Other events

As well as great music, dance and workshops, we also organise other activities during the Priddy Folk Festival.

This is what we had in 2023:

Qigong with Mark Pogson

Market Square, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 -10.30, free

Mark has drawn on many traditions and practices of Qigong to create his own Magpie Qigong style. Feel energised with Chinese health exercises, relax, stretch and flow.

Sunday Festival Church Service

St Laurence’s Church, Sunday 9.30
Come and be part of a lovely service in our beautiful 13th century village church.  All are welcome to join in the service and to sing hymns with The Somerset Russets.

Guided walks

Meet at the Festival Office on the Green.  Please arrive five minutes before the start. The walks will involve some stiles and rough paths, and may be unshaded so bring a sun hat and water if it is hot. Free.

Guided Archaeological Walk with Dr Jodie Lewis

Saturday, 14.00 – 16.00

Dr Jodie Lewis is a prehistorian at the University of Bradford who has particular interests in the Neolithic, Mesolithic and Bronze Age.  Currently Jodie is running the Priddy Environs Project – the parish contains a wealth of archaeological sites ranging from earlier prehistory to the 20th century, including funerary and ritual sites, settlements, agricultural structures and mining remains.  Come and walk with Jodie whilst she talks about what her extensive research tells us about this significant landscape.

Wildlife Walk with Les Cloutman

Sunday, 11.00 – 13.00

An owl flying at dusk.

A gentle walk from the village green around the environs of the village. Led by a local expert, you will have a wonderful opportunity to look and hear about the wildlife, flowers, landscape and history that makes Priddy and the Mendip such a wonderful ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Come join the fun!

The Priddy Folk Festival offers lots of opportunities to join in and make music and dance: why not try morris dancing or playing with a village band? Find out more on our Workshops page.

We’ve got lots of sessions for children and their families too! Our Children’s Festival programme features a wide range of activities for families of all ages: come along to listen to stories and laugh and dance.