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Becak Bar Gin Festival, Bradford on Avon - 20 May 2017

Join the Becak Bar in Bradford on Avon for an evening of tasting the best local gins in the South West, including gins from a number of local, artisan and craft distilleries. Music and food also available

Saturday 20 May 2017
7pm to 11pm
St Margaret's Hall
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1DE

Tickets £15 each available from Eventbrite

Your ticket includes a free city gin balloon glass and complimentary gin and tonic. As ever the Becak Bar will be serving its fabulous G&Ts, in style from their converted rickshaw bar!

Bradford on Avon Elf Trail

Find the elves displayed around the town and note down their names for a chance to win a prize!


Draw takes place at 11am on 24th December 2016 at Piha.


Running from Friday 25th November to 24th December 2016


FREE ENTRY


Entry Forms available at any particpating business listed below or




 All forms should be handed in to Piha by 11am on 24th December and all correct entried will be entered into a prize draw to win great prizes!!


Piha - 8 Lamb Yard, Kingston Rd

The Swan Hotel - Church Street

Travels Options For U - Frome Road

Wrap - Silver Street

Fat Fowl - Silver Street

Strawberry Blue - The Shambles

Cobb Farr - Silver Street

Coffee Etc - Lamb Yard

Stone Paper Scissors - Tithe Barn Workshops

Fetch - The Shambles

The Bear Inn - Silver Street

Made in Bradford on Avon - Lamb Yard

Bread & Butter - Silver Street

Granary Pine - Tithe barn

Jorden & Whyte - Market Street

Art is in the Name - Silver Street

Ortons Jewellers - Market Street

By the Way - The Canal

The Teapot - Silver Street

Town Council Office - St Margaret's Car Park

Browns Hardware - Silver Street

Silver Street Studio - Silver Street

BLB Solicitors - Church Street

The Beauty Spot - Market Street

Cheese Shop - Market Street

Holidays and Cruises - Silver Street

Secondhand Rose - Market Street

Courtyard Hairdressers - Church Street

Ex Libris Bookshop - The Shambles 

Library - Bridge Street


Bradford on Avon Photography Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Bradford on Avon Competition 2016 are as follows:


Overall Winner - A Roland-Price




























Young Photographer Winner - R Bainbridge




Mayor's Christmas Card - E Brown



Bradford on Avon Calendar Winners



A Gould


S Pugh


P Allen


W Hiscock 


D Weiss


S Nacmanson


N Cowling


A Rowland-Price


E Brown


J Lay


Avon Valley Runners Present 20th Over The Hills Race

OVER THE HILLS 
12 KILOMETRE MULTI-TERRAIN RACE

When: 
Sunday 6th November 2016
Start at 10am

What: 
20th year of very popular off-road out race for up to 330 runners of all abilities. 
Running thru mud, rain, up and down hills and fording the waist deep Frome river at Iford Manor
Fastest competitors 45 mins, slowest 2 hrs.

Where:
Start and finish at Barton Grange, West Barn.

Route:
Run Barton Farm Country Park.
Along Kennet & Avon canal to Avoncliff.
Along River Avon via Avoncliff to Freshford.
Via Sharpstone and Friary Woods.
Fording River Frome at Iford Manor.
Via Upper Westwood and Avoncliff. 
Along Kennet & Avon canal to Barton Grange.

Entry fees raise money for Alzheimers Support and Trowbridge Lions.

Avon Valley Runners 
Mr. J P Crawford
Spring Cottage, 148 Upper Westwood, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2DE
07850 175431
juglansjames@me.com

Battle of Bradford

The Battle of Bradford is a major Civil War re-enactment event, organised by Bradford on Avon Town Council in conjunction with the English Civil War Society (ECWS). It re-enacts the real events of 2 and 3 July 1643.

This FREE event will be held over 2 days. Each day will consist of 

- A drill field for the demonstration of muskets, pikes and military procedure
- A showground arena for canon demonstrations and a full scale re-created battle
- A living history area with canvas tents and historic activities
- A skirmish on the Town Bridge 

These events will take place throughout the whole town on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July from 10am til 5pm.

Bradford on Avon Easter Events

We've got it all going on in Bradford on Avon this Easter!!

Duck Race
Town Bridge

2pm Easter Monday

Ducks £1 each in aid of Town's Christmas Lights

Buy on 28th March from 11am in Westbury Gardens
or in advance from the following places:

Tillions, Fetch,
Art is in the Name,
The New Inn, Westwood

For more information please click here.

 


Easter Egg Hunt
Christ Church School
1 - 3pm Saturday
26th March 2016


Collect your entry form in Berryfield Hall. 

Find the clues & solve the Easter phrase!

Further information foccschair@gmail.com
 

Egg Contest
The Bunch of Grapes


Decorate a hard boiled hen's egg
Choose comedy or decorative
Adult Prizes 
1st £50 voucher
2nd £30 voucher
3rd £20 voucher
Junior Prize
A tray of Chocolate Eggs

Drop your eggs in on Easter Sunday by 11.30am or during the week.

Judging at midday Easter Sunday
 


Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Competition
Victory Field
10.30am Easter Monday 28th March
 

Hunt for tokens to exchange for cream eggs

Open to all children under 12
 

Egg Decorating Workshops
The Bunch of Grapes
from 10am on Good Friday and Easter Saturday 

Eggs and paint provided, you supply the artistic inspiration!

Hot Chocolate and Buns will be on sale

Sponsored by The Good Egg Company at Paxcroft Farm





 


Save The Children Coffee Morning 
Masonic Hall, Church Street
10am - 12noon
Saturday 9th April 


Do go along for cake, coffee and a chat!

There will be a few books and other items for sale and a raffle!
 




How The Koala Learnt to Hug
St Margaret's Hall
Saturday 9th April  

Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 2:30pm

Live Stage Show 1 hour
For ages 3 - 103!!

All tickets £7.50 www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk 

01225 860100


The Monday Group Annual Painting Exhibition
West Barn
10am - 4pm Fri 25 - Mon 28 March 2016


"The Monday Group" which began in the 1970s is Bradford on Avon's oldest art group. During the Easter Weekend, ten of its members will be displaying their works in The West Barn in the group's popular Annual Exhibition. These will include local landscapes, portraits, still-life, abstract, ceramics and prints.
All in a variety of media and all for sale.
The exhibition will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Good Friday to Easter Monday. Entrance is free.
 



Bradford on Avon Duck Race


 Hundreds of ducks have been through a very vigorous medical & training session today!


They are now waiting to be adopted for the Duck Race.

 


   


2pm from the Town Bridge on Easter Monday


Ducks available to buy on 28th March from 11am in Westbury Gardens 

or in advance from the following places:

Tillions

Fetch

Art is in the Name

The New Inn, Westwood 


Ducks £1 Each


Wiltshire Town of the Year

We have just been voted Wiltshire Town of the Year by Wiltshire Life Magazine readers.

Photo credit @woodygems
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