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ASHINGTON FESTIVAL 18th AUGUST 2018 1.30pm-11pm

We have a day packed with fun for everyone this year.

In the arena we welcome back the brilliant ‘Jez Avery‘ with his daredevil

motorcycle stunt act. He willl be sharing the bill with ‘Warren Calitz’ with his well known Dog & Duck act. And back by popular demand is Tom

Foolery the popular children’s entertainer sponsored by Saxon Weald. Also the Medina Marching Band will be marching and playing in the arena.

And in the evening sponsored by Cubitt & West we are delighted to

welcome to Ashington ‘The ‘Smiley’s’ and Lianna Haynes as ‘The Vintage Singer’. Also a children’s and later an adult Disco from ‘Retrospect Event Sound’. Of course we will also have our fantastic Firework display at 10pm sponsored by Charles Muddle Ltd.

We’ve kept the old favorites too, Harris Brothers Funfair, the Arun Vet Group fun dog show, car boot sale, flower show, classic car show, craft, charity and animal stalls and sideshows. Food outlets include Thai, pizzas, jacket potatoes, crepes, burgers, hot dogs, doughnuts and ice cream. There’s also a licensed bar and Pimm’s tent.

Our Carnival procession starts at 1.30pm. Leading the Carnival is the

Carnival Princess 2018 Amelia Mercer with her 2 Attendants Cindy Boult and Molly-May Mintrim and her 2 Pageboys Jack Rogers and Alfie Cope. The Carnival will start in Foster Lane and route via The Sands, Rectory Lane, London Road and Church Lane. Please note there will be No Parking along one side of Foster Lane, The Sands, Rectory Lane and Church Lane. Road closures will be in place on Foster Lane from 12 noon until 2.30pm, the bottom of the Sands from 12pm-4pm and the remainder of the route from 1.30-2.30pm.

A Free Car Park, kindly provided by Harris Brothers Fair, will be available under the bridge at the bottom of the village. This will be signposted from both directions on the A24. Disabled parking, for blue badge holders, will be available in the Community Centre’s Car Park in Foster Lane.

We all look forward in seeing you all at the Festival in what we hope will be a fantastic day.

For details phone

Margaret on 01903 892633 or visit our website at www.ashingtonfestival.co.uk.

 

 

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