A leading South Devon events venue, renowned for it’s food and superb setting has announced it’s hosting the first Asian Street Food and Music Festival in support of Cancer Research and Children’s Hospice South West.
Global fashion and food guru couple Edwin and Mike who met in Singapore 30 years ago, founded their beautifully-boutique venue in Landscove, nr Totnes in 2013 and since then have connected with the local community, aspiring to run a music festival for several years. The original plan was to launch the festival last summer, but are now running the two-day event on the 29th and 30th of August at their South Hams farm in Landscove.
Mike said: “Last summer we were obviously as affected by the pandemic as everyone was, but we were undeterred and really wanted to make a difference to the lives of children and adults affected by Cancer. This is the main driver for us both and we wanted to do that in conjunction with celebrating three things close to our heart – Asian Street Food, good music and bringing the local community together in a safe way.”
Last summer the local food bank in Buckfastleigh also reached out to the couple, who sold their own produce to support them in addition to Cancer charities. And the theme of supporting the local community continues with this mouth-watering event. Edwin added: “Being connected locally is so important to us. We grow our own produce here, which reduces our carbon footprint and enhances the food we are passionate about. We’ll be building an authentic Asian Street Food market especially for the event, with some of the best Asian Chefs around – including some that have appeared on Masterchef. The music is also a huge part of this event, so we’ve pulled together some of the best local acts we could find. There’s such a rich tapestry of creative talent here, so we’re super-keen to show that off too.”
The festival will be showcasing the cuisines of Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, served up in the Asian Street Food Market by renowned vendors 5 Foot Way, Shiok’s Kitchen, Malaysian Kitchen Supper Club, Yuki’s Kitchen, Café Cloudywaaa and Taguchi-Ya Canteen.
ANRÁN Fest is proud to present a cross-genre (jazz, folk, classical) music programme of internationally renowned songwriters, BBC Introducing favourites, dance-floor-filling swing bands, and rising stars of the UK’s folk and acoustic scene across two stages. Artists appearing across the weekend include Charlie Dore, Reg Meuross, All Jazzed Up, Sam Brockington, Neil Maya, Brother Sea and Harbottle & Jonas amongst others. The festival is also aiming to ease some of the psychological impacts of the pandemic. In addition to providing a safe, airy, family-friendly venue the couple have endeavoured to keep the event affordable with tickets from £10 (which include food vouchers) and whole-event tickets available for only £45 for adults and £10 for children.
Details can be found via the festival website: http://anranfest.co.uk Tickets available now via the website or: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/anranfest/544368