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Autumn General Knowledge Quiz

Teams of 4-5 are welcome to compete our Autumn General Knowledge Quiz. This popular quiz is suitable for anyone over 16.

£6 per team. Booking essential.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Family History Day

Yate Heritage Centre and Sodbury Vale Family Historians present our twice yearly Family History Day. This popular drop in event is ideal for both novices and those wanting to take their research a stage further.

You will also be able to visit our new Family History exhibition looking at Census and Family History Records link ed to Victorian Yate. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Murray Dowding Evening

Discover the wonderful world of Murray Dowding, photographer extraordinaire, who was a renowned and prolific photographer in Sodbury who has left us with a vast collection of photographs of Yate and Sodbury from 1900 to the 1950s. James Higgs will explain the collection and demonstrate how the general public will be able to access the collection both at the Heritage Centre and generally on line

Friday, November 08, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christmas Quiz

The Heritage Centre Christmas Quiz will offer our own unique general knowledge quiz complete with the usual Christmas twist. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking essential 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newmans Booklet Launch

The book launch of "The Rise and Fall of Newman Industries" will take place at Yate Heritage Centre this month. for much of the 20th century Newman industries dominated the centre of Yate and its social life. A book to celebrate this fact is ong overdue.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Spring Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre hosts the Spring Quiz as part of our popular series of fun, general knowledge quizzes. £6 per team of 4-5 people. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Family History Day

Yate & District Heritage Centre in collaboration with Sodbury Vale Family History Representatives present a Family History Day. Family Historians of all levels are invited to come along to advance their research, discover family history techniques or merely to discuss the background history of their work.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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St George Celebrations Itinerary

Yate St George Celebrations 2014

St Mary's Green  10am St George Procession between Yate Heritage Centre (and Yate Shopping Centre) 10.30am Opening Ceremony, 10.45am Thornbury Town Band, 11.15am North Road School (Ocarinas Dance), 11.30am Folk Singing with Jeff Gillett, 12am Spaniel in the Works Family Theatre, 12.15am North Road Dance Group, 12.35am Thornbury Town Band, 1.05pm, Spaniel in the Works Theatre, 1.25pm Folk Singing, 2pm St Paul's School Dance Group, 2.15pm St Mary's School Choir, 2.40pm Rag Morris, 3.05pm St George Rugby Award Ceremony, 3.20pm St Paul's Dance Group, 3.40pm Acro-Gymnastics and 4pm Rag Morris.

Yate Heritage Centre 12am St George Storytelling, 12.45 Punch and Judy (Professor Fillibuster), 2.15pm St George Storytelling and 3.15pm Punch and Judy.

St Mary's School Fields10am-1pm St George Rugby Tournament

St Mary's Church 11am-2pm Teas

Lawns Pub Rock Band from 4.30pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Yate St George Celebrations

The 2014 Yate St George Celebrations are the biggest St George event in the area with a full day's English style entertainment and activities for the whole community. There will be Morris Dancing, folk singing, brass band, storytelling, Punch and Judy, history and community stalls, St George himself and much more

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Summer Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre stage the Summer Quiz with a wide range of rounds in this popular, general knowledge quiz. £6 per team of 4-5 people.

Booking essential.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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World War I Centenary History Day

Yate Heritage Centre will mark  the First World War Centenary event with a major history event. visitors will be able to experience different aspects of civilian and military life during World War I with numerous demonstrators and related activities from the time. Visitors will also be to learn about life in the Great War in the Yate and Sodbury areas through our own exhibition and  discover their own links with the Great War with family and military historians.

At 10am there will be a parade between Yate Heritage Centre and Yate Shopping Centre. 10.40am First World War Centenary Service                                                                                   11am Opening of First World War Day     11.15am Westerleigh Brass Band                                       12pm First World War Storytelling            12.30pm Westerleigh Brass Band                                1pm First World War Songs                        1.30pm First World War Storyteller                            2pm Royal British Legion Choir,                 2.30pm First World War Songs                                    3pm First World War Storytelling.  

St Mary's Church will also host World War I related activities and displays to mark  the display.

Admission free. Funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Yate Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council and Heidelberg Cement.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Autumn Quiz

Come and enjoy the Heritage Centre Autumn Quiz. This fun event is only £6 per team of 4 to 5 people.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Yate International Festival

Yate International Festival 2014 once again hosts the best in international entertainment in the Yate and South Gloucestershire areas. This unique events bring together different cultures and traditional for a wonderful community event. There will be a wide range of Indian, Chinese, English and European performances, demonstrations, activities and food throughout the day.

Itinerary St Mary's Green 10.45: Opening, 11am: Glitterbugs Dance Crew, 11.20am: Chinese Folk Dance, 11.30am: INU Irish Folk, 11.55am: Street Cred Dance, 12.15: Polish Band Poltaxi, 12.40: Pure Dance Crew, 1pm: Tribal Fantasy Belly Dancing, 1.20am: Vijay Salsa Merengue and Dhol Drumming, 1.35pm Redds Dance School, 1.55pm: INU Irish Folk, 2.15pm: Redds Dance School, 2.35pm: Mrs Price's Parlour, English Folk, 3pm: Dhol Drums, Dilbagh Singh, 3.10pm: Bollywood Dance, Raysfield Junior, 3.25pm: Chinese Fance Dance, 3.35pm Mrs Price's Parlour, 4.05pm Acro Gymnastics.

Itinerary Yate Heritage Centre: Midday: Indian Workshop, 1pm Same Same Hindu Puppet Theatre, 2pm Sari workshop 3pm Same Same Puppet Theatre 

Funded and supported by Engage, Yate Town Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Yate Rotary Club and Dodington Parish Council.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Family History Day

leading lights from the Sodbury Vale Family History Group and Yate Heritage Centre provide expert tuition, guidance or tips for novic e and expereinced family historians in our 6 monthly event.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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First World War History Day

Yate Heritage Centre marks the Centenary year Remembrance Sunday with a special First World War History Day.

Acclaimed demonstrators Guarderobe will be revealing the background to local soldiers and to women working in industry, with hands on activities for everyone. There will also be a the First World War exhibition and the vast collection of WWI images to see over the course of the day.

Sunday, November 09, 2014 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tommy Atkins Theatre

Experience the First World through a moving performance looking at the experiences of one Gloucestershire family. Spaniel in the Works Theatre bring their acclaimed play on the story of a British Tommy and a Canary Girl during the Great War to Yate Heritage Centre.

Performances start at 1.30pm and 3.30pm and last about 75 minutes.

Admission £3.50 or £2.50 concessions for Friends of YHC.To guarantee a place please book. Suitable for adults and children over 8. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by Yate and South Gloucestershire Councils.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Christmas Quiz

Come and have a real festive blast with the annual Heritage Centre Christmas Quiz and test your general and yuletide knowledge. £6 per team of 4-5 people.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Spring Quiz

Teams of 4-5 people are invited to compete in the Heritage Centre Spring Quiz. The quiz is a fun, general knowledge quiz for anyone over 16.

Entry admission is £6 per team. Booking essential. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Family History Day

Expert and experienced family historians will be on hand to provide assistance and guidance on your family history research.

This is an event ideal for both novice and more experienced family historians. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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St George Celebrations

The 2015 Yate St George Celebrations are the biggest St George event in the area with a full day's English style entertainment and activities for the whole community. Mumming, morris dancing, brass band, Punch and Judy, archery, history activities and even St George himself will be in attendance.

Itinerary                                                                                                                                                     10.15 from Yate Heritage Centre (St Mary's Green)                                                                               

St Mary's Green - 10.45 Opening Ceremony, 11am Thornbury Town Band, 11.30 North Road School Contemporary Dance, 11.45 Folk Music (Jeff and Elaine Gillett), 12.15 Redds Theatre and Music, 12.40 Thornbury Town Band, 1.10pm North Road School Ocinara Dance, 1.20  Folk Music Performance, 1.40 Spaniel in the Works Folk Theatre, 2.05 Rag Morris, 2.20 St George Rugby awards, 2.35, Acro-Gymnastics, 2.55 Gloucester Folk Theatre, 3.15 St Mary's School Choir, 3.40 Rag Morris 4pm Pure Dance Crew

Yate Heritage Centre - 12am St George Storytelling, 1pm Professor Fillibuster (Punch and Judy), 2pm St George Storytelling 3pm Punch and Judy. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
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