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ANRAN Fest: Devon's first Asian street food and music festival

03 August 2021 Western Morning News Fundraising

A leading South Devon venue, renowned for its superb setting and unique events space has announced it’s hosting the first Asian Street Food and Music Festival in support of Cancer Research and Children’s Hospice South West.

In 2013 global fashion and hospitality guru couple Edwin Ho and Mike Jowett who met in Singapore 30 years ago, created their beautiful home and boutique venue in Landscove, near Totnes. Since then they have connected with the local community, aspiring to run a charity music festival for several years. The original plan was to launch the festival last summer but are now running the two-day event on the 29th and 30th of August at their South Hams farm.

Mike said:

Last summer we were obviously as affected by the pandemic as everyone was, but we were undeterred and really wanted to make a difference to the lives of children and adults affected by Cancer.

This is the main driver for us both and we wanted to do that in conjunction with celebrating three things close to our heart – Asian Street Food, good music and bringing the local community together in a safe way.”

Last summer the local food bank in Buckfastleigh also reached out to the couple, who sold their own produce to support them in addition to Cancer Research and Air Ambulance charities through their “Club kitchen Garden” initiative. The theme of supporting the local community continues with this mouth-watering event.

Edwin added: “Being connected locally is so important to us. We grow our own produce here, which reduces our carbon footprint and enhances the food we are passionate about. We’ll be building an authentic Asian Street Food Market especially for the event, with some of the best Asian Chefs around. The music is also a huge part of this event, so we’ve pulled together some of the best local acts we could find. There’s such a rich tapestry of creative talent here, so we’re super-keen to show that off too.”

The food festival will be showcasing the cuisines of Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, served up in the Asian Street Food Market by renowned vendors 5 Foot Way, Shiok’s Kitchen, Malaysian Kitchen Supper Club, Yuki’s Kitchen, Café Cloudywaaa and Taguchi-Ya Canteen.

ANRÁN Music Fest is proud to present a cross-genre (jazz, folk, classical) music programme of internationally renowned songwriters, BBC Introducing favourites, dance-floor-filling swing bands, and rising stars of the UK’s folk and acoustic scene across two stages.

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