Chudleigh Sings!

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One of the new events in last year’s Chudfest was the Singalong evening hosted by Chudleigh Community Choir. A small, but very enthusiastic audience joined in with a programme of well known songs from the musicals, the pop charts and elsewhere. In fact, so vocal was the crowd that when the prepared programme was finished, we paused to refill our glasses, then started all over with another set of songs. Continue reading

Community Church Service

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On Sunday 5th July, there will be an informal summer service of celebration in the Chudfest Marquee. This annual service has been held in Chudleigh for many years and was originally linked to the Carnival. It is organised by members of the Baptist and Parish Church organisations.

With leaders and musicians from both churches, we seek to give thanks to God for our community, celebrate all that is good about our town and pray for the needs of those around us, and in the wider world.

Everyone is very welcome to attend this service in the Marquee; light refreshments will be available afterwards.

Changes to the Ball

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the catering arrangements for the Ball. We are now offering a cold buffet, rather than the hot meal. Everything else remains the same…EXCEPT THE PRICE.

Tickets for this event are now significantly reduced. So that’s a glass of fizz, supper, close-up magic and dancing to the great sounds of Soul Funktion for just £20. Tables seat 10; why not make up a party with your friends?

To book your tickets, visit the Chudfest Box Office on Thursday or Saturday mornings; or contact us directly on 01626 854611 or chudfest@yahoo.co.uk.

Correcting A Misconception

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My posting on 5th June about the Ball and funding of other events seems to have caused a misconception that we deliberately over-price the tickets to raise money for other events.

The Ball tickets are priced at cost. They only cover the catering, the music and any other entertainment.  It is any surplus from the bar, the prize draw and the Pound-a-Pop that goes towards such things as the infrastructure of the festival (marquee, toilets etc).

Why Have A Ball?

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The Summer Ball at Chudfest serves two purposes. It is the headline event that starts the week in style. But it’s also a major part of the fundraising for the festival.

Chudfest is self-funding and we pride ourselves on putting on events to suit all ages, all pockets and all tastes. Several of the events are free, especially those for the children of the town. Others charge entrance prices that are greatly subsidised. The Ball provides a good chunk of this funding and subsidy. And whole thing works because the people of Chudleigh want it to.

Once again this year, we are serving a 4-course meal with a hot main course, supplied by catering company fresh!. Music for dancing will be supplied by Soul Funktion and Dan Brazier will be spreading his close-up magic around during supper. If you’ve been before, you’ll know what to expect. If not, then why not come along and join us for what promises to be a great evening?