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Festival at the Edge wows crowds - in pictures and video

By Andrew Morris | Entertainment | Published:

People from around the country gathered at a Shropshire beauty spot to listen to stories from across the globe.

After 25 years based at Wenlock Edge near Much Wenlock, this year Festival at the Edge moved to Alderford Lake near Whitchurch for the event held at the weekend.

Festival at the Edge wows crowds

Visitors listened to historic tales, action stories and adventures as well as looking around craft stalls.

There was also a beer tent, variety of food and camping on offer.

People could also enjoy practical workshops, story rounds and informal music sessions.

As a family-friendly event organisers also provided a children’s festival that ran throughout the festival weekend, mixing specially booked children’s performers with performers from the main festival.

Peter Chand, member of the festival committee, said: "It has been another fantastic festival.

"The new setting of Alderford Lake has been perfect - as it is a new venue for the festival we have learning as we go along but the feedback has been great. Everyone has adapted to the new site. People have said how much the love the lake setting.

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"This is our 26th year which makes us the oldest story telling festival in the country.

"Over the weekend we are expecting about 1,800 people.

"As everything has gone so well we would love to return to Alderford Lake next year. The Bebbington family have been great and so supportive. They have let us use their land for a week which is very kind.

"The rain held off on Saturday which was great but we are a hardy bunch and we do not let rain bother us.

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"Some of the highlights have included two storytellers from Brazil and Portugal telling history story from their countries. We have also had a Portuguese dance workshop.

"The Festival is international but we are very proud to hold it in Shropshire.

"It has been a great weekend celebrating the basic idea of someone stood on a stage telling a story."

For more information, go to www.festivalattheedge.org/

Andrew Morris

By Andrew Morris
Content Manager - @AndyMorrisStar

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