2018 Festival.


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The Festival in 2018

This year’s festival will be held at

St Anne’s Church and Community Hall, Letchworth Road, Leicester, LE3 6FN.

 

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September

Opening hours
Friday 14th September – 5pm until midnight
Saturday 15th September – noon until 5pm (family session)
Saturday 15th September – 6pm until midnight

£5 entry on the door (no advance tickets), including souvenir festival glass, and it’s cash only throughout.

There will be 16 carefully curated cask ales, plus 6 craft beers available on keg.
There will also be cider, fizz and wine, gin and, new for 2018, cocktails.
We will have our usual samosas, cheese cobs and pork pies, and will be joined on both days by the wonderful Pizza Pod, who will be serving pulled pork cobs on Friday night and wood-fired pizzas on all day and night on Saturday.

Family session activities
Letchworth Road will be closed so we will be putting the space to good use with Leicester Wheels for All and street games with WWCE.
At 1pm, Red Leicester Ultimate Club will be running a beginners frisbee session, and we also have rugby tots.
Last but not least, we have a bouncy castle, face-painter, free ice-cream for kids and our top notch tombola will be turning.

We look forward to seeing you!


What’s it all for?

Each year we choose a local charity or good cause to receive the proceeds from the festival. This year our main charities are Action Homeless and The Bridge Leicester. Action Homeless provide emergency housing, temporary housing, longer term homes, and play groups, family trips and parenting support for families with young children who have been affected by homelessness. The Bridge Leicester provide over 180 meals per week, mentoring to support homeless and vulnerably-housed adults, as well as warm clothing, temporary accommodation and an advice centre.

Along with homelessness, in 2018 we will also be supporting the Western Ward Community Enterprise’s fundraising for the Eco House renovations and the UK Sepsis Trust’s campaign to improve sepsis care in the UK.