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Vote for Festival at the Edge to win National Award

Vote for Festival at the Edge to win National Award

Festival at the Edge, a unique storytelling event in Much Wenlock, has made it through to the regional finals of the 2011 ‘Where Else But England’ Award for the second year in a row, after being nominated by Shropshire Tourism.

Visit England has again joined forces with The Sun Newspaper to launch a national vote for the Award. Festival at the Edge is an annual international storytelling festival and the oldest one of its kind in England. It takes place this year from 15th - 17th July, bringing newly-commissioned storytelling performances to the setting of Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock. The festival attracts an eclectic mix of artists from around the globe, so there is always a choice of something on offer - the best international storytellers in performance, music, comedy and related arts, to practical workshops, story rounds and informal music sessions to join in. At night the bonfire sessions continue until late (or dawn!). 

Festival at the Edge joins the likes of a Pasty Flinging Competition in Newquay, The World Egg Throwing Championships in Lincolnshire, to Brindleyplace Pancake Relay Race, all competing to win the ‘Where Else but England Award’.

Claire Owen, Senior Marketing Officer at Shropshire Tourism said “A public vote has now gone live on Facebook ( and asking people to vote on their favourite quirky events and eccentric experiences that are unique to England. The 25 regional finalists will be whittled down to a final short list of 10 (the date for the final shortlist is to be confirmed). The Sun will announce the winner on April 9. It would be brilliant publicity for the Festival and for Shropshire if they were to win, so I would encourage everyone to get voting and wish them the very best of luck.”

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