Saturday 14th January 2023

Venue: Chawton House

Join us for this centuries’ old Twelfth Night apple-growing celebration, involving hearty singing in the orchard to encourage a bountiful harvest in 2023.  

Enjoy a warming serving of soup in the Courtyard before processing through the grounds to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where will ward off the bad spirits. Don’t forget to bring along an instrument or anything that will help make a noise to add to the festivities!  

We will also be joined by special guests, the Kings Pond Shantymen, for some lively traditional songs.  

Tickets: £20 per adult, £18 per child (age 6-16). Ticket cost includes soup and a mulled cider.  

What is a Wassail?   

A Twelfth Night tradition, Wassailing involves a procession through an orchard, the banging of pots and pans, and singing to ward off bad spirits whilst pleasing the spirits of the fruit trees. This is done to help ensure a good crop of fruit for the upcoming year.   

The Kings Pond Shantymen 

We will be joined by the Kings Pond Shantymen, who will be helping us to ward off the bad spirits from the orchard by singing sea shanties.  

Copies of their CD will be available to purchase on the night and they will be collecting for the RNLI.