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World War II Discovery Day

Discover the fascinating wartime collections of The Yate Distirct Oral history Project. The group  have an extensive collections of wartime photographs, documents and oral history. Visitors will have the chance to explore the collections with experts from the group and hear some of the mazing oral history produced.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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World War II History Day

The Second World War 70th Anniversary Day is a fantastic day of wartime hands on activities, demonstrations and entertainment. Discover World War II military operations including period military vehicles plus activities linked to the Home Guard, Land Army, food, Make do and Mend, medical plus games from the time. Wartime display will feature within the Heritage Centre. There will be wartime entertainment throughout the day on the green and in YHC.

10.45am Event Opening, 11am Ken Uke's (Ukelele Performances), 11.30am Westerleigh Brass Band, 12.00 Carmen Bonnell (WWII Storyteller), 12.45 Alaina Herbert Saxophone Performance, 1.15 Ukelele Medley, 1.45 Storytelling, 2.15 Brass Band, 2.45 Saxophonist, 3.15 Storytelling

Saturday, June 06, 2015 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Summer Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre's Summer Quiz tests the general knowledge of contestants and provides some fun along the way. £6 per team of 4-5. booking essential. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Yate International Festival

Yate Heritage Centre hosts the best in International entertainment and culture in the Yate and South Gloucestershire areas. This unique events bring together different cultures and traditional for a wonderful community event. Acts already booked are Cameroonian dancers and  drummers, Irish Ceilidh and Indian Dhol drumming. There will also be the usual array of different "hands on" activities and the opportunity to discover different cultures. Funded by South Gloucestershire and Yate Town Councils.

Itinerary St Mary's Green: - 10.45am Official Opening 11am Mundi (Cameroonian) Dance and Drum, 11.30am Chinese Dance, 11.45 Youth Group tbc, Midday Alaina Herbert, Saxophonist, 12.20 Dilkush Dhol Drums, 12.35 Redds Dance and Theatre, 1pm Mundi Dance and Drums, 1.30pm Tribal Fantasy Dancing, 1.50pm Acro-Gymnastics, 2.15pm Polish Band, 2.40pm Irish Ceilidh, 3.05pm Dhol Drums, 3.15pm Vijay Bollywood Dance, 3.35pm Razzamatazz music and Dance 3.50pm Irish Ceilidh.

Yate Heritage Centre: - Midday Yoga Workshop, 1pm Hindu puppet Theatre, 2pm Sari Workshop 3pm Hindu Puppet Theatre. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Autumn Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre's Autumn Quiz tests the general knowledge of contestants and provides some fun along the way. £6 per team of 4-5. booking essential.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Family History Day

Family Historians of all abilities are invited to attend our Family History Day on Saturday 10th of October. Experts from the Familt History group will be pleased to offer you guidance and tips on your family history research.

This is a free event. Everyone welcome

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Friends of Yate Heritage Centre Coffee Morning

The Friends of Yate Heritage Centre welcome you to their annual coffee morning. This year it takes place at St Mary's Church Hall  and there will be usual array of refreshments, including amazing cakes plus stalls and a friendly atmosphere. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Christmas Quiz

The Yate Heritage Centre Quiz comprises the fun of the usual YHC general knowledge quiz with a Christmas twist. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking essential.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christmas Carols on the Green

Join Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's church singing carols in the perfect setting of Yate's village green. There will be refreshments after the singing and a friendly welcome for everyone whatwever their background.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Friends Coffee Morning

The Friends coffee morning is back for 2016! We have the usual promise of high quality refreshments plus book and bric-a-brac stalls. All within the Friendly and convivial surrounding of Yate Heritage Centre.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Spring Quiz

Take part in the Yate Heritage Spring Quiz. Wide ranging and fun general knowledge quiz. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking is essential.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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St George's Day Celebrations

A fantastic day of entertainment and enjoyment is promised for the 2016 St George Day celebrations. We promise some of the best in English inspired folk and Morris Dancing performances plus entertainment from local youth groups. An array of activities and stalls with a history and community theme will be there with support from St Mary's Church, School and the White Lion.

Itinerary: - 10.15 St George procession

St Mary's Green: - 10.45am Opening with Mayor of Yate and Luke Hall MP. 11am Thornbury Town Band, 11.30am St Mary's School Choir, 11.50am St George Demonstration, 12.05am, Whiskey Headed Buddies (Folk), 12.40am Thornbury Town Band, 1.15pm Redds Dance and Theatre, 1.40pm Apollo Wind Band, 2.10pm Rag Morris, 2.30pm St George Rugby Awards,  2.45pm St George 3.00pm Whiskey Headed Buddies, 3.30pm Acro Gymnastics, 3.50pm Rag Morris.

Yate Heritage Centre: - 12am Dark Tales of Gloucestershire (folk and storytelling), 1pm Professor Fillibuster (Punch and Judy), 2pm Dark Tales of Gloucestershire, 3pm Professor Fillibuster   

Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Family History Day

Our crack family historians are back again to assist in your family history queries. Whether novices or experienced family historians, we will aim to get you further in the research or point you in the right direction. Drop in. free service.   

Saturday, May 07, 2016 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Summer Quiz

Come along to the wonderful Heritage Centre summer quiz. Fun, general knowledge questions and a wide variety of themes. £6 per team of 4-5 people. Booking essential.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Experience Life 100 Years Ago

Life One Hundred Years Ago is an amazing history and community event looking at life in 1916 including the impact of the Frist World War  and the history of animals, transport and farming. There will be military and domestic vehicles and First World War re-enactors, not to mention, horses, sheep, pigs, steam engines and transport from the period. If that wasn't enough there will be perfomrances throughout the day including traditional music hall, brass bands and sea shanties. there will be displays of First world War material in both Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's Church.

Itinerary (St Mary's Green): - 11am Yate Ukulele Players, 11.30am St John's Mead School Choir, 12.15am Press Gang Rejects (Sea Shanties), 1pm Apollo Wind Band, 1.30pm Ghost Soldier, 1.45pm Ken Uke's, 2.15pm Bertrand Xavier & Ruby Moodwarmer (Music Hall),  2.45 tbc 3.15pm Xavier & Moodwarmer.

The event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Gloucestershire and Yate Town council, Heidelberg Cement and Dodington Parish Council

Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Yate International Festival

The 2016 Yate International Festival will once again, be one of the highlights of the local calendar with dance, music, costume, food, cultural activities and much more from a variety of cultures in Yate and South Gloucestershire. St Mary's Church will also be providing refreshments and tower tours. Funded and supported by Yate, South Gloucestershire and Dodington Councils. 

Itinerary St Mary's Green: - 10.45 Opening, 11am West African Mundi Dance & Drums, 11.25am Chinese Tai Chi, 11.40am Kathryn Hurley School of Dance, 11.55am Classical Bollywood Dance, 12.10pm Tribal Fantasy, 12.35am Samba (Raysfield Junior), 12.50pm Mundi Dance and Drums, 1.15pm Irish Folk (Hoolihans), 1.40pm Bollywood Dance, 1.55pm to be confimred, 2.10pm Dhol Drums, 2.25pm Chinese Folk Dance, 2.40pm Bluegrass (Ceili Band), 3.10pm Irish Folk, 3.35pm Acro Gymnastics 3.55 Dhol Drums.

Yate Heritage Centre: - 11.30-12.30am International Dance Workshop, 1pm Hindu Puppet Theatre, 2pm Sari Workshop & 3pm Hindu Puppet Theatre.  

Chinese Dance Workshop 1.30pm at St Mary's Green

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Autumn Quiz

Join us for the Autumn General Knowledge Quiz. Great fun for everyone. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking is essential. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Family History Day

Our crack squad of Family Historians will be on hand to answer your Family History queries or guide you through to the next stage of your research. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Christmas Coffee Morning

The wonderful Friends of Yate Heritage Centre Christmas Coffee Morning once again comes sround. Coffee, home made cakes, stalls and a convivial atmosphere are just part of the Festive cheer. This event takes place in the Church Hall opposite the Heritage Centre. You are welcome to visit our Mining around Yate exhibition following or before visiting the coffee morning event.   

Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Christmas Quiz

The famed Yate Heritage Centre Christmas Quiz takes place once again with a mix of Christmas and general knowledge questions to test local teams. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking is essential.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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