Tarporley Remembers 2018 will provide the theme for Tarp Fest, a village wide food, drink and arts festival taking place on June 22-24 2018.
A food, drink and arts festival - themed around ‘Tarporley Remembers 2018’ - will be hosted by The Swan and other village venues this June. Tarp Fest, which will take place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th June - will feature live music, arts, spoken word and theatre performances, with Tarporley-based acts, and artists from further afield making up the three-day programme of events. A special stage and marquee will be set up behind The Swan, offering free entry to all events there over the three days. Highlights in the marquee include acoustic, jazz and rock music, plus children’s craft making. Meanwhile, festival goers can buy tickets for a professional theatre production (pictured) in the Hunt Room, presenting the tale of a World War 1 veteran who tells his story from beyond the grave. Other ticketed events include a performance by Bella Voci - of ‘The Voice’ fame, together with a World War 1 afternoon tea. The Swan has also commissioned a special WW1-themed beer, which will be available from June 1st. All Tarporley groups and venues are invited to take part. Homegrown acts include ‘Living Memories’, which will feature local performers telling the stories of Tarporley’s WW1 soldiers and of village life at the time. Tarporley women’s choir the Decibellas will add to the festivities and venues including Little Tap, Piste and Tarporley Baptist and Methodist Chapel have already pledged to take part. Edward Barlow of 16 Hospitality, who run The Swan, told Tarporley News: “We are so excited to be at the forefront of this village-wide festival, that will see Tarporley-based groups and performers programmed alongside a host of other acts. With Tarporley Remembers as our theme, we’re looking forward to marking the World War 1 Armistice centenary at The Swan - an establishment that was also at the heart of the village back in 1918.” Tarp Fest organisers are also inviting local performers to become buskers for the weekend, with a special timetable of live entertainment being planned along the High Street.
Watch this space for details of what's on, when and where!