9:30am Thursday 15th August 2013
PERSHORE has entered its purple patch as it holds its month-long Plum Festival.
Under bright sunshine, the event was opened on Saturday, August 3, by Henry Sandon, of Antiques Roadshow fame.
The day included a packed programme of music and lots of plum-related produce for sale in Plum Alley, otherwise known as Chapman Court.
Organiser Angela Tidmarsh was delighted with how the day went.
“It was fabulous,” she said.
“Probably the biggest and best launch we have ever had.
“It’s also so good to see how so many shops are already getting involved by creating purple window displays.”
The fun continued last weekend with a visit by Valeborn comedian Alistair McGowan who is now a festival patron.
He entertained the assembled crowd in Plum Alley with a performance containing many of his impressions of famous names including old favourite David Beckham and one of his newer offerings in Roger Federer.
On Saturday there will be a jazz parade through the town at 10.30am, as well as all the usual fare in Plum Alley.
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