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)
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…
Alternative Therapy Fair, 12 – 5 pm, New Oriel Hall
A range of alternative therapies including aromatherapy, holistic massage, Shiatsu. To book a free holistic massage contact email@example.com (Bookings only)
Cafe, 12 – 5 pm in New Oriel Hall
Tea, cakes, hot and cold food and everything yummy
Art Trail & Exhibition, 12 – 5 pm, around Larkhall and the Small Hall, New Oriel Hall
Talented local artists and craftspeople open their homes and studios. See centre spread for details. Exhibition also in Small Hall, New Oriel Hall
Window Dressing, around Larkhall
Look out for displays in local shops. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the release of the iconic Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album, this year’s theme is The Beatles, 1960s, flower power – plenty of scope for our imaginative shopkeepers.
Treasure Hunt, All weekend, around Larkhall
Ever popular, we have been busy knitting and crocheting items with a Beatles/1960s theme. They are hidden in the windows of participating shops. Pick up a leaflet from New Oriel Hall.
Great Larkhall Bake-Off, 2 – 5 pm, New Oriel Hall
Drop your baked item off at New Oriel Hall between 12 – 1 pm, and you could be Larkhall’s answer to Mary Berry! We are pleased to announce that Jane Middleton has agreed to judge the bake-off. Jane is a cookery editor and writer who has worked with authors such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Paul Hollywood, Nigel Slater and Yotam Ottolenghi. She reviewed for national restaurant guides for many years and appeared as a regional judge alongside Matthew Fort on The Great British Menu.
Open House, St Saviours Church, 10am – 4pm
Open House at St Saviour’s Church with Fairtrade Cafe 10am – 2pm. Children’s art and craft 11 am – 2 pm plus Banner Making – come and sew together. There will also be Tower Tours of St Saviour’s from 10.30am to 4.00pm
LEAK chill out zone, All day, LEAK, Larkhall Square
Mocktails, comfy sofas, kids disco, tattoos, face paints, and hot dogs
Cloud 9, All day, Larkhall Square
Cloud 9 Food, drink and music at your favourite local café!
Art competition, 11 am – 3 pm, St Marks School main hall
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. There will be a range of free art and crafts workshops for kids including making hats for the parade. Resources and entry forms are available to download from their website: http://www.st-marks.org.uk/2017/02/larkhall-festival-art-competition/
Vintage cafe, 11 am – 3 pm, St Marks School
There will be a fab 1960s theme Vintage Cafe selling a range of hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and filled rolls etc.
Paint the Park, All day, Alice Park
Chalk the paths of Alice Park; with random spot prizes of ice cream or coffee.-
New Oriel Hall
Bar 6–11pm, New Oriel Hall
Selection of wines, beer and cider from the Festival bar
KES Soul Orchestra, 7 – 8.30 pm, New Oriel Hall
“From Baroque to Pop via Rock, Soul and Funk!” Music includes: Vivaldi, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more! Don’t miss this dazzling performance by 40 talented young musicians. Relaxed seating at Cafe style tables. Come & bring your friends!
Ramshackle Orchestra – A Tribute to Nina Trott, 8.30 – 9 pm, New Oriel Hall
Multi-generational, multi-instrumental Ramshackle Orchestra was created by violin teacher and arranger Nina Trott, who sadly died last year. It has an eclectic repertoire of Celtic folk, gypsy tunes, Klezmer laments, and airs from as far as Hungary and Transylvania.
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:
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.