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Sunday, October 20, 2019
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St George Celebrations 2019

St George returns to Yate in 2019. Once again we have a full day of entertainment to mark our patron saint. There will be English style entertainment including morris dancing, mumming, folk music and brass bands plus many young performers fomr the community. Punch and Judy and St George will also be laying on entertinament and there wil be numerous Medieval and modern activities plus craft and community stalls. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's Church. Funding is from Yate Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Itinerary: - St Mary's Green. 10.45am Opening. 11am Thornbury Brass Band. 11.30am St Mary's School Choir. 11.50am Press Gang Rejects. 12.20 North Road School Choir. 12.40am Thornbury Brass Band. 1.10pm Rag Morris. 1.35pm Acro Gymnastics. 2.05pm Brigstows Folk. 2.35 St George Presentation. 3.05 Rag Morris. 3.35 Street Cred. 4.00 Brigstows Folk.

Yate Heritage Centre: - 1 & 3pm Professor Fillibuster. 2pm The Ineptitudors 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Friends Coffee Morning

The Friends of YHC will be hosting their annual summer coffee morning. Enjoy the convivial surroundings of Yate Heritage Centre and St Mary's Green and sample fine coffee and cake. Books, jewellery and bric a brac stalls will also be there. 

Saturday, June 01, 2019 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Meet the Tudors

Come and discover the Tudors at Yate Heritage Centre. There will be several demonstrators showing you Tudor hunting, 16th century military displays, Elizabethan food and clothes and early Tudor crafts. You will also see a Tudor rat catcher and why not have a go at making aTUdor Rose? There will also be Tudor entertainment throughout the day including the Bristol Waites early Tudor singers and Elizabethan comedy. Tours, guides and display will also take place in St Mary's Church. Refreshments will be on hand on St Mary's green (Friends of YHC) and St mary's Church.    

Free admission. Funded by South Gloucestershire and Yate Town Councils and Renishaws.

10.15am Tudor Procession, 11am Ineptitudors (Family tudor entertainment), 12pm Bristol Waites Choir (Early Tudor), 12.45, Ineptitudors, 1.30pm and 3pm Bristol Waites  

Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Yate International Festival 2019

The 14th Yate International Festival will be featuring some of your favourite acts and some new ones. There will be a wide variety of activities with an Indian drums, Chinese folk dancing, Polish contemporary dance and the legendary Hindu Puppet Theatre along with a traditional English twist. The event always brings people together. See press for more details. Funded by Awards For All Community Fund.

Itinerary St Mary's Green 10.45am, 11am West African Mundi Dance & Drums, 11.55am Chinese Folk Dancing, 12.20pm St Mary's School Choir, 12.40am Mundi Dance & Drums, 1pm Indian Dhol Drums, 2pm Tribal Fantasy, 2.30pm Dhol Drums, 2.50pm Acro Gymnastics, 3.15pm Irish Folk, 3.45pm Raysfield Junior Dance and 4.05pm Chinese Folk Dancing.

Yate & District Heritage Centre Itinerary: - 1pm and 3pm Hindu Puppet Theatre. 2pm Sari Dressing Workshops

Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Family History Day

Our expert local historians will be on hand to provide assistance to visitiros embarking on local history or can offer tips for more experienced researchers. Free, drop in event.  

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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