Community Junior School
By Roy Payne - 29th August 2019 5:30pm
The final Saturday of Haddenham's Feast Festival (13th-23rd September 2019) will be dedicated to family events and celebrating our sense of community.
The day builds towards a family-centric evening in the Village Hall, where there will be a community meal followed by a stomp your feet village Ceilidh. The ticket price covers both the community meal and the ceilidh, though you are free to come and go as you please. Children under-10 are free if accompanied by a paying adult. A family ticket for the whole day is just £25. You can book online.
A Family Day
The day starts in the Village Hall, where parents, grandparents and children can join in the Big Draw, part of a global community celebrating of the universal language of drawing. The children of Buckingham School of Disco Dancing will demonstrate their talents, while everyone is welcome to join the Pondarosa line dancers for an afternoon of stepping in time. All these events are free, and require no pre-booking.
Away from the Village Hall, at the Methodist Church, there's a talk and presentation by Canterbury Cathedral's Head Gardener. This is a paid event, and spaces are limited, so pre-booking is recommended. Tickets can also be bought from Blooming Fruity on Banks Parade, or via our online booking page.
Witchert Chorale & Childrens' Carnival Procession
Renowned local chamber choir, Witchert Chorale, will be giving a free concert in St Mary's Church. When this ends, there will be a carnival procession for children from the Church Green to the Village Hall.
Everyone is then invited to celebrate our contemporary community and culture in the old fashioned way of sharing, eating and dancing together -- a collective exuberance!
The village hall will be laid out like a mediaeval banquet: long tables where everyone mixes and mingles. Bring your own picnic, to share with family and friends. There will be a bar.
During the meal you'll be entertained by Haddenham musicians performing short sets, and by leading contemporary poet, comedian and Radio 4 star, John Hegley, who will reveal the poetry competition winners.
After-food, all the fun of a village Ceilidh, provided by local hi-energy Jubilation Band. During the interval, international singer Katy Carr will take us on a nostalgic trip of well-known sing-a-long songs.
Ticket price allows you to come and go as you like, attending those parts of the event you want. Tickets for the Feast and the Ceilidh are limited, so early and group booking is highly recommended. These can be bought via our online booking page.
While you're in the village hall, don't forget to see the exhibition of entries to the childrens' Feast Feet competition — our children at their most creative. And please drop into the Haddenham Artists exhibition in the Walter Rose Room.
For details about all the Feast Festival events on our Family SuperSaturday, and to see what else is going on during the festival, please visit and follow the Feast Festival's Facebook page. Some events have limited spaces. To reserve your free place or to book tickets, please visit the online booking page.
Roy Page, Communications Lead, Feast Festival 2019