Events and workshops
Marsden Cuckoo Festival
Marsden Cuckoo Festival takes place each year on a Saturday in April when the village celebrates the coming of Spring. This year it’s on Saturday 23rd April.
Many years ago the people of Marsden were aware that when the cuckoo arrived, so did the Spring and sunshine. They tried to keep Spring forever, by building a tower around the Cuckoo. Unfortunately, as the last stones were about to be laid, away flew the cuckoo. If only they’d built the tower one layer higher. As the legend says, it “were nobbut just wun course too low.”