So, the First Shepreth Beer Festival seemed to go down pretty well…
Thanks to all the brewers, bands, chefs, and of course, all of you for making the weekend so enjoyable. A photo gallery will be uploaded on this site shortly.
Everyone had their favourite – and their least favourite – beer, and an honourable mention for Elgood’s ‘Plum Porter’ must be made here for prowess in both those categories. It was Digfield Ales’ ‘Fool’s Nook’ that took home the crown, however, being the fastest seller of the weekend. Star Brewing Company’s ‘Comet’ ran it a close second, with Elgood’s ‘Indian Summer’ in third place.
We’re already thinking about the line-up for next year…
The ‘Plough Postcard’ Project
Some of you may remember our postcard design activity that accompanied our first month of opening. In August, those who handed in their entries took part in a workshop to enlarge their artworks, which will be available to view in The Plough very soon. Here’s a word from our artist in residence, Deanna Tyson with further details:
‘When The Plough opened we handed out blank postcards and encouraged our early customers to use their creative skills and produce an artwork inspired by ‘The Plough’. We had a great response. A selected group of ‘Ploughers’ then participated in a Saturday workshop to scale up their postcard-sized masterpieces.
An exhibition of their collected works of postcards, canvases and boards will be on show from Saturday 27th September with a preview on Friday evening 26th September at 5:00pm.
Do come along and see what your fellow ‘Ploughers’ have produced. Over the next months further art activities are planned, these include:
- ‘Bag a Skelly for Day of the Dead’ on Saturday 1st November. Make a ‘Skelly bag’ and paper marigolds for our Plough Altar (Mexican style). The Altar will be a focal point during a Mexican-themed evening with Tequila, Mezcal and Mexican Food.
- A Christmas Craft Fayre.
- The opening of the ‘Upper gallery’ with exhibitions of work produced by professional and local artists.‘
Further details of these activities, and of upcoming music events will be posted here as they are finalised, so remember to check back here regularly.
That’s all for now…