Stone Festival 2016 – 27 events and counting!

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This years Stone Festival Week is going to bigger and better whilst gaining a wonderful momentum in recent weeks and all with the common goal of raising money for our local charities and Groups that provide such wonderful support to the young and old in Stone.

We have in the programme in excess of 27 different events, more than ever before and with some great new activities for you to come along and join in the spectacle.

Oh where to start…….well for those who like continuity, we are delighted to say that the traditional events like the Raft Race, Car Boot Sale, Dog Show etc are all still on as per normal however this year we have some wonderful activities joining in the fray including, Our first “Evening of Jazz” to be held at Lymestone Brewery Mount Road on Friday 20th May where Peter Robinson and his quartet will be performing a 2 hour set of various foot tapping jazz numbers.

The Proms event is headlined by the world travelled Denise Leigh once more but with only 3 acts performing we shall all be savouring the Classics for longer periods and this is going to be on Sunday evening 5th June in St Dominics School Hall, and to finish the musical theme, the Party in the Brewery will also be in the Lymestone Brewery on Friday 10th. The ticket prices have all been reviewed and are between £5.00 and £6.00 so represent great value

Could we get to see these hurtling through our town?  We hope so!

New this year will be the Soapbox Derby held down the High Street Wednesday 8th June at 7pm for what we believe will be one of the best spectacles in years to happen in Stone with over 40 Soapboxes doing battle to win one of the many category prizes on offer and with 17 entries already received, its going to be a real cracker so if you fancy a go, contact Grahame on grahame@octavarium.co.uk for an entry form and more information.

Also new will be a “Two Wheel Tuesday” in Westbridge Park for all things 2 wheels and Croquet for Absolute Beginners also in Westbridge Park from 6pm onwards. Finally on Thursday evening in The Lamb pub there is the Stone Open Pool Final.

This years Carnival is expected to be larger than previous years too however we still have space for a few more floats if you are interested and with Westbridge Park on Carnival Saturday filled with more events than ever before, recreating the typical English Fete feel with Tug O War competitions and a wonderful Great British Bake Off style cake extravaganza to name some, its bound to be a great day out for all the family.
For more information on any of the above, please visit the festival web site www.stonefestival.co.uk or come along and see us at either the April or May Stone Farmers Market where we will be there to share with you the information you may require.