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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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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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Carol Evening

Come and join us on the Village Green adjacent to Yate Heritage Centre for our Christmas Carol Evening. We will be singing many of the traditional carols along with St Mary's School choir who will be doing some star turns. St Mary's Church will also be open from 5pm to view the Christmas trees as part of the Christmas Tree Festival. Yate Twinning Association will be supplying refreshments in Yate Heritage Centre after the singing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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St George Celebrations 2020 (cancelled). Alternative events will be announced.

Yate Heritage Centre proudly hosts this year's 2020 Celebrations. This year will be a full day of English style entertainment, Medieval and Tudor history, lots of hands on activities, fun and stalls. Refreshments from the Friends of Yate Heritage Centre . Tower tours in St Mary's Church and teas.

Itinerary, St Mary's Green: - 10.15am St George Procession, 10.45am St George Opening, 11am Thornbury Town Band, 11.30am Razzamataz (song and dance), 11.50am Rag Morris, 12.20pm Iron Acton School Maypole Dance, 12.45pm Thornbury Town Band, 1.15pm Ken's Ukes, 1.40pm Rag Morris, 2.05pm Brigstows Folk Music, 2.35pm Acro Gymnastics, 2.55pm St George Performance, 3.25pm Brigstows Folk and 4pm Streetcred.

Yate Heritage Centre: - 1pm Professor Fillibuster (Punch & Judy), 2pm The Ineptitudors (Tudor Comedy), 3pm Professor Fillibuster.


Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Family History Event

Yate & District Heritage Centre invites you to contact us with your Family History enquiries. Normally we would invite you to come into YHC and offer assistance and guidance face to face. In the current lock-down we would love to be able to offer you some advice. Just make contact with us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. This may be the time you get going with your family history!

Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:00 am - Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:00 pm
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English Civil War Day (postponed)

We aim to stage this event in July 2021. Come and experience life in the days of the English Civil War. There will be miiltary, medical and social history demonstrations, activities and entertainment. Free, drop in event. Supported by Yate Town Council. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Historic Walk around Stanshawes

Join us for a walk around the Stanshawes Court and Kingsgate Park area. This will take in Stanshawes Court, stables and Kingsgate Park formerly the grounds of Stanshawes Court. Provided with illustrations you will be able to discover a key part of the history of Victorian Yate, mineral workings and the former grounds of the park. Booking essential. Ideal for adults and older children. Refreshments at the Cakery and Stanshawes Court subject to ongoing restrictions.  Booking is essential.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Historic Walk - Heart of old Yate

Join us all for a tour of the old heart of Yate. This will take in Station Road, Church Road and the historic buildings round about. You will disocver more than you realised aboutt his area. Start at Yate Heritage Centre. Refreshments at local pubs subject to restrictions. Ideal for adults and older children and suitable for anyone with physical disabilities. Booking is essentila for this walk. Part of Heritage Open Days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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September Event

Currently we are unable to confirm this year Yate International Festival. We are looking at different possibilities for this date including a history event as part of the Heritage open Days in September . We will announce as soon as we can what we decide to do. Supported by Yate Town Council. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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