We decided in 2023 to hang up the Summer Trifle Festival banners for the last time – BUT this does not mean we have ceased to be active. Far from it! We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant from National Lottery for a new Summer Trifle project called ‘Your Stories In Song’.
Thanks to NationalLottery players for making our project possible. We’ll be able to make a positive difference to the lives of many people thanks to NationalLottery funding.
We’re delighted that Summer Trifle has been awarded lottery funding for a new project – ‘Your Stories in Song’. Over the next year we will be organising events across the Wealden area for people to share their stories, be they personal recollections, tales of local people, family history or legends associated with places. In true folk tradition, the duo Milton Hide will be writing and performing songs inspired by the stories gathered and will be inviting audiences to participate.
The project will encourage social engagement across the generations, especially for those feeling isolated and to help ensure your stories don’t disappear into the momentary ether of ‘social media’.
One of these events will be at Pickhams in Summer 2024 (date TBA) but if you have any stories to share in the meantime, please visit yourstoriesinsong.co.uk. Here you will find the current online archive of stories collected so far and can submit your own story. Also, if you have any suggestions of venues or organisations that might like to participate please do let us know.
On to the next adventure!
Your Stories In Song events
(more dates coming)
Other Milton Hide dates:
If you’d like an event somewhere in your community, get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER TRIFLE Festival 2023
12th and 13th August
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