Clovelly Seaweed Festival

[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”.

67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Clovelly Harbour  Clovelly Quay Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-001_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Clovelly Harbour
Clovelly Quay
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-001_C
67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Stilt walking Geisha Girls Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-010_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Stilt walking Geisha Girls
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-010_C

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.

67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Prannie Rhatigan author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-017_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Prannie Rhatigan
author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-017_C
67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Clovelly Seaweed Ale brewed by the Country Life Brewery Siman and Anna Lacey Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-014_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Clovelly Seaweed Ale
brewed by the Country Life Brewery
Siman and Anna Lacey
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-014_C

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.

67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Tim van Berkel from the Cornish Seaweed Company seaweed for cooking and skin care all self foraged from the Lizard Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-019_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Tim van Berkel
from the Cornish Seaweed Company
seaweed for cooking and skin care
all self foraged from the Lizard
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-019_C
67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Richard Doggett and Hannah May from the Cornish Seaweed Bath Company Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-020_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Richard Doggett and Hannah May
from the Cornish Seaweed Bath Company
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-020_C

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.

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67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Spin 2 Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-007_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Spin 2
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-007_C

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67 68 Clovelly Seaweed Festival Clovelly Harbour Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-024_C
Clovelly Seaweed Festival
Clovelly Harbour
Picture: Mike Southon Ref: BNMS20150614B-024_C

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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