Ceilidh

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
Doors at 7pm

Once again the talented Larkhall ceilidh musicians have banded together to bring you a night of fantastic music and dance. All you need is a sense of fun and let the guest caller guide you through the steps and the musicians get your feet dancing. No experience necessary, no fancy footwork required, the emphasis is on enjoyment.

All ages welcome. Bar available and some light snacks to buy.

Film: The Writer With No Hands

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
1.30pm & 3pm

In this independent documentary, an academic from Bath explores fresh evidence in a Hollywood cold case. Was the death of screenwriter Gary Devore in 1997 an improbable accident or something much more sinister? The documentary has received 11 wins and nominations at film festivals worldwide.

 

Craft Fair

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
12 Noon – 5pm

Local artisans bring their wares to sell which range from handmade cards and children’s books to homemade hats and knitted items. Please come along and support the craftspeople of your community.

 

Great Larkhall Bake-off

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
12 Noon – 3pm

Ready, Steady, Bake! Bake a cake, make some jam or a pie – the choice is yours. Bring your masterpiece to the New Oriel Hall between 12 Noon and 2pm, winners announced at 3pm.

To be judged by foodies Andy of Goodies Delicatessen and Margaret, mother of top chef Kingsley Pillinger.

Categories include:

  • Victoria Sponge
  • ‘Larkhall Showstopper’
  • Jams/Chutneys /Pickles
  • Pasties and Pies
  • Adult and under 16 sections

Art Exhibition

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
12 Noon – 5pm

Exhibition in the Small Hall, New Oriel Hall as part of the art trail.

Larkhall Festival Café

Saturday 5th May
New Oriel Hall
12 Noon – 5pm

Serving tea, cakes, hot and cold food and everything yummy.

St Mark’s School Arts and Crafts

Saturday 5th May
St Mark’s School
11am – 3pm

St Mark’s will be running free childrens’ art and craft activities (including mask making for the parade on Sunday!) from 11am – 3pm in the Main Hall.

We will also be running our ever-popular Vintage Café serving a selection of filled rolls, quiches, homemade cakes and cookies, along with hot and cold drinks throughout.

 

Cloud 9

Saturday 5th May
Cloud 9
All day

Delicious veggie & vegan curries, pakoras, fresh and crunchy salads and smoothie station at your favourite local café.

 

Swainswick History Trail

Saturday 5th May
Alice Park to Swainswick Church
All Day

A walking trail from Alice Park to Swainswick Church. Discover local sights whilst learning some of the history of the area. Self-service refreshments & toilet available at the Church.

Pick up a leaflet describing the walk from Alice Park Café or New Oriel Hall.

At 3pm there will be a talk at Swainswick church – ‘A Brief History of Swainswick’ by Dr Virginia Bainbridge.

Paint the Park

Saturday 5th May
Alice Park
10am – 4pm

Chalk the paths of Alice Park (There’ll be random spot prizes of ice cream or coffee), Zumba Class and DJ sets thoughout the day.

Forge In

Saturday 5th May
Iron Art, Upper Lambridge Street
10am – 4pm

Larkhall’s very own forge, Iron Art, is hosting a ‘Forge In’ on the Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of the Larkhall Festival weekend. Blacksmiths will be gathering from around the country to collaborate in creating the first parts of an exciting piece of public art, which is being designed and created as a gift for the city of Bath and which will be finally completed in June at Bath IRON, Bath’s first ever unique festival of ironwork.

This ‘Forge In’ is a unique opportunity to see blacksmiths live forging steel in the heart of your local community. Come and watch alchemy at work! See something spectacular grow from the fire and steel, worked and forged by an incredible team of skilled hands!

Ultimately these first pieces of hand forged steel from the Larkhall ‘forge in’, will come together in a spectacular final piece created at Bath IRON – a unique festival of ironwork in Parade Gardens, 14-17 June. At the Bath IRON festival, eight master blacksmiths and their teams will collaboratively complete the new balustrade for the bandstand in Parade Gardens. This beautiful and unique piece of public art will be left as a lasting legacy of the festival.

Get involved, sponsor a note: www.localgiving.org/appeal/bathiron/

You can get involved in this exciting project by sponsoring a part of the balustrade and be part of making it a reality. Our crowd funding appeal means that people from the city and all over the world who support heritage skills will come together in funding this beautiful legacy.

*Unsuitable for children under 12 years, dogs and wheelchair users as this is a working forge.

Leak’s Chill Out Zone

Saturday 5th May
Leak
All day

With mocktails, comfy sofas, kids’ disco, tattoos, face painting and hot dogs.

 

Window Dressing Competition and Treasure Hunt

Saturday 5th May
Larkhall Shops
All Day

Look out for displays in the local shops where we will be marking 100 years since the culmination of the suffragette movement and women being given the vote.

For the treasure hunt you will be looking for King Bladud’s pigs – they’ve all run away and hidden in the shop windows in Larkhall. How many can you find?

Pick up an entry form from New Oriel Hall.