8th Wellingborough Diggers’ Festival and Fringe Programme

Diggers LogoWednesday 21st March – Thursday 29th March 2018

Event: Display about the Diggers

Venue: Wellingborough Museum, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XB

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Fee: Free Entry

Friday 23rd March 2018

Event: Guest Speaker – Andrew Bibby is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian and other national papers. He has written widely on the countryside and the outdoors. Andrew’s latest book Back Roads Through Middle England, includes a chapter on Wellingborough and The Diggers both past and present. Book signing opportunity.

Venue:  Wellingborough Museum, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XB

Time: 7:30pm

Fee: £4.00 on the door

Saturday 24th March 2018

Event: Commemorative Event – A short service to remember the Wellingborough Diggers.  Please bring with you one item of non perishable goods to this event which will be collected and distributed to the local foodbank. This supports Winstanley’s letter which was found on 4 Surrey Diggers who were arrested in Wellingborough during April 1650.

Venue: Diggers’ Information Board, Prologis Park, Wellingborough West off Sywell Road, Wellingborough.  Once on Sywell Road turn off at roundabout for Park Farm South. (depending on which way you approach the area you may approach more than one roundabout) Access is along the footpath near Dunkleys and Dana.  The footpath is lined by trees on the right. It is less than a 5 minute walk along the footpath.

Time: 12noon

Event: Live Entertainment

Plumhall – Folk/Americana  – Nick Hall (Hall Brothers, Magna Carta). Due to unforeseen circumstances we have just found out (today) that Michelle Plum will be replaced by Bella Gaffney who has appeared with Nick many times including last year’s Beverley Folk Festival. Bella has also appeared at Hebden Bridge Folk Roots.  Folk/Americana.

Will Kaufman – recognised as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ show followed by Q&A.

Mick Panter – Northamptonshire’s local retro blues guitarist.

Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 36 Sheep Street, Wellingborough, NN8 1BS

Time: Doors 7pm First Act 7:15pm

Fee: £10 or £8 concessions on the door

Please note that if on the Friday evening you purchase both tickets for Friday and Saturday there is a discount. Both tickets will cost £12. Concessions for Saturday evening only, £8 on the door.

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We look forward to welcoming you all next month!

Best wishes

Jacqui (o.b.o. Wellingborough Diggers)

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