Calendar

May
2
Thu
Wallingford Spring Fair
May 2 @ 4:00 pm

Attractions for all the family on the Kinecroft.

May
3
Fri
Wallingford Spring Fair
May 3 @ 4:00 pm

Attractions for all the family on the Kinecroft.

May
4
Sat
Wallingford Spring Fair
May 4 @ 12:00 pm

Attractions for all the family on the Kinecroft.

May
9
Thu
Wallingford Garden Club
May 9 @ 6:30 pm
Wallingford Garden Club

We will be meeting for a visit to Lime Close, Drayton for a one and a half hour tour of this NGS garden. Which is described as a 3 acre mature plantsman’s garden with rare trees, shrubs, roses and bulbs. Mixed borders, raised beds, pergola, topiary and shade borders. The Herb garden is by Rosemary Verey. Cottage garden by MCL Garden Design, planted for colour, an iris garden with 100 varieties of tall bearded irises. Winter bulbs.  A new arboretum with exotic trees from Asia and USA planted for autumn colour.

The cost will be £10 per person including refreshments.

Please let us know if you intend coming to this event.

(Aleck 07734 889 717) www.wallingford-gardening-club.com

May
19
Sun
The Thames Run
May 19 @ 9:30 am

A multi-terrain route along local footpaths and the banks of the River Thames, and back through the
historic market town of Wallingford. For the 5k event runners complete one circuit of the route and for the 10k route two. This is a community-run event with all profits going to Crowmarsh Gifford School PTA and Style Acre.

Enter online at www.thamesrun.co.uk

Jun
15
Sat
Wallingford Carnival
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm

The theme this year is ‘Tell me a story’. The fantastic parade begins at 1pm from near Hithercroft, weaving its way into the town centre to finish in the Kinecroft at approximately 2pm. Amazing stalls, funfair rides, food and drink, music, dancing and entertainment into the early evening. Come along and join in the fun! All details can be found at wallingfordcarnival.org.uk.

For regular updates, follow Wallingford Carnival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Jun
21
Fri
Rugfest
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Following the staggering success of last year’s festival Rugfest organisers at Wallingford Rugby club have
gone bigger again. This year the festival will run for the whole weekend and for the first time in 11 years
there will be a Sunday stage. Organisers are tight lipped about this year’s headline acts other than to
say that one of them is a band from the Noughties with a string of hits and they played the pyramid
stage at Glastonbury in the 2000’s, but there, as always, is more to come.

Tickets and details at www.rugfest.org

Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival
Jun 21 all-day
Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival

“The Blues is Back in Town”… in true rock n roll style Wallingford Blues & BeerFestival will rise again from the ashes thanks to a partnership with fellow music promoters Rugfest, on Friday 21 st June 2019.

The festival’s 26 year venue, the old Regal Cinema, was bursting at the seams and easily reached its maximum 500 capacity during the last three events, but sadly closed in 2017. Maybe this was a sign to move to somewhere bigger and better? Forcing the event to cancel at the last minute two years ago was a massive blow, notwithstanding the considerable losses leaving no reserves to invest in a new site.
Such a shame after giving away over £40,000 to local charities since its inception..! As the festival’s notoriety has grown over the years, and created a huge impression nationally on the UK blues scene, it’s no wonder that the call from both locals and countrywide blues fans to re-establish the festival has been heart-warming. This opportunity given by Rugfest to host the festival for one night on Friday 21 st June
2019, at their Wallingford Sports Trust site, could ensure the future of the event for another 26 years.

‘Brothers in arms’, ‘scrum down’, ‘pitch perfect’ with an outstanding ‘line-out’ headed by 1970’s chart toppers and British blues impresarios the Climax Blues Band. The evening event will host three bands with Hip Route finishing the stage set, then music continues indoors with an open-mic and R&B set to the early hours. The Papa George Band will open on stage at 7pm followed by headliners Climax Blues Band. Gates open 5pm until late with plenty of beer and fodder accompaniment and this year there is no 500 attendee limit on ticket sales!

Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival could build on this year to be a stand-alone event again and, with a bit of 20-20 vision, be restored next year to even more glory than its last six sell-out nights promised. This is a great chance to be part of a new and exciting rebirth of a famous event.


For more information visit www.bluesandbeer.co.uk and www.rugfest.org

Contact details: Geoff Goddard geoff@bluesandbeer.co.uk 07747 606 673

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