Date for your diary

The Committee will be taking a break over the summer but we’ll be back on Saturday 7th October 2017 with a very special bhangra gig at New Oriel Hall.

More details will emerge shortly but please keep the evening free for what should be a great event.

Saturday at St Mark’s School

Taking this year’s Festival theme of the 1960s, St Mark’s School have organised an art competition for all pupils in the Valley Schools to explore this era through art and create their own unique version of Sixties inspired artwork.

On Saturday 29th April between 11 am – 3 pm, head to the main hall at St Mark’s School where there will be a range of free art and crafts workshops for children,  including making hats for the parade.  Resources and entry forms are available to download from the schools website: 

http://www.st-marks.org.uk/2017/02/larkhall-festival-art-competition/

This year will also feature a fab 1960’s theme Vintage Cafe open from 11 am -3 pm selling a range of hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and filled rolls etc.

Bake off

Larkhall Festival Bake Off is taking place on Saturday 29th April. Drop off your delicious homemade goodies to New Oriel Hall from 12 pm. This year we have a very special “pasty” bake category or you can try and impress the judges with your homemade jam’s and pickles!

Larkhall Festival Boules 2017

This years boules tournament takes place on Monday 1st May on the Boules Playing Area in Alice Park. Come along and have some French style fun!

It’s a triples tournament with teams of 3 players (playing squad maximum of 5 for the tournament duration) competing for the The Rose and Crown Trophy

At least 1 person per team will need to register at the organiser’s table in the park between 10am and 10.50am for an 11.30 start. We will break for lunch at about 1.30 and finish about 5.30 pm.

Entry Fee: £1 per player (under 16s, 50pence, but must be supervised on and around the playing area by an adult at all times). Payment on the day at registration please.

The format/method of organising the event will be determined on the day according to number of entries, weather etc. There will be prizes for winners and losers.

Dress: In French Style, of course. (at least something red, white and blue, although be prepared for English style weather!) Flat sole shoes are best. Prize for best dressed players.

Players should bring own boules. 2 boules per player needed, but some spares will be available to hire or buy. Player substitutions may be made during matches but only between ends.

Beginners, don’t worry, rules of play will be explained but you’ll very quickly get the hang of it all. Help and advice will be readily available. There’ll be lots of other exciting things going on in the park and around the café on the day: live music etc. Refreshments available all day at the park café.

Organised by The Bath Grand Cru Petanque Club and The Bath League de Petanque on behalf of The Larkhall Festival.

Contact Chris Garratt for more info: 0778947057 (garrattc@hotmail.co.uk)

Speakeasy Spectacular!

We are excited to announce that this years Speakeasy will feature two fabulous guests – Liv Torc and Jem Roberts. Open mic spots are available on the night (no actual mic though) so come along to share a plentiful poem, short story, tall tale or petit paragraph! 8:00 doors for 8:30 start. Come down to the Bladud’s Head for the best free night of the festival (probably)

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Can you help?

The Larkhall Festival is only possible because members of our community give their time generously to help us put on a wide range of events over the weekend.

We are holding a meeting for potential volunteers at the Bladuds Head 7.30 pm – 9 pm on 10th April, please come along and find out more, or just have a drink with the Festival Committee. If you would like to help please email festival@larkhall-festival.org.uk or leave a message on our Facebook page.

Festival Preview

The full printed programme for this year’s festival will be available for you to pick up from local shops from mid-April 2017.

In the meantime, a preview of some of what will be on offer in this year’s festival can be found in the ‘Day by Day guide 2017‘ section  of this website.

Launch of the Larkhall Festival Soapbox Derby

The Larkhall Festival Soapbox Derby is an open-to-all race for teams made up of a mixture of adults and children. Enter homemade carts of your own design to stake your place on the winner’s podium! We actively promote creative and crazy designs for all carts and there will be a prize for the best cart, but don’t worry if you’re not feeling too creative, carts can be anything from an old painted wheelbarrow to a more elaborate design of your choice.

All carts entered into the race must be entirely home-made and powered completely by hand or foot – unassisted by motors. Each cart should have a minimum crew of one child.

The carts will gather at the front of the Bladud’s head from 13:00 and the race, to the chequered flag at the Larkhall Inn will start at 14:00

So come on ladies, gentlemen and children of Larkhall, get building and lets have some fun!!

Fish and Chip Quiz 11th February 2017

Our themed fundraising quiz is taking place on Saturday 11th February 2017 at New Oriel Hall. As well as entry into the quiz you get a fish and chip supper plus there will be a cash bar.

To secure your place please make a £12 donation to the festival fund via our new Localgiving page. For tax reasons please do not Gift Aid this particular donation.

When making the donation via Localgiving there will be a ‘message’ box where you should write your full name with the word ‘quiz’ next to it. Write ‘VG’ if you’d like to order the vegetarian option rather than fish.