Didgeridoo sounds to fill the Tamar Valley


Chris Holland, The Didgeridoo Man
See Chris Holland, The Didgeridoo Man on 1 August in the Tamar Trails

Our Tamar Valley will be alive with the sounds of didgeridoos next Wednesday, August 1 when Chris Holland fills the Tamar Trails and woodlands with the eerie sounds of the Australian instrument.

Holland, who is better known as the Didgeridoo Man, will mix music, story telling, earth painting, bushcraft, games and activities at the Bedford Sawmills as part of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty summer series of activities for families.
Children are sure to be enthralled by Holland, who will wear full Aboriginal face paint as he plays music and tells stories.

A spokesman from the Tamar Valley Mining Heritage Project, the £5 million Heritage Lottery funded project which celebrates the rich mining landscape of the valley and its 25km of designated trails, says: ‘We’re really looking forward to Chris’s performance. We’re sure everyone will be entranced by his remarkable skills as a musician and it will be a great opportunity for children to have a go on the didgeridoo as well as enjoy his brilliant story telling and join in other activities.’

Chris’s afternoon session will be Wednesday 1 August from 1.30-5pm. His evening session will run from 5.30-8.30pm. Cost is £5 per child plus an additional £2.50 for hot dogs and marshmallows around the campfire in the evening. Accompanying adults are free and booking is essential.

Location is Woodlands, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JE (at the Bedford Sawmills), just off the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock. Parking is £2 per day. A marquee is available in case of rain.

Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/TVAONB or by calling Becki Lumbis on 01822 835030.