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Christmas Carol Evening

Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's Church welcome everyone to take part in our annual Christmas Carol evening by St Mary's Green between the Heritage Centre and St Mary's Church. Singers can then process to the Heritage Centre for mince pies and mulled wine. Visitors are invited to attend the Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church from 5pm onwards. Yate Twinning Association and St Mary's School will also be participating with sme solo performances from St Mary's School Choir.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Family History Day

Family Historians from Yate Heritage Centre will once again be on hand to answer all manner of your family history enquiries. Whether you are an experienced family historian or a beginner we will aim to assist you in your endeavours. This is a free, drop in event.

Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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St George Celebrations 2017

Yate & District Heritage Centre proudly presents our 2017 St George Celebrations. Our St George event will feature the best of English style entertainment including Morris Dancing, mumming, brass bands, folk, music hall, historic re-enactors, traditional crafts, workshops, refreshments, community stalls and much more.

Itinerary 10.15am St George Procession  - Yate Shopping Centre

St Mary's Green: - 10.45 Grand Opening, 11am Thornbury Town Band, 11.30am Redds Dance & Theatre, 11.55am Sea Shanty Group, 12.15 The IneptiTudors (Tudor Act), 12.40am Thornbury Town Band, 1.10pm Sea Shanties, 1.30pm St George Demonstration, 1.50pm Apollo Wind Band, 2.15pm Rag Morris, 2.35, St George Rugby Awards, 2.45 IneptiTudors, 3.05pm Apollo Wind Band, 3.25pm Acro-Gymnastics, 3.50pm Rag Morris 

Yate & District Heritage Centre: - 12am Dark Tales of Gloucestershire (Spaniel Theatre), 1pm Professor Fillibuster (Punch & Judy), 2pm More Dark Tales of Gloucestershire, 3pm Punch & Judy.

This free event is funded by Yate Town and South Gloucestershire Councils. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Summer Quiz

Yate Heritage Centre hosts the annual general knowledge summer quiz with a wide range of rounds and challenges. £6 per team of 4-5. Booking essential.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Here come the Romans

The Roman are Coming. Yate Heritage Centre presents a full day of Roman history and archaeology. There will be numerous demonstrators on St Mary's Green bringing to life the Roman period. There will be demonstrations of Roman Military life and combat from the earlier and later Roman period, a Roman doctor, Roman food and textiles and the chance to discover and  make Roman tiles and bricks. There will be a number of activities with a Roman theme including building a Roman arch, creating a mosaic, trying Roman numerals and much more. You can find out about the Romans in the Yate area and sample Roman entertainment. There will be Roman lyre performances Midday and 2pm and storytelling 1pm and 3pm on the hour. A wonderful day.


Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Yate International Festival 2017

Yate International Festival promises to be as popular as ever with a host of exciting new acts and familiar favourites grace the festival. There will a range of Indian, Chinese, English, Irish and Continental European music, dance, theatre and activities throughout the day plus family workshops, international and local food, stalls and much more. event funded by Tesco Bags for Life plus Yate and South Gloucestershire Councils are part funding the event. 

Itinerary: St Mary's Green: - 10.45am Opening Ceremony, 11am Mundi Dance & Drums, 11.30am Streed Cred (Modern Dance), 11.50am Chinese Traditional Dance, 12.10am Redds Dance & Theatre, 12.40am Mundi Dance & Drums, 1.10pm Irish Ceilidh Band, 1.45pm Acro-Gymnastics, 2.10pm Dhol Drums, 2.25pm Tribal Fantasy, 2.50pm Kathryn Hurley School of Dancing, 3.15pm Chinese Folk Dancing, 3.30pm Irish Ceilidh, 3.55pm Raysfield Junior African Dance 4.15pm Dhol Drums

Yate Heritage Centre: - 1pm Hindu Puppet Theatre, 2pm Sari Workshop, 3pm Hindu Puppet Theatre    

Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Autumn Quiz

Yate Heritage proudly presents another fun filled evening aka the Autumn Quiz. The general knowledge quiz is £6 per team and booking is essential.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Book Signing- Steph Gillett - Bristol and Gloucs Aerospace Industry

Local author Steph Gillett will be signing copies of his new book The Bristol and Gloucestershire Aerospace Industry. This fantastic new book charts the history of the industry throughout the Bristol and Gloucestershire region.

The book is selling at £14 per day.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Christmas Quiz

Yate Heritage presents the 2017 Christmas Quiz. Fun, general knowledge quiz for over 16s. £6 admission for teams of 4-5. Booking essential. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christmas Coffee Morning

The Friends of Yate Heritage Centre proudly put on their annual Christmas coffee morning. The best of cakes, coffee and general stalls will be out in force. Please note the event will take place at the St Mary's Church Hall opposite the Heritage Centre.

Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Christmas Carols on the Green

Join the local community for a great Carol evening at St Mary's Green by the Heritage Centre. St Mary's school choir will be singing some carols and St Mary's church will also be in attendance. At 7pm following the carols there will be refreshments served in the Heritage Centre courtesy of Yate Twinning Association. From 5pm there will be the opportunuity to visit the Church to see the Christmas tree festival.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Spring Quiz

Come and take part in the Yate Heritage Centre Spring Quiz. This fun, general knowledge quiz is for teams of 4-5 and is very reasonably priced at £6 per team. Booking is essential.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Family History Day

Our crack team of family historians will be on hand to offer advice and guidance for assist in your family history research. This is an ideal event for both experienced family historians and novices alike. Free Service. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, April 07, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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2018 St George Celebrations

Yate Heritage Centre once again stages the biggest St George Celebrations in South Gloucestershire. There will be a host of traditional English entertainment including a wind band, folk music, Morris Dancing, ukeleles, acrobatics and school choirs. There will be more Medieval history than ever before with Medieval food, armour and archery demonstrations plus activities, community stalls and St George food. St Mary's Church and the White Lion will also be providing refreshments during the day. Free event. Everyone welcome.


10.30am St George Procession, 10.45 Event Opening, 11am Apollo Wind Band, 11.30am St John's Mead School Choir, 11.50am Ken's Ukes, Ukelele performance, 12.10 St Mary's School Choir, 12.30 Apollo Wind Band, 1.00pm Ken's Ukes, 1.20pm Acro-Gymnastics, 1.45pm Rag Morris, 2.10pm Brigstows Folk 2.40 St George Presentation, 3.10pm Rag Morris, 3.30pm Brigstowe Folk, 3.55pm Pure Dance Crew

Yate Heritage Centre 1pm Professor Fillibuster Punch and Judy, 2pm Ineptitudors (Tudor entertainment) 3pm Professor Fillibuster.     

Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Yate International Festival

Yate Heritage Centre is proud to stage the 2018 Yate International Festival offering the only such event in South Gloucestershire. There will be an array of European, English, Asian and African cultural entertainment and presentations. Funded by South Gloucestershire, Yate, Dodington and Westerleigh Councils.


Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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First World War Armistice Day

Yate Heritage Centre stages a fitting Armistice day with a host of First World War demonstrators, activities, games, stalls, exhibitions and entertainment from the time.  Visitors will be able to meet demonstrators on St Mary's Green by the Heritage Centre representing both British and German military warfare, local WWI industry, a WWI ambulance, and retail life during WWI. there will be a special Armistice and Aftermath  exhibition inside the Heritage Centre. There will be history stalls in St Mary's church and entertainment in St Mary's church and Yate Heritage Centre throughout the day.

Yate Heritage Centre  - First World War storytelling 12.30, 1.45pm and 3pm.

St Mary's Church : - 12am WWI afternoon choir (WWI medley), 12.45 Golden Tones (RBL Women, WWI Medley), 1.30pm Thornbury Brass Band (Edwardian and WWI Medley), 2.15pm Golden Tones and 3pm Thornbury Brass Band. 

This will be the start of a series of events running up to the Armistice on Sunday 11th of November.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and South Glos and Yate Town Councils.

Saturday, November 03, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tommy Atkins and the Canary Girl

Renowned theatre company Spaniel in the Works present their Tommy Atkins and the Canary girl, a play on the history of one Gloucestershire family during the First World War. The performance takes place at St Nicholas Family Centre and Church, Yate. Suitable for families and people upwards of 10 years old. Free admission with donations going to the Royal British Legion. Refreshments available. Tickets available from Yate & District Heritage Centre.    

Friday, November 09, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Music Hall Extravaganza

As part of the Centenary of the end of the First World War, Same Same theatre's Bertrand Xavier and Ruby Moodwarmer present a wonderful matinee of early 20th century music hall entertainment similar to that experienced by those living during the Great War. There will be numerous jokes, singing and dance to delight people of all ages. The performance takes place at the Armadillo, Yate. Tickets from Yate Heritage Centre. Free admission with donations going to the Royal British Legion. Refreshments available in the half time break.  

Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Christmas Quiz

The return of the famous Yate Heritage Centre Quiz with a wide range of general knowledge and musical questions with a Christmas twist. £6 admission per team of 4-5 people. Booking essential.


Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christmas Carols on the Green

Yate Heritage Centre, St Mary's Church, School and Yate Twinning Association collaborate to host a Carols on the Green evening. As well as your favourite carols there wil be the opportunity to hear St Mary's School Choir and see the trees presented in the St Mary's Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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