Willesden Winter Wassail

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Willesden Winter Wassail

Time: January 17, 2010 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Location: Willesden High Road - meet at willesden green tube at 2.30!
Phone: 07779 100 187
Event Type: afternoon, parade, singing, poems, and, stories, tree, blessing!
Organized By: emily rose
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2010

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Come and be a part of our winter-warming song and story walk through Willesden Green, with professional musicians, singers and storytellers(suitable for all ages)!

Sunday 17th January, 14.30-16.00.
Meet at Willesden Green Tube* for a prompt 14.30 start.
Then walk with us down the High Street and be entertained by professional performers at designated stops along the route until we plant a brand new crab apple tree at Willesden Green Library, chant an ancient wassail chant, and recover in the warmth of a cosy location nearby.

Wassailing (from 'Wassail' - a toast to 'Good Health!') is an ancient English tradition of blessing fruit trees in Midwinter, with the hope that next Summer's harvest will be a good one. As Willesden Green is bursting with more independent shops than orchards, we are using the Wassail to celebrate our local shopkeepers, and hope that we all have a good 'harvest' after clambering out of the cold heart of the credit crunch

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Comment by Tania Spooner on January 12, 2010 at 14:00
I am coming.

Would you like me to send a message to the local choir, and the local community group APARTA, to tell them about this event?

I know you mentioned songs, and poems. Do we bring our own, or join in a group sing. Have you a list, and any links to of any of the songs we might sing?

Thankyou and looking forward to this very much. Tania

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