Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP
Following the success of last year’s Dawn Chorus Feast many of you have been asking for another. We liked the idea of celebrating British birdsong when it’s at its best with a birdsong walk followed by a feast, but thought we’d spare you the pain of a 5am start by meeting at dusk instead of dawn. So we’ll be holding the event on the eve of the day that’s dubbed International Dawn Chorus Day. The bird walk through Long Ashton woods will be led, as last year, by naturalist/author/broadcaster Ed Drewitt and his team of fellow birding experts, and will last roughly an hour and a half. Ed will give a brief talk during supper too.
The Feasting part of the Bangers & Birdsong Feast will be a bit different from usual. We’re keeping things simple – which means we’re keeping prices down too. So on arrival back at the village hall, you’ll be invited to buy your own supper from the talented artisan charcutier who made it: Graham Waddington, from Native Breeds (who provided the meats at our Dawn Chorus Feast). As you’ll guess from the company name, Graham makes charcuterie from quality meats from slow-growing native breeds. One of the UK’s top charcutiers, he supplies many of London’s top restaurants and makes bespoke charcuterie for Daylesford, Rhug Estate and Highgrove. At our Feast Graham will be offering pork bangers, hot dogs and pulled pork, in homemade baps. For dessert we’ll be selling locally-made ice cream, and drinks will be on sale at the bar throughout as usual.
Tickets £20 including walk, talk by Ed and after-supper coffee/tea. Buy your own bangers and booze.