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:

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!

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.

Monday 1st May 2017

Garden Trail, All Day, Various locations
Take a trip around the secret corners and open spaces of Larkhall. Details in programme

Festival Boules “Rose &Crown Trophy”, All day, Alice Park
Fun, friendly competition. Teams of 3-5 can enter. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Spare boules sets available to buy or hire on the day. Organised by the Bath League de Petanque

Party in Park, 2 – 8 pm, Alice Park
Music and food in the Park. Bring a picnic and chill in the sunshine – we hope…

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 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!







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.