Queen’s landmark birthday to be recognised in annual Festival

March 28 2016

MORE than 50 events have already been confirmed for this year’s Chipping Sodbury Festival, with the Queen’s 90th birthday influencing its royal theme.

Chipping Sodbury Festival
MORE than 50 events have already been confirmed for this year’s Chipping Sodbury Festival, with the Queen’s 90th birthday influencing its royal theme.
Organisers have decided to give the festival a kings and queens flavour in recognition of the monarch’s landmark day.
The event will run from June 10-19, with old favourites and some new additions featured in the programme, including the traditional Lions Club street fair and carnival on Saturday, June 18.
Ann Widdecombe, the former minister and shadow cabinet member who now boasts appearances on Strictly Come Dancing and pantomime roles in her CV, is expected to be of special interest just days before the EU referendum.
Tickets will go on sale soon for her talk in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on life after Westminster.
Old favourites Forever Abba will also return to the town, while local historian Jim Elsworth will give his popular presentation “Ever Changing Sodbury”.
The award winning Flowers Band, led by Paul Holland, has been booked for the Last Night of the Proms, while jazz supported by Sodbury Jazz and Blues will also feature.
Meanwhile aggregates company Hanson has promised a bigger and better open day at its quarry.
Visit www.chippingsodburyfestival.co.uk for full details of all events.