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Archaeology Finds Day

The Archaeology Finds Day is a great opportunity for anyone with their own bit of history to bring it along for identification. If you have any archaeological artefacts or something more modern, then we will attempt to identify it for you.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme based at both Bristol and Gloucester Museums will be providing the expertise and awaiting your objects.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
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Spring Quiz

The Heritage Centre Spring Quiz is a general knowledge quiz with plenty of fun promised.

This is for teams of 4-5 and the cost is £6 per team.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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St George Celebrations 2010

St Georges Celebrations 2010 at Yate & District Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, the White Lion & St Mary's School. 

Following a civic procession starting at 10.15am, there will be Folk Singers & Musicians, Morris Dancing, Mumming, Storytelling, Brass Band, Demonstrations, St George Rugby Tournament, Art & Sport Awards, Craft Workshops, Games, Petanque, Face Painting, Stalls, Food & much more! 

Funded by Yate Town Council, Dodington Parish Council & Wickwar Parish Council.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
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Sodbury & Yate Annual Photograhic Exhibition

Celebrating their 10th exhibition come and see this talented group's work created in 2009 - 2010.  A varied exhibition with many different photographic styles. 

Saturday, May 01, 2010
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Summer Quiz

Summer Quiz

Fun, general knowledge quiz for teams of 4-5. Booking essential.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Palettes of Pleasure

Art and craft exhibition from this talented local group

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:30 am - Friday, August 06, 2010 9:30 am
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Medieval Day

Wednesday 28th July 10.30am - 4.30pm

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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Gargoyle Workshop

Thursday 29th July 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm Booking Essential

Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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WWI Poetry Evening

Come along and hear some classic World War I poetry in the pleasent surrondings of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential.

Monday, November 08, 2010 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Christmas Quiz

Once again teams are invited to take part in the Annual Yate Heritage Centre Christmas Quiz. Teams of 4 to 5 people are invited to take part in this fun, general knowledge quiz. Admission £6.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Parnall Bombing 70th Anniversary Day

Yate Heritage Centre marks the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Parnall Aircraft.

There will be a history day where families can learn about the history of the auxiliary and medical services and how they would have coped with the bombing tragedy.

There will also be a service of recognition at St Mary's Church to mark the passing of the 54 civilians who died on the 27th of February and 7th of March 1941

Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Spring Quiz

The Yate Heritage Spring Quiz welcomes teams to take part in our fun, general knowledge quiz. Teams of 4-5 are invited to play. £6 admission.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Archaeology Finds Day

The Archaeology Finds Day invites the public to bring in their historic finds and possessions to be identified by Kurt Adams of the Gloucestershire Portable Antiquities Scheme.

As well as discovering about your finds, people are welcome to discover more about their local archaeology and how to get involved in local recording.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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St Georges Day Celebrations

Come and join  in the celebrations from 10.30am - 4.30pm.  Events include Traditional English entertainment including Folk singing, Morris dancing, Brass band, Acrobats, Storytelling, St George and the dragon, Family activities, arts and crafts stalls and much more.  

Saturday, April 23, 2011
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Victorian School Day

Discover life in a Victorian School in the 1890s. The one hour "hands on" sessions will give children the opportunity to learn about discipline and morality in the class. There will be Victorian writing lessons, reading, singing, religious instruction and  military drill.    

Sessions will take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm. 

We recommend contacting us to book before places run out.                                                            

Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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Summer Quiz

Come in and join our summer quiz from 7.30pm £6.00 entry for a team of 4-5 Booking essential. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bristol Film Show

Bristol film show with John Perry experience a 1950's childrens cinema club, see 1950's film footage of the day.  Booking essential £2.00 entry fee or free for friends of the Heritage centre. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Yate International Festival

The 6th Yate International Festival offers a full day of entertainment for everyone. The International entertainment includes: - Indian drum music and salsa, Chinese choral music, dancing and Tai Chi, Irish dancing, Egyptian Belly Dancing as well as English and general harmony music. Local performers and schools will also be providing a range of dancing, acrobatics and singing. There will be lots to do notably Chinese Calligraphy, Indian Games and Culture and a mosaic workshop. during the lunch period there will be a selection of Indian, Thai and Chinese food.  

10.30am Opening

10.45am Dhol Drums

11.00am Bristol Male Voice Choir

11.25am St Mary's School Choir

11.45am Egyptian Nights Belly Dancing

12.15pm Chinese Choir 

12.35pm Ridge School Gymnastics

1.00pm Dhol Drums

1.15pm Salsa Merengue Workshop

1.35pm Tai Chi

2.00pm D Street

2.15pm Irish Dancing

2.40pm Raysfield Dancing Group

2.50pm Sodbury Community Choir

3.15pm D Street 

3.40pm Chinese Dance 

4.00pm Irish Dancing

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11.30am Hindu Puppet Theatre

2.00pm Hindu Puppet Theatre




Saturday, July 02, 2011
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Archaeology Day

 Learn about archaeology techniques with our portable archeology site. There will be arange of hands on activities linked to Roman and Iron Age Archaeology.                    29th July 10.30am - 4.30pm. Drop in event.

Friday, July 29, 2011
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Animal & Food Day 2011

Animal & Food Celebrations with Food demonstration & barbecue, farm animals (Blacksmith) craft stalls, wood cutting, face painting.  There will be a brass band & other performances ever hour on the hour. Tours of St Mary's church & teas & much more!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011
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