It’s bigger, better and back on Saturday 16th June at Hurstcote, Appleton Road. Over 200 top class professional bands, singers, dancers, actors, magicians and clowns are lined up for the occasion. There will cream teas, a complimentary glass of Prosecco, BBQ lunches cooked by the chefs from the Bear and Ragged Staff, A big prize raffle – top of the impressive list – 1 week for up to 8 people in a serviced villa with pool in Andalusia! All profits will go to cancer support groups – Maggie’s, Macmillan and Positively Pink Oxford which will be launched on the day. There will also be a donation to Oxenford House care home. Entertainment throughout the day from 11am – 8 pm in Hurscote’s lovely extensive gardens. Tickets on the gate £12 –all day come and go as you please. Children under 16 free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Your help needed If you, or anyone you know can offer some time (2-4 hours) as a background helper at the festival (in exchange for a free ticket), please contact me.  We will need people to help sell tickets on the gate, serve afternoon tea and evening bubbly with a cheery smile, sell raffle tickets and to generally join everyone in having a great day.  Kindly chefs have already offered us some fabulous cakes and scones, but more will be welcome, plus: gazebos/mini marquees (just in case the heavens open), raffle prizes, bunting, and people with sufficient puff (or a suitable gadget) to inflate balloons and distribute them in a creative way around the gardens.  (Jean Pryce-Williams 07927 236961.