Line-Up Announced for Literary Evening

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, in association with Friends of Chudleigh Library, is delighted to announce the full line-up for the Literary Evening on Wednesday 6th July. There will be three guests speakers covering very different styles of writing.

B CollinsIf I were to say Ben Collins, many people would ask ‘who?’ But if I were to say the man who was The Stig, now that would be a different matter. We are delighted that Ben will joining us to talk about his life as a TV star, Hollywood stunt driver and author of driving-related non-fiction.

Veronica Henry and Fanny Blake are both writers of contemporary fiction – as well as being friends. They will invite the audience to join them ‘in conversation’ about their writing lives and their books.

You can find all the details about this exciting event here. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday morning at the Box Office in the market.

Box Office Opens Tomorrow

Box OfficeThe Box Office for Chudfest Summer Festival 2016 will open for the first time tomorrow morning, Bank Holiday Monday. We will be selling tickets for the Beach Party – this year’s headline event- at Woods Estate Agent, Fore Street , Chudleigh between 10 am and noon. We’re hoping to see lots of you there, grabbing your tickets for what’s going to be a fun evening kicking off this year’s festival.

Asking the Questions…

QuizWho’s the Daddy of Quizzing? Well, at Chudfest, we have two: our very own Michael “The Teach” McCormick and Steve “Music Master “ Cox of course!

And the quiz-masters are back on Monday 4th July for another few rounds of taxing brain teasers to put even Bradley Walsh to shame. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start, just roll up with your giant brains and pay your £1 entrance fee to participate. Bar, cheese and pickle supper, or snacks make the evening even more fun, if that’s possible! Will YOUR team be crowned Brains of Chudfest this year? Full details can be found here.

Community Church Service

church serviceSunday 3rd July sees our community summer service being held in the marquee from 10:30am. Music, worship and prayer and community are celebrated, led by members of the Baptist and Parish Church congregations. The service, which lasts around an hour, will be followed by refreshments. Everybody Welcome!

Beach Party

vacation-149960_1280This year our headline event is going to be a little different. Put away those long dresses and bow ties; think shades, Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops. It’s Beach Party time!

recklessWith live music from the highly-acclaimed band, Reckless, and a tasty BBQ supper, plus the chance to show off your surfing skills, it’s going to be a great way to kick off this year’s festival.

Tickets, at just £20 each, will be on sale between 10am and noon on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May, in Woods Estate Agents and at the Chudfest Box Office on Thursday and Saturday mornings from Thursday 2nd June onwards.

You can find full details by clicking here.


Brochures Away!

Tom and brochuresThe brochures have been printed; we’ve collected them; stuffed the flyers in them (thanks, team); and Tom has loaded them into his car. In fact, the first few are being delivered as I type. (If you hear something coming through your letterbox as you read this, it could well be your copy.)

And if you prefer your information electronically, you can find a link to the full brochure on the Summer Festival page.

Chudleigh Bioblitz

Bioblitz 5We are all very excited about a new addition to this year’s programme. The 24 hour Bioblitz is an attempt to catalogue the huge diversity of flora and fauna in and around our town. There will be lots to see and do; plenty of opportunities to get involved – and it’s all free. Read all about it by clicking here.

Ready, Get Set…

It may be a sign of age, but this year is just flying by. It barely seems like yesterday since we were standing in the rain watching the lights go on during the Christmas Fayre, yet here we are, just seven weeks from the arrival of the marquee.

Chudfest brochure cover compLeah Sambrooks won the competition to design the brochure cover and her illustration is currently being printed. The brochure will be with you before the end of this month.

The programme is now finalised and the web pages will be up very soon.. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce each of the events: what’s happening, where, when and where to get your tickets.

We’ve  got some exciting new events this year plus lots of old favourites. we’re very excited about Chudfest 2016 Summer Festival and we hope you are, too.