World Pasty Championships at Eden
The Olympics of the Oggy!
The World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people.
The championships set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares and entries are invited from around the world. Supported by the Cornish Pasty Association.
Celebrated shanty singers and soon-to-be film legends Fisherman’s Friends will be toping the musical bill. The group of friends from Port Isaac head a stellar line-up including Cornwall-based funnyman Steve Heller, acclaimed five-piece The Kingstons, all-female folk band The Trees, one-man blues band Thomas Ford, and Launceston’s finest The Countrymen.
The Fisherman’s Friends appearance at the annual celebration of Cornwall’s favourite food comes shortly before the film version of their amazing story – also called Fisherman’s Friends – hits big screens on March 15.
The Kingstons are a five-piece contemporary band based in West Devon with a fresh, unique sound and a passion for ska, reggae and a sprinkle of dub. The Trees are a four-part-harmony-driven folk and country band from Plymouth with a varied repertoire, weaving a gorgeous tapestry of harmony and melody which underpins their songcraft. They draw inspiration from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Lucius and Johnny Cash.
Thomas Ford’s self-penned songs are rooted in delta blues tradition. For several years, he has been playing sold out shows at some of Europe's biggest and best known blues, jazz and roots music festivals, having established a large following in the UK.
Championships favourities The Countrymen return with their harmony vocal and guitar group The Countrymen perform in a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style that takes the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material.
Young singer-songwriter Genevieve Miles plays acoustic guitar. Her energetic style and expressive, witty lyrics have proven to have wide appeal. Comedian Steve Heller runs the Cornish News website and Facebook group and is known for his Cornish-themed rap parody videos.
Free with admission or your Eden Locals’ Pass. For more information and to plan your day visit: edenproject.com/pasty