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15th Easton on the Hill Gala Weekend

Village Gala,

August Bank Holiday Weekend 27th - 30th Aug. 2021

This coming weekend would normally have been Gala Weekend but as previously stated it will now take place over the late August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday August 27th- Monday 30th.


Planning has started, and the basic programme is as follows:

Thursday 26th Beer Festival opens

Friday 27th Soul Night with Motor City Vipers

Saturday 28th Cricket Match, Car Show, Easton's Got Talent

Sunday 29th Music and Beer Festival

Monday 30th Pet Show, Fete with 'Western" Theme


The Blue Bell will be the main venue, hosting the Beer Festival, Easton's Got Talent (with a "Generation Game" Theme) on Saturday,  the Music Festival on Sunday, and the Fete on Monday.


Please reserve the August Bank Holiday weekend for a long overdue communal get together.  


Tim Nicol




The Gala- March update


 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.  


Tim Nicol


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.  


Tim Nicol



Previous News:

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. 

 

Tim Nicol

On behalf of the Gala Committee