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Discover Daventry’s creative side at this year’s Arts Festival

Discover Daventry’s creative side at this year’s Arts Festival

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:52 by Hayley Francis

Daventry Arts Festival returns from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of June, with events around the town celebrating all-things arty. From photography to floristry and much more in between, there is plenty to enjoy over the weekend.

To entertain the little ones, Munchkins and Monsters Theatre Company return to the festival for two free performances, with just a few tickets remaining. Meanwhile, art-lovers will be spoilt for choice with two diverse exhibitions of artwork, one of textiles, embroidery and floristry at Holy Cross Church, and one of tattoo art at Nevermore Tattoo Studio. More »

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Mike Arnold, who himself will be hosting a guided walk of Borough Hill as part of the festival, said: "The Arts Festival is a great celebration of Daventry's creative and cultural side, and it's fantastic to see the variety of events on offer – many of which are free of charge.

There is something for everyone in the programme, whether you want to explore the tower of Holy Cross Church, join Daventry Choral Society for a day of singing, or discover the work of some of Daventry's best photographers."

To view and download the full programme of events, click here. Alternatively, you can email events@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk for more details. » Less

Daventry Motorcycle Festival rides into town

Daventry Motorcycle Festival rides into town

Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:20 by Hayley Francis

On Saturday 8th June 2019, one of the most popular events in the Daventry diary took place as the town hosted Daventry Motorcycle Festival.

Now in its ninth year, the festival attracted large crowds, who came out to enjoy the day despite the drizzle. Alongside the brilliant display of bikes, there was live music, street entertainment, a stunt show and tasty food and drink to be sampled.

As is tradition, the Motorcycle Festival began with a ride-in, led by Daventry Mayor, Cllr Mike Arnold. He said: "It was a real privilege to lead the ride-in and officially open Daventry Motorcycle Festival. It was great to spend the day meeting members of the public, stall holders and of course the many motorcycle owners who brought their bikes to display at the festival. Huge thanks to the organisers for their dedication and hard work in making this fantastic Daventry event a big success once again." More »

Although the day started out with rain, the weather brightened up later on. Crowds gathered in the town centre to enjoy the free event, which has become a highlight of the Daventry events calendar.

Scott Greig, Chairman of Daventry Motorcycle Festival, said of the day, "It was brilliant to see so many people braving the elements to enjoy the event. I would like to pass on my thanks to the small team of volunteers that supported the festival, as well as Daventry Town Council, Daventry residents, local businesses and everyone else who helped make the day a success.

As an organiser it's always great to meet people on the day and hear their positive feedback on our free, family-friendly event. We even had a live feed to Australia so a mother could see her son perform on stage. Join us again next year for an even bigger and better event, and hopefully some sunshine!"

Daventry Motorcycle Festival will return on Saturday 13th June, 2020. If you would like to be involved, either as part of the organising committee, or would like to help on the day, please contact Daventry Motorcycle Festival directly via info@daventrybikefest.co.uk. » Less

Daventry Town Council to mark Armed Forces Day with flagraising

Daventry Town Council to mark Armed Forces Day with flagraising

Posted: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 08:00 by Hayley Francis

On Friday 28th June 2019 at 12 noon, Daventry Town Council will be showing support for Armed Forces Day by raising the Armed Forces flag at the Twinning Area in Daventry.

Armed Forces Day offers an opportunity to show support and appreciation for the men and women of the Armed Forces community. This includes troops who are currently serving, as well as veterans, cadets and service families.

The UK Armed Forces consist of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, who work around the globe to defend the country and its interests. Their work includes promoting peace, delivering aid and tackling drug smugglers, and the support shown on Armed Forces Day provides a much-valued morale boost for troops and their families. More »

Cllr Mike Arnold, Mayor of Daventry, said of the event, "We are proud to mark Armed Forces Day in Daventry, which is home to many who currently serve in the forces and many who have previously served. By raising the flag, we show our support and thanks for Armed Forces personnel and their families, both at home and abroad."

All are welcome to attend the flag raising ceremony, which will be followed by afternoon tea between 12:30pm and 4:00pm at the New Street Centre.

Armed Forces Day officially falls on Saturday 29th June, 2019. Further information as well as a full list of national events can be found at https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk. » Less

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