Seasonal & Regional
30 Jun 2008
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This summer sees the return of Harvestival, a series of outdoorexperiences taking a taste of the countryside to people across the UK.As Ribena’s growers prepare to harvest their blackcurrant crops,Harvestival will be visiting towns and cities the length and thebreadth of the country in celebration of the great outdoors.
Theevents offer a winning combination of countryside contests and farmfood experiences, all set against the backdrop of some great live music.
Harvestival-goerswill be challenged to compete in a series of countryside games. Ifyou’re partial to a pie and think you can beat the best, then head downto the blackcurrant pie eating contest. If you haven’t got theappetite to enter then the berry shy is the one for you. People withmore patience might like to have a crack at retro game quoits. If thisall seems a bit much then wander down to the pond where you can hook afruit at your leisure.
Stressed out city-dwellers simplylooking for a breath of fresh air can chill out at the farmer’s marketwhere there will be stalls, offering everything from retro jams anddelicious summer berries to cheese and free-range farm produce. Onceyou’ve had your fill of country treats, quench your thirst at the giantjuicer. Here you can taste the delicious new Ribena product — 100%Pure Juices.
If you want to meet the blackcurrant growers asthey prepare to harvest the 14 billion blackcurrants that go into oneof the nation’s best loved drinks, then take a stroll around thededicated wildlife area. Here you can find out how The Wildlife Trustswork together with Ribena growers to promote wildlife friendly farmingacross Ribena’s blackcurrant farms.
Whether you’re looking tomake the most of your lunch break or just want to do somethingdifferent then head down to your local Harvestival between 11am and3pm. Admission is free!
Reading (Riverside, The Oracle) — 30th June & 1st July
Norwich (Chaplefield Plain) — 30th June & 1st July
Portsmouth (Guildhall Square) — 3rd & 4th July
Brighton (Jubilee Square) — 4th & 5th July
Southampton (South Bargate) — 7th & 8th July
Bournemouth (Bournemouth Square) — 7th & 8th July
Cardiff (Working Street) — 11th & 12th July
Swindon (Wharf Green) — 11th & 12th July
Solihull (Mell Square) — 14th & 15th July
Nottingham (Old Market Square) — 14th & 15th July
Sheffield (Fargate) — 18th & 19th July
Hull (Queen Victoria Square) — 18th & 19th July
Leeds (Briggate) — 21st & 22nd July
York (St Sampsons Square) — 21st and 22nd July
Liverpool (Williamson Square) — 25th & 26th July
Dundee (Overgate Shopping Centre) — 25th & 26th July
London (Broadgate Circle) — 28th & 29th July
Edinburgh (Festival Square) — 28th & 29th July
St Illtyd Church Fete
05 July 2008
Starts at 1pm and Finishes at 5pm
St Illtyd Church and Penrhiwfer Infants School have combined to put on a Church Fete. The day will include bouncy castles, refreshments, fancy dress competitions, face painting and various other stalls.
Penrhiwfer Infants School
Gigs, Concerts & Music, Kids Activities, Agricultural Shows, Arts & Crafts, Fairs & Shows Suitable for under 18’s
The Bromyard Gala has all thefeatures of a good old time country show. Usual attractions include: spectacular arena events, country crafts, children’s entertainments, Punch & Judy, competitive handicrafts show, rare breeds, heavy horses, bands, market stalls, local trade marquee, Border Countries Food Fair, archery, birds of prey, licensed refeshments and much, much more
Contact Name: Chairman 01531 640325
Birchyfields, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4EZ
Lower Hope — Open Garden,
Sunday 6 July
Lower Hope, Ullingswick Herefordshire HR1 3JF
A 5-acre garden facing S and W. Herbaceous borders, rose walks and gardens, laburnum tunnel, Mediterranean garden, bog gardens. Lime tree walk, lake landscaped with wild flowers; streams, ponds. Conservatories and large glasshouse with exotic species orchids, bougainvilleas. Prizewinning herd of pedigree Hereford cattle, flock of pedigree Suffolk sheep
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
If you come down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise .….bring your teddies and a picnic, come and listen to some magical storytelling in the castle gardens. Come and join the biggest teddy bear’s picnic Eastnor has ever seen.
Contact Number: 01531 633160
Eardisley Village Festival 2008
Thursday to Sunday 24 July 10:00 — 17:30
Festivities start at 10am each day and include craft, art, flowers, stalls, demonstrations, street entertainment and music. There is lots to see and do, places to rest awhile and refreshments are available all day.
Contact Name: Eardisley Festival Committee 01544 327237
Viva!‘s Incredible Veggie Roadshow
Viva!‘s Incredible Veggie Roadshow. Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying veggie/vegan. Organised by Viva! — entry is free. 10:30 to 16:30. The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT. Viva! Vegetarians International Voice for Animals.
8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol, BS2 8QH. Ph: 0117 944 1000 F: 0117 924 4646 . info –at– viva.org.uk
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