Wotton-under-Edge is a town located at the southern end of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England.
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- Sat 27 131st Hawkesbury Horticultural Show & Fair : The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest and best fruit, vegetables and flowers as well as home baking, varied crafts, home made wine & beer, original photographs and pictures – all produced by the local community. The main entertainment in the central arena will be: - "Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack team" - the Quack Pack team are comical Indian Runner ducks and border collies who provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays with audience participation. - "AcroGymnastics Group" providing a spectacular acrobatic and gymnastic display; - "Punch & Judy Fun Show" - "Tricky Micky" presents a highly-entertaining, traditional puppet show for all the family. - "Tractor pull competition" There are fairground rides, a deer and hog roast, beer tent, Pimms tent, raffle, live music, archery lessons with the Bath Archers and many local trade, craft and charity stalls. The popular carnival procession begins with the crowning of the Carnival Queen on The Plain before travelling through the village to the Show Ground, led by the Nailsworth Silver Band. Showground open to visitors at 12:30pm The Carnival Queen will be crowned at 1.30pm on The Plain. Carnival Parade through the village 1.30 – 1.50pm led by Nailsworth Silver Band (High Street closed to vehicles 1.00pm - 2.00pm) Pay on the gate or buy advance tickets at The Village Shop or The Post Office, Hawkesbury Upton Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3, Children £2, Family ticket £12 (2 adults + up to 4 children) Dogs welcome on a lead ~ Disabled parking in the Village Hall car park ~ Wheelchair accessible For further information or to book a stall phone 01454 232910 or email: Vicky@coombeview.com Last year we were included in The Daily Telegraph's top recommended things to do over the August Bank Holiday (www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/The-best-August-bank-holiday-weekend-breaks-in-Britain/)
- Sat 27 St Mary's Tea and Cake : Join us at St Mary’s for a nice cup of tea (or coffee) and homemade cakes in the sunshine* from 2pm - 4.30pm on Saturday 27th August. *Hopefully. If wet we’ll be in the Parish Rooms making the best of it. Money raised will go towards St Mary’s reordering work. Information about our reordering proposals can be found on display boards within the church, on www.wottonparishchurch.org.uk, or if you wish to meet someone to talk about it please contact the Parish Office on 01453 842175 to make an appointment.
- Sun 28 The Wotton Monster Car Boot Sale : Every Sunday from 10:00 (buyers) - sellers welcome from 9:00. We are a very friendly and relaxed boot sale. Come on down and sell your stuff. Please call for more details
- Mon 29 The Wotton Monster Car Boot Sale : BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL From 10:00 (buyers) - sellers welcome from 9:00. We are a very friendly and relaxed boot sale. Come on down and sell your stuff. Please call for more details
- Mon 29 Town Hall Teas - Under the Edge Arts : Come and enjoy tea and cake with Under the Edge Arts at Wotton Town Hall, Bank Holiday Monday from 2:30-5 Be the first to own a Wotton BluesFest 2016 programme and tee-shirt.
- Sep 1 Electric Picture House Cinema: NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea (Live) : For one night only starting at 7pm. Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed new production. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
Newall Hunter has become only the second Briton and the fourteenth person in the world to achieve the coveted explorers' Grand Slam
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