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Guernsey Electricity to support new local festival

Guernsey Electricity to support new local festival

Friday 24 May 2019

Guernsey Electricity to support new local festival

Guernsey Electricity has committed to supporting a new local festival of food, drink and artisanal crafts this summer.

'Eat, Drink and Be Local' - also known as EDABL - will run across four Seafront Sundays in June, July, August and September culminating in a Festival Finale weekend at the end of September.

"As the island's sole electricity distributor, we are passionate about supporting homegrown talent as well as connecting with and supporting the local community," said Communications and Digital Advisor Clare Packman. "We're therefore really excited to be part of 'Eat, Drink and Be Local' and support its mission of celebrating Guernsey's innovative and creative producers."

The four events will take place on the Crown Pier and along the Town seafront on 2 June, 28 July, 18 August and 1 September between 10:00 and 17:00.

Town-goers can expect to see a range of local producers, demonstrations by island and visiting chefs, live music and talks from from food and drink authors. There will also be activities for children including homemade pizza-making.

"Guernsey Electricity's kind sponsorship and support is not only vital to our ability to successfully run the festival but it's also really encouraging," said EDABL Organiser Luke Wheadon.  "We're extremely grateful and very much looking forward to working with them over the summer months."

In addition to sponsorship from both Guernsey Electricity and Specsavers, the Committee for Economic Development has agreed to put a grant towards the events to help the development and growth of the island's tourism and hospitality sectors.

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