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Willesden Green Wassail

 
 Starts at 2:15 pm
 Free

Founded in 2010 by storyteller Rachel Rose Reid, this is a walking, talking, rhyming, singing, family-friendly, all-faiths-and-none, community-created celebration of the independent spirit of Willesden Green.

Gather at 2.15pm for a 2.30pm start outside Willesden Green Tube Station, walk down to the library with them with drumming, song and spoken word.

At 4pm they will gather for hot drinks, poetry and stories inside a local venue.

As they parade they will be entertained by acclaimed artists sharing rap, folk, poetry, drumming and stories. Local choirs sing and celebrate the independent shopkeepers, local campaigners & community project-makers.

What is a Wassail?

The wassail is the origin of carol singing (going door to door singing songs)
An old English 'Wassail' involves blessing apple trees, in the hopes of a good juicy crop in the year to come.

Here in Willesden, they are low on orchards, so instead, they gather on the High Street to wish each other and the local shopkeepers a year of joy and resilience.


Contact and Booking Details

 
 Starts at 2:15 pm
 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser. Photos and images used in this listing are supplied by the organiser.

2024-03-03 14:15 2024-03-03 14:15 Europe/London Willesden Green Wassail This is a walking, talking, rhyming, singing, family-friendly, all-faiths-and-none, community-created celebration of the independent spirit of Willesden Green. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/03/03/willesden-green-wassail-369736 Willesden Green tube station,Walm Lane,London,

Location

Willesden Green tube station,

Walm Lane,
London,
NW2 4QT

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