[UK] MORE than 800 people made their way down the cobbles at Clovelly to enjoy the first festival held to celebrate all things seaweed.
On Sunday (June 14) people packed the quay to taste seaweed ice-cream and take part in various craft activities, with organisers saying the event went “perfectly”.
The three groups of seaweed – green, red and brown – have many versatile uses, some of which were explained and demonstrated through “know your seaweed” talks by authors Prannie Rhatigan and Emma Gunn.
There was plenty of entertainment for both adults and children to enjoy, including the Marine Biological Association’s “Amazing World Of Algae” interactive workshop, National Trust event-themed craft activities, and two quirky characters called Samurai and Geisha on stilts.
Live music was played throughout the day by Spin 2, Devon Bird and The O’Marleys, with children and adults spotted dancing on the quay.
Festival organiser Susan Haworth, said the festival will now be an annual event in Clovelly.
“It went perfectly,” she said.
“There was a stream of visitors coming down throughout the day, with people enjoying the seaweed dishes on offer and the talks from Prannie Rhatigan and Emma Gunn.”
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