What’s On Guide

What’s On At Grassington Dickensian Festival 2018

Saturday 1st December

MAIN SQUARE

11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.10-11.40       Skipton Brass Band

11.40-12.10       Baccappella – carol singing 

12.10-12.45       Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ Play and Jiggery

12.45-13.00       Town Crier – heralding the day’s events

13.00                 Santa’s procession – leaving the Main Square for Santa’s Secret Workshop

13.00-14.00       Ermysted’s School Brass Group

14.30-15.00       Threshfield School Choir

14.45-15.30       Leeds Morris Men – Morris dancing outside the Foresters Arms

15.00-15.30       Juggling Jim – organ grinder/walkabout juggling

15.30                 Ermysted’s School Brass Group

16.00                  Lantern procession leaving the Main Square for a round-up of the village ending with community carol singing by the Bandstand led by Ermysted’s School Brass Group

 

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

All day         Barrel Organ

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-12.30 Boombike Bourree – folk music

12.30-13.00 Leeds Morris Men – Morris dancing

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Baccappella – carol singing

14.00-14.30 Juggling Jim – organ grinder/walkabout juggling 

14.30-15.00 Penny Plain Theatre Company – Mummers’ play and jiggery

METHODIST CHURCH – Chapel Street

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

All day – Tea, Coffee, Hot Soup and Cakes, along with Entertainment and Carols

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers and chestnut sellers. Refreshments are available in Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

20.00  Grassington Town Hall – Grassington Players’ Dickensian Christmas Show.  An evening of fun and laughter in their usual rural style. Bar open from 19.30.  Tickets £7.50 each, available from Grassington Hub – 01756 752222 or online from www.grassingtonplayers.co.uk

If you are here on Friday 7th December, come up to see the show at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, Long Ashes Park, Threshfield. BD23 5PN.

Sunday 2nd December

MAIN SQUARE

11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.05-11.35       BD1 Brass Band

11.40-12.10       Same Difference Arts – Victorian Character Singers

12.15-12.45       Upper Wharfedale Performing Arts

12.45-13.00       Town Crier – heralding the day’s events

13.00                 Santa’s procession – leaving the Main Square for Santa’s Secret Workshop

13.00-13.40       Boombike Bourree – folk music    

13.45-14.15       Upper Wharfedale Performing Arts

14.15-14.40       BD1 Brass Band

14.45-15.15       Same Difference Arts – Victorian Character Singers

15.30-16.00       BD1 Brass Band

16.00                 Lantern procession leaving the Main Square for a round-up of the village ending with community Carol singing by the Bandstand led by the BD1 Brass Band

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

All day         Barrel Organ

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-12.30 Boombike Bourree – folk music

12.30-13.00 Same Difference Arts – Victorian Character Singers

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14.00 Same Difference Arts – Victorian Character Singers

14.15-14.45 Boombike Bourree – folk music

14.45-15.30 Duncan – the ‘One Man Band’       

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

14:00-15:30 – Go back in time and listen to the history of Christmas traditions and stories with carols.

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers and chestnut sellers. Refreshments available at Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

Saturday 8th December

MAIN SQUARE

11.00                 Town Crier officially opens the festival

11.10-11.40       Red Hot Santas –Ski Band

11.40-12.15       Tinderbox Creations- Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

12.15-12.45       Markmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

12.45-13.15       Buttercross Belles – dancing outside CoffeEco

12.45-13.00       Town Crier – heralding the day’s events

13.00                 Santa’s procession – leaving the Main Square for Santa’s Secret Workshop

13.00-13.40       Red Hot Santas – Ski Band 

13.45-14.15       Alexander Wells – Magician

14.15-14.45       New Dickensians – carol singing

14.45-15.15       Markmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

15.20-16.00       Red Hot Santas – Ski Band

16.00                 Lantern procession leaving the Main Square for a round-up of the village ending with community carol singing by the bandstand led by the Red Hot Santas

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.15-13.00 New Dickensians – carol singing

13.00-13.30 Punch and Judy

13:30-14:15 Tinderbox Creations – Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

14.15-14.45 Buttercross Belles

14.30-15.15 Tinderbox Creations – performing outside the Foresters Arms – Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

15.00-15.30 Alexander Wells – Magician

METHODIST CHURCH – Chapel Street

14.15-15.15 Grassington Handbell Ringers

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Garrs Lane

All Day – Tea, coffee, hot soup and cakes, along with entertainment and carols

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers, chestnut sellers. Refreshments are available at Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

Sunday 9th December

MAIN SQUARE

11.00                Town Crier officially opens the Festival

11.05-11.35      The Tenmours – folk fusion band 

11.40-12.15      Tinderbox Creations- Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

12.15-12.45      Markmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

12.45-13.00      Town Crier – heralding the day’s events

13.00                Santa’s procession – leaving the Main Square for Santa’s Secret Workshop

13.00-13.30      Alexander Wells – magician

13.30-14.00      Knaresborough Silver Band

14.00-14.30      Markmark Productions – The Maniax & Mr Scrooge’s Christmas Carriage

14.30-15.00      The Tenmours – folk fusion band 

15.00-15.30      Grassington Singers – carol singing

15.30-16.00      Knaresborough Silver Band

16.00                Lantern procession leaving the Main Square for a round-up of the village ending with Community carol singing by the Bandstand led by the Knaresborough Silver Band

TOP SQUARE – Entertainment and Food/Gift Stalls

11.30-12.00 Punch & Judy

12.00-13.00 The Tenmours – folk fusion band 

13.00-13.30 Punch & Judy

13.30-14:15 Tinderbox Creations – Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

14:15-14:45 Alexander Wells – Magician

14.30-15.00 Flagcrackers of Craven – dancing outside the Foresters Arms

15.00-15.45 Tinderbox Creations- Slapstick fun with Victorian Inventors

 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

14:00-15:30  Go back in time and listen to the history of Christmas traditions plus stories with carols

AROUND THE VILLAGE

Local fayre, quaint shops, cosy pubs and cafes, Dickens characters, street performers, shoe shine boys, Traditional Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, braziers, buskers, chestnut sellers. Refreshments available in Church House and the Town Hall, which also hosts an indoor Christmas Craft Market.

Grassington Dickensian Punch and Judy Show
Grassington Dickensian Christmas Torches
Grassington Players

Grassington Dickensian Festival

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