Bookham to fly on Village Day
There's even more going on at this year's Bookham Village Day on Saturday 16 June. Bookham Takes Flight is the theme - birds, bugs, bees and butterflies and all things that fly. New attractions at Village Day, sponsored by The Vineries Garden Centre, include an exciting birds of prey flying show, and a climbing wall for all to try.
The day begins at 11.40am with the big parade from the High Street where children from local playgroups and infant schools, dressed in costumes interpreting the flight theme, will parade to the field behind the Old Barn Hall in Church Road. The parade will be led as usual by Jason Wright's Vintage Austin 7, with Brian White's Magna Jazz Band and the Steelonium Steel Band providing music all the way. When the children reach the arena prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in each group.
Non-stop arena events include not only the flying demonstration by Henfield Birds of Prey, sponsored by Elio's Barbers and Di Carlo hair salon, but music from singer Natalie Goodacre, the Band from the Pub and Steelpans. Local schools and Action Theatre will also entertain. The exciting climbing wall is provided by Churches Together of Bookham. A Punch and Judy show, children's roundabout, bouncy castle, slide and Bocketts Farm animals are just some of the entertainments. The field will be filled with nearly 60 stalls and sideshows run by local organisations, many of them decorated, with more stalls in the Old Barn Hall.
The popular open air bar will have a selection of local real ales, including Fullers, Pilgrim and Surrey Hills beer. Refreshments include burgers and hot dogs, with lunches and teas served all day in the Old Barn Hall, plus cold drinks and ice cream on the field.
"The aim of Village Day and Village Week is to have a great time and raise funds for Bookham Community Association to maintain the Old Barn Hall and produce the quarterly Bookhams Bulletin," said Keith Slark, chairman of the BCA. "We are very grateful for the support of many local organisations and businesses, and residents who volunteer their time and those that come and enjoy the day."
Village Day is followed by Village Week starting with Bookham Open Gardens on Sunday 17 June when around 14 gardens will be open from 10am to 5pm with refreshments served in the Old Barn Hall. On Monday 18 June there's a bridge lunch hosted by Bookham Afternoon Bridge Club at 11am and Mole Valley Silver Band concert at 7.30pm. Tuesday 19 June is Quiz Night for BCA affiliated members' teams, and on Friday 22 June for the second year a Family Barn Dance at 7.30pm, tickets adult £6 children £3. Bring your own food and drink. All events held in the Old Barn Hall.
For the full programme of Village Day and Village Week events and tickets, go to www.bookhamcommunityassociation.org
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