Sunday 30th April 2017

Big Local Thurnscoe Spring Show

Hava A Go Maypole, Fire, Music, Bubbles, a parade and Fire!

Noon - 4:00pm

Houghton Road Community Centre
Near Barnsley
Big Local Thurnscoe,
c/o Barnsley Community Build, Beechurst House, 189 Sheffield Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 4DE

Monday 1st May 2017

Have a Go Maypole Dancing at Shopping Centre

If you are shopping come and Have a Go Maypole Dancing!

11:00 - 5:00 (TBC)

White Rose Shopping Centre
Dewsbury Road
LS11 8LU

Monday 8th May 2017

Girl Guides & Rainbows, Maypole Dancing

Maypole Dancing, 22 Rainbows aged 5-7 years old
& Guides after as well

5:00( 5:15)- 6:00 Guides 6:30 - 7:30

St Peters Parish Church Hall, Park Street, Market Bosworth, Warks. CV13 0LL

Thursday 11th May 2017

Circus Workshop with Barrow upon Soar Wilford Scouts

Have a go Circus

7:30 (7:40) - 8:50 (9:00)

Barrow Upon Soar Scout Group
Scout HQ
Grove Lane
Barrow Upon Soar

Saturday 13th - Tuesday 16th May 2017

4 Day residency with Jessica Hatcher, journalist

Compiling 15,000 word history of events in Somalia for The Avatist, US-based magazine

38 Alan Moss Road

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Cenetenary Commemoration of the Death of Lieut. Francis Burton Pitts

2:00 - 3:00


Friday 19th May 2017

Victorian Banquet

Meet and greet, table entertainment



Saturday 20th May 2017

Sparsholt Agricultural Family Day

Bill to direct visitors - Stiltwalking One Man Band as Information Guide

9:30 - 4:30

Sparholt Agricutral College,
SO21 2NF

Thursday 1st June 2017

Loughborough Market Place

Bill Performing! 2 x 30mins

Time: TBA

Loughborough Market Place

Saturday 10th June 2017

Picnic In The Park

Bill BrookmanTBA

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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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.

Friday 23rd June 2017

Summer Fete Wedding

Have a go Maypole and Background Music


Saturday 1st July 2017

'One Moment In Time' event to celebrate100 years of Girlguides

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

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…

12th August 2017

WICKED: Hathern Music Festival

Day/ Evening


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!

Date: TBA

Charnwood Great War Centenary Book of Remembrance

- Book Launch. The Charnwood Great War Centenary Project in partnership with Participation in Action and The Bill Brookman Foundation

Time09:11:44 TBA

All Saints with Holy Trinity Parish Church
Steeple Row,

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!