THURSDAY 5th January 2023 (Twelfth Night) 8:00 pm


Live on Zoom


Tickets are £5.00 or £10 with all profits going to the Disasters Emergency Committee ( ) for use in whatever appeals they are concentrating on at the time.


Pete Castle’s sort of Christmas Show. A traditional, secular, left wing, alternative Christmas based around traditional songs and stories. There will be the odd carol, and perhaps a mention of Father Christmas and presents, but much more about poor people going guising to raise money to buy their Christmas dinner.

For the poor the whole of the Christmas period was difficult and they needed to go guising, or mumming, or hoodening or whatever else they called it locally—perhaps just carol singing—to survive. For the better-off Christmas did last a whole 12 Days with partridges in pear trees and lords a-leaping. Christmas Day itself used to be just a holy day, the main day for celebrations and presents was 12th Night so that’s when we will celebrate.


Bring a bottle of your favourite tipple and some left-over Christmas cake and join Pete for a ‘different’ Christmas event which will include several of his favourite and most popular stories.


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Supported by Tenterden Folk Festival and Around Kent Folk


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The Guisers in colour