Ghosts and God?!

Every Festival I like to have a ‘wild card’ event (or two). This year it is two events about ghosts. I’ve never seen a ghost (but apparently about 1% of people have – I know quite a few people in Cerne Abbas who’ve seen one) but I have smelled ghosts on a number of occasions.Continue reading “Ghosts and God?!”

Brewer for the Day: the Beltane Brew!

Cerne Abbas Brewery, Chescombe Barn, Barton Meadows, DT2 7JS The Cerne Abbas Brewery is rapidly making a name for itself with its innovative beers.  Its Gurt Coconuts Rum Stout has won at several CAMRA festivals, and they’ve won over a dozen awards altogether!  Continuing in this mode Vic Irvine, Head Brewer, will start this year’sContinue reading “Brewer for the Day: the Beltane Brew!”

The Spirit of the Land

Wild Brew! The Making of the Beltane Brew.  10am Gathering the Herbs for the Beltane Brew Lower Barton Farm, Nether Cerne DT2 7AJ The Beltane Beer is a vibrantly energising brew of traditional spring tonic herbs. In the morning we will forage for the herbs with medical herbalist Eleanor Gallia, gathering our cleansing and invigorating ingredients fromContinue reading “The Spirit of the Land”

See Kate Adie Live!

Monday 11th April 7 for 7.30pm   Kate Adie: Traveller’s Tales and Loving the Land St Mary’s Church, Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JQ Enjoy an evening of Kate’s travel anecdotes, together with her reflections on what you can learn from the land about the people. £10 incl a glass of wine or soft drink andContinue reading “See Kate Adie Live!”

Cerne Giant Festival 2022

We have a huge variety of events for you this year….. We begin with our traditional herb walk led by medical herbalist Eleanor Gallia, and then will use some of the spring herbs in Cerne Abbas Brewery’s Beltane brew (9th April) Our talks programme will be kicked off by Kate Adie (BBC From Our OwnContinue reading “Cerne Giant Festival 2022”

The Maldives …. and Us

A chain of 26 atolls – lagoons encircled by coral reefs – in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is a tropical country, and its capital city is Malé. An idyllic playground for tourists, who go there to forget their problems. But… “Time is running out for the Maldives – as notContinue reading “The Maldives …. and Us”