Burbage Community Arts Festival - Post Match Report
Update 15 May: They think it's all over! (well, not quite). With the exception of a painting exhibition still to come from Hinckley and District Society of Arts next weekend, BCAF 2016 is now otherwise all wrapped up. Friday night saw us laughing out loud (which was the whole point, really) to three comedians, compered by new boy Nick Copin. They were packed in tight at the Conni club, that night. Our evening finale on Satuday featured the band "Jazz at the movies" - and every tune a banker. Beautifully played, and beautifully sung by Joanna Eden. We were moved, we were.
Update: 12 May: Wow. Wow. Amazing night at the Conni Club. If you were there tonight, you'll know you witnessed the most incredible, emotional, energetic and beautiful Spanish song, Flamenco dance, and guitar playing, that brought the whole audiance to its feet in encore. And if you weren't there? Well, then you missed the most incredible, emotional, energetic and beautiful Spanish song, Flamenco dance, and guitar playing, that brought the whole audiance to its feet in encore.
Update 11 May: All places for the Flower Arranging (Arts& Crafts) are now Sold Out (though places remain on some other arts and crafts).
Update: 9 May: Our Thursday evening of Flamenco Dance and Spanish guitar is now SOLD OUT - Sorry
Update 8 May: So we reach the half-way point in our two-week long Festival of all that is arts and entertainment here in Burbage. On Thursday, We stuffed our faces with Fish and Chips while Bad Apple (Touring Theatre company) shared with us their memorable story of the First World War, and how it perhaps changed life back home in Britain for ever. Friday saw us in St Catherine's Church for an evening of piano, showbiz stories and enecdotes from BBC Radio 4's Colin Sell. It was 1960 all over agian on Satuday night, with the Flower Power Band playing the hits from that era. And the question "were the fashions of that decade really so naff?" was answered for me. Based on what many people came dressed in, that answer must be "Oh - yes!" Far, far out, man.
Update 5 May: Last night saw the streets of Burbage heaving, as punters circulated around as many as SIX pubs and clubs in the village, sampling all manner of live and lively music - great fun. And tonight we've just completed a near-sellout evening of "Plays and Chips" - a mixture of culture and callories. Both in ample quanitity, it must be said.
Still some tickets available for "An evening with Colin Sell" (yes, him off the wireless) Friday Night, and on Saturday our look back at the sights and sounds of the sixties, with our Flower Power Nite. Groovy.
Update 1 May: Many thanks to those (we guess 400-500+?) who braved the the weather and forwent a couple of hours' inconclusive footbal to join us at Pughes Paddock on Sunday! We all had a great day, and hope you did, too. All the cake went; as did all the hot dogs (several times). The committee are off for a little lie down, and then back at it again on Wednesday 4th May for "Burbage Live!" when Richie Phillips (who played on Sunday) makes a further appearance at The Sycamores. See you there?
UPDATE 29 April: Several events are already sold out, and more will follow. We suggest you book online for the remaining events, to avoid disappointment.
The 2016 Burbage Community Arts Festival Website is now Open! Browse the events down the right of the page, and click on any that take your interest for more details. We've worked hard and also partnered with many organisations and groups in Burbage to bring you not only the great events that you know and love, but also several new ones too.
Thanks to our sponsors, we continue to be able to offer great entertainment at low, low prices - many things are even free-free-FREE!
So whether it's family days out, music (of many kinds), cinema, arts and crafts, dance, comedy, drama, photography, baking, guest speakers, puppet shows, nostalgia or fine arts, we've got something for you. And ALL THIS over the first two weeks in May.
Tickets are available to buy, here online, and will also be available at our usual retail outlets from early March. You can also buy tickets from us at the Burbage Farmers Market in March and April, where we'll be on hand and in person to tell you more about our 2016 Festival.
Be sure to come back soon - any updates on events will always be announced here.
Bye for now - Laurence Wilkins, and everyone on the BCAF team.
PS - want to contact us? Drop us an email to Info@bcaf.net