A special Feast of a Festival for Brid

Pauline and Richard Wilcock visiting the Secret Gardens of Old Town last year
Pauline and Richard Wilcock visiting the Secret Gardens of Old Town last year

The 2013 Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival is on its way - and it’s time to get your earlybird Festival Feast tickets.

The Feast takes place on Friday July 5 at 7pm in the marquee on Church Green. Tickets are normally £15, but if you book by June 5 you can get them for just £12.50.

This year’s festival is extra special, being staged as part of the Priory 900 celebrations. It kicks off with the ever-popular Secret Gardens on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. Between 11am and 4pm visitors will be able to take a peek at an array of fascinating gardens that are usually private, and some will even have artists working in them. A single ticket covers all the gardens and costs just £3.50.

On Tuesday July 2 at the Priory there will be a ‘Scratch’ performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. This is a performance where people can join in for a fee of £3, but just to watch is free.

There will be a concert by the ever-popular EYMS brass band on Saturday July 6, again at the Priory.

The final day of the Festival, Sunday July 7, will also be one of the busiest. There’s a food and craft fair on the High Street and on Church Green, where the Old Town Show also takes place. This promises all the fun of a traditional village show, with displays of produce, flowers, handicrafts, a dog show, and even a greyhound parade. And for the first time this year there will also be a Town Criers’ competition. Prize-winning Town Criers from all over the country will compete for the best and loudest cries - starting with a lockup in the stocks in Market Place at 11am. Tickets for the Old Town Festival can be bought at the Old Town Gallery or the Georgian Rooms, both on the High Street, and tickets for concerts in the Priory can also be bought at the Church shop or on the door. For more information visit the festival website, bridlingtonoldtown.org