It's time to warm up your vocal chords, as a weekend of charity events is set to take place.

Burton Bradstock's Veast of Folk is to return for its fifth year, with a couple of events planned.

Tomorrow (Friday, September 14), events will kick off with an event titled 'Songs of the Sea- An evening of music and storytelling', which will kick off at Burton Bradstock Village Hall from 7pm.

This year, David Powell, Gail McGarva and The Story Boat Project will be providing the entertainment.

There will be music, stories, food, a bar and a raffle.

On the Saturday, 'Music in the Garden' will take place for the fifth year at The Three Horseshoes Pub and Kitchen.

Entertainment will start from midday and continue until 6pm, raising more money for the RNLI.

Bryan Brown, member of the organising committee, said: "We are very pleased to be able to run the event again this year, and are so grateful to all our artists for giving their services without charge so that we can raise the maximum amount for the RNLI.

"We also have a dedicated 'crew' of volunteers from the village, without whom we could not operate, and we would also like to thank the Three Horseshoes Pub and Kitchen for again allowing us to use their garden for the event on Saturday."

The new Veast began life in 2014 and was inspired by the Bold Greenfingers Men, a club founded in 1963 at the Dove Inn, which was in Southover, although it is now closed.

The club raised money for the lifeboat fund, a tradition which the Veast follows, with all profits going to the RNLI.

In the past, the annual Veast saw members in the 'fancy dress' parade to the cliff top, led by a kilted piper, and with a wheelbarrow to carry a barrel of cider.

Although the Greenfingers Men are no more, the event still raises money for the RNLI.

Up until 2017, organisers had raised more than £2,500 for the charity.

This year, organisers are hoping that good weather is on their side, after a very wet afternoon in 2017.

Bryan said: "We usually managed to raise between £500 and £700 for the RNLI, although last year we did not quite make our target due to poor weather (it was a very wet afternoon), so for 2018 we are hoping for a fine weekend and to welcoming as many people as possible to the wonderful evening event on Friday, September 14 and to the Saturday gig."

  • Burton Bradstock's fifth Veast of Folk will take place from tomorrow (Friday, September 14) until Saturday, September 15.

  • Friday's event is ticketed, and Saturday's is free, to book call 01308 897412.

  • To find out more, email