Back in January, Paul Kingsnorth and I met up with the Littoral Trust to discuss this year’s Cumbria Scythe Festival. We were all very enthusiastic for it to go ahead and talked over ideas of how we could build on the first festival. We also discussed dates and set a date of the first weekend in July, to coincide with the local agricultural cutting season, fit into the progression of festival’s moving north through Somerset and Cambridge and, hopefully, to get better weather. The summer months get booked up incredibly quickly so it was good to have this date in the diary.
Unfortunately, the Littoral Trust, who own the site, have this week informed us that they have had to change the date for the event to 23-24th July. Paul, Christiane Lechner nor I, who together led the practical tuition for the festival, will be able to take part because of prior commitments. After the success of last year’s festival, despite the rain I was looking forward to taking part again. I’ll keep you posted on developments.