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3 days to go!

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Only 3 days until this year’s Heald Green Festival!

Outwood Road Playing Fields
SATURDAY, 24th June 2017, 12 Noon

One week to go!

hgfest2017_countdown_7daysThere’s just one week to go before this year’s Festival!  Have you got your fancy dress costume ready for the Parade?

There will be the usual attractions and stalls, funfair, BBQ, food and drink stalls, as well as lots of entertainment outside in the Arena and inside Hall.  Our local junior footballers will once again be playing in the annual football tournament and the Mayor of Stockport will present the shield and medals.

Finally, don’t forget the Festival Grand Draw the winners will be announced at 4pm, if you would like to purchase your tickets in advance, there is a last chance to do so outside Cafe Unity Saturday 17th June in the morning.

Images by local illustrator Romica Spiegl-Jones

Join the Grand Fancy Dress Parade

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Come and join this year’s parade at 12:30 pm on the field

Please note: This year the parade will be inside the field, as red tape and safety issues have driven us from the roads. The Oldham Pipe Band will lead the children’s parade around the field at 12.30pm. Anyone can join the parade, whether in fancy dress or not, just follow the band and enjoy!

Images by local illustrator Romica Spiegl-Jones

Get your Grand Draw tickets early!

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If you want to get your tickets for this year’s Festival Grand Draw early then don’t forget that tickets can be purchased outside Cafe Unity on Saturdays during June (3th, 10th & 17th). Tickets will be for sale on the field during the festival as well.

Tickets cost £1 for a book of 5

1st Prize £250

2nd Prize £100 (donated by Rotary Club)

3rd Prize Kindle Fire donated by the Airport

Plus plenty of other prizes donated by businesses including:

Rainbow 88, Cinnamon Tree, Paradise Spice, Heald Green Social Club, Heald Green Co-op, Saleem Grocers, Handforth Hand Car Wash, Hair@K66, Energi Trampoline Park

Please give your support to these generous businesses.

Images by local illustrator Romica Spiegl-Jones

 

Entertainment at this year’s festival

 

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Image source: Shirley Awan LinkedIn

 

 

We are delighted to be featuring Shirley Awan for this year’s festival entertainment. Find out more about her and Brief Encounter Jazz by clicking on the links.

Entertainment at the festival will also include:

  • Punch and Judy
  • Oldham Pipe Band
  • Natalie Bates’ Dancers
  • Stockport Silver Band
  • Mart Rodgers’ Jazz band and
  • The Panamas.

Come and enjoy the wonderful performances at this year’s festival.

 

Heald Green Community Festival 2017

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SATURDAY, 24th June 2017, 12 Noon

Once again we welcome you to the Heald Green Festival, which provides a family fun afternoon for all the community. Any money raised is used for the benefit of local groups in Heald Green and to stage next year’s Festival. This year the parade will be inside the field, as red tape and safety issues have driven us from the roads. The Oldham Pipe Band will lead the children’s parade around the field at 12.30pm. Anyone can join the parade, whether in fancy dress or not, just follow the band!

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The Festival will start at 12.00 noon and have the usual attractions and stalls, including Punch and Judy, go-karts, inflatables, funfair, land train, sponsored by Heald Green Pharmacy, BodyZorbing, donkey rides, Surfing, BBQ, and other refreshments, bar and food stalls. Entertainment will be in the field arena, the entertainment marquee and the Hall, including Mart Rodgers’ Jazz Band, Stockport Silver Band, The Panamas, formerly known as Searching for the Enemy, Step Ahead Dancers and the Oldham Pipe Band. Our local junior footballers will again be playing to win the Festival Shield and the Mayor of Stockport will present the shield and medals at 3.00pm with the Grand Draw being at 4pm.hgfest2017_landtrainfunfair_intextThanks go to the organisers, stall holders, advertisers, entertainers, the Air Training Corps, Wilmslow, and those who donated prizes for the draw. It’s your Festival so come along, support the community groups, join in the fun and enjoy the afternoon.

Follow us on facebook and on www.healdgreenfestival.com

Free parking is provided on the field.

Please do not park on the roads which can cause a problem for buses and other road users. Please take care when entering and exiting the site. Dogs must be kept on a lead during the Festival.

We Need You!

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The Festival will take place this year on 24 June on the playing fields on Outwood Road, starting at 12.00.

Preparations are just beginning and more people are needed to help.  Please contact Charles if you could offer your services on the committee or on Festival day.  We need a new treasurer and we’re sure someone in the community might be able to help us with this role.  The programme is being compiled and if you want to advertise your business, please contact Margaret.  If you want to book a stall, please click here.