Willingham Feast Dog Show

The Willingham Feast Dog Show takes place at the Duke of Wellington garden, Sunday September 30th, starting at 10.30am

Entrants and sponsors sought!

Here are the plans for the inaugural Willingham Feast Dog Show, kindly hosted by Barry and Fran at the Duke:

The event will include a couple of agility/obstacle courses for fun plus a selection of shows from the following options:

  • Best Veteran – Any breed (7 years and over)
  • Best Rescue Dog – Any dog that has come from an animal shelter.
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Best Brace – 2 dogs alike
  • Best Irish Brace – 2 dogs of different types
  • Best 6 legs – Dog and Owner
  • Best Junior Handler (agility/obstacle run)
  • Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home

Wood Green Animal Shelter will also be attending with their purpose-built events vehicle.

You can enter your dog now for these different categories on http://willinghamlife.org/dog-show-2018/. We will then see which categories are most popular and make the final selection accordingly.
A £5 fee per owner to participate in the show will be payable on the day. The agility/obstacle courses will cost an additional £1 per run. The Dog Show designated charity this year is, of course, Wood Green.

Updates will appear on willinghamlife.org and the Feast Programme will have all the details when it is posted through your door in mid-September.

Finally, we would love to hear from:

  • A dog agility club willing to put on a demonstration
  • People who would like to do some judging
  • Canine-appropriate stallholders wishing to set up on the day
  • Prize donors (dog food, treats, toys etc.)
  • Sponsors wishing/willing to be included on signage and in the Feast programme.

For further information, pop into the Duke of Wellington or contact:

Paul Knighton, p.knighton@runbox.com, 07787 530394

Sara Croft, sacroft52@aol.co.uk, 07850 346164

Frances and James Watts, tickers1969@gmail.com, 07780 610382 / 07879 817826

Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Feast

Willingham Action Group is once again focusing its efforts on organising the Willingham Feast – primarily by coordinating other volunteer groups and organisations in the village as they do all the hard work!

The Willingham Feast programme is now available here.

 

Just some of the key events are: Jam Club (Social Club) Monday 24 Sept., Beer Festival (Social Club) Fri. 28/ Sat. 29 Sept., Dog Show (Duke of Wellington garden) Sun. 30 Sept., OldWillingham Slide Show (Baptist Church) Thurs. 4 Oct., Custard Comedy (Social Club) Fri. 5 Oct., Yard Sale Sat. 6 Oct., Wine Quiz and Live Music (Social Club) Sat. 6 Oct., Photography Display (Public Hall) and Art Display (Library) Sat. 6/Sun. 7 Oct., Tour of Church Wall Paintings (afternoon) and Joint Church Service (evening) at St. Mary’s and All Saints Sun. 7 Oct., Soul/Motown Disco (Social Club) Saturday 13 Oct. and Family Fancy Dress Disco (Ploughman Hall) Saturday 20 Oct.

For full details, go to

www. WillinghamLife.org

Contact: Mike Tidball m.tidball@btinternet.com 07814 641513

Willingham Feast 2016

The Willingham Feast 2016 programme is now available to view here. As tradition has it, Willingham Feast is headlined by the Feast Market with Car Boot sale (booked your spot yet??) at Willingham Primary School, Saturday 8th October 10am to 1pm. Attractions include things for the kids to do, burgers, food, drink and craft stalls, plus a Family Photo Shoot with a professional photographer offering reduced sitting fees.

Willingham Feast 2016 Programme

Download the Programme

If it’s music and dancing you want, see the exceptional Keith Pierson Trio at the Social Club, top-billing a special Jam Night that starts 7.30pm, Monday 26th September (£2). Then, at the same venue on Saturday 1st October, 8.30pm, you can enjoy a chunk of live tribute rock with Let There B/DC (£8). There’s a Family Disco with DJ Jamie Smith at the Ploughman Hall 6 to 10pm, Saturday 8th October (£10 per family for early birds and £12 for the slow-coaches). Sunday 9th October gives us another chance to enjoy the unique Steve Lockwood Band at the Bank micropub – with shows at noon and 6pm (£15). And to round off the ‘season’, the Social Club is hosting a Soul & Motown Disco on Saturday 15th October, 8.30pm (£5).

Looking for a laugh? Then go for the Custard Comedy kind, Social Club, Friday 7th October (£10). Those who’ve seen it rave about it!

Likely to be very popular: The Old Willingham slide show courtesy of curator Jon Edney with commentaries from Anne Kirkmann, Andrew Cook and Pete Cornish at the Baptist Church (Tabernacle) at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th October. Just £5 on the door. Bring and share your own refreshments.

As an alternative for Saturday 8th there is a Wine Quiz, call-my-bluff style, again at the Social Club with a panel of three experts (one possibly a household name) telling fibs about what you are drinking. It’s ‘All against All’, starts at 7.30pm and costs £20 including the wine and the fabulous Cat’s Whiskers to dance to in the final hour. With drinks also available at the bar, it’ll be a great night out!

Planning a walk around Willingham at Feast weekend? Then why not take part in the Family Book Hunt? Get entry forms from the Library or contact us at the email address below. Combine it with the Family Treasure Hunt featuring prizes including a meal voucher for the Duke of Wellington. And take part in the Girl Guide’s Bush Craft Session at the QEII play park starting 3pm – both on Saturday. There’s the Octagon Art Group’s Art Exhibition at the school Saturday morning (8th) to coincide with the Feast Market and then at the library Sunday afternoon (9th)
1 to 4pm to coincide with the Salvation Army Concert on the adjacent Green. The concert is followed by a Witness March to the Church where tea is served, and then a Joint Service at 6pm in St. Mary’s, again led by the Salvation Army band. Finally, on your hike, don’t forget to take in the Photography Display, Public Hall 12 to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

If walking is not your thing, how about a Social Bike Ride for some lunchtime refreshments at St. Ives? Sunday 9th October, meet at Willingham Green 11am.

Providing a focus for all the above, Thurstons Funfair will open on Willingham Green on Thursday 6th, continuing through to Saturday 8th October.

Hope there’s something there for you – visitors from out of town welcome!

All enquiries: willinghamactiongroup@hotmail.com / 07787 530394