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Delamere Park Wassail + Lantern Making + Pruning Workshop

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M11 1HZ

Neston Street

Openshaw

M11 1HZ

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Come and make an orchard themed lantern (11am-3pm)ready for our 5pm Wassail. Or join us for a fruit tree pruning workshop 1pm - 3pm.

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“A WASSAIL, WHAT’S A WASSAIL?”

We hear you, allow us to explain:

If you’ve ever sung a carol at Christmas... then you’ve wassailed.

• Essentially a wassail is an orchard blessing, a community get together to thank the trees for their abundant crop... not that we’ve seen one of those here...YET!

• We’ll be singing to the trees with a few?carols thrown into the mix too.

• We’ll crown an orchard queen

• We’ll hang toast in the trees... yes, toast!

• Finally we'll pour an offering at the base of the trees.

• All-in-all a great family-friendly activity.

LANTERN MAKING:

We're running a free lantern making for those that can come to the Wassail. Book in for a time slot and our crafty friends will make sure you're 'orchard ready' to celebrate with us at 5pm.

ADDRESS FOR THE WORKSHOP IS:

Manchester Settlement,

1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw.

FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

WASSAIL TIMINGS:

5PM - Meet in the community orchard, in the park, on the corner of Delamere Street/Neston Street.

SAT NAV/PARKING:

Please use public transport, cycle or walk where possible. If arriving by car use the side streets around the park.

WHAT THREE WORDS: ///dream.magic.gear

OUR WET WEATHER PLAN

A bit of light rain wont stop us. Do watch out for last minute changes landing in your inbox prior to the event.

OUR COVID SAFETY MEASURES:

- We'll be following the latest guidance for safe outdoor events

- We'll have check in point for the NHS app

- please be mindful of social distancing.

WITH THANKS TO:

Manchester City Council and their #TreeActionManchester support which has helped us kick-start this community orchard, which in time will feed local people and support local biodiversity. Best of all it also acts as an outdoor venue for events such as these.

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M11 1HZ

Neston Street

Openshaw

M11 1HZ

United Kingdom

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The Orchard Project is creating lush cities across the United Kingdom swathed in fruit and nut trees. We work in partnership with communities to plant, manage, restore and harvest orchards in urban areas to help us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.

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