Love Rolleston

 

Saturday 24th May, Sunday 25th May & Monday 26th May 2014

Saturday 24th May 2014

LOVE 1

Community Art Installations~ Love Rolleston Village Fair ~ Exhibition ~ Concert

Community Arts Installations Well Dressing

Creative Director: Pam Knowles

Project Manager; Kate Goldsmith

Location: Alms Houses Lawn (well-dressing studio in OGS)

An invitation to all time –served and would-be well dressers to come and ‘get stuck in’ to this fascinating Community Art Project. Well-dressing is a most enjoyable and rewarding team-building activity. There is plenty of room for all enthusiasts. Do come and join us.

Meetings:

Tuesday 28th January – Well-dressing 1: Scene-Setting & initial Registration

Thursday 30th January – Inspection of frames transference of Lily Pads

Tuesday 29 April – Well-dressing 2: Full-size cartoon. Review of collected materials.

Fri 16th May – Sat 24th May – Well-dressing studio in the Old Grammar School Room

Giant Floral Lily Pads & Floating Domes

Organiser: John Underhill,

Flower Arrangers Extraordinaire

Location: Alderbrook, Burnside

Popular demand has persuaded John Underhill to wade in again, this time with an enhanced flotilla incorporating mysterious domes to add extra magic to the mystic river.

Ducktacula & Veggie Vessels

Quacktastic Duck Racing

Organiser: Phil Irwin

Location: Alderbrook, Burnside

All local shipwrights are invited to launch their homemade crafts and creatures in a fabulously funny flotilla. Further details will be available following the successful completion of sea trials. Willing constructors can obtain plans, templates and prefabricated vessels. We hope individuals and organizations will join us in making an even bigger splash this time. These waterborne installations will remain in place throughout the “Love Rolleston” celebrations. From the end of March, Phil Irwin’s marvellous mallard will be on show at Starbucks, along with an easy to follow instruction sheet.

Tree Wrapping

Organiser: John Underhill

Location: Brookside

The wrapping of tree trunks and lower branches along Brookside brilliantly extends our community art installations. A new and exciting feature will be the wrapping of tree trunks in the manner of Christo. Without causing any damage, a few trees along Brookside will be dressed with bright and patterned bandages. You can see what it might look like on the village website, when a trial run was done in Meadow View for last year’s Garden Sunday.

Meetings:

Friday 23rd May (afternoon) – Help Wanted with pairs of volunteer tree-wrappers

Friday 9th May? (2 weeks before) tree wrapping practice

Giant Postcards

Organiser: John Phillips

Location: in consultation with artists, the organisers, will place the boards in an appropriate location

Organizations, businesses, families and individuals are invited to create a free-standing Giant Postcard for an outdoor display that celebrates what makes this place special (Min. 2′x 3′ ~ Max. 4′ x 6′ ~ ratio of 2:3) One side of the card is to show an image, or images, of your favourite features in Rolleston. The reverse to carry a message, saying what you love about Rolleston. The card is to be addressed to RoDSEC.

Entry Forms out now: Deadline Friday 21st March

“Love Rolleston” A4 Poster Competition & Exhibition

Organisers: John Phillips & Kate Goldsmith

Location: Rolleston Club

A competition for artists of all kinds and all ages. You are invited to design and make, in any media, an A4 poster, picturing your favourite village feature/s, showing what inspires you to Love Rolleston. Entries will be divided into five different age range classes – Children up to 3yrs (Class 1), Children 4-6yrs (Class 2), Children 7-11yrs (Class 3), Young Folk 12-17yrs (Class 4) & Adults 18yrs and over (Class 5). There will be prizes for 1st (£10.00), 2nd (£5.00) & 3rd (£3.00). A prize of £10.00 will be awarded to the People’s Favourite. Commemorative certificates will be presented to all who enter.

Entries should be submitted in a transparent plastic pocket. A completed Entry Form should be stuck to the back of the poster. All entries will feature in the ‘Love Rolleston’ Poster Exhibition in Rolleston Club

Entries should be handed to personnel at Rolleston Club by Thursday 22nd May

Love Rolleston Village Fair (Day 1)

Lovingly Local

Organisers: Sylvia Martin & Verity Conner

Location: the Croft

Saturday 24th May Sunday 25th

A Key Note Feature

To all, an invitation is extended to join in a two day display, housed in hired marquees and personal gazebos on the Croft.

A superb showcase in which individuals, village groups, organizations and local businesses can exhibit, demonstrate and celebrate their particular passions and enthusiasms. For each of us, it will be an opportunity to become more acquainted with the rich and diverse culture that thrives in these parts. We encourage exhibitors to engage visitors in hands-on experiences such as workshops, demonstrations, performances and have-a-go opportunities.

Please complete and return to John Phillips an Exhibitor Registration Form

Do join with us in this celebration of the present and help us to draw inspiration from each other and our topography, traditions and talents.

Love Rolleston Guided Tours (Day 1)

Organiser: Sue Fraser

Location: Guided Tours start from HQ on the Croft

Saturday 24th May Sunday 25th

Enjoy a wonderful walkabout in the company of our knowledgeable and friendly guides. While on this short safari you will investigate delightful nooks and crannies, shake hands with history and gasp at so many glorious views.

Love Rolleston Concert

Rolleston Choral Society

Organiser: Nick Willmot

Location: St Mary’s Church

Ticket Entry

The day is to be topped with an upbeat concert performed by the celebrated Rolleston Choral Society, and hopefully supported by children from John of Rolleston Primary School in St Mary’s Church. You will be lifted as delightful choral harmonies embrace you with a programme of music tailor-made for this occasion, which includes gentle references to the outbreak of WW1.

Sunday 25th May

LOVE 2

Open Morning Service ~ the Big Picnic Concert on the Croft ~Love Rolleston Village Fair

Guided Tours ~ Community Arts Installations

Open Service

Organisers: Rev Ian Whitehead & RoDSEC

Location: upper Croft (weather permitting – otherwise in St Mary’s)

We shall be praying for fine weather as St Mary’s prepares to process onto the Croft for a special open-air service. The church stands at the heart of our village; an architectural focal point – a perfectly proportioned landmark that draws the eye and gives definition and spiritual shape to this vital and lively community. Come, join the congregation on the Croft, and celebrate a special service in a church without walls.

Picnic Concert on the Croft

Organisers: RoDSEC

Location: upper Croft (if wet in St Mary’s)

Afterwards, everyone is invited to Picnic on the Croft, as a programme of live entertainment is performed by local musicians, dancers and entertainers. You could, of course, both picnic and play on the day. We are looking to include performers of all ages. If you would like to play a part in this special concert please contact either Kate Bailey (01283 812144) or John Phillips (01283 813833).

Love Rolleston Village Fair (Day 2)

Lovingly Local

Organisers: RoDSEC

Location: lower Croft, in marquee and own gazebos

A marvellous showcase in which individuals, village groups, organizations and local businesses exhibit, demonstrate and celebrate their particular passions and enthusiasms. A superb opportunity to become more acquainted with the rich and diverse culture that thrives in these parts.

Love Rolleston Guided Tours (Day 2)

Organiser: Sue Fraser

Location: Guided Tours start from HQ on the Croft

Enjoy a wonderful walkabout in the company of our knowledgeable and friendly guides. While on this short safari you will investigate delightful nooks and crannies, shake hands with history and gasp at so many glorious views.

Community Arts Installations

Well Dressing ~ Giant Floral Lily Pads & Floating Domes, ~ Ducks & Veggie Vessels ~ Wrapped Trees

Giant “Wish You Were Here” Postcard Competition ~

“Love Rolleston” A4 Postcard Competition Exhibition

Monday 26th May

LOVE 3

Transport Festival ~ Grand Garage Sale Tour

Community Arts Installations

6th Charity Transport Festival

Organiser: John Morris & Transport Festival Committee

Location: the Croft, Burnside

Ticket Entry

Monday 26th May is set aside for the 6th Annual Charity Transport Festival. John Morris and teamsters will be rolling out this steaming, shining, chrome-plated spectacular road show. Follow the procession of precious, lovingly restored motors as they glide, rumble and stutter to the starting grid.

6th Grand Garage Sale Tour

Organisers: Bunty Bradbury & Sylvia Martin

Location: throughout the village.

For an entertaining experience, come along to the Sale of the Century, the place where Flog It meets Bargain Hunt! Bargains galore are to be found at this sensational Treasure Hunt.

Community Arts Installations

Well Dressing ~ Giant Floral Lily Pads & Floating Domes, ~ Ducks & Veggie Vessels ~ Wrapped Trees

Giant “Wish You Were Here” Postcard Competition

We will keep you informed of any changes made to this programme.

Further details: please contact John Phillips 01283 813833


Thanks to John Phillips for the info.

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