Children’s Parade on Festival Day

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Drum machine and The Heptonstall Pantomime Group lead the way! 

With the generous financial support from The Heptonstall Junior and Infant School and the Friends and Parents of Heptonstall we funds to spend on materials for the Children’s Parade on Festival Day.

We will be meeting at 10.30 am in Weavers Square and parading from 11 am headed up by the Heptonstall Pantomime Group and Drum Machine.

Jacky Kelly, from the Heptonstall Village Team will be knocking on doors along the route and seeing if some of our older generations would like a ring side seat as the parade passes through.

The Heptonstall Out of School Club have also lent their support to the event, by making a large Giant Peach to carry aloft on the day.

As a final touch, some of the kids will be carrying platters of peaches to offer to our special ‘roadside guests’ as the parade passes by.

The whole of the festival is aimed squarely at families, with plenty for all ages to see and do across the village including the Roald Dahl treasure hunt and not-to-be-missed Frolicked Puppet Theatre in Weaver Square at 1pm.

The programme which will run at the Bowling Club is an area to take the kids for a sit down and value ALL YOU CAN EAT Tapas, or sandwich platter lunch, or a quicker cake and sarnie. There will be lots of free activities where the youngest and oldest amongst us can join in, and everyone else too!

There’ll be plenty of food available across the village too – with a giant hog roast int the ruins, Vegan Food, snacks available from both pubs and delicious tea in the church – you should find something to your taste.

A fun day to be had for all across the whole village!

Artist Update: The Tiny Minds

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We’re pretty sure that sometime soon, we’re not going to be able to afford this band as they’ve got a whole lot of momentum and all the ingredients to make a big splash. Hopefully, they’ll remember us kindly and come back to play for us in future years.. Last year their set was divine, we’re really excited they’re back!

The Tiny Minds are West Yorkshire based up-and-coming 3 piece, playing all original material, mixing blues, punk, psychedelia, pop and soul into a lively rock n roll cocktail.

The fresh, unique lyrics of singer/guitarist Duncan Foster cover themes from technological doom and dystopia to the paranoia and politics of relationships.

‘Dreamy pop-rock with influential swoon’ – DNA Festival.

Artist Update: REVISIT

It’s always good to have a bit of high energy on Festival day, and Revisit are guaranteed to get you in the mood to move.

REVISIT are a 4 piece band playing high energy Punk/NewWave style tracks of own composition and covers. Our own songs tackle politics and society just as good old punk did, but with a bright new sound we call “Bright Brit Punk” . Teamed with stagemanship, presence and attitude give a good visual show as well as solid melodies guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Graz and Phil

Artist Update: Farago

Farrago is an exciting acoustic collaboration between two experienced musicians, Andy McDermott and Gayna Grimshaw.

Although described as English/Americana folk, they prefer not to pigeonhole it.  Whether it’s a folk standard, a foot-tapping Celtic jig or self-penned, it’s all performed ‘Farrago-style’  that means music with a personality

Andy & Gayna have a wealth of musical experience between them and have both been solo singers and performers in their own right, but when their voices come together, the harmonies are the highlight.

Andy plays guitar, mandolin and banjo whilst Gayna plays accordion and guitar.

Individually, they have worked ‘live’ and in studios for too many years to admit!

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