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LIVE music and sunshine drew crowds to Milford village green over the weekend for the culmination of a week-long music and eco living festival.

Henna tattoos
Henna tattoos

Featuring a packed programme of everything from choirs and folk acts to storytelling, plant swaps and junk modelling, the Greener on the Green festival included dozens of live performances at village venues throughout the week.

Stalls focused on eco living
Stalls focused on eco living

On Friday the village green became a hub for community fun, with live music from The Durlston Court Jazz Band, Swamp Rat Hillbilly and the Enginettes.

Wildkind Adventures ran bushcraft activities for families
Wildkind Adventures ran bushcraft activities for families

Family entertainment was also on the agenda with bush craft activities, whittling and axe throwing, as well as a Jean Genie workshop to transform old denim jeans into bags, pencil cases and hats.

Durlston Court band
Durlston Court band

Saturday highlights included live music from Ali in the Jungle, Emma Hardy, Clockwork Carousel, Phil Mills and Empty Frets, family bell tent storytelling and a repair café run by Lymington Transition group.

Empty Frets
Empty Frets

The Sunday programme kicked off with a multi-denominational church service on the green before continuing with pop-up acts and a performance from Tuba Libres brass band.

Milford Primary School choir
Milford Primary School choir

A festival spokesperson said: “This year’s festival was planned as a celebration of our village, the local area and our community after a very tough couple of years. It was fantastic to see so many people on the village green throughout the weekend, enjoying the live music and the wonderful sunshine.

Ali in the Jungle
Ali in the Jungle

“This year we changed the festival format slightly, with live music in venues around the village throughout the week. We felt this was a good way to support village businesses and ensure they benefited from the festival.”

Family disco at Milford Community Centre
Family disco at Milford Community Centre

Eco living was high on the agenda throughout the week, with beach cleans, plant swaps, a clothes repair tent and nature storytelling.



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