Tewkesbury’s Big Weekend

Looking for something to do on the 2nd & 3rd of May 2015? Well look no further than your own High Street and Riverside, as Tewkesbury’s Big Weekend Returns bigger and better.

Organisation is well advanced now for the weekend which will take place on the Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015 We want to engage anyone and everyone who cares about the town and has a stake in it’s future – businesses, schools, clubs and associations e.g.: sports clubs, rowing clubs, guides, cadets, music, dance groups, bands, crafters – YOU!

The main attractions are:

  • A Walking Parade on Saturday at 3.30 – carnival style, EVERYBODY welcome
  • A River Parade on Sunday 3.00
  • Duck Race
  • Bell Boat Racing
  • Pop up Cinema all day Saturday & Sunday in Theoc House. Showing old Carnivals and Pram Races
  • Street entertainers
  • Free music in the streets and some participating pubs
  • Boat trips
  • Demonstrations by Safety Services
  • Children’s Fairground rides
  • Raffle and Tombola
  • Stalls with lots of local fayre
  • Children’s Entertainment in the Town Hall Gardens
  • Dog Show – Vineyards  10 – 4 Sunday 3 May
  • Back of Avon riverside market  2nd May
  • Local business market – Watson Hall Saturday 2 May 10- 4
  • Northern Soul Night – Watson hall 7- late £5 pp (To be confirmed)
  • Armour at The Abbey
  • Bell Ringing at The Abbey
  • TEWKESBURY BAKE OFF!!!! Categories Professional/amateur/under 16’s

…………………..and lots, lots more!!!!!! Many local businesses have also offered incentives – discounts, BOGOF offers etc to all those who purchase a programme and produce it on request at participating shops, cafes, pubs etc. If anyone wants to get involved in any of the above events please get in touch, stall spaces are still available, but are limited. How about walking in the parade? Get a group together and take part!!! And if anyone is interested in advertising in our Programme then please contact one of the organisers. Remember all profits from the event will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support (all funds raised in Gloucestershire stays in Gloucestershire) The Avon Navigational Trust, The Town Mayors Charities and our guest charity this year is The Roses Theatre Trust. Come on people – GET INVOLVED. Carol Crilly – Macmillan Fundraiser Michael Protheroe & Louise Jones – Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts Kerry Brooks – M & Co, Tewkesbury Paul & Margaret Cronin – Avon Navigation Trust Chris Danter – Town Mayor Joan Jennings – Marina Court Jane Griffiths – Community Builder (Roses Theatre).

For all enquires contact Carol Crilly 01684 772666 carolcrilly@btinternet.com


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Tewkesbury's BIG Weekend

May 2 & 3 TBW 2015 - Walking Parade (theme musicals), Bake Off, River Parade (Theme Henley Regatta), Bell Boat Racing (Teams Needed), Pop up Cinema, music around town, stalls markets, childrens activities and new for this year we can announce TBW Dog Show (in conjunction with The Happy Dog Training Co) and lots lots more. To find out how you can be involved come along to the drop in evening in the Library at Theoc House on 23 March. any time between 6 pm and 8 pm. The website is in the course of being updated with the application forms for all events and for stall holders and this information should be available within the next 10 days. Share the news, share the dates the Big Weekend just got bigger :-)

Feb 23rd 11:26pm • No Comments

Watch this space....plans 'afoot'!!!!

Jan 15th 12:42pm • 2 Comments

We have had great feedback on how some of the funds raised at this year's TBW have been spent. Avon Navigational Trust (who received 1/3rd share of the funds, approx £800) have completed an extensive 'spring clean' of the moorings and riverbank at Back of Avon, take a walk down there and have a look. We understand that this was done in conjunction with Tewkesbury Town Council who helped fund the works. We will be posting some pictures soon so you can all see the improvements which have been made. Don't forget next year's TBW event is on 2nd and 3rd May, we have lots of great things planned for the weekend.

Oct 27th, 2014 10:47pm • No Comments