Something for all at town festival

Thetford food and drink festival''Pictured: Simon BLackwell, Catherine Howell, Lesley Howard and TOny Hook from the Norfolk food and Drink Co-operative
Thetford food and drink festival''Pictured: Simon BLackwell, Catherine Howell, Lesley Howard and TOny Hook from the Norfolk food and Drink Co-operative

A WEEK of music, theatre, sport and community has gone off with a bang in Thetford this week.

Festivities kicked off with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kings House Garden and will finish in the same spot on Sunday with a circus finale from 10am till 4pm.

Bank Holiday Monday saw Redcastle Playing Fields take on shades of South Africa 2010 as the Thetford World Cup took place.

The event saw 10 to 16-year-olds turn out to compete while a number of local charities and small businesses were on hand to raise funds.

Thetford Community Association, event organisers, raised £250.

Terry Jermy, one of the organisers, was delighted with the outcome.

“I am really pleased with how the event went and would like to thank everyone who turned up to support it and to all the fantastic volunteers that helped out on the day,” he said.

The Thetford Food & Drink Festival saw the best of local produce on Saturday.

Among those to share their wares with festival-goers were members of the newly-formed Norfolk Food and Drink Co-operative.

TV buffs were treated to location tours courtesy of the Dad’s Army Museum on Tuesday, while across town the Ancient House Museum offered stories from the past told by costumed volunteers.

Corinne Fulford, festival organiser, said: “This year’s Thetford Festival has created a real buzz about town, with many people taking advantage of the wide variety of events on offer – many completely free of charge.”