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Posted By: Wheatman
16-Oct-14 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival 2015 UK
Subject: Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival 2015 UK
FRIDAY 9th January Evening concert in the Ivy Leaf Club featuring our own local entertainers The Islanders, music and comedy is then provided by a familiar face to the festival, Keith Donnelly and finally, celebrating 30 years together, we have Ock'n'Dough - the world's only Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun Ceilidh Band!!
SATURDAY 10th January 10.30 till 15.30(Roads closed from 9.00am)
The Straw Bears dancing on the streets of Whittlesey with Molly, Sword,Morris Dancers, Mummers and Appalachian Steppers.
Patrick Ryan will be the storyteller in the Queen Street Methodist / United Reformed Church. Dan Evans will play a mountain dulcimer and guitar in the Whittlesey Library.Poets United will also present their latest works in the Library.Saturday Night: 20.00 till 23.30
Barn Dance at Sir Harry Smith Community College has Black Beards Tea Party playing gutsy folk rock, brought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, with caller Liam Robinson.
SUNDAY 11th January Join us at Sir Harry Smith Community College for the music and dance session, followed by the Burning of The Bear. (NOTE: At events where a bar is provided please do NOT bring your own drinks or our bar facilities will be withdrawn)
LOCAL SCHOOLS: We also put entertainers into local schools (which are not open to the general public). This year we have Patrick Ryan in SHSCC and Keith Donnelly in all our primary schools.
For latest information check out the official 'Straw Bear' web site www.strawbear.org.uk or ring 01733 208245 .
Tickets for Concert/Dance available from 1 October 2013 from
The Box Office on 07857 357970