Bignor weed and wildflower festival on this weekend

Raindrops from heaven. C091229-3
Raindrops from heaven. C091229-3

The big biennial event on the calendar will attract some 4,000 visitors to the tiny hamlet of Bignor today (Saturday, July 2) and tomorrow (Sunday, July 3) when the renowned weed and wildflower festival takes place.

Centred on the medieval stone church there will be a bizarre transformation of the building almost obscured by banks of wild flowers, grasses, weeds, water, trees and some quite special surprises.

This year a new experience on the Saturday evening has been designed to give visitors an almost ‘out of body’ experience when a mix of music, special effect laser lighting, misting and visual images will spread across the church in a cacophony of light and sound.

Outside the uniqueness of the event is reinforced by log candles, fire dancing and juggling and an evening of country revelry.

The festival is open today from 10am-5pm and 7.30-10.30pm.

Tomorrow visitors will be welcomed from 10am-5pm.