This coming weekend is the start of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival. This originated as a commemoration of the Jubilee last year. As I understand it, individuals and organizations sponsored the purchase of lots of snowdrops bulbs (or seeds, or cuttings – gardening isn’t my strong point) and then they were planted around the town by volunteers.
To tie in with the blooming of the snow-drops the Snowdrop Festival is taking place.
There’s an art exhibition from Saturday onwards and on Sunday there are story-telling events for adults and children – the adult event is called ‘ale and a tale’, which sounds quite fun.
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