It must soon be spring... Upwell Methodist Church’s daffodil and scarecrow festival is upon us!

Keith Skipper and Ian Prettyman will entertain crowds at Upwell Methodist Church’s daffodil and scar

Keith Skipper and Ian Prettyman will entertain crowds at Upwell Methodist Church’s daffodil and scarecrow festival. - Credit: Archant

CELEBRATE the arrival of spring in Upwell this month when the village’s methodist church holds its daffodil and scarecrow festival.

Upwell Methodist Church

Upwell Methodist Church - Credit: Archant

A craft fair, live music and an evening of entertainment are all planned for this year’s festival, which takes place on March 23-24.

On March 23, from 10am-4pm, there will be a craft fair in the rear hall with various stalls. There will be a music workshop for children in the church from 10.30-11.30am and light lunches will be served.

In the afternoon there will be live music in the church with activities for children in the choir vestry.

Judging of the scarecrows will take place at 3pm by historian Bill Smith. The first prize is £20 and the second prize £10.

To enter a scarecrow, contact Caroline Stittle on 01945 773884.

The evening’s entertainment starts at 7.30pm with Keith Skipper, of Radio Norfolk, and Ian Prettyman presenting a Music & Mardling evening.

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Advance tickets for the event, which includes a buffet supper, are £8 each and can be purchased by calling Jane Hurst on 01945 588282. They will cost £9 on the door.

On March 24, celebrations start with community hymn singing at 10.15am and a Palm Sunday service, taken by the Rev David Ely, at 10.30am.

Live music will be played in the church in the afternoon.

The church and gardens will be open on both days and the coffee bar serving tea, coffee and cakes. Mr Smith’s book on the history of Upwell will also be for sale alongside mugs, quiz sheets, DVDs and raffle tickets.

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