Thursday 1st June 2017

Loughborough Market Place

Bill Performing! 2 x 30mins

Time: TBA

Loughborough Market Place

Tues 6th, arrive 7th Dept Mon 12th June 2017

Isle of Wight Festival

Thurday: Pirate Parade 3-4pm and 6-7pm, Friday: Rio theme 6-7pm

Isle of Wight

Saturday 10th June 2017

Picnic In The Park

Have a go circus skills & giant bubbles

Provis: Noon - 5:00

Queen's Park


200 Years Since the Luddites Came to Town!

As part of Loughborough's birthday celebrations, on Saturday 25th June 2016 at Picnic in the Park in Queen's Park, Loughborough, there will be a "Ludd Hub" stand where, during the afternoon, a series of Luddite-themed events are planned. The Sherwood Lads will be performing music from the period and a reading of the last words of the men caught and condemned will be given. Lord Byron will make an appearance to recite his maiden speech to the House of Lords, lamenting the utter misery that prevailed among the framework knitters of the Midlands. Come and see lace being made and take the town's Luddite trail. A free handout explaining the story of Loughborough's lace-making heritage and its destruction by the Luddites will be available. Two publications, The Lace Makers Story and The Last of the Luddites, will be available for purchase, with a chance to meet the authors. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in the costume of the time if they wish. Take part in the first leg of the re-enactment of the loyal workers' march to Tiverton in Devon. The ceremonial start to the walk will be conducted by present day descendants of the mill owners John Heathcoat and John Boden. The core group of walkers planning to repeat the walk, are aiming to reach Tiverton within 14 days.

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Wednesday 14th June 2017

Charnwood Great War Centenary Book Launch and Dedication

The Charnwood Great War Centenary Book of Remembrance & ‘Remembering the Fallen', a print run of 1,000 books

2:00 - 3:00

All Saints with Holy Trinity Parish Church
Steeple Row,

Charnwood Great War Centenary Project's three years of activity is coming to an end at 2:00pm, Wednesday 14th June 2017 at Loughborough's historic parish church, All Saints with Holy Trinity Church, Steeple Row, Loughborough. We invite you to the Book Launch and Dedication of its Charnwood Great War Centenary Book of Remembrance. This is a large lavish leather-bound book of which only a few copies will be made; telling the history of WW1 from the point of view of the fallen servicemen remembered on the church's war memorials.

In addition we will be giving away ‘Remembering the Fallen', a limited print-run of 1,000 books created for local dissemination; remembering the war, Loughborough's fallen and the town as it was 100 years ago.

Light refreshments. Enquiries:
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Sunday 18th June 2017

Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival 2017

Lead Parade, bubbles on Roof, One Man Band and Fire at 3:00pm TBC

9:30 - 4:00

St Martin's Meadow
Castle Bytham

A highlight of the local music calendar, this unique two-day midsummer event has an enviable reputation. Bringing together musical acts from near and far, it has all the creative energy you would expect from a far larger festival of arts.

Wed-Sun, 21 Wed-25th June 2017

Glastonbury Festival

"Igor Rasputin's Caravan of Lost Souls"

2017: Thurs, dusk, Fri 1am, Sat 1am 2014:- 6.30 – 7.15, 8.10 – 8.55, 9.45 – 10.30pm

Glastonbury Festival
Around the Theatre Field

Come and see the fabulous show - Igor Rasputin's Caravan of Lost Souls - at Glastonbury Festival this year with performers from Area51 and Bill Brookman Productions Ltd… spellbound stunts, acts and music.

Friday 23rd June 2017

Summer Fete Wedding

Have a go Maypole and Background Music

Manor Hill House
Swan Hill, Upton Warren, Bromsgrove B61 9HE
01527 861200

Saturday 24th June 2017

Meppershall Summer Fair

Site Animation

1.00 - 5.00pm

Meppershall Church of England Academy
107 High Street Meppershall

In the field behind the village hall.

Lots of stalls, attractions and fun for everyone including:
Lifestyle Marquee with Cookery, Make-Up and Flower Arranging Demos, Jewellery Crafts and Accessories, Have a go at Water Colour Painting, Talks on Fashion Guidance and Keeping Chickens!
Outside Arena including Dancing Displays, Scrufts Dog Show and Tug o' War.
Children's Rides, Face Painting & Airbrush Tattoos, Soft Play Area, Children's Drawing Competitions.
Marquee with Tea & Cakes, Additional Catering For All, Beer Tent.
Motorbikes and Classic Cars, Have a go at Archery.

See you all there!

Early July 2017

Documentary Film Screening

'Douglas Haig, Butcher and Bungler?'

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

Saturday 1st July 2017

'One Moment In Time' event to celebrate100 years of Girl Guides

Oscars style event.6.00 - 6.15ish 15 minute fire eating show as people arrive. Then poss. wallkabout and full participatory show 1 hr until 19:17 (hundred Years) to 20:17 a video then Disco The 1 hour show (take stage): ???

6:00 - 9:00 (Me 6:15 - 7:15)

The George Ward Centre, Barwell, Leicestershire.

Oscars style event with red carpet, fancy food, entertainment and disco

Saturday 15th July 2017

Carnival of Giants

Musicians in Pirate Ship: Entertain crowds before, 11:00 or 12:00, Parade at 2:00 then entertain after

11:00 - 4:00, Parade 2:00


Sunday 23rd July 2017 (was 16th)

One Man Band Shebang

One Man Band

12.00noon - 5.00pm

Morecombe Promenade Arena, LA4 4BU

Bill Brookman will be entertaining the crowds with his One Man Band show.

Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August 2017

Robin Hood Festival 2017

Bill and Madeliene's Wedding Year!!

The Major Oak, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HN

We are camping in Sherwood Forest - down by the Major Oak!
Gypsy dancers, fairies and much much more…

Saturday 12 August 2017

Hathern Music Festival: Wicked Hathern Fest 2017

Proposed: 1 Pirate OR OMB + Silly Songs, Hula Hoop Heaven, 1.50hrs, Bubbles 30 mins, Fire 1 or two people

1:00 - 7:00 stay on for fire?

Festival Field

Key Dates and Times of the Show
Friday 12th August 2016 - gates open 6:30pm, start time 7pm

Saturday 13th August 2016 - gates open 1:00pm, start time 1:30pm

Camping set-up times: Friday 12th 5pm - 7pm and Saturday 11:30am - 1:30pm

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Circus Skills Day

Bill Brookman presents Circus Skills!

11:00 - 4:00

Belgrave Hall,

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Stapleford Carnival 2017

Bill Brookman struts his stuff with two street shows
and a bit of a wander. 2016: Gates open 11.30, official opening 12.30

2016: 2:00 & 4:30

TBC last year: Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, Stapleford NG9 8JJ

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Apple Day

Folk music

10.00 - 4:00 but be there 2:00 - 4:00

Broombriggs Farm
Woodhouse Eaves

We hope to be there but if you are coming just to see us check by emailing first!

Friday 13th April 2018

Loughborough Constituency Conservatives Lunch Club

Moral Dilemmas Encountered when Working with the UN – A talk by Bill Brookman

Noon for 12:00, finish 2:15

Longcliffe Golf Club, Snell's Nook Lane, Nanpantan

Dear Joy - how about this:

"Moral Dilemmas Encountered when Working with the UN – A talk by Bill Brookman"

Bill Brookman has spent 13 years as an implementing partner for the United Nations in fragile and warring states. Here he reflects on those times and his actions in a talk entitled "Moral Dilemmas Encountered when Working with the UN – A talk by Bill Brookman"

Let us hope it goes well!