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Since we last saw you

2021 seems a long time ago.  After last year’s festival we did the washing up, donated the proceeds from our charity raffle and kitchenalia stall to three local charities, and had a breather.

And of course we published the winning pies from the New Pie for Devizes competition, see below

Devizes Pie

Then the Ukraine War started, and we just had to do something for the refugees.  What we do best is feed people,  and in record time we put together a community supper.

Community Supper for Ukraine - 30th March 2022

People and local companies were wonderfully generous, with donations of ingredients, table decor, even sunflower seeds that are flourishing in summer 2022, and we raised over £7,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian appeal.

Then what, you ask?   We got Platinum Jubilee fever, and in conjunction with Jack Spratt’s Sandwich Bar ran a competition for a new sandwich filling perfect for all those Jubilee tea parties.  Here is it: a tasty combination of cream cheese, walnuts, pepper and dates.

The winning sandwich
Penny Payne’s winning entry in the DFDF sandwich for the Jubilee competition


All the while, we were throwing ideas about for festival events, and look forward to welcoming people from Devizes and beyond to Festival 2022.