We had our Cotgrave Festival wash up meeting last night. We discussed what went well and what we could of done differently. Overall we were all very pleased with the day and the feedback from you all was very positive! We are now starting to plan 2018 so as always anyone who can join us to help please do!

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Old Dalby Singers at Cotgrave this Friday. Edgars Cuzinskis of Melton Mowbray featured ... absolutely amazing pianist. You'll be seeing Edgars on your tellys in the next few years so grab a chance to meet him. The choir is pretty good too... for amateurs! Other soloists including the trepid Russ Hamer. Verdi, Karl Jenkins, Eric Idle... and more!!!

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Its taken some time for all at Cotgrave Festival HQ to get back in the groove after the Festival and I have yet to thank all at The Rock Church for their help tidying away on the Sunday. We were all very tired and hot after the busy festival day and to see the army of volunteers in their red T shirts blew us all away. We are very grateful to all who helped us. Thank you!

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A couple more photos...

Cotgrave Festival added 75 new photos from June 18, 2017 to the album: Cotgrave Festival 2017.
June 18, 2017

What a wonderful day, sun shining, lots of happy faces. Too many people to tag so please tag away for us! High quality copies available on request.

On behalf of the committee, thank you to all of you who attended today's festival. The committee members are tired (and some a little sunburnt) but are very happy. We hope that you all had a wonderful day. Photos will follow shortly...

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Glorious day! Wheelbarrows coming in and stalls being set up! Fun starts at 11, see you all soon!

So tomorrow we are welcoming the Dako Flying Angels into the arena, also opportunities to see; trina kavanagh at tkt fitness, Candleby Lane School's Gospel Choir, k2 dance academy and Amy Court with zumba and of course the mayhem of the wheelbarrow race. Not long now!

Oh wow! We have done something right in Cotgrave this year as the weather is looking amazing for tomorrow! Please remember hats, drinks and suntan cream!! We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Hi folks. Remember that the entrance for the festival is just £1 for adults and children over 12. Under 12's are free. I've just seen the Keyworth show poster, they are charging £3 an adult under 14's free. The Cotgrave Festival committee have been working hard to secure free activities and have been sourcing donations, all this helps to keep the costs down!

Big news for the Cotgrave Festival happening this Saturday! You might have seen the Great Get Together mentioned in the national press — it's a national event, organised by the family of murdered MP Jo Cox, celebrating the fact that 'we have far more in common that that which divides us'. It's aim is to bring communities together and it's also happening this weekend. You can find out more about it at

We think it'd be great to incorporate the Great Get... Together into the Cotgrave Festival, so we're encouraging everyone to get together during the lunch break (from around 12.40 to 1.15). Bring a picnic — or get yourself something from the fantastic food stalls and outlets at the festival — and have a natter with someone else; a friend, your family, or even someone you've never spoken to before! We'll be joining with millions of people around the country honouring Jo's memory and after the events of the last few weeks it's just what Britain needs!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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In celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common, we would love you to be part of The Great Get Together weekend on Friday 16 - Sunday 18 June 2017.

Programmes being printed
Arena acts confirmed
Weather report looking good
Willing volunteers to help set up Friday afternoon/evening
Yippee! It's nearly Festival time!! 😘

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Cotgrave Festival is feeling excited.

Wow, this time next week it will all be over! Long range forecast is looking good, the sun looks like she will have her hat on! See you all next Saturday, we cant wait!

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Meeting this evening to finalise the programme and discuss roles for the day. All welcome 7pm at the Welfare, would be lovely to see some new faces who want to help. Come on, how exciting to wear a high vis and hold a clip board on the day? You know you want too!

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Just over two weeks to go! A flavour of the day is here but there will be loads to see and do! Please come and join in the fun! We have worked hard to ensure we have a range of free activities alongside those with a small fee 😀

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