Free Family Festival

Come and join Ruthie and Angie who will be making, building and playing all Saturday on Pollination Street. Try and find a cosy hiding place in the willow den where you can weave your own colours and shapes into the willow, see what sounds you can make out of old junk – from rain makers to hooters and shakers, then join them again on Sunday to throw some shapes on the dance floor for the Family Folkie Disco!

Saturday Time Table 

11am – 3.30pm – face painting, willow den building and musical crafts

11am-11.45 –  Kids concert with Pilgrim’s Way

12noon-12.15 – Isaac’s Magic Show

12.15-1pm – Come-Bye with Happy Campers Theatre

1pm-1.45pm – Family clog workshop with Oakenhoof

1.45p-2.30pm – Come-Bye with Happy Campers Theatre

2.30-2.45pm – Isaac’s Magic show

3pm-3.45pm – Rowdy family sing-around


By Happy Campers Theatre

Saturday 5th May, Pollination Street.

(2 shows- 12.15pm, 1.45pm)

This timeless story takes audiences on a journey through the British countryside. Shep lives on a farm. Every day he’s up with the sun to round up the sheep, it’s hard work and uneventful… until one day, he smells freedom in the air. In hot pursuit of a drifting leaf, Shep decides to venture out beyond the boundaries of the farm, and our adventure begins! A fun show for all the family with live music and audience interaction, “Come-bye!” is a wistful summer treat.

The story is largely told through the use of puppetry and physical comedy and we welcome very young children, non-English speakers and deaf audience members. “Come-bye!” evokes the spirit of the British summer and is a one-of-a-kind experience for young and old alike!


When? What? Where? Who-dini?

By Isaac Hughes-Dennis

Saturday 5th May, Pollination Street.

A ramshackle adventure featuring local vagabond, scoundrel and all-round troublemaker Isaac Hughes-Dennis with his ludicrous showcase of strange and mysterious items he has picked up on his time travelling journeys. Magical items for the young and old alike, you are bound to be left confused and bemused and ever so slightly underwhelmed…

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Photos from Todmorden Folk Festival's post

LOST PROPERTY- Anyone own these bits and bobs? They will be in the Golden Lion Todmorden on Thursday 10th from 7pm awaiting collection or get in touch and I'll post them...

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Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town's food-growing scheme takes root worldwide

Congratulations to Incredible Edible for making the Guardian today.
A truly noble cause.

When two women began turning disused verges in the former mill town of Todmorden into free food plots, little did they realise they would inspire a global movement of growers

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