26th/27th arrive, - 30th July 2017

Camp Bestival 2017

Igor Rasputin's Caravan of Lost Souls

18:00 – 20:00 (FRI/SAT)


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…

Week of Mon. 7th -11th August 2017

Richard III Events

Richard III Puppet Play: 11:00, 12:00, 1.00, 2:00, 3:00 , Stilt Walking Knight, Occasional Music and Art Activities

10.30 - 3:30

Leicester Cathedral yard

Shoot: Mon-Tue, 14-15 Aug 2017

The Little Stranger, Maypole for film, set in 1919

Supply 6-8 metre Maypole

Newby Hall,
North Yorkshire,

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Circus Skills Day

Bill Brookman presents Circus Skills!

11:00 - 4:00

Belgrave Hall,

Sunday 27th August 2017

Asylum Steampunk Festival: "Oh Dear, What Would the Major Say?"

The delightful Talulah Blue presents some of her friends in this steampunk celebration of burlesque at its finest.
See notes for my striptease Oh dear … idea

8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

The Venue
Lincoln LN1 3DY

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the historic City of Lincoln.

For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.

"Oh Dear, What Would the Major Say?"£
27th August 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
The Venue
Lincoln LN1 3DY
18+ The Venue

The Major's "Folk Singing" evening is rightly famous.

Is he the only person who doesn't know that it is actually a superb evening of burlesque and entertainment?

The delightful Talulah Blue presents some of her friends in this steampunk celebration of burlesque at its finest.

Suitable for 18+

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

Saturday 9th September 2017

Anstey Gala - theme is fairytales

2 Fairy tale-themed entertainers to walk amongst the crowds and pose for photos with visitors.
Plus 30 to 40 min Puppet Show & Puppet Booth (Time TBA)

12:00 - 4.30ish

Jubilee Hall,
The Recreation Ground,
Stadon Road,Anstey,
Leicester, LE7 7AY

The Anstey Gala is a traditional village event celebrating the heart of Anstey, Leicestershire; The Community.

Dating back to1977 to mark the Silver Jubilee, the Anstey Summer Gala has been the main event on the village calendar ever since.

Anstey Gala is organised by a volunteer committee with the support of Anstey Parish Council, Anstey Town Charity and local business who endeavour to make each Gala better than the last.

All profits from the Gala are split between the members chosen charities, that are often fed back into the community.

Thursday 21st September 2017

Maypole outreach session for Brownie pack

Maypole, 21 girls


Caythorpe Village Hall, High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3DR

Fri-Mon 29 Sept - 2nd Oct 2017

Palfi & Niki's Birthday Bash


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 Bill@BillBrookman.co.uk first!

Thursday 23rd November 2017

The Bill Brookman Foundation GM

Bill is Secretary, Karen is Chair


Alan Moss Road

All welcome!

Early July 2017

Documentary Film Screening

'Douglas Haig, Butcher and Bungler?'

Time: TBA

Venue: TBA

Sunday 10th December 2017

Festive Family Fun - Pantomime theme

12 - 12:30, 1:30 - 2, 3:00 - 3:30 (provis) 10min Puppet Panto - Aladdin! + Christmas Music

11am – 4pm

Friars Square shopping centre, (and Market Square)

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!