Come and join the Apple Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Sat 24th January 2 – 4pm
January is traditionally the time for singing rowdy songs in orchards to celebrate the harvest from the previous year, chase away evil spirits and so ensure a good crop in the coming season. Please bring noise making equipment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spirits that may be lurking… Come and drink spiced apple juice and sing round the bonfire. All welcome!
This year the wassailing songs will be taught at Portobello Community Choir sessions — Weds evenings on 7th, 14th and 21st January 7.15 – 9.30pm at Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High St. £6/4 concessions. All welcome (you do not need to be a member of the choir to attend these wassailing sessions) — songs will be taught by ear so no singing experience or ability to read music required. Children and young people welcome providing they are able to concentrate and join in.