Pop in to country's first pop up village at Sherston this weekend
SHERSTON is abuzz with anticipation ahead of what is thought to be the country’s first pop up village.
A total of 40 pop up shops and experiences are being staged over this weekend, ranging from takeaways to micro-orienteering.
“All the maps are out, we’re Facebooking like mad. It’s all happening,” said organiser Kirsty Strachan. “I don’t think I’ve spoken about anything else for weeks.”
“Sherston people are very excited about it. We just hope people will come along and enjoy it.”
The programme, which starts tonight, encompasses the whole village with residents using their front rooms and gardens. The pubs, the village hall, the school, the church, shops and local farmers are also involved in the project.
“It has been amazing. Every aspect of the community has got involved,” said Kirsty.
“What I think is really important about Pop Up is that we’re trying to make money for charity, but we want people to come along and have a great experience.
“My children are very much looking forward to the Pop Up Pony, I’m looking forward to the mangold hurling.
“The thing about Pop Up is there is something for everyone.”
The weekend starts tomorrow night with a children’s cinema at the school and a Latin Quarter in Strongs Close with music, tapas and cocktails.
On Saturday the list of pop ups includes a bakery demonstration, a tin box treasure trail, a training session on the new village defibrillator, a homemade lemonade stall, beauty treatments, a vintage book shop, a mini mangold hurl and a Horrible Histories afternoon at the parish church.
Sunday sees attractions like a toyshop, dress designing for dollies, crafts, a sweet shop, a chilli eating contest, afternoon tea, a football match and a curry takeaway.
A full programme of events is listed online at thepopupvillage.com and maps will be available from a marquee in the high street.