Our popular summer Village Day is back
Our popular summer Village Day is back with live music, headline folk band MISHRA, pop-up food, artist stalls, hands-on craft activities for families & more…
What is the Stapleford Granary Village Day?
Last year, we welcomed 800 visitors to the Granary for our first ever Village Day. Colourful bunting twisted and flapped around trees and gazebos in the ‘craft village’ with beautifully-decorated stalls displaying pottery, hand-made paper, books, antiques, photographs, carved wooden birds, spoons, bowls. 180 festoon lights dripped from the huge courtyard tent giving everything a warm glow and creating the perfect atmosphere for live music and spontaneous singing, drumming and dancing. The old 1930s orchard became a favourite spot for coffees and picnics and everyone was kept well-fed with delicious food from pop-up vans and stalls.
What’s happening this year?
Date: Sunday 17th July 2022
Time: 11am – 4pm
Free entry (no need to book)
Discover local artist stalls & have-a go family craft activities
Live music all day under the tent: acclaimed global folk collective MISHRA, jazz from Ruth Applin & Josh Kemp, much loved hits from the 70s from young musicians Livvy & Joe & the ever popular Come & Sing Choir
Samba Drumming workshop
Junior Bake Off competition, adjudicated by BBC Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming
Pop-up food & drink includes: Boho Kitchen, Fired Up Pizza, Ocean Tree Fish & Chips, Granary outdoor bar, Granary cafe & ice creams
Headline folk band MISHRA (2pm – 4pm)
Ford Collier, low whistle, guitar, calabash, percussion | Kate Griffin, banjo, vocals, dobro, guitar | John Ball, tabla, santoor | Joss Mann-Hazell, double bass | Alex Lyon, clarinet, bass clarinet, vocals
‘A powerful and heady cocktail, bringing together the flavours and ingredients of four different continents,
and producing a sumptuous feast for the ears’
Folk Radio UK
Mishra describe themselves as a global collective and have quickly established themselves as an imaginative, fresh new voice in folk. Their sumptuous blend of Indian percussive rhythms, low whistling Celtic melodies, British and North American traditional songs with hints of jazz combine to form a hard-to-define warm and vibrant music, affectionately described by Songlines Magazine as ‘an airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations’.
In 2018 Mishra won Cambridge Folk Festival’s first ever Christian Raphael prize and used the prize money to record their debut album The Loft Tapes which features live-in-the-room analogue recordings of their uniquely accessible Indo-folk. Their new album RECLAIM expresses the joyous energy of reclaiming freedom after lockdown and was applauded by Folk and Tumble for ‘capturing just about every essential aspect of traditional folk music’.