15th Easton on the Hill Gala Weekend
August Bank Holiday Weekend 2021 - TBA
Easton on the Hill Gala 2021
The Gala - Feb. Update
Now that we have our "Roadmap" out of the pandemic restrictions, it seems as though we are relatively safe to plan ahead for events. The Village Gala, which normally takes place in late May, will as previously stated now take place over the late August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday August 27th- Monday 30th. Planning will get started soon, but it looks like we will combine the Annual Classic Car Show with the Gala, and will have an additional event on the Playing Field as well as the cricket match to highlight the improvements going on there. The Blue Bell will be the main venue, hosting the Beer Festival, Easton's Got Talent (or some home made entertainment of some sort) on Saturday, the Music Festival on Sunday, and the Fete on Monday. All this is to be confirmed, but for now, as diaries no doubt begin to fill for the summer, please reserve the August Bank Holiday weekend for a long overdue communal get together.
In a normal year we would be starting our planning for the annual Gala about now, especially as last year’s was cancelled. Clearly this is not yet a normal year.
Having discussed with EATS, (Easton Amateur Theatrical Society) Alex at the Blue Bell, and participating clubs and organisations, the general view is that it’s highly unlikely that we will be able to stage the gala at the end of May as usual. I hope that’s no great surprise to anyone.
It’s more likely (but not certain) that we could stage the gala over the August Bank Holiday weekend, (27th-30th), so that is our planning assumption.
If and when the situation changes with some degree of certainty and we (as a group) think it’s worth starting to plan and make commitments in terms of publicity, printing, booking bands, marquees, etc etc, then we will convene meetings and get cracking.
On behalf of the Gala Committee