Village of Haddenham

Fun-filled Feast Festival!

Home » News » Fun-filled Feast Festival!

A schedule of the 50-plus events, activities and performances during Feast Festival week (14th-23rd September) has been released. It reveals and revels in an eclectic expression of the many faces of the village's cultural life and personality. See the week's schedule by clicking on the PDF.

Children and young people are centre stage. West End star Alice Fearn will be holding a special theatrical workshop for Haddenham's children, there will be storytelling in neighbourhoods across the village, hands-on craft and arts workshops, an opportunity for young local music groups to do a public gig, and much much more.

Music of all kinds, from chorale in the church to rock in the village hall. Ballroom, disco and line dancing — fortunately, not all at the same time!

Exhibitions and workshops throughout the week and across the village. Local artists and makers showcasing their talents and offering advice to amateurs and first-timers.

Competitions in poetry, photography, pear pie-making — and who is the "shoutiest" person in the village, in the Feast Festival Village Crier competition?

There are even new activities which the Festival has helped kick-off in response to community requests: an arts & crafts group, based in the new haberdashery section at the Garden Centre; and a Friday evening social and open mic night for musicians at the Kings Head. These new ideas are being trialled during the Festival. Encouraging new ways of including people, and meeting residents' ever-evolving tastes. It will be down to the people of Haddenham whether these continue to happen all year-round — but the passion and enthusiasm for this year's Feast Festival suggests the people of Haddenham are up for it!

More information about individual events will be released in the coming days. You can reserve your space or buy tickets online today.

Follow the Feast Festival's Facebook page to keep updated. There will be new news every day, so keep reading Haddenham.Net and listening to Red Kite Radio, so you don't miss a thing.

You can also follow the Festival on Twitter and Instagram.

Day One Highlights — see here

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Martin Andrew Book Cover
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 12:00pm

Haddenham resident and prolific author, Martin Andrew, has just published another book. Read all about it here.Fans of CS Forester's novels — especially Flying Colours — and Ioan Gruffudd's portrayal of Horatio Hornblower will be in their element with this engaging true-life tale of a jaunt down the rivers Severn and Loire, the first a trial run and the latter a re-enactment of...

Scarecrow Cheque 2021
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 11:30am

The 6th annual Haddenham Scarecrow Festival held in June by the Haddenham Scout and Guide Association was a great success in more ways than one. There were over 100 incredible creations in this year's event, which were very much enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The 2021 Festival was held in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and the organisers set an ambitious target of...

Covid-19 Vaccine
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 11:00am

The Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust have notified us that Walk-in COVID vaccinations will be available at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day throughout the rest of July.The centre can vaccinate up to 600 people a day. It is welcoming anyone aged 18 and over who needs a Pfizer first or second dose — please ensure you leave at least eight weeks between doses.Now, anyone qualifying who wants...