Flags Out as Stockton Heath Festival 10th anniversary, begins on Thursday, June 29
*information can be found on the new Website. Feel free to visit: stocktonheathfestival.co.uk
The Stockton Heath Festival was established in 2008 by a small but determined group of volunteers, the Stockton Heath Festival is a four day event which takes place each summer.
The main aim is to bring the community together and offer opportunities for residents of all ages and incomes to enjoy a celebration of arts, culture and heritage events within their local area. Each year the Committee seeks to bring a mix of professional and local talent to the village and venues in the surrounding areas.
With the support of local businesses, the parish councils and local people the Festival has gone from strength to strength and has now become an established and keenly anticipated part of village life. It is a registered Charity (Number 1127698).
Highlights of the Festival attractions this year include:
The Sounds of Simon, Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’, Motown Gold and the Covertones(Tickets for Covertones are just £5.00) Alongside these events are concerts and plays in various venues in and around Stockton Heath including 'Charlottes web', Best of British, Motown gold, family Festival movie night and much more....
There will also be competitions for the Festival Art Exhibition, photography, Flower arrangemnet Demonstrations and workshops, children's magic show, Bridgewater Canal Boat trips, spot the “foreign object” in shops and a favourite by many, the Scarecrows which follow a 'Harry Potter' theme.
There are many new events and attractions for children that will be taking place. This includes Meet the author, Virtual Reality Experience, Creation Station, Young Engineers Make & Take, Shooting Stars Circus Skills, Kraftynoon Mobile Pottery Painting & Craft, Mountain Monkeys Climbing Wall, as well as old favourites Dylans Reptile World, Bubble Man, Face Painter, Cricket & Hockey Sports Tasters, Balloon Maker and a Children’s Magic Show. Lots going on at the Festival Field too including Arts/Crafts and farmers market, Face Painting, Dylans Reptile time and much more...
For adults there will be Songs of summer, Allotment open day, Morris dancers, Flower Arranging Demo & Workshops (in the Scout Hall), non-stop music and dancing on the field from local bands and groups and of course on Sunday, the Dog Show.
The organising Committee said: “We believe this will be the best Festival yet to celebrate our 10th year with tickets at £10 as a thank you to our supporters.”
On the Jubilee Field there will be lots of events and activities for all, with the addition of a special ‘Kids Zone’ marquee, as well as the usual main marquees, Arts & Crafts market stalls and Farmers Market.
Tickets are available from the Box Office outside Marks & Spencer’s in the Forge Shopping Centre and online from June 2nd. Full details can be found on their website: stocktonheathfestival.co.uk