The ninth annual All Ways Apples Festival took place on 24th October 2018. Devonport Guildhall overflowed once again with fruit, creativity and learning opportunities.
More than 400 people of all ages and backgrounds came together, shared skills and had fun. It was interesting that 49% of the visitors came from the local post code areas of PL1 and PL2, showing that local people really support the Festival.
Special thanks go to Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) and LiveWest Housing Association who all provided amazing support in so many different ways. Hayley Kemp (PCH) and Justine Cheffers (LiveWest) helped to design the festival through the regular pre-event planning meetings involving other partners and volunteers. Hayley and Justine also ran the popular bag decorating activities during the festival itself. This year, Justine also organised a large and lively LiveWest team to staff the welcome desk and help in running with the Smoothie bike activity. Additional PCH staff also actively supported the event.
To find out more about the main event and the extra ‘fringe’ apple events across the city in the weeks leading up to the 24th October please take a look at the full report below.