Chipping Sodbury Festival programme unveiled
CHIPPING Sodbury’s vibrant summer festival is getting underway with a mix of online and live events.
Its presence, along with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, will make June start to feel a little bit more like it used to before the pandemic began.
Events start with an online talent show, launching on Tuesday June 1.
Key live events include cycle rides Sunday June 6, a week of talks and workshops at the town hall from June 14 to 18 and the highlight, the Street Fayre and Carnival on June 26.
The Festival Team Quiz takes place on June 25 at the town hall on the eve of the carnival, and includes the crowning of festival princess Molly Woods and attendants Cerys Baldock and Luke Hayward (pictured above), who have had to wait a year to take up their roles after coronavirus caused the cancellation of last year's event.
Tickets cost £12 for a team of four, and doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry forms are available from The Card Boutique or The Health Food Shop, both in Chipping Sodbury, and they can be downloaded from the festival website www.chippingsodburyfestival.com
There will also be a wine tasting event at the town hall on July 2.
The online talent competition runs from June 1 until June 21.
Anyone taking part needs to email a video of a performance of their special talent to email@example.com.
Videos will be uploaded to YouTube, the festival website and Facebook page. The video which received the most likes will win, and will be announced at the end of June.
On June 20 the Festival Sale Trail takes place, with anyone who wants to able to run a car boot sale on their own driveway, and a map available for shoppers to follow.
The map will be available from The Health Shop, Chipping Sodbury and The Card Boutique, Chipping Sodbury. To enter your driveway email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 'spot the error' competition is already underway in shop windows around the town.