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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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.

Sunday 30th April 2017

Music in Inn, Larkhall Inn
There is no music in the Inn garden this year because the Inn, just like Michael Eavis, wants a year off sometimes.

Songs of Praise, 12.30 – 1.15pm  in Alice Park – bring a picnic!

 

Craft Fair, 2 – 5 pm, New Oriel Hall
A range of crafty items for sale from local crafters.

 

Village Green, 12 noon – 5pm, New Oriel Hall Car Park
Plenty on the Village Green this year with traditional games, llamas, Clown Bert and Jimmy Mac, Punch & Judy, burgers and lots more.  Maybe a little music. And café and Festival bar in New Oriel Hall.

We know how much everyone enjoys a band or two on the Sunday afternoon at the Larkhall Festival, so we’re setting up a stage and have hired some local bands to play at the Village Green. Here is the line up – enjoy!
There will be a bar in the New Oriel Hall, with all profits going towards the Larkhall Festival. We hope you will give it your support.
Football Match, kick off 10 am, Plain Ham, Larkhall FC
Festival favourite returns again this year. Dad’s of St saviours schools vs the managers of Larkhall Athletic youth teams will once again contest the trophy that has resided with the Managers for the past three years.

Cafe, 12 – 5 pm in New Oriel Hali
Tea, cakes, hot and cold food and everything yummy

Art Workshops in New Oriel Hall
Come get creative with free 60’s inspired art workshops with Funky Art House in New Oriel Hall. For Adults and teenagers, come make ‘Flower Power’ fabric flower broaches from 12.30pm- 1.30pm. At 2.30pm- 3.30pm there will be a ‘Foil Art’ workshop for chidlren aged 6+ creating Metallic beetles or sixties pattern creations. Spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment please email art@funkyarthouse.co.uk to book.

 

Soap-box Derby, Gather at 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start, Bladud’s Head to Larkhall Square
The carts will race up Otago Terrace, then down the final leg into Larkhall Square. The award ceremony will be on the Village Green, where the carts will be lined up for your admiration,

Art Trail and Exhibition, 12 -5 pm, All around Larkhall and Small Hall, New Oriel Hall
Local artists and craftspeople open their homes and studios. See centre spread for details. Exhibition also in Small Hall, New Oriel Hall

Solsbury Hill Llamas at Village Green 3pm

Picnic in the Park, All day, Alice Park
Traditional family day in park, with chilled- out reggae DJs and lots of sunshine

Window Dressing Around Larkhall – See Saturday

LEAK, Larkhall Square – See Saturday

Cloud 9 –  See Saturday

Adult Gurning, from 7.30 pm, Bladud’s Head
Come and make faces, the uglier the better – and maybe win a prize!

Cockney-sing-along, from 8 pm, Bladud’s Head
Come down to your local boozer, gather around the old Joanna and sing along to traditional favourites. In the skittle alley, so we will all be able to hear the piano!

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Friday 28th April 2017

International Cafe  10.30-12  in St Saviour’s Church

Choirs by Fire, 6-8 pm, New Oriel Hall

Traditional toe-tapping choral opening to the festival. Featuring:

6:00 Minuendos
6:25 Humbugs
6:50 Walcot (a small version of!)
7:15 KES 24
7:40 KES Senior

 

Enjoy hot and cold food, including delicious homemade cakes, and drinks from the pop-up café. A selection of wines, beers and cider will be on offer from the festival’s own bar.

Speakeasy Spoken Word Festival Spectacular, 8-10.30 pm, Bladud’s Head
Two fabulous guests – Liv Torc and Jem Roberts, open mic spots available on the night (no actual mic though) so come along to share a plentiful poem, short story, tall tale or petit paragraph! Doors open at 8pm.