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Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - January 14 @ 8:00 pm GMT


The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival takes place annually, most commonly over the weekend following Plough Monday. The history of the Whittlesea Straw Bear is shrouded in mystery, but the revival version is alive and well and has developed into a festival-cum-carnival, replete with multiple Morris sides and plenty of musicians.

While normal years are more full affairs, 2023 finds the organisers still taking COVID precautions. Therefore, the events this year are slightly more limited.

Concert and dance: 8pm, Friday, Jan 13th

Procession: 10:30am, Saturday, Jan 14th

Storytelling sessions: midday-2pm, Saturday, Jan 14th

Finale: 3.30pm, Saturday, Jan 14th


January 13 @ 8:00 pm GMT
January 14 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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The New Crown
58 High Causeway
Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire PE7 1QA United Kingdom
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