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Little Shelford 2016 fun week-end


The Little Shelford Entertainments Committee presents:

Shakespeare’s 400th 

Celebration Weekend

“Raising Funds for the Wale Playground”

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th September 2016


All events in the Marquee on the Wale Recreation Ground




Midsummer Night’s Dream Dinner Dance

Friday 9th 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Join us for a sumptuous Elizabethan meal from Shelford Deli, dancing to live band, “The Eye”, full licensed bar and charity auction with lighting by Simon Mackinder. Also,a “Shakespeare’s Characters” fancy dress competition. All in the Marquee on the Wale but with access to all the facilities in the new Pavilion, including comfortable and warm toilets!

Tickets available for Adults (18+)


Mostly sold out, but check for any remaining availability:

e-mail Liz Carrothers (lizcarrothers@icloud.com) or call on 07808 128037.





As you like it Fun Afternoon - Saturday 10th


Join us from 1pm to 5pm for family fun, inflatables, Falconry Display, May Pole dancing, inter street Tug of War, Archery and many other attractions for young and old. BBQ all afternoon, Village society stalls of all types and for all ages.


Free entry


1pm – Grand Opening

1.30pm – Giant Bubble Blowing

2.30pm – Falconry Display

3pm – Piloxing

2pm Shakespeare in Cambridge

Andrew Muir, author of Shakespeare in Cambridge, will be giving a free talk by the Pavilion and then signing copies of his book with £2 per book going to local charities.  

3.30pm – May Pole dancing

4pm – Tug of war

4.30pm – Children’s games

2.30pm – Falconry Display




Measure for Measure Movie Night for Families and Teens    - Sat 10th 5.15pm & 7pm

Join us for two movies in the Marquee. No need to leave the Wale Rec, as we will fire up the BBQ and stay for some food and watch


5.15pm the family movie “Gnomeo & Juliet”, rated U, run time 82 minutes



Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgO03BFtvSc


and at 7pm Michael Fassbender’s MacBeth, rated 15, run time 110 minutes. This one is a bit more blood, guts and gore and we would recommend viewers stick to the recommended age rating of 15!



Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgH_OnrYlCk



BBQ and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Tickets are available in advance from Liz Carrothers (lizcarrothers@icloud.com ), or call on 07808 128037 and also for sale on the door


Sunday 11th - 11am


All Saints Harvest Celebration


All ages welcome, there will be songs and celebration for Harvest in the Marquee. Non-perishable gifts will be collected for Jimmy’s night shelter. Join us after the service for tea, coffee, cake and conversation. Stay for……..



Much Ado About Nothing Picnic Finale - 1pm

Bring your picnic, family and friends to an afternoon of live music from “Shakey Breaks the Ice”. Relax in the sunshine!




Please come along and support us in bringing the villagers of Little Shelford, their friends and families together for fun & friendship.


 Our main fund raising focus this year is the Wale Playground but if you would like us to consider donating towards your Village Group in 2016 please contact us.



For more information, offers of help, requests for donations or to run a stall on Saturday afternoon and other questions contact: Gail Pilkington on Cambridge 840581 (gailpi@mac.com)

Horizontal Scroll: Enter the “Shakespeare with passion”  recital competition, running over the whole weekend. Read aloud with passion and feeling your favourite Shakespearean  passage or sonnet  at any of the events (4 minute limit). Prize for the best under 18 and best Adult.