New cider created for Trendlewood Festival

PUBLISHED: 09:25 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 18 July 2017

L-R Mike James, Dave Green landlord and promoter, Paul Anderson, Ashley Olsen owner of the orchard and Phil Carter. Photo by Jeremy Long.

L-R Mike James, Dave Green landlord and promoter, Paul Anderson, Ashley Olsen owner of the orchard and Phil Carter. Photo by Jeremy Long.

Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography

A community festival in Nailsea has been given its own tipple.

Mike James, Paul Anderson and Phil Carter, from Nailsea Cider, have created a new sparkling cider especially for Trendlewood Community Festival.

The tipple, named Trendle Wood, has been named after Nailsea’s fictional woodland and it will be introduced to revellers at the festival on August 26.

Trendlewood Community Festival is being held on Golden Valley School playing field, in Nailsea Park, and the festivities start at noon.

Organiser Fiona Austin, said: “We are really excited about the next Trendlewood Community Festival.

“Nailsea Cider will be launching their new cider called Trendle Wood. Not many festivals have their own cider.”

The event boasts live music, entertainment and plenty of food and drink.

Mark Austin added: “We were delighted to welcome more than 1,000 people from all around the local area to our last event in 2015.

“The event is really about bringing local people together in their community which, right at the moment, seems more important than ever.

“Why spend Bank Holiday Saturday in a traffic jam when you could be having fun, locally for free?”

Accomplished singer-songwriter Rachel Taylor-Beales is the headline act on the main stage, and will be delighting audiences with her unique blend of folk, roots and blues.

Festival favourites returning this year include the static vehicle display, market stalls, the vintage themed tea tent and the beer tent.

The pizzeria and barbecue will be cooking all afternoon and children and adults can enjoy the bouncy castle assault course.

A talks tent will be running for the first time this year where local people will be giving short presentations designed to support and inspire the community. There will also be a games station with a selection of football and driving games.

The event is free, thanks to sponsorship from businesses and organisations, and any surplus money will be given to Hope for Life Katanga.

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