Saltford Festival 10-18 June 2017
The nine-day Saltford Festival has become a village tradition and is now in its fourth incarnation. This year’s programme is as varied as ever, including music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, exhibitions, talks and guided walks, competitions, and, of course, food and drink, with some new events appearing for the first time. As always, the aim is to include as many local contributors as possible.
For this Festival we are excited to welcome “Admiral Kelly”, a former resident of Saltford House to the Old Village Day (11 June), in full uniform, standing outside his old home.
Another major addition will be the involvement of Saltford Sports Club with Super Saturday Afternoon on Saturday June 10th from 1.00pm into the evening. New to the Festival will also be a Community Cinema showing of the classic film Singin’ in the Rain (13 June) and a Country & Western Afternoon Tea Dance (16 June).
The Festival would not survive without its Quiz, the Country Market, the Jazz evening, the Choir, the walks, talks, dance, song, competitions and over-eating! Decade Dolls are appearing at a Diva and Dessert night (13 June). Comedian Bob Webb is willing to cross the Severn Bridge to give us an evening of his inimitable humour (16 June) supported by local singer Nicki Jefferis. Our own John Isaacs will leave his audience spellbound after his Night of Magic and Mystery (14 June) and Saltford Drama Club will entertain with a Murder Mystery Evening (17 June). Many other local organisations and helpers are taking part to provide a most entertaining week.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, our local MP, will join us again this year on Old Village Day, as well as being one of the five speakers in the popular, weekday series of lunchtime talks in St Mary's Church Hall.